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Transactional Analysis training (TA). Learn TA theory, with Linda Gregory, in the comfort of your home, and therefore in your own time. Psychotherapy/Counselling online course.
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What is Transactional Analysis (TA)?
Transactional Analysis training course is theory and tools for Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Education Skills, Management Skills in Organisations, as well as for anyone wanting people skills.
Transactional Analysis training theory course is a model for understanding and improving human behaviour, most importantly, communication and relationships. It was originally developed in the 1950s by the late Eric Berne, MD.
Most people have heard of the books, Games People Play and I’m OK You’re OK.
Where is TA useful?
Above all, Transactional Analysis is a theory of Communication, a theory of Personality used for better understanding of why we do what we do. As a result of putting TA into practice people will improve relationships with others, and is certainly an excellent model for personal growth and change.
- Firstly, Transactional Analysis when used in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, groups, couples and families, provides understanding and ways to work through distress, difficulties, everyday problems and changes in their life.
- Secondly, TA is a powerful tool for management, communication training, and organisational health; because it provides the skills and mindset to manage and create healthy workplace relations and culture.
- Thirdly, In the Educational area TA is an excellent tool which provides information and skills suitable for all ages in the learning process, because it allows clear communication and avoids setting up unproductive confrontations.
- As a result, Transactional Analysis can be used whenever there is a need to understand individuals, relationships and communication.
Linda Gregory, TA 101 is suitable for:
Individuals and couples
Who want to have a better relationship and understanding of themselves and their partner/spouse and communicate more effectively with each other.
Managers, Team Leaders, Human Resource, Health & Safety personnel, Consultants and Trainers who want improved workplaces, working relationships and customer service.
Trainers, Therapists and Counsellors
Certainly useful for Coaches, Mentors, Psychotherapists, Counsellors will benefit from this course as clients value the educational aspect of understanding the dynamics of their difficulties. TA is a very powerful theory for producing long lasting change.
Principals, Teachers, Trainers and Educators wanting more effective ways of getting their information across. Children pick up the fundamentals of TA really quickly too. Ongoing training using the Proficiency Awards structure is great for educators.
Voluntary and Church groups who wish to have a better understanding of how to work more effectively with people.
Who wants to improve his/her relationships with family, friends and work colleagues.
How does the TA 101 course work?
Step 1…. Purchase the course. ALL PRICES ON THE SHOP PAGE ARE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
Step 2…You will receive a receipt and I will be notified.
Step 3…I will post the TA 101 Videos on DVDs or USB to you, as well as other material.
Step 4 … I will enrol you in my learning platform… lindagregoryelearning.com
(Have a look there as a visitor)
I will send you via E -mail your user name and pass word.
There is course material there, as well as the TA 101 exam.
The exam is optional to do, depending on if you want the certificate from Gregory Institute for Transactional Analysis. Having the certificate will entitle you to join Transactional Analysis Associations of your choice.
When your videos arrive you can watch them in your time, and then complete the exam if you choose. The exam is open book, meaning you can use any TA book you want for reference. The answers need to be short, not more than half page each.
Step 5 …Send you exam to me via E-mail. I will mark it and send your certificate.
An easy enjoyable process.
You can then proceed to the Advanced TA Modules if you choose.
The Basic concepts of Transactional Analysis include;
- We are all OK. We all have a basic lovable core and a desire for positive growth.
- All of our many parts have a positive value for us in some way.
- Positive strokes increase feelings of ‘OKness’.
- We are all responsible for the way we think, feel, and act.
- Our beliefs and behaviour are results of decisions we have made at critical times in our development, hence, out-dated decision can be re-decided.
- All emotional difficulties are curable.
- We all want positive loving relationships.
Talking TA, WPATA Publications
How is Transactional Analysis used in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Supervision?
Above all the client is a fully involved participant in the healing, coaching, and supervision process, therefore change is most likely to occur when the psychotherapist/counsellor/coach/supervisor, and the client are both fully invested in their relationship of working together towards a clear, healthy contract for the behavioural change sought.
The ultimate goal is regaining internal awareness, becoming fully conscious and in harmony with self and others. Additionally, to function with a capacity for spontaneity, and authentic, open intimate communication with others is an important goal. An increased ability to use our intuition is additional benefit of TA psychotherapy/counselling, coaching/ supervision, and training.
Reaching Forgiveness is one of the main goals of TA. Forgiveness on many levels. Forgiveness of self, others and life. Forgiving self for any supposed wrong doings that may be causing guilt, likewise, forgiving others, as in parents, children, siblings, and friends, and forgiving life for not being fair or perfect. httplity-tho…ts-become-things/
Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality, based on 3 Ego States, Parent, Child and Adult. Firstly, It is a theory of communication, and child development. Secondly, a theory of analysing Life Scripts, and how we replay childhood strategies = repetition compulsion, therefore a theory of psychopathology.
What are Life Scripts?
An extensive unconscious life plan. (Berne, TA in Psychotherapy, 1961).
In simple terms, each person decided in early childhood how he/she will live, and what he/she needs to do to survive.
These decisions were made as a result of many early messages received from parents and parent figures. The ultimate goal of TA is to understand and become conscious of the client’s script, therefore make new updated, healthier decisions. This is known as Redecsion therapy, one of the main schools of TA.
Why do I like TA?
TA is fun and interesting to teach, and easy to learn. Therefore people can put what they learn into practice the same day, resulting in improved relationships, and personal growth and understanding.
Many TA psychotherapists and counsellors, including myself, feel that TA has a Spiritual/Universe component. Certainly all humans have an inner drive, known as Physis, It is a drive to become all we can be, and grow and change. Life is in constant flux always changing, always becoming.
Learning to live in the Now of life, and knowing that we are all “OK” at our core level, is a focus of TA.
Gregory Institute for Transactional Analysis
Gregory Institute has been training trainees in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching for over 30 years. Many trainees have successfully passed the Certified Transactional Analysis exam.
Linda has a passion for teaching TA and helping others grow and change unhealthy beliefs and patterns.
Most people have heard of the famous book of E. Berne’s, Games People Play. We have all played a game at some time.
What is a Game?
It is an unconscious series of ulterior communications progressing to a predictable payoff outcome. When people feel, “Here we go again”, it is most likely a game.
What is a payoff?
Can be many things. A justified reason to leave, go shopping and spend money, go out and get drunk or drugged, start a fight or war, have an affair or prove the other person wrong.
Why do we play games? Many reasons. Something to do. Confirm old beliefs about Self, Others and Life. Games provide a high level of Strokes, however usually negative drama ones. People who are not comfortable with intimacy play games to keep a distance. There are more reasons that are taught in the TA 101 course.
There are three game positions, Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim., and players usually switch positions.
There are many identified games. A few of the names of games consist of; Poor Me, What would You do Without me?, Now I’ve Got You, Wooden Leg, Kick Me, Blemish, and See How Hard I have Tried.
The first step to stop playing games is to become aware that you are playing them.
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What are Strokes?
A stroke is a unit of recognition.
Whenever someone recognises you, or what you are doing, by a look, a word, a gesture or touch, they are stroking you or giving you a stroke.
Transactions are exchanges of strokes between people – “G’day Linda!”, “Hi Sue” are transactions, of two strokes, one per person.
Our need to be recognised – stroked – is one of the main reasons we transact with others.
Types of Strokes
Strokes are classified into types. Some strokes we get are for being, therefore they recognise our existence and our value as human beings and individuals. These are called unconditional strokes, and may be positive (You’re OK by me!) or negative (You’re not OK by me!). While is contrast, we get stroked for what we do. Strokes for doing are called conditional strokes, and recognise the value of our actions with others. They may be positive (You’re doing OK by me!) or negative (You’re not doing OK by me!), (I like what you are doing, or I don’t like what you are doing).
Positive strokes are sometimes called Warm Fuzzies, because that is how people tend to feel when they are recognised in a way that says, “You’re OK” or “You’re doing OK”.
Negative strokes on the other hand, tend to encourage cold and prickly feelings, and so are called … Cold Pricklies!
Talking TA, WPATA Publications
TA 101 Course Content; What you will learn in this course.
Definitions of TA
Values and areas of application.
The value and use of contracting.
Parent, Adult and Child – when we converse with others, how we experience that communication and what transpires between people.
What are transactions and how they work – why is it that communication flows easily at times, and at other times it breaks down abruptly, turns nasty, and how to get it back on track.
Our view of self, other’s and life, which we decided on in childhood. I’m OK, You’re OK, or They are Not OK, or I am Not OK. What are the implications of these beliefs in our life and in relationships with others. Most Importantly, how to change them.
When our fundamental hungers for stimulus, belonging and structure are not met, we are likely to resort to psychological games. We learn what games are and what happens. Why we play games and how to turn them from drama into constructive ‘wins”.
We identify the substitute inauthentic strategies we develop as children to ‘survive’ and identify the appropriate responses to use to meet our needs.
The stories we adopted and the decisions we made as children to make sense of the world, to survive, and how we take these into our ‘now’ world. Most importantly, how to re-decide these early confusions and make healthy changes.
As a result of learning TA you will become aware of yourself, and others. Become spontaneous and authentic so you can truly have intimacy in relationships.
Purchase Introductory TA 101 course, and Advanced TA Theory Modules from Shop
Advanced TA Modules;
Transactional Analysis (TA) was developed by Dr Eric Berne. One of the first, and probably most important concepts of TA is the structure of our personality. We all have 3 Ego States. Parent, Adult, and Child. Most importantly, these are always capitalised to distinguish between parent, adult and child. This module will explain the content of Ego states, firstly how they are structured, secondly, how they function, how they impact relationships, and how to diagnose what Ego state is being used.
Transactional Analysis Proper
This module will explain how we communicate (transactions), their importance, how they are used, firstly, in our internal self talk, and secondly, in our relationships with others. Hence, learning skills in transacting brings about clear communication with others and a deeper understanding of ourselves. Understanding how transactions affect our behaviour, our communication with others, and above all, how to implement change.
Trainees will learn about playing games, which we all have done at various times. Hence learning to recognise games, and as a result make and implement treatment plans. In Addition gain knowledge of soft and hard games.
Students will understand Racket analysis theory, and therefore recognise the difference between a client’s racket and real feeling. As a result, students will learn to develop and implement treatment plans. Likewise to gain knowledge of self Rackets.
Learners will develop the knowledge of the Life Script, its importance and how it is formed. Use these skills to understand early decisions, and the formation of early beliefs, thus Life Script. Each learner will understand and demonstrate how the Life Script will affect behaviour and life patterns, as a result use various script treatments in order to change/get out of the Life Script.
This module shows the differences between administrative, professional and psychological contracts with individual clients, families and organisations. Those in helping professions will learn stages of treatment and different methods of therapeutic analysis; as well as learn skills in relational therapy, and learn the importance of the relationship between client and therapist. Above all, learning the importance of the relational space between therapist and client is most noteworthy.
Personality Adaptations are a fascinating part of the overall theory of TA. Learning to recognise the different personality types, and make treatment plans is important to treatment. In addition students will gain knowledge and experience of self-personality adaptations.
All humans grow through child development stages through the years. Trainees will become familiar with a brief outline of the main childhood developmental theories, and therefore develop knowledge of the main TA child developmental theories. This knowledge can, as a result, lead to understanding the developmental stages of self and others.
Importance of our Inner Child has been know for years. Trainees in this Module will learn Self-Reparenting theory as part of the overall theory of Transactional Analysis, even more, to learn to recognise Self-Reparenting needs. Learning to make treatment plans for caring for the Inner-Child, and implement plans by skillfully providing the necessary treatment plans. Likewise to gain knowledge of self-parenting skills
Trainees will gain knowledge of the history and development of Redecision Therapy by Dr. R. and M. Goulding. Gaining knowledge of Redecision Therapy and its importance and place in TA theory and practice is powerful and interesting. Trainees will learn the steps to use Redecision Therapy to allow clients to make personal changes.
These advanced TA Theory modules are intended for those already in the helping professions who want to add skills to their tool box. This is NOT a complete course to become qualified in a helping area. To become qualified a person needs, in addition to these theory hours, required hours of practice and supervision with a qualified trainer. Contact the Australian Transactional Analysis Association to find trainers.
Will I get a certificate? Yes, possibly…..Conditions apply.
On completion of the TA 101 you will get a certificate from The Gregory Institute for Transactional Analysis, and therefore, be eligible to join the;
Australian Transactional Analysis Association and/or the International Transactional Analysis Association.
Completion of the Advanced TA Modules can lead to the Transactional Analysis Practitioner (TAP) and Advanced Transactional Analysis Practitioner (ATAP) certificates, by completing the requisites of the full course. There are required hours of supervision and practice that will be needed in addition to learning TA theory with these modules. At the completion of these modules, and meeting the required conditions, you will need to join the Australian Transactional Analysis Association to be awarded the TAP and/or ATAP certificate.
Australian TA Association go to: http://www.taaustralia.com.au
International Transactional Analysis go to; http://www.itaaworld.org
On completion of these modules, you will will be awarded a Certificate from
Gregory Institute for Transactional Analysis
for the hours of completion of TA theory.
Book, Past, Present, Future
Also available in the shop is Linda’s book on Transactional Analysis,
Past, Present and Future
Cost… $25 Hardcopy AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
E…book sent when order received. $10.00
What is the book about?
Clearing your past, for living in the present, and as a result, manifesting your dreams and goals.
Everyone has a past, everyone has a present, the future in not written yet.
The question is, do we allow the past old beliefs to sabotage our future. Many people today know they have the ability to manifest goals and dreams in their lives, and yet, even though they put the techniques into practice, it often does not work.
Because we all carry around old home movies in our heard, some embarrassing some treasured, and some negative. We tend to hang onto them. Old negative beliefs about Self, Others and Life can block our success.
Most importantly, this book is about clearing your past, and outlines clear steps to manifest your goals and dreams.
Secondly, reaching your full potential and being open to your spiritual self can be the result.
There is a section in the book on Spirituality and what part this can take in our lives.
Comment…I have read this book….Linda presents a platform to clear issues from your past and look forward to a future with
a new found empowerment….Riss Dolman