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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




SEGMENT 5: 2.30 - 3.00


Heart Work in Schema Therapy: Improving Resilience Through Self-Awareness and Embodiment 

LIVE Presentation with Susan Simpson and Diana LaPonder

This workshop provides an opportunity for therapists to develop self-awareness into those schemas & modes that interfere with their own well-being and quality of life whilst exploring ways of building their Healthy mode in the context of the work environment. In this short 'taster' workshop, we will explore ways that therapists they can build regular restorative practices (including breathing techniques, movement,micro-pauses) into their everyday work-life, in order tomaintain equilibrium and build resilience.The workshop will give participants an opportunity to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience whilst drawing on the available research on this topic.

About the Presenters

Susan Simpson

Dr. Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist and director of the only ISST approved training program in Scotland, Schema Therapy Scotland. She recently led a large international study that investigated the role of schemas and modes as predictors of stress and burnout amongst clinical and counselling psychologists and trainee psychologists. Based on this data, several papers have been published in peer reviewed journals on the subject of burnout and self-care amongst therapists. Together with Dr. Diana Laponder, she runs regular workshops for schema therapists based on cutting edge research in this field. For details of her publications on this and other topics, please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan-Simpson-2/research

Diana LaPonder

Dr. Diana Laponder is a Clinical Psychologist and senior Schema Therapist based in the Netherlands. She works in a private practice. She has a special interest in the strength and weakness of our body and tries to integrate that in her therapies and daily life. In 2019 she joined the Secure Nest team, a company based in Australia, in their mission to  increase the accessibility of schema therapy to enrich the wellbeing of individuals. 

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Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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