Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts

Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts

by Guy Winch Ph.D.

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Overview

Prescriptive and unique, Emotional First Aid is essential reading for anyone looking to become more resilient, build self-esteem, and let go of the hurts and hang-ups that are holding them back.
 
We all sustain emotional wounds. Failure, guilt, rejection, and loss are as much a part of life as the occasional scraped elbow. But while we typically bandage a cut or ice a sprained ankle, our first aid kit for emotional injuries is not just understocked—it’s nonexistent.

Fortunately, there is such a thing as mental first aid for battered emotions. Drawing on the latest scientific research and using real-life examples, practicing psychologist Guy Winch, Ph.D. offers specific step-by-step treatments that are fast, simple, and effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142181072
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 74,118
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Guy Winch, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, author, and keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-three languages. His books include: Emotional First Aid, The Squeaky Wheel, and How to Fix a Broken Heart. His first TED Talk Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated as the fifth most inspiring talk of all time on TED.com. Dr. Winch's work on the science of emotional health is frequently featured in national and international media outlets. He also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog for PsychologyToday.com. He maintains a private practice in Manhattan and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Rejection: The Emotional Cuts and Scrapes of Daily Life 3

2 Loneliness: Relationship Muscle Weakness 37

3 Loss and Trauma: Walking on Broken Bones 75

4 Guilt: The Poison in Our System 103

5 Rumination: Picking at Emotional Scabs 141

6 Failure: How Emotional Chest Colds Become Psychological Pneumonias 171

7 Low Self-Esteem: Weak Emotional Immune Systems 213

Conclusion: Create Your Personal Psychological Medicine Cabinet 257

Acknowledgments 261

Notes 265

Index 281

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“Dr. Guy Winch’s practical, clever and clear-headed book offers proven remedies for the myriad pains of daily life. Timely application will prevent small and medium-size emotional ills from becoming bigger ones—and that’s just what the psychotherapist ordered.”
—Jeanne Safer, PhD, author of Cain’s Legacy: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret

"The advice Winch offers in this refreshingly useful book is both practical and practicable — down-to-earth techniques that really can bring relief when things feel like they're falling apart."
—Anneli Rufus, author of The Big Book of Low Self-Esteem

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