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2017 Core Schemas

I’ve written about schema therapy in the past. I’ve never actually undergone the therapy itself; rather, I did the assessment and was able to change my behaviour based on 2 books I read. I know, I know. I have to stop trying to do everything myself. At the time, the psychologist I was seeing had […]

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My Schemas are out of whack

I thought I had them mostly under control. I don’t pressure myself to be perfect in all areas of my life, nor do I overcompensate by letting my life fall apart just to provide that schema right. I do what I do, when I can do it. I’m proud of who I am even though […]

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Giftedness Therapy

“Why Do You Need Me? You Already Know Everything”

Recently, I accompanied a mate to a psychologist appointment. I’ve been teaching her about some of the strategies I’d found useful and was there just in case she needed help phrasing something. She was talking about how she’d black out, get really angry and have little knowledge about it later. Something I could obviously identify […]

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Introduction To Schema Therapy

It was 2013. I was struggling very much with my mental health issues and it felt like I wasn’t making much progress. I was a quick thinker and was doing quite well with the CBT techniques  I was learning about. My main problem was that I didn’t have the logic to back up the information I […]

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Schema Coping Modes

One of the main reasons I’ve been able to make so much progress over the past year has been due to schema therapy. It’s incredibly hard to explain, but I will be exploring a lot of the concepts through this blog as part of my research. I’m not sure that I believe in a lot […]