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Each issue of Human Givens: promoting emotional health and clear thinking is packed full of fascinating stories, new research findings, insights, articles, interviews, case histories, research, book reviews and letters (we do not take advertising). The official journal of the HGI, it provides much of the best writing on human psychology and behaviour currently available.
Volume 28, No 1, 2021 has just arrived in our office – and yet again it’s packed full of useful and inspiring information, including the following articles:
Ivan Tyrrell reflects on the power of the imagination
Shattered dreams: how REM sleep, not ‘chemical imbalance’, explains depression - Ezra Hewing shows that an understanding of REM sleep explains not only depression but why antidepressants may seem to help some people and harm others
Inside our ethics committee - Monique Nauta, chair of the HGI Registration and Professional Standards Committee, explains how and why the complaints procedure has been updated
Hypermobility: can it explain some medically unexplained symptoms? - Denise Winn describes a little-recognised physical condition with big consequences for psychological health. Renée van der Vloodt shares her case experience
The social elephant in the room - Suzanne O’Sullivan talks to Denise Winn about the ways in which society and culture influence manifestations of mass psychogenic illnesses
When ordinary sounds can seem deafening - Beth Hamilton shows how she works with hyperacusis, a condition that may complicate treatment for trauma
Mother Nature has needs too - Peter Welman argues for the HG organising framework to be extended beyond needs of human beings to include those of the natural world
Under-nourished: the key to working with restrictive eating - Russell McKenzie explains his successful work with bulimic and binge/starve clients
Switching modalities - Tanya Green and Elizabeth McBarnet, two HG practitioners also trained in other disciplines, describe using HG with clients not originally seeking that form of help
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Explore our articles and interviews
Ian Thomson reviews "MindReal – how the mind creates its own reality" by Robert Ornstein and Ted Dewan (Malor Books)
Julia Welstead considers the impact of coming out of lockdown...
The governing organisations of the world seem all at sea. They are missing an essential element: that of the psychology of human nature, which is programmed into us from our genes (the human 'givens').
Julia Welstead considers what we should really be giving this Christmas... and all year round too
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Buddha Pill: can meditation change you?" by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm (Watkins Publishing, £10.99).
In the 1930s a Bedouin tribesman introduced a young Irish doctor to the powers of the subconscious mind. Sixty years later, after doing over four thousand operations using hypnosis. Dr Jack Gibson talks to Joe Griffin..
THE pain–pleasure recall principle also explains the well-known phenomenon of conditioned taste aversion, which has always presented a problem for classical conditioning.
Miriam Chachamu explains why she is always mindful of those who are not in the therapy room.
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