A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
Author: Pavel G Somov
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
A revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism! A recent, randomized study—published by Mindfulness Journal—shows that Present Perfect is effective as a standalone intervention. The study found that those who had read the book experienced a statistically significant reduction of self-criticalness, a result that was still maintained at a six weeks follow-up (Wimberley, Mintz, & Suh, Mindfulness, Nov. 2015). While there's no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you've probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it's easy to be too hard on yourself and fall into the same traps that keep you feeling stressed and disappointed. This book presents a revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism—a way to transform your need for precision into self-acceptance, compassion, and love for each perfectly imperfect passing moment in our lives. In Present Perfect, you'll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection. This book is filled with over 150 exercises and meditations that you can practice to become more flexible toward yourself and others without losing your love of a job well done. With this compassionate approach, you'll soon be able not only to accept life as it is, but also become more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others.
Die unterschiedlichen Zeiten im Englischen richtig zu verwenden, bereitet oft Schwierigkeiten. In dieser Lernhilfe werden die beiden Vergangenheitsformen Simple Past und Present Perfect gegenübergestellt und unterschieden. Die Bildung der Verbformen, Merkmale und Signalwörter zur Verwendung der Zeiten werden in überschaubaren Lernportionen geübt. Zwischentests und ein Abschlusstest geben Rückmeldung über den Lernerfolg. Eine Wörterliste erleichtert die Arbeit mit diesem Heft, das unabhängig von einem Lehrbuch aufgebaut ist.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Valentin Werner,Elena Seoane,Cristina Suárez-Gómez
The area of the present perfect has always been a hotly contested ground amongst linguists, and recent corpus studies have shown that variation in this realm in English is far more pervasive than previously assumed. This volume features theoretically informed analyses of the expression of the present perfect in native and non-native Englishes, and represents the state of the art in corpus-based works in this area.
Finding God’s presence in everyday moments is fundamental to every Christian’s life. It’s also one of the areas that millions of American Christians struggle with most.Popular author, theologian, and pastor Gregory Boyd knows this firsthand. After two decades of teaching, preaching, and welcoming the presence of God, Boyd considers himself a fellow pilgrim with his readers, whom he invites to join him on the journey. Christians will discover the transforming power of God’s presence as he distills the teachings of classical spiritual giants such as Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Frank Laubach in this thoughtful and accessible Ebook. Boyd writes simply and clearly, making his ideas accessible to nonacademic readers. His practical suggestions for implementing the presence of God into daily living move his meditations from purely theoretical to effective, down-to-earth, and doable.Read these meditations prayerfully. Apply the practical suggestions. See the results.Embrace the “holy habit” of inviting God’s presence into your life and experience true spiritual transformation.
Beautiful handmade gifts for all occasions! In Present Perfect, you'll discover gifts to sew for all of life's major celebrations: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, or simply "just because." Betz White, known for her earth- and family-friendly designs, offers a new collection of sewing projects for you to stitch and give to those you love. Projects include cuddly toys for babies and toddlers, clever bags and accessories for women and men, and beautiful items for the modern home. Sewers with a range of abilities, from confident beginner to seasoned seamstress, will find the projects achievable and enjoyable to make. Each handmade gift begins with a thoughtful selection of materials just right for the project and the recipient. Throughout this book Betz also offers hints for using alternative materials and ideas for upcycling. Reusing a favorite fabric with a history, such as outgrown baby clothing, a grandfather's necktie, or a vintage tablecloth, can add meaning to a truly memorable gift.
Unterrichtsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Englisch - Pädagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 2,0, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Anglistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der vorliegende Stundenentwurf wurde für die Klassenstufe 6 konzipiert, an einem Gymnasium, das seinen Schwerpunkt auf den sprachlichen Bereich gesetzt hat. Die Stunde findet im Medienraum statt. Das Thema der Stunde ist die Einführung des Present Perfect. Besprochen wird die Bildung des Present Perfect und die Schülerinnen und Schüler (SuS) werden durch das Arbeitsmaterial mit bejahten Aussagesätzen sowie Fragen im Present Perfect konfrontiert. Der Unterrichtsentwurf enthält detaillierte Analysen zu den institutionellen, soziokulturellen, kognitiven und affektiven Bedingungen. Er beleuchtet das Wissen der Schüler und die gegebenen Voraussetzungen. Es folgt eine Sachanalyse, eine didaktische Begründung und eine Diskussion der Lernziele und Kompetenzen. Zuletzt werden noch die nötigen methodischen Entscheidungen besprochen.
This is an innovative study of variation of the English present perfect that offers analyses of interestingly diverse data sets of non-native English and addresses some of the hotly debated issues in variationist sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and research on linguistic complexity.
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: Sehr Gut, University of Innsbruck (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: The present seminar paper is concerned with the Present Perfect Tense of the English language. It will be shown that the Present Perfect is a problematic tense to learn and to teach because it has so many notions and uses. It will be proved that a major difficulty in learning this tense arises from the interference from the learner's mother tongue. In the field of TEFL this paper is meant to aid both teachers and students., abstract: It has to be mentioned that this paper mainly deals with the Present Perfect Simple because otherwise this topic would have become too complex. Furthermore, the present perfect is not always used the same way in British and American English. In the current paper, however, the used examples represent British Standard English. It will be shown that the Present Perfect is a problematic tense to learn and to teach because it has so many notions and uses. It will be proved that a major difficulty in learning this tense arises from the interference from the learner's mother tongue. As far as teaching is concerned, when introducing a new piece of grammar we always have to teach not only the form, but also its functions, and not only meaning but also use. Therefore, teaching the present perfect is quite a difficult task. This paper will also discuss critical questions teachers should ask themselves and the various notions and uses of the present perfect in detail, providing at the same time possible ways of teaching them with quoted activities from different coursebooks.
Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2+ (B), University of Wurzburg (Philosophy Institute), course: Proseminar, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment:, abstract: In general, Jespersen, unlike the CGEL, doesn't explain the use of the following tenses as one would expect from a standard grammar (the CGEL clearly explains the meanings and the use of the three tenses in question by clarifying these aspects by means of easily comprehensible examples), but relates the Present Perfect, the Past Tense and the Past Perfect to each other and gives various quotations for each aspect he deals with. Therefore, it may sometimes be a bit confusing to comprehend every detail of Jespersen's way of argumentation."