We received an email today from the International Society of Schema Therapy, it included a link to the welcome address from Jeffrey Young at the Inspire 2016 ISST Vienna Conference. The email introduced the presentation:
Jeff Young, the founder of Schema Therapy, presents his welcome address for INSPIRE 2016 at the ISST Vienna World Conference. Dr. Young describes an expansion of the schema therapy model in a way that integrates both schemas and modes. He uses the General Adaptation Syndrome, developed by Nobel Prize nominee Hans Selye, to describe how the body fights to maintain homeostasis, but when overwhelmed, deteriorates.
Dr. Young discusses ways in which our core needs may be unmet, and provides antidotes through schema therapy, using a framework that integrates schemas and modes, into a model that promotes emotional and physical homeostasis.
It is available to enrolled members: Jeffrey Young Welcome Address
We found the welcome address very interesting, Jeffrey Young is an engaging speaker, here is a quote from the presentation that we would like to share with you:
“All human beings naturally strive for emotional homeostasis… our ideal is to maintain emotional stability, it doesn’t mean the absence of emotion, it just means a consistent state of emotional functioning that we can handle psychologically. My hypothesis is that we achieve emotional homeostasis when all of our core emotional needs are being met (to a sufficient degree)… that’s what in a sense we are all striving toward and we strive toward it as part of our genetic or species makeup, it’s not something we consciously have to do. We’re innate, born to do that, to reach this state. However, when a trigger event happens to us that threatens a core need or when that core need, like affection or holding, freedom or autonomy, when it’s threatened or when a need goes unmet over a long period of time our emotional homeostasis is disrupted.”
“..We also have innate mechanisms for trying to get our core needs met. So for example, a baby will cry to get mothers attention to be held or to be fed or to just not be alone. We have mechanisms already inside of us to get our core needs met from a healthy environment.”
The Secure Nest Team