Sunday, September 15, 2013
Review: Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries
Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries by Guy Winch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries by Guy Winch is a book that explores the need for a little emotional TLC just like we would give ourselves if we had physical cuts, bruises or other small illnesses. The main goal of the book is to give readers tools that can be used as an emotional first aid kit whenever you need to work out some issues.
The main topics that the book covers includes rejection, loneliness, loss and trauma, guilt, rumination, failure and low self-esteem. These are all issues that everyone has experience with, and many times it is relatively minor, which is the perfect pretense for using this book. For each problem, there are practical strategies and exercises given to be able to work through an issue. While these exercises are good to figure out the root of the problem, there probably aren't too many readers who would willing sit down and complete (mostly) writing exercises on their own. This book may be a great companion to working with a professional, but it's only the tip of the iceberg. It's much more informative and shouldn't been seen as just a self-help book, though some readers may be able to gain something from using it in that way.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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