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Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Your day begins by stepping on the scale in the morning. This number dictates how the rest of your day goes.

Think back to high school, if you dare. You just found out you got a 94% on your Chemistry test. Were you ecstatic with your A? Or were you ashamed that you fell short of a perfect score? With perfectionism, we tend to experience guilt and shame in the absence of perfection, though we know that perfection is unattainable and unrealistic.

The problem with perfectionism is that we believe it is the goal, the expectation, a must.
And without it, we come to believe that we are “less than” and worthless. Unfortunately, there is no “middle ground” and mediocrity is not an option. So, perfectionism and procrastination go hand in hand.

Anorexia

Do you have a junk drawer? A messy closet? A corner of your desk you have been avoiding? Avoidance in areas like this serves as a coping skill we use to help protect ourselves from the beliefs that we are bad because we aren’t perfect. It’s easier to close a junk drawer and ignore the junk than it is to see the junk, and internalize fault for having junk in the first place. The solution? Learning to believe that your behavior and your achievement do not determine your value.

The eating disorder specialists at Bricolage are familiar with the struggles you’re eating disorder brings to session.

At Bricolage Wellness, we will provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to talk about your experiences related to the cycle of perfection, shame, and burnout. We will help you make sense of the feelings that come up when you think about your experience of “falling short” or feeling “less than”. You will be given a safe outlet to process your frustrations, identify growth opportunities, and implement some strategies to support your goal of lowering the stakes, and loving yourself more.

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

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