What is a Schema?

What is a Schema?

A schema is a framework for the way we organise information. It is like a blue print that shows us how to understand the world. A schema looks at how we collect, store and interpret information about ourselves and the people around us.


Schemas often develop in childhood. We learn about ourselves and our world from our early experiences. If we have positive experiences and get our needs met, then we learn that we are safe, loved and important. If we have negative experiences and our needs are not met, then we learn that we are unloved, unsafe and unwanted. 

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