How To Escape the Trap of Toxic Perfectionism

Presented by

Harriet Waley-Cohen, speaker and certify coach

About this talk

The media tells women that they must be slim, successful, ambitious, fabulously and fashionably turned out, have a beautiful home that looks interior magazine perfect, throw dinner parties with intricate menus, bake organic cakes for the school charity sale, model glowing skin, meditate before dawn and be calm at all times… The ideals that are put forward are unrealistic at best, and perpetuate the toxicity of striving for perfectionism at worst. This has a detrimental effect on women’s confidence, self-esteem, health, happiness, relationships and career. In this webinar, different aspects and consequences of perfectionism will be explored. A different paradigm will be put forward that supports women in finally abandoning the shame of not being perfect: progress and self-validation. The focus will be on: What a life of celebrating progress looks and feels like How progress rather than perfection supports self-esteem and confidence. Practical tools for shifting to the empowering attitude of progress and self-validation.

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