People readily seek medical advice when their bodies ache, yet they are reluctant to ask for help when their minds are in agony. Psychologist Guy Winch opposes prevailing attitudes that emphasize physical health over mental well-being and instead promotes “emotional hygiene.” He tailors his speech to a young audience, but though his delivery is simple, his worthy ideas are universally applicable. getAbstract recommends Winch’s candid presentation to anyone who struggles to realize inner contentment; his solutions may be just what the doctor ordered.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why people seek cures for physical wounds but not for psychological wounds,
- What happens when you neglect your “emotional hygiene,” and
- How you can maintain your emotional and psychological health.
About the Speaker
Psychologist Guy Winch has written several books, including Emotional First Aid.