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“Dancing in Kochi” – Karen’s reflections on the past TA Conference in India

As we got closer to the time, the anticipation of another TA conference in India, grew. The warmth and connection in past Indian conferences stands out for me – people boldly give and receive positive strokes and it creates such a wonderful sense of belonging – a theme that is important for me. The enticing […]

Exciting TA conference in Kochi, India – get connected!

Wonderful connections and learning moments lie ahead between the evening of Friday 17th August and Sunday 19th August as the TA community from many places converge on the beautiful city of Kochi in Kerala, India. I am writing this from Bangalore in India, having spent 2 days with some trainees of my (usually) on-line educational […]

Layo shares her memory on a workshop by Anette Dielmann and Kathy Christina Pithan from the Berlin Conference in 2017

Anette Dielmann and Kathy Christina Pithan observe that the effectiveness of TA is very much evident in relationships – with ourselves, our clients and systems. In their workshop in Berlin on 28th July 2017, Anette and Kathy demonstrated how they make use of the special relationship competence of animals in their practice, specifically horses and […]

Reflections from Berlin (2) by Karen Pratt

Workshop: The Same but Different – the Paradox of Belonging Presented by Lis and John Heath (both TSTA -P) Lis and John – having been in a marriage for a considerable number of years, considered what it means to be in a committed relationship and keep one’s own sense of self, and at the same […]

Karen shares her impression from the TA Conference in Berlin, July 2017

I was delighted to be able to attend this conference during the last week of July. Since 2005, I have travelled most years to many and various wonderful destinations for TA conferences. The anticipation and excitement of re-connecting with colleagues from all over the world, is wonderful! This time a Swiss TA educator, Evelyne Papaux, […]

Layo shares her impression from the TA Conference in Berlin, July 2017

Berlin, July 27th – 29th 2017 was my very first experience of a TA conference. Walking towards the Technical University of Berlin on that first conference morning, I remember academic encounters (which had nothing to do with TA) at that same place from many years before. Quantitative research comes to mind… statistics… My mind’s eye […]

Spreading the word about TA…

One of our goals this year is to make TA more available through media in South Africa, and our new Exec Committee member Layo Seriki has made a great start by publishing an article about communication in the wellness magazine. Read her article here:

Transactional Analysis transforms community care workers in RSA

South Africa’s HIV/AIDS pandemic is considered to be the largest in the world, with more than 5 million South Africans living with the disease. (Du Plessis, Bean, Schoeman, & Botha, 2011) In the early 2000s, the unprecedented rise of this disease was placing a heavy burden on South Africa’s already limited health resources, and as […]

Sandplay and Family constellation

This article examines how the author uses Sandplay and Family Constellation approaches to enable clients to access non verbal and preconscious material easily and creatively. It offers a brief account of the development and principles of Sandplay and Family Constellation and how the author uses these in practice and how she understand the process in […]

Transactional Analysis and Spiral Dynamics

The author suggests that in the face of the current global crises that threaten the human species, transactional analysts need to assess their theoretical tools for understanding social development and their ability to contribute usefully to social change. She offers that Transactional Analysis cannot claim to be a social psychology in the fullest sense and […]

Comparative Script System

The article presents the Comparative Script System – a chart which synthesises the major theories in T A: Classical School and the racket system; Redecision School and Cathexis School. It offers a tool which presents all of these within a systemic framework. The Comparative Script System (CSS) provides an overview of how these theories overlap […]

Trauma and Recovery Training

Joanna Beazley Richards in South Africa Trauma and Recovery Training In February Joanna Beazley Richards, accompanied by her husband John, visited South Africa and offered several workshops on trauma and recovery. Joanna, a specialist in this field shared with participants her own way of working with trauma and her understanding of it in TA terms. […]

Appreciative Inquiry

USING APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TO CONTRACT WITH A TA LEARNING GROUP IN SA