When Perfect Isn't Good Enough by Martin Antony
Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism

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It's only natural to want to avoid making mistakes, but imperfection is a part of being human. And while perfectionists are often praised for their abilities, being constantly anxious about details can hold you back and keep you from reaching your full potential.


In this fully revised and updated second edition of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, you'll discover the root cause of your perfectionism, explore the impact of perfectionism on your life, and find new, proven-effective coping skills to help you overcome your anxiety about making mistakes. This guide also includes tips for dealing with other perfectionists and discussions about how perfectionism is linked to worry, depression, anger, social anxiety, and body image. As you complete the exercises in this book, you'll find it easier and easier to keep worries at bay and enjoy life — imperfections and all.


This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.


 

About Martin Antony

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Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor of The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than 25 other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media. Karen Rowa, PhD, is a psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo and completed her predoctoral training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre before joining the faculty. Her research interests involve understanding ways to improve treatment outcome for anxiety disorders. She has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters on the anxiety disorders and related topics. She is actively involved in clinical research, practice, teaching, and education.
 
Published February 1, 2009 by New Harbinger Publications. 312 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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