Do you know how to treat psychological wounds like failure or rejection when you sustain them?
Drawing on the latest scientific research and illustrated by fascinating stories about real patients and amazing psychological experiments, Emotional First Aid is a psychological medicine cabinet for anyone looking to overcome the hurts and hang-ups that hold them back and a tool kit for becoming more successful, productive, and emotionally resilient.
Dr. Guy Winch’s practical, clever and clear-headed book offers proven remedies for the myriad pains of daily life. Timely application will prevent small and medium-size emotional ills from becoming bigger ones—and that’s just what the psychotherapist ordered.
[An] outstanding work...This smart tome is a valuable addition to the self-help oeuvre.
Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else.
Through compelling research and new scientific studies, How to Fix a Broken Heart focuses on two types of emotional pain that are often marginalized—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet—and reveals how these two grief experiences impact our brain and our behavior, how being deprived of recognition, support, and compassion complicates our recoveries, and the steps we can take to take control of our lives, heal and move on.
WELL-RESEARCHED AND DEEPLY PRACTICAL, HOW TO FIX A BROKEN HEART PROVIDES THE VALIDATION, COMFORT, AND HOPE ANYONE WHO IS HEARTBROKEN DESPERATELY NEEDS. Weaving compelling case studies from his private practice with surprising scientific findings, Winch illustrates how little we actually know about this universal experience and why our misconceptions will set us back and delay our recovery. This compassionate and eye-opening book is a must read for anyone mourning a lost love or a cherished pet, and a compelling argument for recognizing these poorly acknowledged forms of grief.
Given how intense an experience heartbreak can be, it’s crazy that society’s main advice for it is “take it day by day, and eventually you’ll get over it.” I first heard Guy Winch talk about heartbreak at TED and was fascinated—and the book is even better. A GREAT READ FOR ANYONE GOING THROUGH HEARTBREAK, ANYONE TRYING TO HELP SOMEONE GO THROUGH HEARTBREAK, OR ANYONE WHO SIMPLY WANTS TO UNDERSTAND HUMANS BETTER.
How is it we voice our complaints to everyone… except the people who can resolve them?
The Squeaky Wheel unpacks our complaining psychology and explains the emotional and real world price we pay for our complaining ineffectiveness. Using hilarious stories from the headlines as well as compelling cases from his private practice, Winch teaches us how to convey complaints effectively to everyone from customer service in ways that will change our lives and relationships for the better.
Guy Winch has brought a new twist to complaints that I've never seen in thirty years in the field. He clearly outlines — using entertaining stories — new methods and benefits for both consumers and those dealing with complaints. This is the most stimulating contribution to the field in a decade.
Not only does Winch provide the recipe for "a complaint sandwich," (a novel, step-by-step process for complaining, using the parts of a sandwich that correspond to the components of a complaint), but he also focus on effectively interacting with loved ones, customer service reps, and our communities. His conversational tone is infused with humor, making his first book a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Kicking and screaming not doing the trick? Try a complaint sandwich!
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