Emotional Hygiene

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We have medicine cabinets for common physical injuries like cuts and colds but no toolkits for common psychological injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss. In his inspirational talk, Guy Winch tells us that “you can’t treat a psychological wound if you don’t know you’re injured”. Guy teaches us a lesson on why it is so important to practice emotional hygiene.

Guy Winch Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker, and author whose books have been translated into 15 languages. His most recent book, Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013) examines the surprising ways in which seven common psychological injuries (Rejection, Loneliness, Loss, Guilt, Rumination, Failure, and bouts of Low Self-Esteem) impact our behavior, emotions, cognitive functioning, and physical health, and provides science-based treatments to heal the wounds they inflict.

How to Change Your Personality by Making New Neuronal Connections

The brain is an amazingly elastic and ever changing organ. It is ever changing…if it needs to be.

Don’t get stuck in a rut. Driving the same way to work everyday, eating at the same restaurants the same food etc. Always push your mind to grow. Take different routes to work. Try a different restaurant and different foods. Pick up a weekend class to learn something new and you will continue to develop a world class brain.