Why Perfectionism is Not Really Perfect

Why Perfectionism is Not Really Perfect

Perfectionism is an interesting idea. Many consider this term a compliment, some pride themselves of being a perfectionist, whilst some would even say that they wish they are a bit more of a perfectionist.  However, as a psychologist, I have to say that a huge chunk...
How to be OK with NOT being perfect

How to be OK with NOT being perfect

In my previous career, I spent many years focussing on error; of technique, resonance, intonation or phrasing. It was possible to rehearse endlessly, and difficult to decide when to stop. When was I finished? Sometimes all that attention to error made it difficult to...
Take a mindfulness moment for your senses

Take a mindfulness moment for your senses

The re-entry into the post-lockdown world can be a daunting and exhausting task for some. I have noticed several clients speaking of their uncertainty about how to adjust to the outside world again. I certainly have noticed that my own social stamina is not what it...