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Changing your perfectionism

Discover resources you can use to change your perfectionism


Self-help book

Our self-help book outlining a cognitive behavioural approach to reducing the harmful impacts of perfectionism - Shafran R, Egan S, Wade TD. (2018). Overcoming Perfectionism. London: Little, Brown Book Group - is available to purchase. Resources from this book can be found here.


Internet self-help interventions

There are also internet self-help cognitive behavioural interventions based on the self-help book.


Two different versions for adolescents can be found here: Youth Perfectionism and Be-YOU-tiful.


An intervention called Focused Minds, designed for people aged 17 years and up can be found here.


CCI workbook

You can freely download a cognitive behavioural workbook for perfectionism and associated information sheets from the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) website here


AI booklet

We have co-designed a brief, self-help version of the treatment with young people with example prompts that can be used in Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to help guide answers about changing perfectionism.  The treatment can be downloaded here.

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