Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Impostor Syndrome as an Unwanted Guest

When you externalise and personify your Impostor Syndrome, you can then look at how the two of you are getting along. So, how do you experience your Impostor Syndrome, what sort of relationship do you have with it and what it tells you? How do you respond to Impostor Syndrome when it shows up and […]

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The Shrinking Room: Understanding Impostor Syndrome Through ACT

The Shrinking Room: Understanding Impostor Syndrome Through ACT Imagine the room you’re currently in represents your world. At first, it feels spacious, full of possibility. But then, impostor syndrome rears its head. Doubts creep in like unwelcome furniture crowding the room: The filing cabinet: “I’m not qualified; they’ll realize I’m a fraud.” The desk: “My

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Facing Impostor Syndrome using ACT

Facing Impostor Syndrome with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)   Impostor syndrome is like that nagging voice inside your head telling you you’re a fraud, that you don’t deserve your achievements, and that you’ll be exposed at any moment. It’s a surprisingly common experience, especially among successful individuals. Therapy approaches often focus on challenging these

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Struggling with Impostor Syndrome – Tug of War Metaphor

Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, a fear of failure, or feeling like you are a fraud? And despite your best efforts, achievements and successes, you’ve not been able to get rid of these feelings. These are common experiences for people who struggle with Impostor Syndrome. The struggle with these Impostor Syndrome can sometimes

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