Guy Winch

Guy Winch Ph.D. is a psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have been translated into thirteen languages. In his new book, Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013) he suggests a simple but revolutionary idea—that applying emotional first aid to common psychological injuries when we first sustain them can dramatically improve our mental and physical health. He uses cutting edge psychological science to illustrate the surprising ways common psychological injuries impact our behavior, mood, cognitive functioning, and physical health and provides practical tools for treating them.

His first book, The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker and Company, 2011) is a science-based look at the psychology of complaining.

Dr. Winch blogs for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and his writings have been featured in,, and other national media outlets.

As a Keynote speaker, Dr. Winch uses his background in stand-up comedy to deliver extremely entertaining, informative, and compelling addresses that audiences find both highly practical and immediately applicable to their work and lives.

He maintains a private practice in New York City.

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Healing Emotional Pain

Do not ignore the emotional wounds you sustain in daily life. Do not believe that ignoring emotional pain is a sign of strength. Do not believe that feeling emotional pain is a sign of weakness or psychological frailty. Do not believe that being in touch with your feelings, knowing you hurt, and wishing you didn’t diminishes you in any way. Do not think of yourself as weak when you experience the pain of rejection. Do not consider yourself undesirable when you know the ache of loneliness. Do not punish yourself when you carry the burden of guilt. Do not lose… Read more.