Transactional Analysis TA – an Introduction
Welcome to Transactional Analysis!
You have taken a momentous decision in your life by visiting this page and reading about TA. It is worth every minute you spend in learning about TA.
Just knowing about it empowers you and imagine what is possible when you use these concepts in your life. You are certainly one among the chosen few.
Ever wondered why you behave in a certain way, speak in a certain way in a crux situation? Or regretted saying something nasty to a colleague with whom you are usually friendly? Do you feel there is scope for improvement in your interpersonal relationships?
Evolving for better
Everyone wants to improve in theory but, they don’t do anything about it. Only the chosen few (like you) do something consciously to adapt to changes.
Remember, it is tough to change habits, but you can do it because you are one amongst the chosen few!
Transactional analysis-TA in short provides a framework for you to work on and analyze your social transactions in interpersonal as well as intrapersonal. Of course, whatever you do is strictly not a transaction. For example, all your Activities of Daily Living-ADLs are not transactions.
Primarily what you talk or do indicates the type of person you are. Whether you are talkative or taciturn, go-getter or reticent depends on your very being.
There are many proverbs like “Birds of the same feather flock together.” and “you are known by the company you keep.”
These proverbs are indicative of many traits that we all possess. We inherit many of our characteristics or characters from our parents, siblings, and peers even. By studying the models or theories of TA, we will be in a position to understand the inherent reasons for our behaviors.
Awareness is the key
Once you become aware of the underlying process of transactions, you will be able to improve on them and develop a spontaneous approach to better ways of communication and relationships.
Transactional Analysis hands-on
The process of understanding the theories behind TA and its practices is fascinating and emotionally fulfilling. There are many ways to become familiar with the methods of transactional analysis-TA. Apart from reading books and doing research on the Internet, there is a practical way to learn by joining a one-day orientation program on TA frequently termed as TA101.