Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015
Pamela Bohan, RP, CGT
There are many aspects of our culture that dispose us to perfectionism. It shows up inn our work; in parenting; pursuing health and fitness; at school; in relation to body image and more. It interferes with life satisfaction and relationships. Frankly I don’t know of a single person who isn’t impacted in some way. During this lecture you will have the opportunity to participate in gentle experiments and take away tips for staying with your own process.
We will cover:
- A definition for perfectionism that illustrates the needs hidden behind the maladaptive behaviours and thinking.
- The relational nature of shame and the other negative outcomes of perfectionism.
- How shifting your focus from achievement to process can bring you more enjoyment and success.
- How accepting your “flaws” can improve your relationships and reduce loneliness.
- An experiment that will bring you closer to self-acceptance, comfort and love.