Overcoming Perfectionism

Since self-awareness and understanding are at the heart of overcoming perfectionism, we must first look at why and how it develops. The general consensus amongst the experts seems to be that perfectionists are made not born, ...

Overcoming Perfectionism


Overcoming Perfectionism

BOX 7.1.2 GENERAL POINTS ABOUT SELF-MONITORING Self-monitoring is the first step in overcoming perfectionism, and can be a tool to help you change. Self-monitoring works best if you record the situation at the time, rather than after ...

Overcoming Perfectionism

How to break the vicious circle of 'never good enough' Perfectionism can be healthy but when it becomes unhealthy and turns into 'clinical perfectionism' (sometimes referred to as 'dysfunctional perfectionism') is can cause serious problems. It is associated with different mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome. Those suffering from clinical perfectionism tend to judge themselves predominantly in terms of the pursuit and attainment of personally demanding standards and often feel unable to be flexible and change their goals, despite the significant negative impact that the pursuit of perfectionism may have on their quality of life. Includes: - Description of Clinical Perfectionism - Clinical Perfectionism and depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic fatigue - Identifying the problem and monitoring - Overcoming perfectionism - step-by-step self-help course based on CBT principles - Avoiding relapse - Case studies - Other treatments - an overview

Overcoming Perfectionism

lthough these traits may seem to describe a large segment of the population, not everyone is a perfectionist. ... Chapter 2 The Never-Enough Syndrome: The Origins of Perfectionism I 20 overcoming Perfectionism.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Presents a description of the main features of perfectionism, along with advice on how to overcome its limitations and consequences and achieve greater intimacy and self-acceptance.

Overcoming Perfectionism

But I mentioned it now because I'm here primarily because I've overcome perfectionism enough to be here. I still consider myself a recovering perfectionist, so I can't say that I've arrived, where ever that might be.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Are you terrified of making a mistake? When faced with something new, is your first response one of fear of failure? When you’ve completed a project, are the flaws all you see? If so, you may be a perfectionist. Perfectionism tells you that you have to do it all right. You can’t make a mistake. You have to do everything perfectly or you’re worthless. Perfection makes you afraid to try new things because you’re not likely to do them perfectly and that would ruin your life. Perfectionism lies. This book will walk you through emotional and spiritual healing strategies from a Christian worldview so you won’t need to listen to those lies ever again. We’ll cover: Generational Issues Ungodly Beliefs and Lies Emotional Wounds Demonic Oppression And more! Plus strategies to walk out the healing you’ve received. Are you ready to pursue excellence with freedom and joy?

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

The aim of the Overcoming series is to enable people with a range of common problems and disorders to take control of their own recovery programme. Each title, with its specially tailored programme, is devised by a practising clinician ...

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

How to break the circle of 'never good enough' Striving for something can be a healthy and positive attribute; it's good to aim high. But sometimes whatever we do just isn't good enough; we want to be too perfect and start setting unrealistic goals. Such high levels of perfectionism, often driven by low self-esteem, can turn against success and develop into unhealthy obsession, triggering serious mental-health problems, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), on which this self-help book is based, has been found to be a highly effective treatment and provides relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough. In this essential self-help guide, you will learn: - How clinical perfectionism manifests itself - Effective coping strategies with invaluable guidance on how to avoid future relapse OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Eating Disorders Perfectionism and Low Self Esteem ebook bundle

If you feel thatyou are a perfectionist andthat this is creating significant difficulties for you, amanual for overcoming perfectionism is available in this series (Overcoming Perfectionism by Roz Shafran, Tracey Wade and Sarah Egan), ...

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Eating Disorders  Perfectionism and Low Self Esteem  ebook bundle

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge and disordered eating, affect a significant proportion of the general population. They can cause untold suffering to those with the disorder, and those around them, who find themselves at a loss how to help their loved one. For the first time, this unique bundle combines hope and inspiration to those experiencing eating disorders either first-hand or up close. Includes: self-help programmes for the eating disorders and the inspirational diary of recovery written by an ex-sufferer of Anorexia Nervosa, now a Youth Ambassador for Beat, the Eating Disorders association. Includes the following: Overcoming Anorexia Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Mealtimes & Milestones

When Perfect Isn t Good Enough

“An excellent description of perfectionism and its self-sabotaging dis- advantages. ... and clinical scientists provide up-to-date, scientifically validated skills for overcoming perfectionism and regaining control of one's life.

When Perfect Isn t Good Enough

This fully revised and updated edition of a best-selling classic offers the latest research and treatment methods - including cutting-edge acceptance-based strategies from a cognitive behavioural perspective, as well as the latest on medications - for readers who dread making mistakes and feel that nothing they do is quite good enough to help them overcome their need to be perfect. This book explores the nature of perfectionism and offers a step-by-step program of cognitive-behavioural and acceptance-based strategies from a cognitive behavioural perspective to overcome the problem. It includes an explanation of the causes and characteristics of perfectionism and shows you how to assess the impact that it has on your life. The book offers tips on dealing with others who are perfectionists. Exercises help challenge unrealistic expectations and work on specific areas where perfectionism is a problem.

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism

Overcoming perfectionism is a process. Completing this workbook is a big step in making changes to your perfectionist thoughts and behaviors and creating happy, fulfilling relationships, but it's not the end of the journey.

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism

If you feel an intense pressure to be perfect, this evidence-based workbook offers real strategies based in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you develop a more balanced and healthy perspective. Do you hold yourself—and perhaps others—to extremely high standards? Do you procrastinate certain tasks because you’re afraid you won’t carry them out perfectly? If you’ve answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, chances are you’re a perfectionist. And while there’s nothing wrong with hard work and high standards, perfectionism can also take over your life if you let it. So, how can you find balance? With this workbook, you’ll identify the causes of your perfectionism and the ways it is negatively impacting your life. Rather than measuring your self-worth by productivity and accomplishments, you’ll learn to exercise self-compassion, and extend that compassion to others. You’ll also learn ways to prioritize the things that really matter to you, without focusing on attaining fixed goals. Life isn’t perfect, and neither are we. If you’re ready to break free from out-of-control perfectionism and start living a richer, fuller life, this workbook will help you get started.

Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz

Perfectionism does bring some successes, but it does so at a terribly high price. Perfectionists never know contentment. They're difficult to be within relationships as they extend their perfectionism onto their partners.

Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz

Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz Are you capable of great things? Most definitely, but only if you avoid a certain mindset. Studies show that if you focus on excuses, justifications, jealousy, resentment and other negative emotions, your odds for success in about any endeavor are greatly reduced. Why is that? It is because when you focus on negative ideas, negativity appears in your life. The opposite is also true. If you focus on positive feelings and develop a mindset that constantly thinks about what you "can-do" rather than what you "cannot do", you "can" create just about any reality. Before you start making excuses and justifying why you have not realized all you want out of life, Change Your Mindset And You Change Yourself Your Life These and other negative mindsets are unhealthy. Neurologists and spiritualists have proven that chronic negativity not only keeps you from getting what you want out of life, but it also leads to physical and mental health problems. That means you have fewer excuses for not becoming the person you know you can be, living the life of your dreams. You can do that when you use proven methods for abandoning unhealthy mindsets and self-beliefs, and instead embrace mindsets that move you unerringly and relentlessly towards achieving any goal. You will know exactly how to move your new positive mindset from thought to action to desired results ; Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz This in-depth mini-course on proper mindset development will help you change the way you think so you look at your life goals and the challenges you will inevitably face with a positive and proactive outlook. With Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz and you will learn ... What is mindset and why it is so important That your mindset reflects your priorities. Prioritize according to your most important dreams and goals and you can create your perfect reality. 23 unhealthy and self-defeating mindsets and how to avoid them. When you move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, anything is possible. How to overcome low self-worth and appreciate how amazing you are. How to stop comparing yourself to others, a mindset practice which limits what you can achieve and who you can become. What you focus on most of the time drives your behavior, and your behavior in turn molds your existence. Why perfectionism kills success. How to beat mindsets of greed, anger, procrastination, excuse making and playing the victim. Why learning from the past is fine and planning for the future makes sense, but these can also harm The positive, healthy mindsets you can embrace to change your life ... starting right now. Former underachievers become successful in a number of endeavors and walks of life seemingly overnight ... once they kick negativity to the curb and embrace a positive, proactive mindset. That is exactly what Conquering Unhealthy Mindsets With Jazz can help you do. It shows you how to remove limiting mental blocks and self-beliefs which have kept you from realizing your dreams and desires.

Brief Group Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

will be individual to them, their perfectionism and what they want to target. ... am not a good enough perfectionist in comparison with others«. ... modified from Overcoming Perfectionism, Chapter 3 (Shafran et al., 2010).

Brief Group Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

In the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, delivering psychological interventions in a group format can bring unique benefits in addition to those associated with working with patients individually. These include: sharing experiences and learning from others in a safe and therapeutic environment, becoming accustomed to being with other people and practising interpersonal skills. However, these aspects of group treatment also represent a challenge for group facilitators as it is exactly these interpersonal and relational demands that patients find difficult to tolerate. Facilitators are likely to be confronted with low motivation, or complete disengagement, as a result of the discomfort evoked by spending time in psychological groups. Nonetheless, once these difficulties are successfully overcome, the group setting can be effectively utilised to address the specific aims of a given psychological intervention, as well as tapping into these wider benefits Drawing upon research carried out by the Maudsley national inpatient eating disorders programme, Brief Group Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders brings together expert contributions in order to review the evidence base, as well as discussing how the challenges of the group setting can be overcome. This book outlines newly-developed protocols for group interventions aimed at providing brief but effective treatment for an increased numbers of patients, and addresses the need to develop and evaluate cost effective psychological interventions for patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Brief Group Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders is designed to offer therapists, clinicians, and researchers in the field a synopsis of the available evidence along with guidance on how to put theory into practice effectively. It will also be an invaluable resource for students, trainees and teachers in the clinical, counselling, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied professions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Recognize and Overcome Behaviors for a Healthier, Happier You Dr. Jayme Albin, Eileen Bailey, Dr. Stephen Brodsky ... Overcoming. Perfectionism. Striving for excellence is an admirable trait, but there is a fine line between striving ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Improve your outcomes by adjusting your thinking and changing your behavior Did you know you have the ability to change your thinking and control your actions from the inside out? Whether you suffer from an anxiety disorder or OCD, you struggle with diet or substance abuse, or you're simply unhappy with the results you're getting in life, congnitive behavioral therapy can teach you how to think and act more constructively. The pages in this book offer the tools you need to learn how to improve your outcomes in life simply by changing the ways in which you think. Discover powerful tools to identify and overcome self-defeating patterns, effective techniques for coping with anger issues, depression, and anxiety, helpful exercises for developing a realistic and positive attitude, and so much more! Keep the setbacks at bay, stay focused on your goals, and enjoy the results of your new outlook on life!

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Five: Overcoming. Perfectionism. During the next few weeks, we will focus on a specific lie that we tell ourselves.This week is Perfectionism Week. Most of us, to some degree or another, struggle with perfectionistic thinking, ...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Dr. Chris Thurman brings understanding to the lies we tell ourselves in our daily lives. How do they damage us, why are we telling them, what can we do about them? In The Lies We Tell Ourselves, Dr. Thurman not only answers the questions, he brings about the freedom that can only come from believing the truth.

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), on which this self-help book is based, has been found to be a highly effective treatment and provides relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough.

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

How to break the circle of 'never good enough' Striving for something can be a healthy and positive attribute; it's good to aim high. But sometimes whatever we do just isn't good enough; we want to be too perfect and start setting unrealistic goals. Such high levels of perfectionism, often driven by low self-esteem, can turn against success and develop into unhealthy obsession, triggering serious mental-health problems, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), on which this self-help book is based, has been found to be a highly effective treatment and provides relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough. In this essential self-help guide, you will learn: - How clinical perfectionism manifests itself - Effective coping strategies with invaluable guidance on how to avoid future relapse OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Embrace Your Greatness

Imperfections. Overcoming. Perfectionism. Have you ever been afraid of making a mistake or being seen as “stupid” or “lame”? Are you riddled with anxiety about “messing up”? Do you think that if you “screw up” that makes you a failure?

Embrace Your Greatness

It’s time to start feeling good about yourself! In this go-to guide, a licensed professional counselor offers 50 quick tips and tools to help you overcome self-doubt, silence your inner critic, be assertive, boost your self-esteem, and embrace your greatness. In our image-obsessed world, it’s easy to compare yourself to friends, celebrities, and models. Social media has skewed our perception of reality by only offering images of people at their best. But the truth is that most people struggle with self-criticism and self-doubt—at least some of the time. So, how can you stop paying attention to your inner critic and start focusing on what makes you truly great? In Embrace Your Greatness, you’ll find powerful—yet incredibly simple—tools grounded in mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, and positive psychology to help you start feeling good about yourself. The book includes unique and engaging activities and exercises to help you put a stop to that nagging inner critic, overcome perfectionism, and develop lasting self-confidence. You’ll also discover ways to be more assertive, develop healthy relationships that support a healthy you, and cultivate an unshakable sense of optimism about yourself and your life. If you need a quick confidence boost, this fun guide offers 50 ways to nix your nagging inner critic and start loving who you are.

Get It Done

Overcoming. Perfectionism. Ifit can't beperfect, why wouldI even begin? — Mark I start something, but then I tinker with itforever andnever finish it. — Lauren IjustgetsofrustratedbecauseIknow it'll never be asperfect in reallife as it ...

Get It Done

""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--

Overcoming Perfectionism

This book explores the ways in which perfection can have positive and motivational impacts like providing the drive to overcome adversity or achieve certain goals.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a character or personality trait that causes life to feel like a never-ending report card. A perfectionist feels as if they are being forever graded on their accomplishments, their appearance, their organization, and just about everything else. This book explores the ways in which perfection can have positive and motivational impacts like providing the drive to overcome adversity or achieve certain goals. However, it can often become difficult to manage and lead to unhealthy outcomes that can translate quickly into anxiety, relationship challenges, daily struggles and overall unhappiness. You'll learn how to identify perfectionistic tendencies and their triggers as well as how to build self-acceptance and self-esteem. Learning to cope with and manage perfectionism can lead to better relationships with family, co-workers and most important with yourself. Case studies, professional advice, practical tips, chapter recaps and several easy to follow mini-lessons are included in order to make this a book that readers will use as a reference tool for many years to come.

The Perfectionist Predicament

CHAPTER ELEVEN 00000000000OOOOO Guides on the Path to Excellence : Where to Find Help for Overcoming Perfectionism We hope the last two chapters have shown you that there are ways to control your perfectionistic tendencies and add ...

The Perfectionist Predicament

Explains how to develop the qualities leading to success without placing obstacles in the path of happiness, discussing the different types of perfectionists and the physical and emotional effects of perfectionism. Reprint.

Perfectionism and Millon s Basic Personality Patterns

Burns ' ( 1980b ) cognitive - behavior therapy for perfectionists is short - term , practical , and structured . Burns wrote a do - it - yourself manual which includes 15 techniques for overcoming perfectionism .

Perfectionism and Millon s Basic Personality Patterns


The Practical Therapist

Overcoming Perfectionism If you're a perfectionist , you believe , deep down , that your perfectionism somehow makes you perform better than you would without it . I challenge you , however , to reconsider this notion .

The Practical Therapist

THE PRACTICAL THERAPIST provides practical advice any wisdom for those times when you need help with life's pressing problems FAST. This handy little book, written by an expert psychotherapist in a lighthearted manner and with interesting illustrations, gets to the point fast, eliminating the need to buy those bulky self-help books that very few people actually read.

Parenting for High Potential

For these reasons , a basic thread to help , in two books I have written : Freeing Our Families vita running through the process of overcoming perfectionism is From Perfectionism ( 2002 ) and What To Do When " Good a perfectionist's ...

Parenting for High Potential