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Unhealthy Perfectionism

Unhealthy Perfectionism
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Online:  90 mins

Group Size:  5 - 30

Audience:  All employees, but particularly those in the early stages of their careers


A healthy striving for excellence is a positive attribute. When people with a healthy striving for excellence fail, they are able to stand back, reflect objectively on their mistakes and learn from them. Conversely, people with unhealthy perfectionism will have unrealistically high expectations and standards for themselves and others. These standards may be attainable, but at significant negative consequence and can be a huge cause of stress and mental ill health.

This course will give participants the skills to identify the difference between a healthy striving for excellence and unhealthy perfectionism. The course teaches delegates practical skills to address unhealthy perfectionism in themselves and create positive change.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between healthy striving for excellence and unhealthy perfectionism.
  • Identify behaviours and signals associated with developing unhealthy perfectionism.
  • Understand the thoughts and feelings that drive these behaviours and the impact of unhealthy perfectionism on their mental health.
  • Understand their own Stress Signature and how they can support their own mental health and wellbeing
  • Know internal support and resources - signpost colleagues and access for themselves