Counselling

The unit of social intercourse is called a transaction. If two or more people encounter each other in a social aggregation, sooner or later one of them will speak, or give some other indication of acknowledging the presence of the others. This is called the transactional stimulus. Another person will then say or do something which is in some way related to this stimulus, and that is called a transactional response.

Eric Berne - Games People Play 1964

This seminar is an introduction to Transactional Analysis where delegates will learn the first concepts of TA. It is for people who want to learn more about how communication works - TA is effectively a language within a language - and why it sometimes breaks down. It is also for therapists who have not studied TA as part of their training and who would like an overview of the subject with a view to more intense study.

Delegates will learn:

  • an understanding of the Adult, Parent and Child ego states,
  • what happens when transactions run smoothly,
  • what happens when transactions are crossed,
  • behavioural descriptions and
  • how to gain better clarity about what is going on.

To maximise your learning at this seminar it is recommended that you become fully involved as you will learn more by participating in the exercises. However, group participation and involvement in any training delivered by ETL is entirely voluntary.

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