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  • Emotional First Aid

  • Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries
  • By: Guy Winch Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Guy Winch Ph.D.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Explaining the long-term fallout that can result from seemingly minor emotional and psychological injuries, Dr. Winch offers concrete, easy-to-use exercises backed up by hard cutting-edge science to aid in recovery. He uses relatable anecdotes about real patients he has treated over the years and often gives us a much needed dose of humor as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than years of therapy

  • By Mona on 08-03-13

Good info, but much of it I already knew.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

If you have already read a number of self-help books then ﹰI'd probably skip this one. However if you are new to self-improvement this one could be a great place to start.

  • Why Do I Do That?

  • Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives
  • By: Joseph Burgo PhD
  • Narrated by: John Raines
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

This is a self-help book for people who don't usually buy self-help books. Instead of offering cognitive-behavioral techniques for dealing with anger, or affirming strategies to boost self-esteem, this self-help book adapts the basic methods of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening information

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-16

Very useful information

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

A lot of terrific information, some of which many people may already know, but none the less even those of us who "know" it still need to be reminded from time to time. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for insight into their own behavior and also think that everyone (regardless of their interest in growing) should read it.

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