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Is Striving Keeping You from Thriving?

Do you hold yourself to high standards? Do you value quality work and good follow through from others? Do you expect the same of yourself? I can relate. I spent much of my life through early adulthood gripping white knuckled to these values. What were supposed to be the glory days of college carried a lot of extraneous stress and pressure to perform well academically at the expense of enjoying the experience as a whole. I found that there is a cost to the pursuit of perfection. Holding yourself to the highest standards all the time creates a great amount of stress and anxiety. Perfectionism can quickly lead to self criticism and difficulties in accepting and valuing yourself just for being you. It can also lead to difficulties in relationships. Ever notice that you hold those you care most about to exceptionally high standards as

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  • “Hannah is solid, very intelligent, and seems to have endless amounts of emotional resilience for her clients.”

    — Abigail, South Portland, Maine —
  • “I left feeling like I had a ‘bag of tools’ to access and felt a sense of empowerment and support.”

    — S., Windham, Maine —
  • “I feel healthier, taller, and truer to myself since starting EMDR.”

    — H., Portland, Maine —
  • “I am still shocked that all of that worry has been lifted. All thanks to Hannah!

    — S.D. —
  • “The work I’ve done with Hannah has been a game changer in my day to day life.”

    — A.M. —
  • “Hannah has been an unwavering source of inspiration and encouragement that has allowed me to discover and be my best self. I feel that anyone would benefit from the guidance she has to offer.”

    — Melissa E. —