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The Toxicity of Perfection

The Toxicity of Perfection

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  •  15 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB
Suitable for: Adults
Hunted down to speak for audiences including Microsoft, WeAreTheCity, Barclays and Invesco, Harriet has empowered thousands of people over the last 15 years to believe in thems... More Info »
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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have the perfect life, the perfect career, and the perfect body? Perfection is supposed to be the place where fulfilment, happiness, success and validation await.

External pressure to appear ‘perfect’ has never been so high. The media tells women that they should be slim, successful, ambitious, fabulously and fashionably turned out, have a beautiful home that looks interior magazine perfect, throw dinner parties with intricate menus, bake organic cakes for the school charity sale, model glowing skin, meditate before dawn and be calm at all times…and don’t forget the coconut oil…!

For men, it is not any better. Fitness magazine covers are adorned with oiled models with 6 packs, and culture tells men to be heroes, courageous, risk takers, bread winners, competitive, successful, drive flashy cars, yet at the same time, be in touch with their emotions and not stray into the territory of toxic masculinity. With suicide rates climbing for young men, many who fail at their attempts on their own lives cite their inability to be perfect as a reason for wanting to give up completely.

The ideals that are put forward are unrealistic at best and perpetuate the toxicity of striving for perfectionism at worst. This has a detrimental effect on confidence, self-esteem, health, happiness, relationships and career trajectory.

Join Harriet Waley-Cohen, and learn how to release yourself from the grip of toxic perfectionism by discovering how to get your validation from yourself!

Venue: The Square Club - Bristol

Fancy dining before the talk - download the Square Club dinner menu here & the drink menu here


Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have the perfect life, the perfect career, and the perfect body? Perfection is supposed to be the place where fulfilment, happiness, success and validation await. External pressure to appear ‘perfe... Read More
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