Ask any eight-year-old what to do if you scrape your knee, and she’ll have a pretty good idea how to handle that physical injury. She’ll tell you to clean it and bandage it.
But even educated adults frequently have no idea how to handle everyday psychological wounds from life. Things like rejection, loss and guilt can wreak havoc on our emotional health, productivity, relationships and businesses if we don’t learn to deal with them in a healthy way.
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into fourteen languages.
Today we talked about his book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013).
The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker & Company) 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. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.
In addition to the Blog on this site, Dr. Winch also writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on Psychology Today.com, and blogs for Huffington Post.
In this interview, Dr. Winch helps us unlock the secrets to managing these common psychological injuries, which will lead to us all becoming healthier, feeling better, and being happier.
If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today. www.wleewarrenmd.com