High Standards: Finding Harmony in Doing the Best We Can
One of the amazing capabilities of a human being is the ability to imagine what perfection would be like. This ability often encompasses our downfall, because in imagining perfection we sometimes begin demanding it from ourselves and others. In this two-week workshop, you’ll explore the effects of perfectionism on our wellbeing, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and discover ways of accepting the inherent value in all aspects of our humanness.
Week 1 – The Pitfalls of Perfectionism
To be fully human, we must find ways to embrace the paradox of striving always towards growth while accepting our limitations. In Part 1 of this High Standards series with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison C. Issen, you’ll define healthy and unhealthy types of perfectionism. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to assess your own perfectionistic tendencies, attitudes and behaviors.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend both parts of this series, meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 am – Noon, and Thursday, Jan. 19, 11 am – Noon. To register for part two, please click here.
This program is presented by Alison C. Issen and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Presenter:
Alison C. Issen has a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Registered Nurse. Alison recently retired as the outpatient counselor at Orlando Health/UFHealth Cancer Center. For several years, Alison coordinated the Sage-ing Center, a program that encourages and supports adults of all ages, and particularly those in the second half of life, to inventory, evaluate, and intentionally plan a life of purpose, learning, fulfillment, and community service. Alison brought this comprehensive program to the hospice several years ago and developed Hospice of the Comforter’s Quality of Life Education Program. Alison has taught psychology at the college level and has worked in the field of health and wellness for over 35 years, including over 10 years as a hospice nurse and counselor. Her specialty areas include stress management, grief and loss, end-of-life, aging and relationship issues, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Beyond her professional life, Alison is an “extreme gardener,” volunteers at a local animal shelter, and performs with local singing and theatre groups.