The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast

How to Develop Chronic Anxiety and Fear of Failure: A Perfectionism Story

March 06, 2022 The Formulation Station Episode 17
The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast
How to Develop Chronic Anxiety and Fear of Failure: A Perfectionism Story
Show Notes

Welcome to The Formulation Station: A Psychology Podcast with your co-hosts, Dr. Aimee Maxwell and Jessica Graham!  On today’s episode, we discuss all things goals and Perfectionism, including

·       What is perfectionism?

·       How can perfectionism show up?          

·       Ever shifting goal posts of perfectionism 

·       Pros and cons of perfectionism

·       Challenging perfectionistic beliefs and setting more workable standards

We also discuss perfectionism on Therapy Corner, and Jess and Aimee shared the Psychcesses and human moments this week. If you have a question you want answered during our Therapy Corner segment, DM us on Instagram @theformulationstationpodcast or email us at theformulationstation@gmail.com

As mentioned in today’s episode, the world is a very uncertain place right now, with the war In Ukraine and the floods across Queensland and New South Wales. Jess and Aimee stand with the people of Ukraine and stand with the victims of the flood crisis. Now, more than ever, is the time that we need to unite as humans for peace- “for in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal,” John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

 If you would like to donate or show support for the Ukranian people, or those impacted by the flood crisis in Australia, see below:

·       https://www.redcross.org.au/ukraine/

·       https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/25/how-can-australians-help-the-people-of-ukraine

·       https://www.redcross.org.au/floodsappeal/

·       https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/02/australia-east-coast-floods-nsw-qld-flood-assistance-how-to-help-those-affected-flooding

Here are also links to the self-help resources for perfectionism discussed in today’s episode:

·       https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Perfectionism

·       https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-act-workbook-for-perfectionism-jennifer-kemp/book/9781684038077.html

If the content discussed in today’s episode triggered anything for you, please reach out to one of the below organisations:

·       Lifeline 24/7 – 13 11 14 

·       Suicide Callback Service - 1300 659 467

·       Butterfly Foundation 8am-Midnight - (for individuals with eating disorders) 1800 334 673

·       Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

·       DV Connect Womensline - 1800 811 811

·       DV Connect Mensline - 1800 600 636

·       Mensline Australia - 1300 78 99 78

·       Alcohol & Drug Service - 1800 177 833

·       Anxiety Resource Centre Vic (Nation Wide) - 1300 269 438