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Volume 28, No 2, 2021

Human Givens Journal

Format: A4 Printed Journal (60pp) / Digital PDF Journal (60pp) 

ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)

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Contents

Editorial: ‘Self, other and beyond’

‘How we are’ – news, views and information on:

  • Self-help materials
  • ‘timebanking’
  • How abstract words block communication
  • Terrifying TikTok tics
  • Medicalised male baldness
  • What happened to mirror neurons?
  • Small-effect research findings
  • The ‘liking gap’ starts young
  • ENA in secondary schools
  • Problems with antipsychotic medication reviews
  • Suicide prevention: need for social strategies
  • Disincentivising diversity awards
  • Couples’ relationships and the pandemic
  • Why music can be bad before sleep
  • National parochialism alive and kicking

Articles include

Ivan Tyrrell reflects…

on the profundity of metaphor

REM sleep: too little or too much explains many anxiety conditions

Ezra Hewing shows how disrupted REM sleep caused by chronic anxiety can lead to suicidal thinking, impulsive behaviour and diagnoses such as borderline personality disorder

Conscious connection

Robert Ornstein and Sally M Ornstein explain the experience of transcendence, or ‘God’, as the activation of an innate, usually quiescent, faculty within the brain

Therapist’s casebook

Diana Thornton shares interventions she used successfully with two clients

Portals on reality

Iain McGilchrist tells Denise Winn what the functioning of the left and right brain hemispheres can show us about ourselves, mental illness and the cosmos we are a part of

“Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent”

In an extract from his latest book, Iain McGilchrist describes the impact of our living in an increasingly left-hemisphere world

How human givens can help neurodivergent clients

Sally Nilsson describes her own experience of neurodivergence and shows how the RIGAAR model can be tweaked to best help neurodivergent clients

“Horses don’t care if you have only one leg”

Emma Hutchison shows how learning to relate to horses can help people better understand and manage their own mental health

PLUS: Book Reviews

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