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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
Véronique Chown explores the value of the human givens approach in successful couples therapy.
Renée van der Vloodt describes how a dramatic event during rewind helped a client resolve a whole host of difficulties in her life.
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.
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.
Sally Nillson reflects on her first year in private practice.
Brian Greene and HG tutor Dr Andrew Morrice discuss the mind-body connection and explore the relationships between the three big E’s…
In 1991 Sue Hanisch was caught up in an IRA bombing at Victoria Station, London. She lost her right leg as a result and sufferd from severe PTSD for nine years…
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