Perfectionists are frequently described as being motivated by the fear of failing

When you have such high expectations for yourself it can be impossible at times to feel happy and content.

The idea of appearing outwardly perfect whilst knowing that you want to distract, or hide, any attention that may be drawn to your own imperfections.

Learning to recognise Perfectionism

Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

“I don’t want people to see me do anything unless I am perfect at it”

“If I admit that I can’t do something I feel I have failed. Anyone seeing this is just the worst thing that could happen to me”

If so, then you may well be a perfectionist.

Workplace and other relationships can also be in the firing line, what do you expect from them? Perfection too?

What about Perfectionism and anxiety disorders?

The need for you exceed outstanding in every aspect of your life means that worry creeps in:

Constantly checking what’s not good enough.

Anxious thoughts, that keep replaying in black and white.

The link is strong and hard to break. Perfect just becomes part of your identity.

How can hypnotherapy alongside psychotherapy help?

The combination of using both therapies compliment each other in helping to work with the issues being experienced.

  • I will create a safe space for you to face your fears.
  • We will explore how to reduce those fears.
  • I will help you to begin looking at things from a different perspective.
  • You will learn to start having more realistic thought processes.
  • I will help you change the unconscious thought patterns that have been created.

“When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver!”

– Brene Brown