In production now at Radical Psychology Television

The word ‘radical’ means to get to the root. ‘Psychology’ is the science of the nature, functions and phenomena of the human mind. 

In the last few years great discoveries have been made by neuroscientists and psychologists that have overturned many long established views about why we behave the way we do and what is going on when people become ill or emotionally distressed. Many of these have been made by people thinking ‘outside the box’. New ideas and understanding always come from outside institutions. For example, we now know that the mind and body are intimately linked at all levels – the mind affects the body and the body affects the mind – but, as recently as 1990, it was still common for health professionals and scientists to ignore this interconnectedness. Now psychotherapy and counselling are also having to let go of cherished beliefs and models that are not congruent with the new knowledge about how the mind/body functions.

New scientific information and ideas about psychology cannot for long be ignored. They are known collectively as ‘radical psychology’ – psychology that has echoes in all spheres of life and that can be put to good use.
Radical Psychology Television is producing a series of programmes of important lectures that explore and explain these fascinating developments. They are designed to help academic psychologists and their students keep up to date with new knowledge, and to help clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals improve the way they serve people and to enliven anyone interested in the workings of the human mind (and what happens when it doesn’t work properly). Many of these lectures feature the Irish psychologist Joe Griffin who is one of the most sought-after speakers and broadcasters in Europe on psychology and therapy issues.

Radical Psychology Television is also producing a ‘how-to’ series showing modern therapeutic techniques in practice, and a spectacular series of films of case studies demonstrating how, using the human givens brief therapy approach derived from radical psychology, people can be released from disabling depressions, anxiety disorders, addictions, trauma (PTSD), phobias, anger disorders more effectively than, until recently, was ever thought possible.

The majority of people are adaptable and flexible enough to cope well with the rapid changes in society we have experienced over the last 100 years. But large numbers (about a fifth) of people are not coping with the stress of the modern word at all well, and Radical Psychology Television is determined to show how many millions of people can be helped to overcome the resultant problems if therapists work from a modern, flexible, holistic model and do not remain tied to outmoded dogma and redundant models of therapy that do not relate to the givens of human nature.