Emotional First Aid

Prescriptive and unique, Emotional First Aid is essential reading for anyone looking to become more resilient, build self-esteem, and let go of the hurts and hang-ups that are holding them back.

Author: Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623624

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Heal small emotional injuries before they become big ones. We all sustain emotional wounds. Failure, guilt, rejection, and loss are as much a part of life as the occasional scraped elbow. But while we typically bandage a cut or ice a sprained ankle, our first aid kit for emotional injuries is not just understocked—it’s nonexistent. Fortunately, there is such a thing as mental first aid for battered emotions. Drawing on the latest scientific research and using real-life examples, practicing psychologist Guy Winch, Ph.D. offers specific step-by-step treatments that are fast, simple, and effective. Prescriptive and unique, Emotional First Aid is essential reading for anyone looking to become more resilient, build self-esteem, and let go of the hurts and hang-ups that are holding them back. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Emotional First Aid

Let Michael James guide you in using this period of enforced lockdown and seclusion to embed the good habits that will support your best life yet. Feeling down, angry or depressed?

Author: Michael James

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786784971

Category: Self-Help


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A guide to feeling better when you are scared, insecure, anxious, resentful, jealous, lonely, irritated or depressed. These meditative practices to find emotional freedom offer instant help in even the worst crisis, including the current one. This is a short, simple and effective guide to feeling better no matter what life throws at you. To help you cope with the current epidemic of fear and anxiety, it offers easy meditative practices to centre yourself, so that you can ride the wave of each challenging emotion instead of being overwhelmed. It also approaches this period of lockdown as a rare opportunity to develop good habits to support your best life yet. Feeling down, angry or depressed? Turn to the "Feeling Low" section. Begin reading anywhere in the section, follow the guidance and soothe yourself back into peace and calm again. Lacking energy or bored? Turn to "Feeling Uninspired" and get an emotional pick-me-up. Feeling great? Turn to the "Feeling Good" section and find suggestions for taking your good mood to the next level. Reading self-help books won't change you, just as reading fitness books alone won't make you fit. You have to DO it. During the author's extensive research into what really works and what doesn't, he discovered that most people living a good life have a regular practice to counteract negative self-talk and chatter - perhaps a workout, a meditation or an early morning jog. Simple practices like these, and others described in this book, break the circuit of thinking and gives space for the Real Self to step in and take over. This ebook will help you embed these good habits in your life, to give you true emotional freedom no matter what challenges you face.

Emotional First Aid

However, my wife, Shelly, suggested Ido something along thelines of a firstaid
book— an emotional firstaid book—one to which people couldrefer from
timetotime as needed. This book is designed to be used the same way you use
your ...

Author: John R. Fishbein

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469716526

Category: Self-Help

Page: 324

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•Receive practical answers to your questions and concerns, just as if you were talking to Dr. Fishbein personally •Identify and clear up personal problems as soon as they occur – while they are still small and manageable •Remove personal barriers to achieving your potential •Minimize the need for professional help •Help others solve their problems (family members, employees, church members).

Building My Emotional First Aid Kit An Activity Journal

Your social-emotional skills include your ability to identify and express feelings in
a healthy way, communicate with others, and self-regulate and manage various
feelings. This is otherwise known as your “emotional first aid kit.” Similar to ...

Author: Kristina Tran

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1794861289



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The Parents Guide to Psychological First Aid

daily discussions, things to be avoided, 235 excessive fears, emotional first aid
for, 237 genetics of, 232 observing others, 233 others reaction, 234 prevention of
approach behaviors encouragement, 235–36 avoidance, discouraging, 235–36 ...

Author: Gerald Koocher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752478

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 294

Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.

The Emotional First Aid Kit

These psychological tricks of the trade will help you make your weight loss journey a successful one.

Author: Cynthia L. Alexander


ISBN: 9780976852650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 273

These psychological tricks of the trade will help you make your weight loss journey a successful one.

Johnson s Emotional First Aid

Preface Johnson ' s Emotional First Aid , like physical first aid books , provides
handy and immediate assistance to either alleviate your problem or to aid you
until you can obtain professional help . This book has valuable suggestions for
when ...

Author: Victoria A. Johnson

Publisher: Blue Dolphin Publishing

ISBN: 9781577330158

Category: Emotions

Page: 71

View: 278

Ms. Thera Peutic, a cartoon nurse, gives amusing and insightful suggestions for working through emotions. The format, designed for left and right brain learning, provides activities that are easy to read, remember, and quick to apply.

Psychological First Aid in Community Disasters

Author: American Psychiatric Association. Committee on Disaster and Civil Defense



Category: Disasters

Page: 32

View: 376

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid

Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.

Author: George S. Everly, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422719

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 439

Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience. Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes. In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.

Handbook of International Disaster Psychology Practices and programs

SUPPORT. Gilbert Reyes The emotional and ... These polarized points of view
typify an ongoing debate about Psychological First Aid: Principles Community-
Based ...

Author: Gilbert Reyes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983178

Category: Community psychology

Page: 260

View: 392

Introduces the new and burdgeoning field of disaster psychology, illustrating how local and international humanitarian workers can effectively provide care to help restore mental health and stability for survivors of manmade and natural disasters, from genocide attempts and terrorist attacks to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.

Recovering the Self

v. Psychological. First. Aid. and. Short. Term. Therapy. in. Crisis. Response. e. r.
George W. Doherty, MS, LPC o v c Re e r t s c Re. [Ed Note: The following article
is an excerpt from the upcoming book entitled From Crisis to Recovery: Strategic

Author: Ernest Dempsey

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1932690832

Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

View: 406

This quarterly journal explores the themes of recovery and healing through poetry, memoir, essays, fiction, humor, media reviews, and psycho-education. Areas of concern include aging, disabilities, health, abuse recovery, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

First Aid Principles and Procedures

10 PSYCHOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES Occasionally a first aider may be called
upon to assist an individual who is suffering from an alcohol or drug reaction or
who has become emotionally disturbed . Recognition of these situations is not ...

Author: Pamela Bakhaus DoCarmo


ISBN: 9780133179415

Category: First aid in illness and injury

Page: 241

View: 511

First Aid for Health Emergencies

m Psychological First Aid Psychological first aid simply means helping people
with emotional injuries. It is as important as physical first aid and should be
administered at the same time as other life-saving efforts. Injuries of the mind can
be as ...

Author: Brent Q. Hafen

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314656742

Category: Medical

Page: 598

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

The most widely endorsed response in the acute stage of trauma is
Psychological First Aid (PFA) (US Department of Health and Human Services,
2001). Psychological First Aid is defined as “a supportive and compassionate
presence ...

Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979978

Category: Psychology

Page: 728

View: 130

A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice

Disaster and Trauma An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Therapeutic Strategies Early interventions The predominant early intervention
strategy in schools is Psychological First Aid, a concept that can be traced to an
article published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1954 and that ...

Author: Stephen J Cozza

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323289924

Category: Medical

Page: 281

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An overview of childhood traumatic exposures and their impact for health care providers - child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, other pediatric behavioral health providers and primary care clinicians - is presented. Most clinicians are unaware that children in the United States are exposed to trauma frequently, either as a single occurrence, or through repeated events. These exposures result in neurobiological, developmental and clinical sequelae that can undermine children's health and well-being. This issue describes the multiple types of traumatic exposures and their sequelae, methods of screening and assessment, and principles of effective prevention and clinical treatment. The volume highlights areas of particular relevance to children, such as natural disasters, war, domestic violence, school and community violence, sexual victimization, and complex trauma. Each is differentiated as a unique trauma, requiring trauma-informed systems of care to effectively meet the needs of the exposed population. Since traumatic exposure results in added risk to child well-being, the third section of the volume describes strategies for primary prevention (e.g. violence prevention) and risk mitigation (e.g. skill and resilience building strategies), as well as reviews evidence based treatments for trauma-induced clinical disorders.

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind Body and Emotions

Chapter Six Expressive Writing as Emotional First Aid OVERVIEW She
positioned herselfin a somewhat withdrawn, silent repose on the floor ofthe
therapy room — unable to speak or connect, paralysed, unable to cope with
distressing mental ...

Author: Helen Wilson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857001894

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 837

Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience. The book includes step-by-step instructions for implementing expressive therapies techniques, and contains a wide range of experiential activities that integrate playful yet powerful tools that work in harmony with the client's innate ability for self-healing. The authors discuss transpersonal influences along with the practical implications of both emotion-focused and attachment theories. Using Expressive Arts to Work with Mind, Body and Emotions is an essential guide to integrating creative arts-based activities into counselling and psychotherapy and will be a useful manual for practitioners, academics and student counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and creative arts therapists.

Game Time

Games to Promote Social and Emotional Resilience for Children aged 4 - 14
Robyn Hromek ... By applying emotional first-aid and following the steps of a Life
Space Interview, (LSI) emotional coaches help children gain emotional control
and ...

Author: Robyn Hromek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184920246X

Category: Education

Page: 65

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Includes CD-Rom These games will be invaluable for those working with small groups of young people who find it difficult to behave and co-operate with their peers. They are progressive in terms of skill development and complexity and have a strong focus on early intervention (age range from 4 to 14). The games may be used sequentially over 6 to 8 sessions to practise a range of social and emotional skills; or in a one-off session to cover specific skills. Socio-emotional development addressed includes: - social and friendship skills - anger management - coping with teasing - coping in the playground - paying compliments The nine games are presented on a CD for users to print their own colour copies. The disc contains the games board and all the necessary cards. If the award cards are missing from your CD you can download them here: Award Cards (pdf 996kb) Robyn has also modified some of the elements to be suitable for the Australian market - these are downloadable here: Decision Cube (pdf 513kb) Money Cards (pdf 10kb) Playground (pdf 2,875kb) Strong and Smart (pdf 2,971kb) Tease (pdf 199kb) Think Again (pdf 209kb)

Systematic Intervention with Disturbed Children

There are two major categories of life space interviews: the first is termed “
emotional first aid on the spot,” and the second, “clinical exploitation of life events
.” A determination of which type is to be utilized is based not on the nature of the ...

Author: Marvin J. Fine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401163294

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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Disturbed children constitute a sizeable and varied percentage of the child population. Generally, two to three percent have severe, longstanding problems and 20 to 30 percent have current, more transient problems. While preventive efforts are needed, it also seems obvious that many children will continue to function in a disturbed and disturbing fashion and will continue to require vari ous kinds of therapeutic interventions. These interventions will mainly occur in school and community settings. This book attempts to present a picture of some fairly popular models of intervention and to consider important related issues. There are probably as many ways of coping with disturbed children as there are creative, caring persons attempting to do the coping. A growing literature exists on ways of conceptual izing and intervening with such children. It was believed by the editor that an organized body of information on these concepts and techniques would prove useful to student and practitioner. A danger with such collections is that if they mainly portray novel or atypi cal techniques, while informative, the book quickly becomes passe and of li mited value. This book's focus is on contemporary thought, but also on orien tations that have stood the test of some time and the stability of the under lying theory.

Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

According to Redl (1966) the life space interview can be used for two main
purposes: emotional first aid and the clinical exploitation of life events. The first
may be relevant in any crisis situation when the aim is to help the child recover
from an ...

Author: Paul Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908997

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 477

Teachers in mainstream schools are increasingly confronted with children with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, for whose performance and effect on the rest of the class they are held accountable. Often exclusion seems to be the only option. This book shows that it is not. It provides a concise, clearly written guide to the major approaches which can be used to deal with emotional and behavioural difficulties - their possibilities and their pitfalls. It will be invaluable reading for special needs coordinators, individual teachers reflecting on the issue in their own classrooms and heads wishing to establish whole school approaches to the problem.

Yoga Calm for Children

However, it is important that teachers have the basic skills to provide “emotional
first aid” when needed in their work with children. Indeed, this is more important
than ever as increasing numbers of children are coming to school with unmet ...

Author: Lynea Gillen

Publisher: Three Pebble Press, LLC

ISBN: 0979928907

Category: Education

Page: 181

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