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    Mar 2014

    Have any of you ever had Schema Therapy?

    Hi guys, I am coming to the end of my basic anxiety management therapy with my CPN and now its time to move onto the more intensive therapy. The psychiatrist suggested basic anxiety management to try and help me for Schema. I've heard Schema can be a gruelling therapy. Have any of you ever had this kind of therapy? I'm looking for some advice on what to expect and things like that.

    C-PTSD (Complex Trauma), OCD, Panic Disorder, GAD

    "Save your sympathy for someone else. I don't need it or want it. What you call a panic attack is merely a few normal chemicals that are temporarily out of place in my brain. It is of no significance whatsoever to me!"

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    "Recovery lies in the places and experiences you avoid"

    Dr Claire Weekes.

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    Re: Have any of you ever had Schema Therapy?

    Dear Gingerfish.
    I had two years of Schema therapy for complex ptsd, anxiety and depression.
    It was a time that set me back big time. As you know the therapist makes you consider what mode you are in.
    So for example you may feel anxious driving past your old school where you were bullied and they say “ah you are in vulnerable child mode- try to bring out the soothing adult in you”. And so it goes on digging deeper into the recesses of your mind bringing back memories.—-in my case child sex abuse.
    It was developed by Young in the 90s as an add on to CBT
    The drop out rate is high, Uk psychogists have to read it up first and fast become dominant and bullying adults to your frail psyche ! Many patients become worse and more vulnerable.
    I am not going down that route ever again.
    Best wishes

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    Jun 2014

    Re: Have any of you ever had Schema Therapy?

    It sounds a ghastly and traumatic therapy for already highly vulnerable people.

    Awful for you, Dick. Sometimes you do need to be very careful about therapies, especially when they are delivered by sub-standard psychologists.

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