Perfectionism: Finding the Joy in Letting Go


It has been said that perfectionism is a trait that makes life an endless report card on accomplishments or appearances. The tendency toward perfectionism has increased significantly among young people over the past 30 years. It can be associated with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and even suicide. The needs to feel accepted and to be cared about tend to drive perfectionism and without treatment, may get worse over time.

Perfectionists strive for flawlessness in themselves and/or in others. If you’re wondering whether you have these tendencies, the chances are that you do to one degree or another. After this class you will be able to:

  • Define and recognize traits of perfectionism in self and/or child
  • Recognize problems associated with perfectionism
  • Apply action steps to reduce perfectionism in yourself and/or your child