Guy Winch
Expert in Psychology and Emotional Health


Guy Winch is a clinical psychologist, author, TED and keynote speaker. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University and completed several years of post-doctoral work in family systems. His most recent book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts, has been translated into 19 languages and his TED Talk Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid has been viewed over 3 million times and is rated as the #5 most inspiring TED Talk of all time on TED.com, as well as the 8th most popular talk released in 2015. Dr. Winch suggests a simple but revolutionary idea—that we care for our psychological health with the same diligence with which we practice dental hygiene and take care of our physical health. Using examples from cutting edge psychological science, he illustrates the surprising ways common psychological injuries such as rejection, failure, or loneliness impact our behavior, mood, cognitive functioning, and physical health, and he provides practical tools for treating these all too common hurts.
Dr. Winch blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post, and he is on the board of advisers for Yahoo Health. He is frequently featured in the New York Times, Time, Forbes, and other national and international media outlets.
As a Keynote speaker, Dr. Winch uses his background in stand-up comedy to deliver inspiring and highly entertaining, informative, and compelling addresses that audiences find moving, relatable, highly practical and immediately applicable to their lives. He lives and works in New York City.
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Emotional First Aid
Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries


Emotional First Aid is a psychological medicine cabinet, a tool kit that can protect our mental health and increase our emotional resiliency.

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The Squeaky Wheel
Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem
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A psychotherapist offers effective and psychologically grounded advice on how to determine what to complain about and what to let slide; when and how to convey...

Why Practicing Emotional First Aid Will Make You Happier and More Successful* Guy Winch pulls back the veil on the many surprising ways common psychological experiences such as failure, rejection, and brooding, impact our how we feel, behave, and especially, how we think. His highly entertaining use of cutting edge science and real life scenarios provide insights that are at once shocking, compelling, as well as highly applicable to both the workplace and everyday life. Audiences gain huge insights into how they operate and think, and gain tools that allow them to identify blind spots and destructive habits they had no idea they possessed. Dr. Winch then provides them easy-to-apply tools that have a powerful, immediate and dramatic impact on both their work and their personal lives. Audiences leave his talk feeling truly transformed, better armed for life, more emotionally resilient, and more productive and successful in the workplace.
*The above talk can be adapted to suit the needs and interests of specific audiences.



Over at CNN, Guy Winch provides tips for recovering from emotional pain

 

Read one of Guy Winch’s recent columns at The Huffington Post Science

 

U.S. News and World Report asks Guy Winch what the causes are for a bad mood

 

Guy Winch, in a contribution at the TED website, shows you “How to Beat Loneliness”

 

In a piece for Yahoo, Guy Winch reveals “7 Ways to Tell if Your Practice Emotional Hygiene”

 

“Dr. Guy Winch is an extraordinary speaker. Our audience found him fascinating, funny and inspiring. We would love to have him return to a future conference where he can once again dazzle our guests with his wit and powerful insights.”
-Jeff Nelson, Healthy Lifestyle Expo

“Dr. Guy Winch kept the audience absolutely fascinated for two full hours. His wonderful story-telling, combined with by his incredible sense of humor, and his profound ability to touch people's hearts left people feeling thoroughly entertained, energized, motivated, and inspired. We would have him back in a second.”
-Dr. Patricia Dowds, New York State Psychological Association