Break free: Schema therapy
without the Battlefield

A gentler way to strengthen the Healthy Adult mode and empower clients in schema therapy


If you’re finding that traditional schema therapy approaches aren’t working in your schema therapy room and feel more like a battle than therapy, you’re not alone. 

Banishing critics, bypassing coping modes and combative imagery rescripting that uses patriarchal symbols of strength and force can feel too threatening for some clients and abrasive for therapists to deliver. Sometimes these techniques make things worse, rather than better.

There is another way. 

If you want to empower your clients and build the Healthy Adult mode without banishing, without bypassing and without combative imagery rescripting that relies on symbols of masculine violence,

Join me for this masterclass. (this training assumes participants have  experience in using schema therapy)

Break free from the battlefield

Build and strengthen the healthy adult mode without the battlefield. No more banishing. No bypassing coping modes (that feels like a battle). No more combative imagery.

This masterclass provides you with clear steps to work with your clients to build and strengthen the Healthy Adult mode using gentle and affirming methods that are well tolerated by clients and also empowering.

Learn how to stop reinforcing patriarchal symbols of strength and power and instead empower your clients through creating templates of feminine archetypes of wisdom, power and strength.

This approach is especially suited to clients with early childhood trauma and sensitive temperaments.

2 hour live online Masterclass recording Cost: 257 AUD

No more battles

I provide a practical and useable framework for introducing and using techniques in your therapy room that are well tolerated by clients to replace banishing techniques, bypassing coping modes and combative imagery rescripting whilst still meet the schema therapy principles of healing.

Empower women

I guide you to replace patriarchal symbols of force and power with feminine archetypes that promote empowerment and healing. A range of alternatives and educational guides and resources to help you implement this.

Easy to apply strategies

I provide simplifies and guides you through easy in session strategies to practice schema therapy without the battlefield. Eductional guides and cheatsheets provided to support your learning.

Downloadable resources

Downloadables you can keep forever and lifetime access to the training videos.

Praise for Breakfree from the Battlefield

I very much enjoyed your training and look forward to applying some of your ideas in my work.
– Chris, ISST trainer
It's great to think about practicing ST in a way that feels compatible with who I am 🙂
– Emma-Jane
It was just so good! I loved the approaches and insights you shared in this training. For some of the things that just have not worked well with some clients, your approaches showed me an alternative way to offer this to schema therapy clients.
– Andrea,Psychologist
Thank you for the Breakfree masterclass. It was really good, and also brave to be putting yourself out there in a different way to a lot of other trainers.
Emma, Clinical Psychologist,
I loved how creative this masterclass was. I enjoyed the goddess concept and could immediately see how this would work with a number of my clients who enjoy narrative and storytelling work.
Lisa, Psychologst
Looking forward to using these new techniques in session.
Natasha, Psychologist

Nadene van der Linden is an Australian Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. She is an accredited EMDR Consultant and Therapist and Advanced Certified Schema Therapist with a passion for body based techniques.

Nadene is known for her skill in combining schema therapy and EMDR and has presented internationally on the topic of combining schema therapy and EMDR therapy.

Nadene has supervised, coached and trained over one thousand therapists to feel more confident in their application of trauma therapy techniques  and to work in  a way that both serves their clients and is authentic to who they are.

Nadene’s training is known for being immediately accessible and useful to therapists. Nadene has skill in her capacity to explain complex ideas into simple to understand and  easy to apply concepts for therapists.

Nadene has a signature program Thriving Therapist Formula that guides therapists to achieve freedom and flexiblity in their career and develop the confidence to pursue their passion and  build a career they thrive in.


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