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My approach is to provide you with support, to leverage wellness and motivation for change, to facilitate personal growth and relational wellbeing, to provide feedback, and to respectfully assist in your search for meaning - in order to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

somov's books

  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    by Pavel Georgievich Somov, Ph.D.
  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    by Pavel Somov, Marla J., Ph.D. Somova
  • Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    by Pavel Somov
  • Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    by Pavel Somov Ph.D.
  • Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    by Pavel Somov
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    Overcoming Perfectionism/Breaking Habits

    January 26-27, 2020 (London, UK/the Mindfulness Project)

    Shame, Guilt and Self-Criticism Certificate Course

    November 20-21 - Pittsburgh, PA (PESI)

    March 21-22, 2019 - Oakland, CA (PESI)

    April 11-12, 2019 - Dallas, Tx (PESI)

    Overcoming Perfectionism and Procrastination with Mindfulness

    Aug 3, 2019 - London, UK (the Mindfulness Project)

    Mindfulness-focused workshops in AU (2016 & 2018)

    (through Tatra Training Services)

    16-17 June 2016 – Sydney, Australia

    20-21 June 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

    23-24 June 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

    27-28 June 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

    30 June and 1 July 2016 – Perth, Australia

     

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    Helping the Perfectionist Client: Self-Acceptance & Letting Go of Obsessive Control

     Helping the Perfectionist Client: Self-Acceptance & Letting Go of Obsessive Control


    Author: Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
    Publisher: PESI 2010
    Length: 2 CD(s)
    Media Type: Seminar on Audio CD
    Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes
    Item: ZDK042360

     

    Price : $49.99

    Perfectionism is pandemic in the West, yet little is written or taught on how we can help the perfectionist client. Join author, trainer, and clinical psychologist Pavel Somov, Ph.D., for a clinical overview of perfectionism, its existential costs and its associated clinical features. Dr. Somov will share with you experiential strategies for addressing the core dimensions of perfectionism as negative conditional self-view, performance anxiety, and intolerance of uncertainty.

    This seminar recording is based on an innovative clinical curriculum for overcoming perfectionism, predicated on Buddhist psychology and mindfulness/acceptance practices. Dr. Somov is praised by seminar attendees as being a “walks the talk” therapist and educator. His writings include: Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control (New Harbinger 2010) and Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time (New Harbinger 2008).

    OBJECTIVES

    • Explain mindfulness techniques that help the perfectionist client leverage self-acceptance
    • Summarize how a perfectionist client can overcome performance anxiety
    • Describe the strategy that aids the client in overcoming uncertainty

    OUTLINE

    Perfectionism at the Root
    • OCPD, not OCD
    • Prevalence
    • Existential Costs
    • The Three Hungers of Perfectionism
      1. Approval/Validation
      2. Reflection/Attention
      3. Control/Certainty
    • Buddhist Psychology: Feeding the Hungry Ghost of Perfectionism

    Leveraging Self-Acceptance
    • Redefining Perfection
    • From State View of Perfection to Process View of Perfection
    • Impermanence-Acceptance Exercises
    • Self-Acceptance, not Self-Esteem
    • Disapproval Inoculation Exercises

    Cultivating Performance Confidence
    • From Outcome-Emphasis to Effort-Focused Self-Appraisals
    • Rethinking Effort
    • Rethinking Outcome
    • Peak Performance versus Experientially-Perfect Performance
    • Process-Focus Exercises
    • Post-Performance Recovery

    Coping with Uncertainty
    • Illusions of Certainty
    • Normalizing Uncertainty
    • Art of Emotionally Pragmatic Assumptions
    • Impasse of Certainty
    • Beginner’s Mind Exercises