Workshops and TA training

TA 101

The 101 Course is the officially recognised introductory course in TA. It covers an internationally agreed syllabus including the full range of TA concepts and shows how these can be applied in social, family, educational and organisational settings. Participants receive a 101 Verification certificate and qualify to apply for regular membership of the South African Transactional Analysis Association (SATAA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). The 101 course affords entry into ongoing TA study and the first level of qualification as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). Participants will learn the key concepts of TA and how to apply them in their personal and professional lives to develop:

  • Communication skills for healthy relationships
  • Motivation skills to support individual and group aspirations
  • Emotional intelligence to enrich all aspects of life
  • Ways of understanding and working with aspects of diversity
  • Assertiveness skills for leadership that empowers
  • Stress management skills and setting boundaries to manage self
  • Time management skills to optimise working together in groups and teams
  • Problem-solving skills to promote peaceful decision-making

The workshops are experiential and there is ample time for participants to make sense of the concepts by applying them to their particular situations and so begin integrating them into their lived experience. This is a 12-hour workshop run over two consecutive days.

This course carries 12 CCE UNITS (All 12 CC)

Learning areas:

  1. Definition and underlying values of TA (value base of TA, contractual method, areas of application)
  2. Overview of the development of TA (from Berne to current TA thinking)
  3. Theory of personality structure (motivational theory, structural and functional ego states, contaminations, strengthening and expanding the integrating Adult)
  4. Theory of communication (transactions, strokes, social time structuring)
  5. Theory of life patterns – script (scripts –cocreative identity, script messages and development, script matrix, updating script messages – beliefs and decisions, games, drama and winners triangle, racket analysis to explain internal processes, life positions, discounting and accounting)
  6. TA methodology (use in different fields of specialisation)

UPCOMING TA 101 WORKSHOPS:

Booking: Booking: Please complete this online registration form for TA Matters courses. For Coaching Development courses please use their application form.

TA 202

MAKING NEW MEANING – NOTICING LIMINAL MOMENTS AS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE

This 2-day workshop, building on the TA 101, will deepen your TA understanding of how people can continue to make new meaning of who they are in the world. As agents of change, learn how to spot the key moments of potential change and use them to their full potential. There will be time for trying out the application of these tools with clients as well as time for self-reflection. You will learn different ways of thinking about change with your clients, as well as explore deepening your relationship with yourself.

This course carries 12 CCE UNITS (11 CC & 1 RD)

UPCOMING TA 202 WORKSHOP:

  • Virtual training for Coaching Development 4th & 5th April 2022 Details TBA
  • Virtual training 13th & 14th June 2022. Click here for full details
  • Virtual training for Coaching Development 14th & 15th Nov 2022 Details TBA

Booking: Please complete the online registration form

Online TA Foundation Group (TAFY) 2022

This advanced TA group is open to all people who have already attended the official introductory workshop to Transactional Analysis – the TA 101. It can be a stand-alone programme that deepens your understanding of the TA models, or be the first step of ongoing TA training towards the international certification of Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). See https://www.itaaworld.org/iboc-certification-examinations-handbook for the details of the CTA training and certification.

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This course carries 69 CCE units (46 CC and 23 RD)

Booking: Please complete the online registration form

Online Advanced Educational TA group – 2022

This training group is the next step after a solid foundational study of TA. It builds on classical TA models and adds in an educational TA perspective – both in terms of the philosophy of learning and how that translates into the practical application of TA within an educational context (small groups, teams, individuals being coached, schools, teachers, community groups etc) It supports the growing development of your identity as a TA educator. It is a multi-level training group with rich learning across the levels.

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Online CTA exam group

This group has advanced trainees who are preparing for their CTA exam in the Educational Field. We meet for a few hours each month and the agenda is co-created each time to meet the needs of the group.

For more information contact me at info@tamatters.co.za

Facilitating Dynamic Virtual Learning

Having had over 5 years of running dynamic real time TA training groups online, I have responded to requests of how to do this by bringing together my deep immersion in the philosophy and process of impactful learning as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst specialising in the field of Education, as well as my own experience over the years as to what makes it dynamic, relational and impactful within a virtual medium.

If this interests you, please email me. Once I have between 6 and 12 people keen, we will negotiate dates.

Fees:

  • ZAR 1500.00 + VAT for the series of 3 webs. (South Africa)
  • USD 80.00 (no VAT) for people outside of South Africa

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Booking: Please complete the online registration form

UPCOMING TA TOOLKIT WORKSHOPS:

  • TBA

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TA Tips for Parenting

As parents, we want our children to experience love and joy, be happy and successful and have a sense of self worth. We want them to be capable and believe in themselves. Children don’t arrive with their custom made instruction booklet!

Enjoy a relaxed day with other parents as we explore some Transactional Analysis models that are simple but powerful and easy to apply. There will be input on the models and time to discuss the implications of this in couples or small groups.

TOPICS COVERED:

Human psychological hungers

Learn how we need to balance the universal human hungers for recognition, certainty, and stimulation. Discover the challenges of too much or too little of each point of the Hungers Triangle.

Understand the importance of recognition – positive strokes that are so powerful both in children’s development and for yourselves as parents as well.

The Cycle of Development

Understand the different developmental needs of your child from birth to 18 years and throughout their lives. Understand what tasks need to be encouraged and what affirmations are powerful and enabling for each stage.

Learn how, as you parent your children, you too can “redo” any of the stages for yourself, as you continue to recycle through the stages. This model of human development, by Pam Levin, depicts our development as a spiral – it continues to happen over and over again giving ever more opportunities for healing and growth.

Effective communication

Become fluent in your styles of communication as you explore the OK-OK communication model. Learn how by changing your style, you will invite a different response from the other person. Learn how to “dance” in the OK-OK box to have flexibility in relating and communicating with different personalities. Discover how the little people in your life can also learn this model.

The Nurture-Structure Highway

Have fun exploring the various aspects of Nurture and Structure that are so key in parenting. Learn about the intentions and behaviours that will keep you “on the road” rather than “in the ditch” eg; Nurture: the difference between abuse, conditional care, assertive care, supportive care, overindulgence and neglect; and Structure: the difference between rigidity, criticism, non-negotiable rules, negotiable rules, marshmallowing and abandonment. This model, by Clarke and Dawson, gives us a way of getting the right balance between nurture and structure that will provide an environment for children to grow and flourish.

There will be a follow up of 3 half day sessions of group coaching (every three months) to support parents using the models

UPCOMING TA TIPS FOR PARENTING WORKSHOPS:

  • TBA

Booking: Please complete the online registration form

School Programmes

We offer a variety of programs to empower educators, learners and their communities.

Together with a team of TA educators, I offer an internationally linked TA certificate for both educators and learners in schools through the Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis (IDTA). The Transactional Analysis Proficiency Award for Teachers and Educators (TAPATE) runs over 2 terms. Teachers experientially learn 10 TA concepts. They choose 6 concepts that make the most impact in their life and work in the classroom and prepare a portfoio of evidence showing how they have used these concepts. The international awards are presented by an international TA moderator at a Celebration Day, based not on a pass or fail system; instead the emphasis is on acknowledging the involvement of candidates in a TA-based learning process.

The Transactional Analysis Proficiency Award for Children and Young Adults (TAPACY) is the next phase where the teachers teach the TA concepts to their learners as part of the Life Orientation curriculum. The learners likewise collect a portfolio of evidence showing their use of 6 TA concepts in the classroom, playground and at home and receive their international certificate and badge at their own Celebration Day.

We suggest that a few schools cluster to enable peer learning and encouragment to strengthen the process.

TA offers both educators and learners alike the emotional understanding and language to enable schools to become centres of excellence in learning. These attitudes, knowledge and skills then also impact families and communities.

Booking: For more information please contact me at info@tamatters.co.za

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