Tag Archive: perfectionist

Nov 09

I Can’t Stand It! (ACT)


This week began with me spending three or four hours writing up a summary of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for one of the people I saw two days ago.  For those of you who haven’t heard the term, ACT is the “hot” new approach to therapy (although much of it dates back thousands of years to …

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Jun 18

The Pressure of Perfectionism

  In today’s society, many people struggle with the desire to be perfect. Perfectionism is the view that anything done in a less than perfect fashion is unacceptable.  In a PowerPoint presentation found at this website <http://www.slideshare.net/jmarten/its-okay-to-make-mistakes-overcoming-perfectionism> , Jennifer Marten explains how striving for perfection can take away from personal happiness and success. Perfectionists can …

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