Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Procrastination and Perfectionism

Posted by Candace Smith on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : Common Problems 


Think of something you have procrastinated on recently.  What were some of your thoughts and feelings about the task that influenced your decision to procrastinate?  

I work a lot with my clients on this issue, as it seems to affect everyone in different ways.  I have found that perfectionism is often the underlying (and often unconscious) issue that lies beneath procrastination.  We often feel as though we need to be able to do something 'all the way' or in a 'perfect' way before we can get s...


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What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

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Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Procrastination and Perfectionism

Posted by Candace Smith on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : Common Problems 


Think of something you have procrastinated on recently.  What were some of your thoughts and feelings about the task that influenced your decision to procrastinate?  

I work a lot with my clients on this issue, as it seems to affect everyone in different ways.  I have found that perfectionism is often the underlying (and often unconscious) issue that lies beneath procrastination.  We often feel as though we need to be able to do something 'all the way' or in a 'perfect' way before we can get s...


Continue reading ...
 

What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

Continue reading ...