Why We all Need to Practice Emotional First Aid
Emotional pain can be just as debilitating as physical pain and yet, we often ignore the need for emotional first aid. Physical ailments are generally obvious but mental conditions are much more obscure. A national health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that in 2014-15 there were 4 million Australians who reported having a mental or behavioural condition. We need to help keep our mates safe and also be aware of those times when we need help. Guy Winch is a Psychologist and author and tells in his TED talk why we all need to practice emotional first aid. Guy advocates that, taking action when you’re lonely, changing your responses to failure, protecting your self-esteem and battling negative thinking, won’t just heal psychological wounds but will build emotional resilience.
Psychological injuries occur more frequently and do physical injuries and self-limiting thoughts inhibit us from providing emotional first aid required to reach our potential.