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Latest issue of the Human Givens Journal - out now

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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