Guy Winch gave an awesome talk today at Google New York about his book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries. It was a really practical, down to earth, evidence-based talk about how we routinely ignore taking care of our emotional side with the same seriousness that we do our physical side. In a nutshell, his point was that we are beset daily with frequent emotional injuries that we do not have good "remedies" or treatments for in the same way that we have band aids and medicine for physical ones, but these emotional injuries (like failure, guilt, and rejection) cause immense damage to our abilities and our physical health as well.
Below are a few of my notes and takeaways. I look forward to reading his book soon.