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The four main concepts in the Schema Therapy model are: Early Maladaptive Schemas, Schema Domains, Coping Styles, and Schema Modes.

The 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas are self-defeating, core themes or patterns that we keep repeating throughout our lives.

The 5 Schema Domains relate to the basic emotional needs of a child. When these needs are not met in childhood, schemas develop that lead to unhealthy life patterns. The 18 schemas are grouped into 5 broad schema domains, on the basis of which core needs the schema is related to.

Coping Styles are the ways the child adapts to schemas and to damaging childhood experiences.  For example, some children surrender to their schemas;  some find ways to block out or escape from pain; while other children fight back or overcompensate.

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Schema Modes are the moment-to-moment emotional states and coping responses that we all experience.  Often our schema modes are triggered by life situations that we are oversensitive to (our "emotional buttons").  Many schema modes lead us to overreact to situations, or to act in ways that end up hurting us.

The goals of Schema Therapy are: to help patients to stop using maladaptive coping styles and thus get back in touch with their core feelings; to heal their early schemas; to learn how to flip out of self-defeating schema modes as quickly as possible; and eventually to get their emotional needs met in everyday life.

Description adapted from www.schematherapy.com

Two YouTube videos that describe some of the more challenging cases that schema therapy addresses: borderline personality disorder and narcissism.

The Loving at Your Best plan is anchored in the schema therapy approach, created and developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young. Travis has been working with Dr. Young in schema therapy since 1995, and supervises and trains many therapists in the application of the therapy. 

Our therapists at the Loving at Your Best plan are able to pinpoint significant themes that may be roadblocks to closeness and intimacy in your relationship. Because we are able to quickly identify your specific areas of sensitivity, we can tailor a treatment that provides an antidote to your needs. Most of our clients don't experience the stronger symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder or narcissism, but the videos give good descriptions of some of the most intense challenges clients can face, and may help you to see how even some traits in a relationship that are particularly intense can be effectively remedied.

The four main concepts in the Schema Therapy model are: Early Maladaptive Schemas, Schema Domains, Coping Styles, and Schema Modes.

The 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas are self-defeating, core themes or patterns that we keep repeating throughout our lives.

The 5 Schema Domains relate to the basic emotional needs of a child. When these needs are not met in childhood, schemas develop that lead to unhealthy life patterns. The 18 schemas are grouped into 5 broad schema domains, on the basis of which core needs the schema is related to.

Coping Styles are the ways the child adapts to schemas and to damaging childhood experiences.  For example, some children surrender to their schemas;  some find ways to block out or escape from pain; while other children fight back or overcompensate.

Reinventing Your Life

Schema Modes are the moment-to-moment emotional states and coping responses that we all experience.  Often our schema modes are triggered by life situations that we are oversensitive to (our "emotional buttons").  Many schema modes lead us to overreact to situations, or to act in ways that end up hurting us.

The goals of Schema Therapy are: to help patients to stop using maladaptive coping styles and thus get back in touch with their core feelings; to heal their early schemas; to learn how to flip out of self-defeating schema modes as quickly as possible; and eventually to get their emotional needs met in everyday life.

Description adapted from www.schematherapy.com

Two YouTube videos that describe some of the more challenging cases that schema therapy addresses: borderline personality disorder and narcissism.

The Loving at Your Best plan is anchored in the schema therapy approach, created and developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young. Travis has been working with Dr. Young in schema therapy since 1995, and supervises and trains many therapists in the application of the therapy. 

Our therapists at the Loving at Your Best plan are able to pinpoint significant themes that may be roadblocks to closeness and intimacy in your relationship. Because we are able to quickly identify your specific areas of sensitivity, we can tailor a treatment that provides an antidote to your needs. Most of our clients don't experience the stronger symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder or narcissism, but the videos give good descriptions of some of the most intense challenges clients can face, and may help you to see how even some traits in a relationship that are particularly intense can be effectively remedied.