What is your Schema?

What is your Schma

How the brain creates schemas:

Tima Mir
Tima Mir

To me, finding my schemas and recognizing their structures had a huge impact on my healing process, real freedom, emotion releasing, and past traps.

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You”; this article about schemas inspired me and tap my emotions that I decided to add the original here.

The story begins from the first exposure of the brain to a perceived threatening situation to your survival.

At that moment, the body turns on the fight or flight response, which is an urgent mood of the body.

Dr. Joe Dispenza (is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents.) explained this mood of the body very well in the first chapter of his book; BECOMING SUPERNATURAL.

Dr. Joe Dispenza
Dr. Joe Dispenza

In this mood, the body places in a situation to be able to perform optimized, and processes lots of data in the shortest time to be possible to find the best response.

So, in this mood, unnecessary parts of the body, like the digestive system, would be inactive to let the needed parts use more energy.

Anyway, the brain has three options to respond to the threatening situation.

Flight, fight, hide, (collapse)

The brain processes lots of data in a short time and chooses one option by accident.


The brain loves to predict future events to guess whether it is a threat or not because, in this way, it can control the situation and avoid probable threats better.

For this, the brain tries to see the events through the Lenz of memories.

If you have experienced a betray, this time, your brain would be more sensitive to find the clues for a probable betray; that’s why it would overreact to the simple events.

But this overreaction causes your partner to betray or at least not to perform well.

That’s why the article below well said, “The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You.” 

The way my brain created my schemas:

At the time of my puberty, as I explained in my About Me page, I got a severe self-defeating mind.

After that mental issue, the first time my brain exposed to speaking in front of some people, the brain recognized it as a threat and turned on the fight or flight response, raised the palpitation that didn’t let me speak, and the response was HIDE by chance, then my brain created a schema for speaking.

I decided to hide what happened to me for years.

The best decision was HIDING, based on my brain processing at that moment.

My schematic journey began from then.

My brain found speaking as a threat since then, and whenever I exposed to the same situation of speaking, my brain turned on the fight or flight response and raised my heartbeat that causes my body to shake in a way that I couldn’t speak.

Speaking became my PHOBIA, besides another fear was added that was fear of other’s understanding of my problem. 

What is your Schema
What is your Schema

Because of that, my brain wanted to be more alert and be careful about my survival in the lens of the memories; it carried the data about the first exposure of speaking and went on Autopilot.

An Autopilot system was working inside of me, and I was not aware of it and just was suffering from it.

It created a framework that was a schema to predict the threat sooner.

And whenever there was a clue of speaking, the brain was ready to turn on the fight or flight response and react in the same way as the first exposure.

In fact, that was a crime my brain committed against me.

Read the article below to know more about the way your brain creates schemas.

An article about how schemas defeat us:

“The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You:

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.

For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called “The War of the Ghosts” to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up with each person several times over the following year and asked them to tell the story back to him.

As you might expect, the story shortened over time as participants forgot certain details.

What wasn’t expected, however, was that each person adapted the story to fit their expectations of a “normal” world. You see, each participant was British, and this Native American story had a few cultural details that would have seemed out-of-place in British society.

Each subject adjusted the story so that it would make more sense in the British view of the world. Confusing details were slowly altered each time the story was retold. Participants began to emphasize the more rational parts of the folk tale. The order of events was shifted around to make more sense.

Bartlett’s research was the first major study that proved how our beliefs about the world could actively change the way we remember and interpret information.

But why did the subjects change the story? And how can this help you master your mental habits and achieve your goals?

The Power of Schemas

In psychology terms, Bartlett’s subjects were displaying what is known as a “schema.” A schema is a set of preconceived ideas that your brain uses to perceive and interpret new information.

We form schemas based on our experiences in life. Once they are formed, however, schemas have a tendency to remain unchanged — even in the face of contradictory information.

In other words, your brain creates an “auto-pilot” version of how it thinks the world should work, and sometimes you keep using it even when it’s no longer true or helpful. This is why Bartlett’s subjects changed the details of the story. The original version didn’t fit the way they thought the world should work, so they adjusted it until it seemed more reasonable.

This is important because schemas not only impact the memories you have about the outside world, but also the things you believe about yourself.

For example…

If a mother tells her daughter she looks like a tomboy, her daughter may react by choosing activities that she imagines a tomboy would do. Conversely, if the mother tells her she looks like a princess, her daughter might choose activities thought to be more feminine… the individual chooses activities based on expectations instead of desires. (Source)

Imagine that little girl after she has grown up. It’s easy to see how the schemas and beliefs that were formed early on could continue to impact her actions years later.

Unlearn What You Believe to be True

The idea to write this article was sparked by a reader named Kim, who emailed me and said, “Sometimes we carry old beliefs around, unknowingly, that don’t serve us anymore.”

Schemas can be like this sometimes. You have old beliefs and experiences that tend to push you in a certain direction or color your thoughts in a certain way … but they aren’t necessarily serving you anymore.

It’s good to take a step back and think about your beliefs about life. Ask yourself, “Is this true? Or am I just limiting myself with these beliefs?”

For example…

  • Getting healthy — is eating junk food really a way to “treat yourself” and “enjoy the good stuff in life”… or are you telling yourself a story that isn’t really true?
  • Building a business — do you really need to wait until X happens before you start that side business or startup? Or are you just telling yourself a story that allows you to maintain what you’re currently doing instead of chasing what you’re capable of doing?
  • Traveling the world — is it true that “only single people without kids” can travel far and wide? Or is that just an expectation left over from what you have typically seen?

What old beliefs are you still carrying that aren’t serving you anymore?

Sometimes you have to unlearn the things that you believe to be true. You don’t have to see the world the same way you’ve always seen it. Just because it was true in the past, doesn’t mean it’s true today. And just because you learned something one way doesn’t mean you learned it the best way.

Don’t let yesterday’s beliefs dictate the story that you live out today.” Source of the article

Most of us live in Autopilot by performing based on our schemas.

The brain creates the Schema for each experience.

In this way, it creates your known world that takes refugees in.

The schemas are kind of TRAPS and make the brain goes on Autopilot.

That is where you should use your awareness, consciousness.

You should find your schemas and their structures to get out of those traps and go beyond known.

Find your schemas HERE.

Take the quiz to see which Schema you most likely.

Inside Out
Inside Out

I will write more about how schema therapy lets you find your real freedom later on. 

With schema therapy, you would teach your brain that those schemes don’t work anymore for you and teach your brain to perform in better ways.

What repetitive responses your brain does to you that is not fit in with you anymore?

What is the Schema that defeats you?



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