Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid

Dealing with failure, rejection, guilt, and other common mental injuries. By Guy Winch

Scared or Startled?

By Beverly D. Flaxington
Five Tips to Step Out of the Fear

Resilience: Why It's Vital and How To Enhance It

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
You can't always get what you want, but resilience helps you rebound sooner.

How To Prevent Your Marriage From Making You Depressed

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Substitute the word Workplace for Marriage to understand unhappiness there.

Getting Rejected or Excluded: Can It Make You Smarter?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Rejection can make you sensitive in a smart way

Are You Emotionally Contagious?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Do others' emotions infect you, or are you the carrier?

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

By Meg Selig
RAIN on your parade of negative thinking habits.

Nostalgia – a Valuable Tool for Life

By Elizabeth Wagele
Focusing on what our lives have meant to us reassures us we’re valuable.

The Essential Guide for Recovering From Failure

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
The psychological wounds failure inflicts and how to treat them

The American Heart Association Says Dogs Are Good for You

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Dog ownership is associated with decreased cardiovascular disease.

Are You Embarrassed?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Embarrassment and guilt stem from holding yourself to unrealistic standards

When Breath Saves Life

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
For these veterans, healing trauma was as simple as learning how to breathe.

The Head Doctor

By Mark Rubinstein M.D.
The meaning of words

Practicing Emotional First Aid

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
The importance of treating common psychological injuries

Pain & Pleasure. (part 2)

By Vance Z. Johnson M.D.
Hope fitness is Hypocampus Hygeine.

Unfriended? Five Ways to Manage Online Rejection

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
What to do when your Facebook friends stop being your friends

The Love in Chicken Broth

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Finding love in unexpected places

KA-BOOM! The Explosive Pain of Shame

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Shame is so powerful it can make you feel worthless.

Embracing the Worst

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Lessons learned from a stomach flu

Do Others Underestimate Your Emotional Pain?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Why others tend to underestimate how much rejection hurts