TED Talk. Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid


We are physically healthy but a mess psychologically? We treat ourselves less kindly than we would treat our best friends? We tend to ruminate and cannot stop dwelling on a negative incident? To stop replaying the same event in your mind over again; to develop a positive attitude towards yourselves; to prioritise your psychological health and practice emotional hygiene with the same compassion you would apply if it were your bodies is what Guy gently recommends in this video.

Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist and author of the books Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts and of The Squeaky Wheel and edits the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on PsychologyToday.com

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