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How to Harness the Power of Perfectionistic Actions Without Losing Yourself

Tuesday 28th November 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

Many doers, go-getters, high-achievers and strivers love to do things the ‘right’ or ‘perfect way’, constantly think about how to be better, struggle dropping the ball, and are petrified at the idea of making mistakes. They also report being more ‘productive’ than ever but still feel like they aren’t doing enough.

The challenge with perfectionistic actions is that if they go unchecked, they can unfold into dissatisfaction, sadness, loneliness, shame, and a pattern of actions that are out of alignment with their values.

Drawing from research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this workshop will guide participants to shift from unworkable behaviours towards values-based action so they can harness the power of perfectionistic actions without losing themselves.

In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Check when perfectionistic behaviours make their lives better or miserable;
  • Sit with the terrible discomfort that comes with living in an imperfect world;
  • Put in action acceptance skills to handle the internal messiness they go through when things go wrong;
  • Accept themselves as they are instead of as they wish to be;
  • Practice flexible living when considering their personal values;
  • Foster self-compassion practices to handle those harsh, criticising and negative narratives that show up in their minds;
  • Practice three micro-skills to live in an imperfect and unpredictable world: decision-making, getting things done without losing one’s self, and finding a sustainable rhythm to do what matters.
🏷️ Price £30 (UK VAT inclusive)
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