When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - This book has been awarded the association for behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy CBT principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties.

And while perfectionists are often praised for their abilities, being constantly anxious about details can hold you back and keep you from reaching your full potential. Great product! As you complete the exercises in this book, you'll find it easier and easier to keep worries at bay and enjoy life — imperfections and all.

When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism #ad - It's only natural to want to avoid making mistakes, but imperfection is a part of being human. This guide also includes tips for dealing with other perfectionists and discussions about how perfectionism is linked to worry, social anxiety, depression, anger, and body image. In this fully revised and updated second edition of when perfect Isn't Good Enough, explore the impact of perfectionism on your life, you'll discover the root cause of your perfectionism, and find new, proven-effective coping skills to help you overcome your anxiety about making mistakes.

Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - 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.

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. 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.

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook #ad - 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.

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.

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Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control

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Ballantine Books #ad - 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. Ballantine Books. For many of us, perfectionism can bring life's most desired rewards. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, attempting to direct the future, trying to satisfy everyone, and feeling that we are failing.

In too perfect, Dr. For workaholics or neat freaks, for anyone who fears change or making mistakes, TOO PERFECT offers revealing self-tests, is excessively frugal or obstinate, fascinating case histories, needs rigid rules, and practical strategies to help us overcome obsessiveness and reclaim our right to happiness.

Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control #ad - . But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high.

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Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - 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. 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.

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. The study found that those who had read the book experienced a statistically significant reduction of self-criticalness, Mintz,  Mindfulness, a result that was still maintained at a six weeks follow-up Wimberley, & Suh, Nov.

Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control #ad - A revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism! A recent, randomized study—published by Mindfulness Journal—shows that Present Perfect is effective as a standalone intervention. 2015. In present perfect, you'll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection.

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. Ballantine Books. 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.

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The Perfectionism Workbook: Proven Strategies to End Procrastination, Accept Yourself, and Achieve Your Goals

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Althea Press #ad - In the perfectionism workbook, taylor delivers practical, set healthy goals, effective exercises to help you change the way you view yourself, and find contentment in your daily life. The perfectionism workbook is a hands-on guide especially designed to identify and resolve the root causes of perfectionism.

. It these pages you will find:a perfectionism overview that will help you understand the illusion of perfectionism, why it doesn’t work, and what you can do to treat your perfectionism. The 5 tendencies of toxic perfectionism: Need for approval and pleasing others; Procrastination, inaction, and paralysis; Fear of making mistakes; Highly self-critical; Judgment of self and others.

Practical strategies based on the principles of CBT, and acceptance that will help you quiet your critical inner voice, conquer procrastination, mindfulness, and develop true self-worth. Real-world examples of perfectionism that will provide meaningful opportunity for insight and reflection into your own perfectionism.

The Perfectionism Workbook: Proven Strategies to End Procrastination, Accept Yourself, and Achieve Your Goals #ad - Perfectionism can have serious consequences, both mentally and physically. Ballantine Books. But there is a solution―and it can be found in the pages The Perfectionism Workbook. However, those same aspirations can also turn into perfectionism, which causes us to put unrealistic pressure on ourselves and set impossible standards that negatively influence how we think and act.

In his work as a clinical therapist, eating disorders, Taylor Newendorp has successfully used cognitive behavioral therapy CBT to help countless patients who live with the immense pressure of perfectionism and other related issues such as OCD, anxiety disorders, or depression.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Perfectionism

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The Guilford Press #ad - 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. This practical resource provides an evidence-based framework for treating clients struggling with perfectionism, eating disorders, whether as the main presenting problem or in conjunction with depression, anxiety disorders, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Perfectionism #ad - . Using a case formulation approach, the authors draw on their extensive cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT experience to present specific techniques and interventions. Ballantine Books. Coverage spans treatment planning, relapse prevention, key obstacles that may arise, the therapeutic alliance, and emerging research.

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How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism

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Selective Entertainment LLC #ad - This book applies the science of behavior modification directly to the roots of perfectionism, resulting in a new and superior method for change. Ballantine Books. Imperfectionists aren’t so ironic as to have perfect lives: they’re just happier, healthier, and more productive at doing what matters. How to be an imperfectionist The New Way to Self Acceptance Fearless Living and Freedom from Perfectionism.

How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism #ad - Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. From an early age, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color that strays outside the lines is considered to be a mistake that must be avoided. The new way is to show people how simple but highly strategic "mini actions” can empower them to gradually and effortlessly “let go" of perfectionism.

Imperfectionism, however, frees us to live outside the lines, mistakes are allowed, where possibilities are infinite, and self-judgment is minimal. The old way to approach perfectionism was to inspire people to “let go” of their need for perfection and hope they could do it.

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Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using scientifically supported cognitive behavioural techniques Overcoming Books

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Robinson #ad - Such high levels of perfectionism, can turn against success and develop into unhealthy obsession, often driven by low self-esteem, such as anxiety, triggering serious mental-health problems, 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 relapseOVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using scientifically supported cognitive behavioural techniques Overcoming Books #ad - But sometimes whatever we do just isn't good enough; we want to be too perfect and start setting unrealistic goals. How to be an imperfectionist The New Way to Self Acceptance Fearless Living and Freedom from Perfectionism. Many guides in the overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

Series editor: Professor Peter Cooper Ballantine Books. 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.

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - A final chapter of the book offers parents simple ways to help their children avoid forming a tyrannical inner critic. The inner critic is the voice in our heads that whispers, whines, and needles us into poor self-esteem and self-confidence. This subtle, unfair comparisons, powerful technique turns internal self-criticisms into 'you' statements that can be evaluated objectively and exposed as the gross exaggerations, or flat out lies they really are.

Learn to use a variety of techniques to help release your inner critic's stranglehold and combat its subversive effect on your career achievement, intimate relationships, and sexuality. Conquer your critical inner Voice presents a revolutionary new strategy for dealing with the inner critic: externalizing it.

Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations #ad - It thinks it is protecting us from being hurt or feeling abandoned, but all it really does is reinforce our feelings of shame and guilt, sabotage our intimate relationships, and incline us to self-destructive behaviors. Ballantine Books. How to be an imperfectionist The New Way to Self Acceptance Fearless Living and Freedom from Perfectionism.

This book takes you through the step-by-step process of learning how to keep track of your negative thoughts, analyze their reality, and recognize how they impact your life. It edits our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits our actions.

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Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing "Never Good Enough"

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Independently published #ad - Full of commonsense advice for parents and teachers, and a good helping of humor, the logical strategies will be easy to try at home and at school. Jane hesslein, M. A. Humanities teacher, seattle country Day School and former Board member, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Ballantine Books. An expert in the care and feeding of gifted children, she shares her expertise on her website, giftedguru.

Com. What others are saying“finally, a book on perfectionism that delivers on its promise of managing the "never good enough" lives … highly-readable and engaging … marries theory and practice with exquisite clarity … sound advice. James R. The definitive practical guide to managing perfectionismFor perfectionists of all types, build resilience, whether children or adults, this practical guide explains myths about perfectionism and provides a new paradigm with practical steps to turn the negative into positive, and develop optimism.

Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing "Never Good Enough" #ad - . For parents, teachers, or even a tween or teen, this readable book will guide you through the maze and struggle of perfectionism, a teacher, and Even Young ReadersWhether you're a parent, helping you implement the strategies that will work for you. Research-based, mindset, everyday life ApprovedPerfectionism translates the research on goal setting, perseverance, and habits into tips and hacks for taming the perfectionist in all of us.

Legacy award winnerperfectionism is the winner of the 2018 TAGT Legacy Award for the best book for parents of the gifted. About the authorlisa van gemert is an educator, widely-known speaker, and the former Youth and Education Ambassador for Mensa.

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The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done

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Instant Help #ad - The perfectionism workbook for Teens Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done. How to be an imperfectionist The New Way to Self Acceptance Fearless Living and Freedom from Perfectionism. Ballantine Books. While perfectionism is often associated with positive traits, like depression, dysfunctional perfectionism is destructive and can lead to anxiety, ambition, low self-esteem, such as conscientiousness, procrastination, relationship problems, and a number of mental health concerns, and pride in good work, and self-harm.

With the perfectionism workbook for teens, you’ll gain a clear understanding of what perfectionism is and learn to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism so you’ll be better able to manage your own and others’ expectations. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, this workbook will help you develop the self-compassion and mindfulness tools you need to counteract the negative effects of perfectionism and develop new, healthy skills for boosting your self-confidence.

In our high-pressure society, it’s easy to hold ourselves and others to impossibly high standards. Using powerful tools drawn from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies, and build the skills you need to combat negative behaviors based in perfectionism, you’ll learn to identify your perfectionist thoughts, discover new ways of responding to your critical inner voice, like chronic procrastination.

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And when we fail to meet those standards—as we inevitably do—we may become overly critical of ourselves, or lash out toward others.

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