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Treating Perfectionism: Podcast 028

Treating Perfectionism: Podcast 028

 
 
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This podcast is the narrated version of my article Treating Perfectionism: 3 Therapy Strategies.

Sandy’s militant perfectionism had left her isolated and lonely. Here’s how I helped her change her thinking style.

In this episode I talk about:

  • It’s lonely being perfect, especially when you’re not
  • What’s wrong with having high standards?
  • The tyranny of perfectionism
  • Describe the pattern
  • Encourage a wider context
  • Encourage downtime

Or watch this episode of the podcast on video below:

References/Notes:

  1. Hewitt, P.L., Flett, G.L., Ediger, E. (1995). Perfectionism Traits and Perfectionistic Self-Presentation in Eating Disorder Attitudes, Characteristics, and Symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18(4). 317-326. DOI: 10.1.1.458.8328.
  2. Sutandar-Pinnock, K., Woodside, D.B., Carter, J.C., Olmsted, M.P., and Kaplan, A.S. (2003). Perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa: A 6-24-month follow-up study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 33(2). 225-229. DOI: 10.1002/eat.10127.
  3. See: Seligman, M. (2006). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.

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