Our rich archive consists of specially written articles and ones previously published in the Human Givens and The New Therapist journals.
It provides a valuable resource for anyone wanting to find out more about the very latest thinking in the fields of human psychology and behaviour, and most importantly, how this knowledge is being implemented across a wide range of fields and situations, to improve the effectiveness and lives of those involved.
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• They came in the night
How a modified version of the rewind technique helped heal the emotional wounds of a family subjected to savage violence in a country torn by civil war.
• A seething mass of desires: Freud's hold over history
Ivan Tyrrell explores with Adam Curtis how Freudian ideas are flourishing in business and politics today and insidiously influence all of our lives
• Common Ground: diplomacy and the human givens
John Bell suggests that only a radically different, innate needs-based approach to conflict resolution can bring a possibility of peace to the Middle East.
• Great Expectations
Joe Griffin goes back to basics to arrive at a some powerful new insights into the givens of human nature.
• Why CBT doesn't help GPs treat depression
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is currently very fashionable, but it does have its limitations.
• The fast cure for phobia and trauma: evidence that it works
Counsellors who use it know that the 'rewind technique' is fast, safe, painless and effective for dealing with trauma. Keith Guy and Nicola Guy have tested it in research.
including: Falklands veteran case study
• "It's what's right with you that fixes whats wrong"
Chris Dyas vividly describes how he teaches troubled children to be their own therapists.
• The Trickster: Medicine's forgotten character
Therapy in all its forms can be confusingly capricious and unpredictable. We should not try to deny this, but learn to accept it, says Larry Dossey MD.
• Bringing the help to home
Most severe, even psychotic, mental illness can be helped more effectively at home than in hospital. Professor Marcellino Smyth illustrates how home treatment services work.
• The Doctrines of Psychology
Chris Scott, human givens therapist, addresses why a new approach to psychology which breaks away from traditional dogma is needed.
• How to lift depression safely and quickly
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell explain how and why a human givens approach can help therapists shift depression in just a few sessions — or less.
• Psychotherapy's Third Wave? The promise of narrative
The fundamental new direction in therapy is more than just a set of new techniques explains Bill O'Hanlon in an article first published in 1995.
• The Mysterious Jung — psychotherapy and the occult
Ivan Tyrrell asks Richard Noll, author of “The Jung Cult” to unravel the lies Carl G. Jung told to aggrandise his charismatic psychoanalytic movement.
• The Social Brain
Denise Winn talks with Professor John Ratey about the brain as a social organ, and the need to be alert early to inept social skills.
• “This trembling web”: The brain and beyond
Joe Griffin talks with Professor Ian Robertson about the role of experience in the sculpting of our brains, and why certain types of counselling may do harm.
• Dreaming to forget: the real reason why
Joe Griffin explains why dreaming, and forgetting our dreams, fulfils a vital human need.
• Food for thought — and feelings: nutrition's role in restoring
Patrick Holford argues that therapists can help people handle their problems even more effectively if they understand how to boost brain function with vital nutrients.
• Teaching that works: using the human givens approach in the
Teacher trainer Andy Vass shows how knowledge and application of the human givens approach could help hard-pressed teachers reduce stress and improve the climate in class.
• Evidence of learning
Fred Grist and Mike Beard describe a unique facility for youngsters who face highly complex and challenging experiences in life.
• Imagination and Madness
Ivan Tyrrell talks with Daniel Nettle about the far closer than expected connection between psychosis and creative thinking.
• The road to recovery
Iain Caldwell describes how the human givens approach to helping people in distress has had a huge impact on mental health services in Hartlepool.
• Good choices: autism and the human givens
Angela Austin describes how the human givens approach has informed her work to create an emotionally safe place where children with autism can learn.
• The APET model: standing cognitive therapy on its head
The theoretical understanding for why human givens therapy is so effective
• Why psychiatrists should be more like plumbers
Dr Farouk Okhai opens his casebook to show how the human givens approach can best help severely distressed people
including: The power of deep relaxation and guided imagery
• Exploring the CULT in culture
• Post-traumatic stress disorder: why some treatments work so fast
In this article, Joe Griffin suggests that technqiues which can yield
immediate success, may share an underlying mechanism
including: The 'rewind' technique
• Ethics: a selection of articles and an interview with Tim Bond.
• Human givens and social work
Social work should be about helping people yet, bogged down in
bureaucracy, it has lost its way. Jan Little shows how the human givens approach can put it back on track.
• A new look at psychosis
Ivan Tyrrell and Richard Bentall discuss patient-centred new approaches
to the understanding and treatment of psychotic illness.
• Why we need to understand healthy minds
• Where did the human givens ideas come from?
• Why this approach is important for psychotherapy
a survival strategy
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