How do you stop the self sabotage?

Tuesday, 22 April 2003

A new short course at the University of Adelaide aims to help members of the public take on their worst enemy: themselves.

"People can often be their own worst enemies in their personal and professional lives," says course developer and trainer Helen Alm.

"Although sometimes we seek to blame others for the shortcomings in our work and home environments, there are often things we can do to improve the way we work and interact with others, and the way in which we treat ourselves.

"Our course addresses a range of issues that people might not be aware of, or feel powerless to change, in their day-to-day lives. By addressing some of these key issues we can all become more effective workers or managers, and more effective in our personal lives," she says.

These issues include:

  • taking on too much
  • finding it hard to say no
  • procrastination
  • perfectionism
  • seeking approval from others
  • finding it hard to make decisions
  • needing to control everything
  • needlessly apologising

"Through this thought-provoking course, participants will have the opportunity to explore these limiting behaviours and more, and learn practical strategies to overcome them," Ms Alm says.

The half-day course is being run by the university's Centre for Professional & Continuing Education, from 9.00am-12.30pm on Wednesday, June 18.

For more information about courses available through Professional & Continuing Education.


Contact Details

Jo Simpson
Professional Development & Marketing
Business: +61 8 8313 3344