12 Essential Insights Work Group Session

March 24, 2022

In the seventh session of the 12 Essential Insights Work Group, Dr. Berger talks about the sixth insight for emotional sobriety, accepting what is. In this context he discusses perfectionism and its roots. The drive for mastery is in our core self — such as the drive to learn to walk, to learn new things, and to self actualize. Mastery gets hijacked and turned into perfectionism when it mixes with our anxiety and concern that we won’t be loved.


  • Allen Berger, Ph.D., therapist and author
  • Members of the Work Group

1 video | 57 minutes