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When Perfect Isn T Good Enough

Author : Martin M. Antony
ISBN : 9781572245594
Genre : Self-Help
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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.

Never Good Enough

Author : Monica Ramirez Basco
ISBN : 9780684862934
Genre : Psychology
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Shows how perfection can cause depression, low self-esteem, and other problems and leads readers through a comprehensive program designed to release them from its grip.

Present Perfect

Author : Pavel G Somov
ISBN : 1608820459
Genre : Self-Help
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A revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism! A recent, randomized study—published by Mindfulness Journal—shows that Present Perfect is effective as a standalone intervention. The study found that those who had read the book experienced a statistically significant reduction of self-criticalness, a result that was still maintained at a six weeks follow-up (Wimberley, Mintz, & Suh, Mindfulness, Nov. 2015). While there's no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you've probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it's easy to be too hard on yourself and fall into the same traps that keep you feeling stressed and disappointed. This book presents a revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism—a way to transform your need for precision into self-acceptance, compassion, and love for each perfectly imperfect passing moment in our lives. In Present Perfect, you'll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection. This book is filled with over 150 exercises and meditations that you can practice to become more flexible toward yourself and others without losing your love of a job well done. With this compassionate approach, you'll soon be able not only to accept life as it is, but also become more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others.

Too Perfect

Author : Jeannette Dewyze
ISBN : 9780307798626
Genre : Self-Help
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For many of us, perfectionism can bring life's most desired rewards. But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, trying to satisfy everyone, attempting to direct the future, and feeling that we are failing. In TOO PERFECT, Dr. Allan Mallinger draws on twenty years of research and observations from his private practice to show how perfectionism can sap energy, complicate even the simplest decisions, and take the enjoyment out of life. For workaholics or neat freaks, for anyone who fears change or making mistakes, needs rigid rules, is excessively frugal or obstinate, TOO PERFECT offers revealing self-tests, fascinating case histories, and practical strategies to help us overcome obsessiveness and reclaim our right to happiness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What To Do When Good Enough Isn T Good Enough

Author : Thomas S. Greenspon
ISBN : 9781575428796
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s actually a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in constant fear of making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and self-esteem is low. Written to and for ages 9–13, this book helps kids understand how perfectionism hurts them and how to free themselves. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to grown-ups.

Perfectionism

Author : Miriam Elliott, Ph.D.
ISBN : 143526598X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the dangers of being a perfectionist, with tips for easing up on oneself, gaining control over life, and getting professional help.

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

Author : Roz Shafran
ISBN : 9781472140555
Genre : Self-Help
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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

How To Be An Imperfectionist

Author : Stephen Guise
ISBN : 9780996435413
Genre : Psychology
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Imperfectionists Accomplish More with Less Stress I remember when I aimed for perfect workouts: 30 minutes was the minimum. I was in lousy shape. I remember when I aimed for perfect dating: it couldn't be awkward, forced, or uncertain. I didn't talk to women of interest. I remember when I aimed for perfect writing: I wanted 1,000+ words of quality material per day. I played video games instead. I carefully avoided mistakes, endlessly ruminated about what I didn’t do, and what I did do wasn't enough. Then, I became an imperfectionist. Everything changed. I had fun stories to tell, like the lesbian pizza incident and the most nervous “Hi” ever spoken by a human being. I learned more. I laughed more. I lived more. I got in great shape, read more books, and improved my social skills. I wrote Mini Habits, which became an international bestseller, and is being translated into a dozen languages. I found I could mess up and still win. What's the New Way to Cure Perfectionism? The old way was to persuade people to “let go” of their need for perfection and hope they can do it. The new way is to persuade people to take simple, but highly-strategic actions, which let them effortlessly experience the process of “letting go" of perfectionism. Over time, these behaviors become habitual and the changes last. The old way was to tell perfectionists fight against and resist all perfectionistic thinking. The new way is to utilize the perfectionist's current desires by redirecting them to healthier applications, resulting in more success with less stress. The old way is based on popular but ineffective traditions of behavioral change, such as motivation-driven living, emotional manipulation, and an overall focus on the self instead of strategy. The new way starts with a deep understanding of how emotion, motivation, fear, action, ambition, desire for comfort, desire for safety, and our insecurities interact with one another to push us to a default state of perfectionism. Which of those factors do we focus on to reverse perfectionism? Well, you've got to read the book to find out the best strategies! What You'll DiscoverThe lesser known, but most damaging form of perfectionism almost every person hasA simple-to-apply technique to have unshakable confidenceWhy perfectionism hurts performance, and the rare exception where it helpsDetailed and customized solutions for these five subsets of perfectionism: need for approval, rumination, unrealistic expectations, concern over mistakes, and doubts about actionsFun illustrations with a powerful message to begin each chapter...and much more! Imperfectionism Is Freedom Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. For example, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color outside the lines is considered a mistake that must be corrected. Imperfectionism frees us to live outside the lines, where possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgment is minimal. While the freedom from imperfectionism is impactful, it does not preclude us from having problems. Imperfectionists aren’t so ironic as to have perfect lives, they’re just happier, healthier, and more productive at doing what matters. If that sounds good to you, take the first step into imperfectionism and start reading How To Be An Imperfectionist right now!

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Of Perfectionism

Author : Sarah J. Egan
ISBN : 9781462527649
Genre : Psychology
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This practical resource provides an evidence-based framework for treating clients struggling with perfectionism, whether as the main presenting problem or in conjunction with depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Using a case formulation approach, the authors draw on their extensive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) experience to present specific techniques and interventions. Coverage spans treatment planning, the therapeutic alliance, key obstacles that may arise, relapse prevention, and emerging research. Reproducible assessment scales and 36 patient handouts are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Author : Liisa Kyle
ISBN : 1544298781
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Are you "picky," have too high standards, and rarely find things "good enough"? Perhaps you see yourself as a "control freak" or an outright "perfectionist." Perfectionism can get us far in life...yet left unchecked, it can take a hefty toll. Liisa Kyle, Ph.D. has developed a comprehensive approach to help you overcome your perfectionism with proven techniques and tools. In this practical guide you will learn: * what perfectionism really is * how your perfectionism affects you and others * three essential truths to overcome perfectionism * how to vanquish the false beliefs and fundamental fears that fuel your perfectionism * techniques to release your need for control * how to shift from anxiety to serenity * tools to transform your judgment to observation * ways to shift from dissatisfaction to acceptance...and even better...appreciation * how to put it all together to create a life you love If you are ready to overcome your perfectionism, here is the step-by-step guide to do just that. Liisa Kyle walks you through effective ways to disrupt each element of perfectionism with tools she's developed over the past twenty years of coaching individuals, facilitating groups, and delivering inventive workshops on four continents. Tags perfectionism, perfectionist, model of perfectionism, overcoming perfectionism, too hard on yourself, never good enough, chronic dissatisfaction, judgmental, good enough, anxiety, picky, self-imposed rules, control freak, personal development, personal growth, self-improvement, improve relationships, acceptance, gratitude, serenity, self-growth

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