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What Is Perfectionism?

by Dr Emma Gray - 9th June, 2018
What Is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is when trying to do your best tips over into a desire to perform at the highest possible level in most things. Clinical Perfectionism is when this desire becomes something that you NEED to do in order to feel ok about yourself and when you fall short of this unrelenting standard you harshly criticise yourself. Do you suffer from Clinical Perfectionism? Ask yourself the following questions to see if you are suffering with Clinical Perfectionism: Do you feel that you must be the best at most of what you […]...

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How To Cope With Self-Harm – 3 Steps

 In this blog I am going to explain a 3-step approach to cope with Self-Harm. Self-harm is a discrete episode where someone intentionally harms themselves when distressed and that harm reduces the distress. The urge to self-harm is usually impossible to resist and those that harm themselves are frequently unable to tell anyone and if they do people are often unable to listen or understand. Self-harm is both a serious and complex issue and so needs a short-term, medium-term and long-term plan to tackle it. 1. Short term Plan […]...

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An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake – Part 2

 In the first part of this blog we looked at how to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking, now let’s look at how to make those changes last. If you have found that you are drinking because you NEED to and you have decided to reduce your intake it is important to find another way of coping with whatever is ‘driving you to drink’ otherwise you will find that you won’t be able to keep the changes that you make going. Follows this 2 step approach to […]...

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The Psychological Reasons For Prince’s Exceptional Creativity, Drug Addiction And Untimely Death: Part 3

In the first two articles, we explored the framework to Prince’s exceptional creativity as well as the environment which turned that creative potential into success. In this final article, we explore the psychological Achilles’ heel which created a vulnerability to addiction and likely led to his untimely death. As a reclusive lone male, without a family of his own, we might predict that Prince’s sense of self worth would build from where he derived the greatest appreciation and validation, namely, the area he truly excelled at, his work. Without ‘normal’ […]...

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