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🌞 Happy Mindful Monday.
I can’t wait to see you all on Wednesday for our next Uplifters Workshop! We are calling this one The Curse of the Good Girl (a name borrowed frombrilliant book). It’s all happening this Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 PM ET!
So many of my clients have spent their lives doing what was “right”, what was expected, and receiving praise and reinforcement for being “good”.
Along the way, I've noticed that this superpower is also slowly dragging us into the dirt. Our need to be "good" has left so many of us exhausted, depleted, disconnected and frustrated.
Researchers have identified two primary dimensions of perfectionism: "adaptive" and "maladaptive" perfectionism. Adaptive perfectionism involves setting high personal standards and striving for excellence without experiencing excessive self-criticism or concern about mistakes. Maladaptive perfectionism, on the other hand, involves setting unrealistic standards, being overly self-critical, and experiencing significant distress when unable to meet those standards. Maladaptive perfectionism has been linked to increased levels of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harm, and other psychological difficulties. Longitudinal studies have found that maladaptive perfectionism can predict the onset and maintenance of these mental health problems.
As Beth Carroll from our latest episode shares, it’s only when we share our scars that we open ourselves up for full impact and connection.
In our workshop this Wednesdaywill join us to explore the benefits and hazards of our own expectations and the beauty, ease, freedom, and intimacy that can happen when we let ourselves be fully, messily human.
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