Emotional First Aid: 4 Steps to Overcome Rejection

emotional first aidIn his book “Emotional First Aid,” psychologist Guy Winch shows us the strategies he uses with patients in his own practice to help heal psychological wounds so that we can feel better quickly and improve our lives over the long haul. Dr. Winch discusses the seven most common psychological injuries we suffer from in daily life: rejection, loneliness, loss, guilt,rumination, failure, and self-esteem. I was especially intrigued by rejection since, well, I have some hangups.

I asked him what his first aid would be for this emotion. Here are his four steps for overcoming rejection. Continue reading …

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