Human Givens: The New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking

Human Givens: The New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking

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By (author) Joe Griffin, By (author) Ivan Tyrrell

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  • Publisher: HG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 232mm x 38mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 26 March 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Worthing
  • ISBN 10: 1899398317
  • ISBN 13: 9781899398317
  • Sales rank: 45,358

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A new edition of the life-changing book Human Givens which contains a wealth of new material that will enhance its already considerable reputation. The authors describe one of the most important psychological insights of our age: how we are all born with a rich natural inheritance - a partially formed mind containing a genetic treasure-house of innate knowledge patterns: 'the human givens'. We all experience these givens as physical and emotional needs, powerful forces that must be satisfactorily met in our environment if our minds are to unfold and develop to their fullest potential. Includes a new chapter on the biological basis of content blindness - caetextia - that blights the lives of millions. Ultimately this book is uplifting and practical because it brings hope in these troubled times by clearly spelling out what each child and adult needs in order to develop well, how to help those who aren't and who are suffering severe mental distress, including depression and post-traumatic stress.

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Joe Griffin is a social psychologist with graduate and post-graduate degrees from the LSE. His extensive research has increased our knowledge and understanding and has brought us the first comprehensive, scientifically consistent theory of why we evolved to dream. This proved of great practical benefit for alleviating and understanding mental and emotional distress. Ivan Tyrrell has equally rich experience and knowledge in the field of psychotherapy and psychology. Together they have written numerous best-selling books, including: Dreaming Reality, How to lift depression ... fast, Freedom from addiction and others in the Essential Help in Troubled Times series, which were also well received and prove continuous best-sellers.

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"A quiet revolution" New Scientist "Harnessed between these pages are scientific insights and practical techniques of sufficient power to completely revolutionise our approach to parenting, teaching and the caring professions. I wholeheartedly recommend Human Givens to any individual with a burning interest in how life works and can be helped to work better" Dr Nick Baylis, Lecturer in Positive Psychology, Cambridge University "A wonderfully fresh and stimulating view of dreaming, evolution, and human functioning. Human Givens also provides both an encompassing model and practical, specific applications to enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy. It will deepen and widen every reader's perspective." Arthur J Deikman, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California. "In Human Givens Griffin and Tyrrell offer innovative perspectives on promoting effective living. They have synthesised brain and social research in such a way that they provide new templates for understanding how to unlock the best in human nature" Dr Jeffrey K. Zeig, Director of the Milton H Erickson Foundation