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Guy Winch

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Licensed Psychologist, Author, former stand-up comedian, and motivator for practicing Emotional First Aid

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Keynote speaker Guy Winch uses his background in stand-up comedy to deliver highly entertaining, informative and compelling keynote addresses that leave audiences entertained and which gives practical and immediately applicable information.

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 (Plumes, 2014), has been translated into 19 languages and his TED Talk Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid has been viewed millions of times and is rated as the #4 most inspiring TED Talk of all time on TED.com.

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.

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    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, affect our how we feel, behave, and think, and impact our happiness and success. His highly entertaining stories of cutting edge science and real life scenarios are at once moving, shocking, and compelling. 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 also provides easy-to-apply tools that will have an immediate and dramatic impact on audience members’ professional and personal lives. Audiences leave his talks feeling inspired, transformed, better armed for life, and more productive and successful in the workplace.

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    How to Leverage Complaining Psychology to Turn Your Unhappiest Customers into Loyal Fans

    • Guy Winch teaches business leaders, executives and managers how to use complaining psychology to turn unhappy customers into loyal fans that will enhance their reputations, their brands, and their bottom lines. A highly entertaining keynote speaker, he brings fresh, surprising and compelling insights that audiences members find both fascinating and immediately applicable to their work. Armed with fresh perspectives and practical tools, people leave his talks feeling enlightened, invigorated and empowered.


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    How Our Complaining Psychology Affects Our Lives and Relationships

    • Guy Winch uses humorous anecdotes and real life scenarios to illustrate the powerful, surprising and often shocking ways in which our complaining psychology influences our lives and relationships. The ability to complain effectively about the frustrations of daily life and to get satisfying resolutions when doing so is a crucial life skill. Yet, it is one with which the vast majority of people struggle, both in their personal and work lives and especially in their relationships. Dr. Winch breaks down psychological concepts into simple and practical steps that leave audiences feeling highly entertained and personally empowered to tackle dissatisfaction in their lives and their relationships and to get the results they want.
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