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Posts Tagged ‘coping with perfectionists’

Achieving a Healthy Work-life Balance

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A former U.S. Gallup Poll report highlights that the average full-time American worker engages in work-related activities for more than 47 hours on average each week. This has become substantially more than even Western European nations as Germany and Sweden that work on average of 35 hours a week.… Read the rest →

Overcoming Challenges in Perfectionism

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perfectionismAs college students are entering their campuses either for the first time or returning back to their post-secondary aspirations, recent studies are confirming that young people are embracing more perfectionistic tendencies within the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom than ever before.Read the rest →

How to Take Control of Automatic Thoughts

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By Aubrey Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor


How often do you think of things that you “should” or “have to” do? I’m not talking about taking a shower, going to school, or paying your bills. No, I mean thoughts like, “I have to be perfect”, “I should not make mistakes”, “I should not need help”, “I should be happy all of the time”, “I have to ______”…fill in the blank.… Read the rest →

Identifying the Three Fundamental Fears: Death, Abandonment and Failure.

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by Jen DuBos, MA LPC

People can be afraid of literally anything:

Snakes. Sleep. Germs. Airplanes. Malls. Relationships. Pogo sticks. Even a toothbrush going through the back of your head.

But as varied as one’s external, concrete fear may be, they can all be melted down to one primal fear: Xenophobia – Fear of the unknown.… Read the rest →