Learning and anxiety
with Joanna Baker
Anxiety is a huge problem for many young people today, affecting their mental health and ability to learn effectively.
Anxiety and Dealing with Panic Attacks
Anxiety is a gift from nature because it aids survival — none of us would live long if anxiety didn't stop us from taking foolhardy risks! But, like anything else, excessive anxiety can be problematic and become as disabling as any chronic physical illness. Excessive fears and worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress reactions are all forms of out of control anxiety. If you suffer from one of these conditions, or if your days are blighted by continual low-grade anxiety, it can feel as if life your will never be normal again, as if something alien is in control of you.
Eco-anxiety: active solutions
Julia Welstead considers the connection between our mental health and our planet
Don’t Worry, Be Happy… and Overcome Anxiety
Do you think of yourself as an anxious person? This can lead you to think that anxiety is your lot; that there is damn all you can do about it. Well, that isn’t true at all and you are confining yourself to a limiting box if you continue to believe that...
Therapeutic teaching techniques
with Pat Capel
What is 'effective' counselling?
Strong emotions like depression, anxiety and anger are at the root of why so many people seek help from GPs, counsellors, psychotherapists or clinical psychologists. At any one time millions of people in the UK suffer from the negative effects of these emotions.
Blue sky vision
There’s no mystery in the news that the 20th January is labelled Blue Monday and listed among our ever increasing list of mental health awareness days. Our (northern hemisphere) mid-winter holidays and celebrations are over, our loved ones have dispersed back to their own lives, we have spent more money than we should have done, we are back at work, days are short and cold.
Human Givens College update
The development of an autumn programme is also well underway and will be announced shortly. It will initially consist of a variety of weekend courses on key subjects (such as addiction, depression, treating trauma, anxiety disorders, brief therapy skills, psychosis, storytelling and the use of metaphor), as well as some new titles.
7-11 breathing: How does deep breathing make you feel more relaxed?
With mindfulness now all the rage, many online articles are now advocating breathing techniques as a way to lessen anxiety and control stress levels.
Explore our articles and interviews
Aric Sigman explains why craft-based skills are as important as academic ones, and need to be taught in all schools.
Scientific findings confirm the connection between the dream state and schizophrenia...
Ivan Tyrrell talks with Daniel Nettle about the far closer than expected connection between psychosis and creative thinking.
The final version of the Emotional Needs Scale resulting from Brett Culham's research into emotional needs.
When? That’s the big unanswerable question: the uncertainty of which can cause us debilitating fear or a ‘head in the sand’ attitude of ignoring the inevitable. In this article Julia Welstead looks at our mortality and preparing for the inevitable.
People who find guilt feelings highly difficult to tolerate may be especially prone to the OCD-type behaviours of compulsive checking or checking rituals...
Doris Lessing believes we are all much closer to craziness than we like to believe. In conversations with Ivan Tyrrell she talks about age, breakdowns and the ubiquitous 'self-hater'.
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This year's 2-day conference promises to be another cracking event with some fascinating new insights, a wealth of practical content to expand your professional knowledge and inspirational illustrations of how widely the HG approach is spreading.
Our biennial HGI conferences are always a fun way to stay up-to-date and network with like-minded professionals.