Schema Therapy is a form of therapy that can change the inappropriate patterns that have emerged during childhood and adolescence.
The concept of Schema Therapy has its origins in the cognitive concept of schemata, which has to do with basic assumptions and patterns of life: a kind of “life traps” or schemas that repeat themselves and catch one over and over and over again.
Schemas translate similarities in current situations with past experiences and thus create a distortion in the specific situation.
Schema Therapy creates a profound change in the dynamics that interfere with one’s perception and way of managing different life situations.
The effect of Schema Therapy is better contact with one’s basic needs in relation to specific situations and a more natural and constructive way to deal with these situations.