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First aid for failure...

Although we have bandages for cuts, chicken soup for colds, and ice packs for bruises, most of us have no idea how to treat day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection, and loss. But, as Guy Winch, PhD, points out, these kinds of emotional injuries often get worse when left untreated and can significantly impact our quality of life. In this fascinating and highly practical audiobook he provides the emotional first aid treatments we have been lacking.

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.

©2013 Guy Winch Ph.D. (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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Better than years of therapy

This book is really terrific. I hesitated to buy it at first because his delivery. is. so. choppy. and. I. thought. it. would. drive. me. nuts. but his voice is surprisingly well modulated and the parts where he quotes his clients are often hilarious.
I listened to it all the way through but its the type of book you can listen to many times. I would definitely buy his other book if audible ever carries it.

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I highly recommend this!

 we sustain more injuries to our psychological health (often multiple times daily) yet our physical health is so much more important than our psychological health. 
this book looks at the most common assaults on our psychological well-being and gives us ways to counter/stop their influence on our lives.
the author is careful to point out in this book the times when his recommendations don't seem to work for you and it would be crucial to seek professional in person help.

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Lots of great practical tips

It was excellent! Lots of practical ways to treat emotional and psychological wounds! Worth the purchase.

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insightful and delightful

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I really enjoyed the author's sense of humor! it adds the necessary comic-relief needed for such a sore topic. and really makes you laugh out loud. his accent is also nice to listen to. oh, and the book is helpful and insightful

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Entertaining, Practical and Helpful

I came across this author after watching his TED talk, which I highly recommend for you to watch! I truly enjoyed listening to this book! Forget all those other self-help books. I've read quite a few and this one is, by far, my favorite! He offers helpful, realistic advice and addresses various issues from different points of view and encourages you to do the same. I can easily apply the advice given in his book to different aspects of my life and already notice a difference. I'm now inspired to stand up for myself against fake "friends" and work on my self-esteem and confidence so that I don't have to be stuck doing work I don't enjoy and improve and build my skills that will allow me to get a better job and/or start my own business.

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How to deal with shit and be happy

Would you consider the audio edition of Emotional First Aid to be better than the print version?

No, particulary I think this book would be better in printed, even better, it should be (if it is not yet) a workbook with it. It is very interactive, there's homework to do.

What did you like best about this story?

The best about the book is the practical angle. Shit happens, deal with it. Shit will happen, be ready. Build resiliance. That kind of stuff.

What did you learn from Emotional First Aid that you would use in your daily life?

I finished the audiobook. Maybe I will buy the kindle edition to work with it. It needs that the reader works on the information that he/she just acquired.

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An emotional band aid itself

I love this book and Dr. Winch. His voice is so warm and calming and is a band aid itself - his voice and Dr Winch himself. Great advise great understanding i wish i could talk to him in person. Has listened to the book 3 or 4 times maybe five and constantly coming back to it... great to calm down thoughts when you cant fall asleep in the crazy thought chaos...

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Lots of talk. Not muchbhelp.

This book is so boring and the speaker's voice is annoying to listen to. Long drawn out stories that do nothing to help. I had to skip around to different chapters trying to find something of use but gave up after the entire basis of the book is change tge way you think. Waste of time.

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Beyond awesome and helpful

very helpful. Very much needed in today's society. I will definitely be listening to this book several times over.

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I learned a lot

Good supplement to counseling. At first I though the medicine cabinet analogy was a little cheesy, but there’s lots of good advice in here.