The Quest for the Perfect Life
Signe Simon & Simone Humphrey
Bombarded by images of personal perfection, relational fulfillment, and seemingly endless life choices, many young people today feel paralyzed by fears of making the wrong decision. From committing to a partner to choosing a satisfying career, clients who’ve grown up in the digital age often struggle with a sense of being stuck while trying to create a “perfect” life. This state of lingering confusion and uncertainty can result in depression, shame, and a deep sense of inadequacy, further preventing clients from bringing forth their inner resources in making important life decisions. In this workshop, you’ll discover:
- Assessment tools to identify the psychological impact of social media
- Insight-oriented and experiential interventions to help clients listen to their authentic selves and minimize the noise of social pressures
- A protocol for helping clients gain clarity and feel more confident in their decisions
- Ways to help clients compassionately accept their strengths, weaknesses, and limitations to guide their decision making
Signe Simon, PhD, is the cofounder of LOVELINK, an online resource and podcast on modern love, and a postdoctoral fellow at New York University. Simone Humphrey, PsyD, is the cofounder of LOVELINK and a postdoctoral fellow at Therapists of New York.