Insight into Perfectionism




Stop striving and live freely in God’s accepting presence
Perfectionism is usually a vicious cycle of fastidious habits from which it is hard to escape. Perfectionists assess their self-worth on the basis of their performance – and often do the same to others. Discover the causes of perfectionism and gain practical pointers to deal with it – for yourself or others.

Issues covered include:

  • What perfectionism is and how it develops
  • What physical and emotional responses / symptoms it causes
  • How to find a ‘balanced perfectionism’
  • How to ‘go on and grow on’ into spiritual rest and confidence

Each chapter includes case studies, activities, a reflection and a prayer. With a Foreward by Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading, this book will kelp those struggling with perfectionism and those seeking to help and counsel them.

The Waverley Abbey Insight Series is based on one-day seminars held by CWR at Waverley Abbey House to give insight into some key issues that many people struggle with today.

The Insight series covers many of the big topics of our time in an accessible and practical way. We thoroughly recommend them. – Patrick & Diane Regan, Kintsugi Hope

About the authors

Chris Ledger worked as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in the NHS, and now has a private practice. She enjoys speaking at Christian meetings and is a regular tutor on CWR’s Insight days, also co-authoring several books in the Insight series. At Greyfriar’s Church, Reading, she is a licensed lay minister, and in her spare time enjoys having fun with her five grandchildren.
Wendy Bray’s first book In the Palm of God’s Hand (with BRF) won the biography prize at The Christian Book Awards in 2002. Since then she has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, and written countless features and Bible-reading notes. Currently training for Anglican ordination at Trinity College, Bristol, Wendy has a special interest in exploring the way in which we understand and express our faith during times of illness and suffering. She is married with two adult children and lives (mainly) in Devon.

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