Episode 49: Developing Your Emotional First Aid Kit with Guy Winch, Ph.D.

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Most of us have a first aid kit lurking somewhere around our homes, but how many of us have an emotional first aid kit? In today's episode, I talk to Guy Winch, Ph.D., who is the author of Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries.guy winchGuy is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into ten languages. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries. The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem was published in January 2011.Dr. Winch received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University in 1991 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in family and couples therapy at NYU Medical Center. He has been working with individuals, couples and families in his private practice in Manhattan, since 1992, and also publishes regularly on Huffington Post and PsychologyToday.com.Topics we discuss include:

  • The emotional "cuts and scrapes" we can treat with an emotional first aid kit
  • Guy's suggestions for maintaining our mental and emotional health (the emotional equivalent of brushing our teeth)
  • The most common emotional affliction we experience and what we can do to heal
  • The antidote for anxiety
  • The importance of writing things down
  • When to seek outside support

... and much more.Useful Links

Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other EverydayPsychological Injuries
The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem

Say HelloGuy@guywinchwww.guywinch.comHannah@becomewhourFacebook: www.facebook.com/becomingwhoyouarewww.becomingwhoyouare.net Intro and outro: Stephanie Murphy