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Liisa Kyle, Ph.D. is a life/creativity coach and internationally published writer/ editor/ photographer.
As the go-to coach for smart, creative people who want to overcomechallenges, get organized, get things done and get more out of life,she's coached individuals, facilitated groups and delivered inventiveworkshops on four continents.
Liisa Kyle co-founded The DaVinciDilemma (TM) and DaVinci Coaches -- providing solutions formulti-talented people. Check out the blog at: DavinciDilemma.com
Liisa's personal artistic pursuits include working in metal, glass, clay,textiles, paper and more. Her creative works have been featured ingalleries, art fairs and juried exhibitions. She's also aroyalty-earning lyricist.
She and her husband volunteer by fostering and training puppies for Guide Dog for the Blind and Dogs4Diabetics.
"Acceptance: A Workshop for Perfectionists" by Liisa Kyle, Ph.D is a self-help book with writing exercises and activities to help perfectionists accept circumstances, others, and themselves.
The book is very well-rounded in the information it covers to help perfectionists grow out of their perfectionism. First, it discusses how they can accept circumstances that are beyond their control. Many events just happen in life and people are powerless over them. People can only change themselves.
Next it explains how to accept other people as they are, because a person cannot change others; other people have to want to change and decide to change on their own. Accepting them as they are, with their imperfections and quirks, allows the perfectionist a lot of relief and will improve their relationships and interactions with people.
The third section is about self-acceptance. Perfectionists have a hard time accepting themselves because of their high expectations. But they must accept the things they cannot change about themselves in order to feel peace about who they are.
There are suggested writing exercises and activities at the end of each chapter. The author suggests for the reader to write down their answers, because they will gain much more benefit by doing so. The author also suggests reading one of the three sections a week and then reflecting on life and applying what was learned, from the writing exercises, throughout the week.
Many of the activities encourage increasing a person's self-awareness, because only when people become aware of their thoughts and actions can they alter them to live a higher quality of life.
Half of this book is about self-discovery and working through perfectionistic thoughts and behaviors to live a happier life. If a person is serious about changing their perfectionistic tendencies to improve how they feel and how their life is going, then this book is for them.
This short book is an amazing work in acceptance of yourself and others. So many great tips packed in these pages, I plan on reading it a few times now in order to absorb the ideas. Highly recommended !!!!!
As the title says, this workshop guides one through steps to deal with the stress and unhappiness that often follows perfectionist tendencies. Liisa Kyle offers writing and thinking exercises that work their way into your mind to try to foster self-acceptance and acceptance of others. The hardest thing about change is identifying and being conscious of the thoughts and emotions that we want to change. Kyle's exercises are clearly designed to help one work towards that conscious state and once it is achieved, changing the negative feelings tied to one's perfectionism should be within one's reach. A terrific and unique guide!
As a "recovering perfectionist" myself, I appreciate Liisa Kyle's encouragement to be more accepting of myself and others. Acceptance sounds so easy, but it takes practice! This workshop can really help.