The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance
A Perfectionism Workbook
If you feel an intense pressure to be perfect, this evidence-based workbook offers real strategies based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you develop a more balanced and healthy perspective.
Do you hold yourself—and perhaps others—to extremely high standards?
Do you criticize yourself for every imperfection or mistake?
Do you ruminate about what you should have done?
Do you diminish your accomplishments and feel "less than" no matter how much you accomplish?
Do you procrastinate certain tasks because you’re afraid you won’t carry them out perfectly?
If you’ve answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, chances are you’re a perfectionist. And while there’s nothing wrong with hard work and high standards, perfectionism can also take over your life if you let it. So, how can you find balance?
With this workbook, you’ll identify the root causes of your perfectionism and the ways it is negatively impacting your life. Rather than measuring your self-worth by productivity and accomplishments, you’ll learn to exercise self-compassion, and extend that compassion to others. You’ll also learn ways to prioritize the things that really matter to you, without focusing on attaining fixed goals.
Life isn’t perfect, and neither are we. If you’re ready to break free from out-of-control perfectionism and start living a richer, fuller life, this perfectionism workbook will help you get started. Get your copy today!
Praise for The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
—Jonice Webb, PhD, nationally recognized pioneer in the area of childhood emotional neglect, and best-selling author of Running on Empty and Running on Empty No More
—Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, parent coach, and best-selling author of Shame-Proof Parenting
—John M. Grohol, PsyD, founder and editor-in-chief of www.psychcentral.com
—Melvin Varghese, PhD, psychologist, and founder of Selling The Couch
—Melody Wilding, LMSW, peak performance coach, and adjunct professor of human behavior at The City University of New York
—Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, integrative trauma therapist, and host of the Therapy Chat podcast
About the Author
Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW is an experienced psychotherapist, mental health writer, and recovering perfectionist. In her new perfectionism workbook, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion to help you overcome perfectionism by addressing the underlying anxiety, fear of not being good enough, and feelings of inadequacy. The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism is full of practical exercises -- many of the same strategies that Sharon uses with her own clients to help them reclaim their self-worth and finally let go of the constant need to achieve. Sharon writes the popular blog Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today and maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.