Transactional

Analysis

Transactional analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for growth and personal change. TA also offers us a theory of child development. The concept of life – script describes how our present life patterns originated in childhood. It also provides us with a theory of communication, and is widely used as a powerful tool in organisational management.

The many tools of TA are designed to assist people in achieving autonomy. The aim of realising our full Adult potential – is a prime focus of TA, through updating the strategies we learnt for coping with life we chose as children. TA rests upon a number of philosophical assumptions about people, life and the objectives of change:

  • People are OK
  • People decide their own destiny – and their decisions can be changed
  • Everyone has the ability to think
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