Strength does not come from controlling our emotions but from learning to control how we respond to them.


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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