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Supporting clients with long COVID

with Jayne Timmins

"...lots of people who have definitely got long COVID are being
given anti-depressants..."

Long COVID is a pressing public health issue that needs more attention. With a wide range of symptoms and no standard definition, many are suffering without proper diagnosis or treatment. In this podcast, Jayne Timmins offers valuable insights on how to move forward from Long COVID with practical skills for relieving stress, depression, loneliness, chronic fatigue, and more. Let's raise awareness and support those struggling with this complex condition.

About Jayne Timmins:

Jayne is an experienced Human Givens therapist and supervisor based in Carmarthenshire where she has worked in a variety of different settings including schools, as well as with young people outside of the education system, in GPs surgeries and also for Dyfed Powys Police as their counsellor and psychological services coordinator.

For many years Jayne worked as a nurse both within the NHS and the Care Home sector. Now retired from nursing Jayne runs a successful private practice and also lectures on a counselling degree at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s where she teaches modules on neurobiology and trauma.

During the pandemic many Covid-19 patients developed a myriad of acute medical problems, some of which required invasive treatment but even in cases that didn’t, in much milder cases, patients have been surprised by some of the mid- and long-term consequences requiring rehabilitation. Whilst there has been research and there are some evidence based approaches out there, there is still so much we are yet to understand and there is an increasing interest in the role of rehabilitation both from a medical and a psychotherapeutic approach in patients’ recovery. The interest of course is further fuelled by how the consequences of quarantine, social isolation, movement restriction, and healthcare systems’ disruption also play their part.

View Jayne's therapist profile here


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If you have been affected by any of the issues in this podcast and would like to work with a Human Givens therapist the register can be found at

If you feel like you are in an emergency situation, please contact 999 or visit your local A&E Department.

Listed below are some trusted organisations, charities or helplines that may also be able to assist you or a loved one:


Useful Resources >

Find your nearest human givens therapist
Human Givens College Training
Our Human Needs and Resources
7/11 breathing:  A local hospital has commissioned Suffolk Mind to run a course addressing unmet emotional needs and teaching 7/11 breathing, sleep habits, and negative thoughts, for people accessing the hospital's long covid service.
Emotional needs audit
Fontline19 Charity


Referenced Material >

Who Is Most Likely to Get Long COVID? Medscape article
Long COVID: how lost connections between nerve cells in the brain may explain cognitive symptoms
BBC Sounds – Breathing Lyrical - Can a 13th-century Persian poem help you recover from long Covid?
Subsequent studies have found that some people with long covid symptoms never actually had covid in the first place
Weaponising ‘long Covid’ damaged public trust
Human Givens journal interview with neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan


Explore the Human Givens Approach > 

HG Approach
Human Givens Diploma
Explore our evidenced-based mental health training


Further Resources >

Meeting your 9 emotional needs - human givens
FREE human givens ebook


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Wishing you good health and happiness, from the Human Givens Institute

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Date posted: 14/02/2024