Dear Anxiety Podcast ·

Episode 2: Tackling the Perfectionism Monster

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Many of us think perfectionism is about having really high standards for achievement. Sometimes that’s true, but perfectionism isn’t always about getting things right. Often, it’s about avoidance, unhealthy comparisons, negative self-talk, and anxiety over showing up as you really are. Listen as Ed Crasnick and Renee Jain explore strategies for putting perfectionists on a path toward self-acceptance. Highlights include:

  • What is perfectionism and where does it come from?
  • So, is perfectionism healthy or unhealthy?
  • Negative self-talk and self-criticism: hallmarks of perfectionism
  • Roleplay: talking to your young, procrastinating perfectionist
  • Itty-bitty steps: creating “failure-proof” plans
  • Why failures and mistakes lead to success
  • Using stories to talk about perfectionism


Check out the Science of Perfectionism Kit: A Short Story and Interactive Journal for Kids 8+

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Dear Anxiety is a podcast for all ages to talk about the difficult emotions so many of us struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your family, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and founder of GoZen!

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