My Schemas & Me: Body-Based Practices to Enhance Resilience & Reduce Burnout I Bespoke Live & Zoom Workshops 2025 I Schema Therapy Scotland


DURATION: 2 day workshop

WHERE: Online Interactive Zoom Workshop

COSTS: £340


My Schemas & Me: Body-Based Practices to Enhance Resilience & Reduce Burnout I Bespoke Live & Zoom Workshops 2025 I Schema Therapy Scotland

“My Schemas & Me: Building Therapist Wellbeing & Working with the Body in Reducing Stress & Burnout “

Working with Schemas, Stress-Mindsets, Breath & Bodywork

One or Two- day Bespoke Workshops Available  

How do our own schemas influence our work performance & the way we manage our stress levels? What actions can we as clinicians take to manage burnout, fatigue & improve work satisfaction?

This online zoom workshop provides an opportunity for therapists to develop self-awareness into the effects of their own underlying schemas & modes in the work setting, & the ways in which these are linked both to burnout & resilience. Participants will explore the impact of schemas and unmet emotional needs on their own well-being and quality of life, whilst exploring ways of strengthening their Resilient Healthy Self in the context of their work environment.

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice different ways to build regular restorative practices (including breathing techniques, movement, micro-pauses) into their everyday work-life, in order to maintain equilibrium and build resilience. In the workshop a connection is being made between basic needs & bodily sensations, with helpful exercises to integrate these ideas into daily routines. Drawing on the available research on this topic, this workshop will enable participants to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Identifying schemas and modes that undermine therapist wellbeing and drive burnout
  • Stuck points and difficulties encountered in therapy – how are your schemas involved?
  • Strengthening a more resilient Healthy Adult self in the work setting.
  • Opportunities to discover your own stress signature and explore ways of tuning into your own body signals
  • Use of micro-restorative practices to enhance well-being and resilience from the inside out
  • Breath and movement to counteract stress and build ’embodied resilience’


Whilst this workshop will highlight some important scientific findings, the primary focus will be on giving participants the chance to learn and try out some of our exercises. We aim to focus on building restorative energy in our daily professional and personal life.


Who is this workshop for?  This workshop is suitable for a range of professionals who practice psychotherapy, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurse therapists, and anyone working in mental health.



Dr. Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Schema Therapy Trainer based in Australia and the UK. 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 are currently being submitted for journal publication. For details of her publications on this and other topics, please visit:


Drs. 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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*Please note that this workshop will proceed with a minimum of 10 participants. In the case of insufficient registrations, participants will be given a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice of cancellation or postponement.

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