Context blindness and Asperger's traits
'Caetextia' — context blindness* caused by an inability to keep track of multiple interconnecting variables and to reprioritise any change in those variables by referring to a wider field that contains the history of them. This causes people with caetextia to resort to one of two mental modus operandi: logical, straight-line thinking or thinking by random associations.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell first coined the term "caetextia" in 2007 to describe the most dominant manifestation of autistic behaviour at the highest levels of the autistic spectrum, and their insights have gone on to help many understand personally what is going on for them and also those in the caring and mental health professions. These insights also have huge implications for the world of organisations, business and politics, where many people suffer from caetextia.
Griffin and Tyrrell's first publication of their ideas was in an article you can read in full here.
* 'context blindness', a chronic disorder manifesting in the inability to adjust behaviours or perception to deal appropriately with interacting variables.
Explore our articles and interviews
Studying to become a counsellor would give her the skills to help people, thought Frances Masters. It didn’t … until she came across the human givens approach.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell introduce a biologically-based theory which explains the shortcomings of purely cognitive approaches and why effective therapies can work fast.
Read Mike Beard's therapist account of Nina's treatment.
A young Russian woman, Nina, describes how just three sessions of human givens therapy lifted out of her suicidal depression and turned her life around.
How one session of human givens therapy was enough to transform the life of Sarah, a depressed single mother.
In 2002 BACP published new ethical guidelines. Before publication, Ivan Tyrrell questioned the main author of the guidelines, Tim Bond, about what they actually mean.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Attention Merchants: how our time and attention are gathered and sold" by Tim Wu (Atlantic Books, £20.00)
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.
Latest Tweets:Tweets by humangivens
SAVE THE DATE
12th–13th May 2018
Our next conference's theme is: 'Living with Uncertainty' and it's being held on the weekend of 12th–13th May 2018 at the beautiful venue of Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - read more