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. 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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
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
What People are Saying About This
“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