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

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2013 - Psychology - 304 pages
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Heal small emotional injuries before they become big ones.
 
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Relationship Muscle Weakness
Walking on Broken Bones
The Poison in Our System
Picking at Emotional Scabs
How Emotional Chest Colds Become
Weak Emotional Immune Systems
Medicine Cabinet
Index
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Guy Winch, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University and has a private practice in Manhattan. His first book, The Squeaky Wheel, has been translated into six languages. A member of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Winch is also an in-demand keynote speaker.

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