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The Link Between Perfectionism, Anxiety and Depression

The Link Between Perfectionism, Anxiety and Depression 0

Perfectionism creates anxiety and depression.

Not all people who have anxiety are perfectionists, but many people who are perfectionists are anxious and/or depressed.

Perfectionism is a tough taskmaster. The drive to be perfect and have everything around you be perfect is a ball and chain that holds you back and bogs you down.

The truth is, you can’t be perfect. Other people can’t be perfect. Things can’t go perfectly.

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk 0

You can be your own worst enemy. Negative critical messages you say to yourself can rev up your stress, hold you back, and take you down!

When I was devouring self-help books in my 30’s, one of the books I read was “Mind Traps.” It’s a huge book but the basic concept is simple: What you say to yourself is important. You don’t have to keep repeating the negative messages.

The book spurred me on to notice what I was saying to myself.

Read on for:

  • examples of negative self-talk
  • 3 Steps for How to Stop Negative Self-talk, and
  • a negative self-talk extinguishing exercise
How Does Hypnosis Work?

How Does Hypnosis Work? 0

Hypnosis won’t make you cluck like a chicken or jump up when a bell rings . . . unless you want it to.

These sorts of stage hypnosis antics have the unfortunate side effect of making people worry that if they get hypnotized they will do weird things they don’t want to do. The reality is people don’t come away from hypnosis doing anything that they don’t want to do.

Click Read More to learn about:

  • How hypnosis works 
  • What hypnosis feels like
  • Can I be hypnotized? 
  • What is Hypnotherapy? 
  • Why working with the subconscious is so helpful
  • What issues hypnosis can help you with
  • The Dynamic Duo: working with the conscious and subconscious for change