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WRITING down negative thoughts, crumpling them up and throwing them away (as often advocated by therapists) really does help reduce negative thinking, research has shown.
Keith Abrahams describes how applying the human givens approach to his business has boosted both morale and productivity.
Lorraine Debnam describes how she used her chance to bring psychological help to Rwandan street children.
Angela Austin describes how the human givens approach has informed her work to create an emotionally safe place where children with autism can learn.
Read Mike Beard's therapist account of Nina's treatment.
When we react excessively to events, major or minor, we may be victims of a primitive survival mechanism gone awry, suggests Joe Griffin. Despite often causing years of distress, it can be treated successfully — and usually remarkably quickly.
Lee Pycroft describes how a beauty makeover can trigger self-care and self-respect in vulnerable or traumatised women.