SESSION 1

 

Introduction

 

Is it common for people to tell you “You’re such a perfectionist” or “You have to do things perfectly”?

 

 

While it is good to seek high standards, it can also be upsetting when perfectionism becomes unhelpful. For example, do you need to perfect tasks and attend to details such that it takes a much longer time to finish a task without adding great value to the final outcome?

This can be stressful and a lot of time is spent worrying about one’s ability to do well, be it in studies, sports, leisure, appearance or social situations. This type of unhelpful perfectionism can result in self-criticism, low self-esteem, poor performance, stress, anxiety and low mood.

“Overcoming perfectionism" is an online guided self-help that helps you defeat unhelpful perfectionism. You can learn skills to be more flexible and free, to like yourself, to be kind to yourself and to enjoy your life without lowering your performance.

We recommend you do 2 sessions a week over the next 4 weeks to best learn and use the skills in this program.