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Schema Therapy is uniquely designed to integrate the best aspects of cognitive-behavioral, experiential, interpersonal, and psychoanalytic principles to achieve positive change. This may seem complicated, but it really isn’t. Your personal style and behavior that gives your problems reflect the different characters inside you that helped you deal with difficult past situations. You may not even be aware of them, but they are always there, trying to look out for you. By understanding them, and working with them, they can help you achieve your goals instead of defensively blocking them.Briefly, schemas are core beliefs that are products of your early experiences with parents, siblings, caregivers, and peers. When certain needs are not met, beliefs can become maladaptive and are activated by later events. Schemas are stable and enduring and determine how you feel about yourself and the world. Clusters of schemas give rise to dominant coping styles, which can further block satisfaction and achievement.

Briefly, schemas are core beliefs that are products of your early experiences with parents, siblings, caregivers, and peers. When certain needs are not met, beliefs can become maladaptive and are activated by later events. Schemas are stable and enduring and determine how you feel about yourself and the world. Clusters of schemas give rise to dominant coping styles, which can further block satisfaction and achievement.In the first two sessions we will help you to understand more about schema concepts and to explore your goals for this program, and life goals in general. This is an important first step before we get stuck into Schema Therapy as it helps to lay the foundation for your building plan in the program.

In the next two sessions, we will help you to understand more about schema concepts and to explore your goals for this program, and life goals in general. This is an important first step before we get stuck into Schema Therapy as it helps to lay the foundation for your building plan in the program. But first, in the remaining topics of this introductory session, we tell you a little more about Schema Therapy, what it is used for, and how it works.