The Fear of Failure: The Pig Parent of Perfectionism Workshop with Lesley van den Eijnden

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep...

Last updated 10 May 2024

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you insane your whole life.” – ANNE LAMOTT

Every change begins with becoming more conscious. “what is it that I do that ensures others are always so….”?

In this workshop we will firstly examine the anxieties behind fear of failure. The role that anxiety serves and where it possibly sabotages. We will explore perfectionism and its origins and what it hopes to achieve. Lesley will present the circular patterns of thinking, behaving, and feeling that can often deplete us and our clients and can lead to decreased performance, disappointment and burn-out.

In the second half of the morning Lesley will engage us in six reflective exercises for familiarising ourselves with our own unconscious convictions that keep underlying anxiety alive. These exercises are useful to adapt and to use with your own clients to improve consciousness and to alter unfruitful behaviour that depletes energy and takes us out of contact with ourselves and others.

We look forward to a relaxed and productive morning of equipping and self-reflection for increased wellbeing and improving your client work.

We will work individually, not in groups or breakout rooms but from the comfort of your own space. For it is better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Course Content

The Fear of Failure: The Pig Parent of Perfectionism Workshop with Lesley van den Eijnden


Lesley van den Eijnden

Lesley is an Transactional Analyist Relational Trauma Therapist with her own successful private Practice in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

The strapline for her bi-lingual Practice, “Rachamim” (Hebrew for Compassion) is “Transition from Survive to Alive to Thrive”.

Lesley works primarily with women who struggle to function in their day -to-day lives, due to debilitating stress, (social) anxiety, burn-out and the emotional dysregulation consequences of (Complex) Post Traumatic Stress due to chronic, emotional, relational abuse.

That is, individuals who have been in an intimate relationship with or a child of (or both) a Narcissistic – Borderline spectrum personality disorder individual.

The Link Centre

This workshop in a collaboration between the Link Centre and Onlinevents

At the Link Centre we pride ourselves in delivering high quality options tailored to needs of clients and delivered in a relaxed, comfortable yet stimulating environment in which people feel safe to learn and develop. We work with individuals, groups, organisations, and educational establishments using the depth of our psychological knowledge, to facilitate growth and development.

Our training centre is located in the heart of the countryside, in Plumpton, East Sussex. It provides a variety of training rooms, extensive parking, and disabled access, to help meet the needs of individuals attending our courses. As well as this the centre has extensive grounds that can be enjoyed during lunch and tea breaks.

We also offer in-house coaching, training and consultancy that is tailored to the needs of our customers.

Our trainers and consultants are all fully qualified, experienced, skilled and accredited to both national and international level.

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