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Chairwork is considered to be an important technique within schema therapy. With this technique, schema therapists can work on schema’s and modes on an experiential level, allowing the patient to internalize meaningful, healthier messages. Many therapists experience this technique to be difficult. Either they feel themselves not experienced enough since it’s not their usual way of working with patients. Or they encounter specific challenging situations that haven’t been covered in their basic ST training, e.g. the coping mode is so strong that it doesn’t make any difference to let the patient sit in the chair of the Vulnerable Child mode. Or the Punitive Parent mode is so strong that you seem to be unable to win the battle and start feeling helpless. Maybe you are also struggling with the different styles you can use to fight the Guilt-inducing- or Demanding Parent mode
Imagery rescripting is generally regarded as one of the most effective techniques within schema therapy. However, it is often difficult to apply this technique. For instance, therapists are regularly faced with challenging situations in which, for example, the client says ‘I have no memories of my childhood’ or ‘I don’t want to dredge up those old memories, what would be the point of that?’. Furthermore, patients have often been so damaged by their childhoods that childhood memories are very emotionally charged. As a result, therapists are inhibited from using imagery to bring back images from that charged past for fear of decompensation.
The workshop is aimed at therapists who are already working with Chairwork and Imagery with Rescripting (standard level) and who wish to increase their skills and the effectiveness of this intervention.