Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Guy Winch Ph. D.

Narrated By: Guy Winch Ph. D.

Publisher: Gildan Media

Date: July 2013

Duration: 9 hours 7 minutes


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, Ph.D., 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 book 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.


  • Holly Maas

    I loved the book it had some very concrete examples and very doable advice

  • Aly Youssef

    Guy Winch has a Ted Talk with the same title that summarizes the content in this book. If you're interested in learning more than what's shared in the Ted Talk, with practical tips and exercises, then this book's for you.