Schemas are mental blueprints that influence our thoughts and behaviors. They are core beliefs that develop early in life and can be helpful or unhelpful. By addressing and transforming schemas, you can achieve personal growth and improved relationships.
Illustration of schemas:
About Schema therapy:
Schema therapy is a type of psychotherapy that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and psychodynamic therapy that focuses on identifying and changing maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior- which is called schemas. It is structured, collaborative, and goal-oriented, with a focus on developing new, more positive ways of thinking and behaving.
Origin of schemas:
The approach is based on the idea that individuals develop cognitive and behavioral patterns, called schemas, in response to their early life experiences. These schemas are deeply ingrained and can be difficult to change, and can lead to problems in relationships, work, and other areas of life.