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Insight Into Perfectionism

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Chris Ledger & Wendy Bray
Waverley Abbey Insight Series

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 help 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 with which many people struggle today.

About the Authors:

Chris Ledger worked for 16 years as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in the NHS, and is now in private practice. She enjoys speaking at Christian meetings both in the UK and abroad. Chris has written two books, and co-authored some of the CWR insight series. She leads the Prayer Ministry Team at Greyfriars Church, Reading, where she and her husband John are Licensed Lay Ministers.

Wendy Bray is a freelance writer and journalist. She has written ten books, contributed to numerous others and writes features for a wide range of publications. Her first book In the Palm of God's Hand - an honest but humorous diary account of living with cancer - won the biography prize in the Christian Book Awards 2002.

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