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Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

12 May 2015 Milad Moodi
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene.

About speaker

Guy Winch asks us to take our emotional health as seriously as we take our physical health — and explores how to heal from common heartaches.Read more about him.

useful language

hygiene   

  the practice of keeping yourself and the things around you clean in order to prevent diseases  

brutal

  not pleasant and not sensitive to people's feelings

stumble

  to walk in an unsteady way and often almost fall 

ache

  if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous, but not very sharp pain there

likelihood

  the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen

trigger

  to make something happen very quickly, especially a series of events

vulnerable

  someone who is vulnerable can be easily harmed or hurt

urge

  a strong wish or need 

sustain

  to make something continue to exist or happen for a period of time 

occur

  to happen

sufficient

  as much as is needed for a particular purpose

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