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March 11, 2024 59 mins
In this episode, we dive into the intricacies of perfectionism, procrastination, and self-compassion with Abby Rawlinson, an integrative therapist based in East London. Abby specialises in working with Gen-X and Millennials, addressing issues such as anxiety, imposter syndrome, and low self-esteem. Understanding Perfectionism Abby shares her insights into the true definition of perfectionism and dispels common misconceptions. Drawing from personal experience, she discusses how perfectionism manifests in her daily life, especially as a mother, navigating parenthood and the comparison trap. Impact of Perfectionism and Procrastination Exploring the intersection of perfectionism and procrastination, Abby delves into how these themes affect our creative abilities. She explains the concept of regulating the nervous system and its significance in overcoming these challenges, drawing parallels from historical contexts to modern life. Embracing Somatic Therapy Abby introduces somatic therapy and the importance of getting into the body. She educates us on the three states of the nervous system and shares practical techniques for regulation, emphasising the distinction between fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses. Co-regulating and Boundaries The discussion extends to how others' nervous systems can impact our own, highlighting the importance of awareness and setting boundaries. Abby shares insights into identifying triggers and navigating people-pleasing tendencies, emphasising the importance of self-responsibility. Cultivating Self-Compassion Abby concludes by exploring the practical application of self-compassion as a tool for personal growth and resilience. She discusses the significance of embracing authenticity and setting firm boundaries to foster self-compassion in our daily lives. Join us in this insightful conversation as we unravel the complexities of perfectionism, procrastination, and self-compassion, gaining practical wisdom from Abby Rawlinson's integrative therapeutic approach. Thank you Wild Nutrition for making this Episode of Saturn Returns possible. Use the code SATURNRETURNS for 15% off your first order and book your free consultation here --- Subscribe to "Saturn Returns" for future episodes, where we explore the transformative impact of Saturn's return with inspiring guests and thought-provoking discussions. Follow Caggie Dunlop on Instagram to stay updated on her personal journey and receive more empowering insights and you can find Saturn Returns on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.  Order the Saturn Returns Book. Join our community newsletter here.  Find all things Saturn Returns, offerings and more here.
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