- PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A SCHEDULE CONFLICT, OUR SESSION ON OCT. 18TH WILL BE MEETING AT 1 PM INSTEAD OF 10:00 AM. (Times are Central Time)
- “Present Perfect” by Pavel Somov, PH.D.
- We will be sharing in this book through mid-December.
- 10 am Central Time
Long Distance Option Available via Zoom, see registration link.
We will be sharing in the book “Present Perfect” by Pavel Somov through mid-December. It is a mindful approach to letting go of perfectionism and the need for control. Not only will we be looking at overcoming perfectionism, but also overcoming guilt, shame, mindlessness, and rehabilitating our self-view with self-acceptance. This will assist us in our wellness journey in relieving stress and losing weight.
The book is available in print and on Kindle. I will also make handouts for our sessions if you are unable to purchase the book.
“This brilliant and practical new book is designed to help alleviate the excess stress and dissatisfaction of perfectionism, one of the main practices of the extremely popular, if unheralded, religion I lovingly call Control Freakism. Pavel Somov gives us numerous helpful awareness exercises, conscious inquiries, insights, mindfulness practices, original perspectives, and penetrating ideas, all conducive to helping us free ourselves from this tyrannical inner demon and experience the radiant reality of things just as they are. Acceptance has its own transformative magic, and I heartily recommend this work to all who want to transform, awaken, and edify.”
— Lama Surya Das, founder of Dzogchen Meditation Centers and author of Awakening the Buddha Within
“Rarely does a work of art like Present Perfect fall upon one’s desk. This book allows us to transform existential pain caused by our need to be perfect. This book is abundant with tools and ideas that equip the reader to resolve guilt, shame, and perfectionism. Once you accept and surrender your perfectionism, the magical paradox of mindfulness as a healer will unfold.”
— Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., executive director of the Open Mind Training Institute and author of Wise Mind, Open Mind
“Even those of us with a lot of self-help reading under our belts will experience many a-ha moments while immersed in Present Perfect. Somov’s approach is highly logical, creative, resourceful, and compassionate. Never once will you feel judged; instead, you’ll feel understood. I highly recommend this valuable resource to therapists and anyone with perfectionist tendencies.”
— Dina Cheney, author of Tasting Cluband Williams-Sonoma’s New Flavors for Salads
- You need to register for your desired session at least 2 hours in advance
- 10 am Central Time – Time Zone Converter
- Long Distance Option with Zoom Conferencing
- Once you register on Zoom, you will be send your unique conference access information.
- $10 per weekly session
- 5 & 10 Class Passes Available
Zoom Conference Room