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Guy Winch on Emotional First Aid

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Oct 29 2021 • 42 mins

Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote and TED Talk speaker, and author whose books have been translated into twenty languages. In this episode, Eric and Guy discuss his book Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts.

In This Interview, Guy Winch and I Discuss Emotional First Aid and …

  • His book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts
  • Understanding that we need to tend to our emotional wounds just as we would physical wounds
  • Building emotional resiliency by addressing these small wounds
  • How to treat the emotional wound of rejection
  • Identifying exactly what the hurt feelings are
  • How the brain registers physical and emotional pain in the same way
  • Learning to improve low self-esteem
  • Writing exercises to help deal with rejection and failure
  • How ruminating can easily become a habit and lead to depression
  • The dangers of rumination: stewing vs. doing
  • How rumination is vulnerable to distraction, engage your mind somewhere else
  • What works and doesn’t work in building self-esteem
  • Building self-compassion
  • The detective mindset vs. a harmful and self-critical mindset

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