Are you curious about why you behave as you do? Interested in how us humans form particular relationships with certain people? Have you noticed that you tend to carry out similar behaviours with some people but behave completely differently with others? What’s it all about? Why do we do the things we do?
What is Transactional Analysis?
Transactional Analysis is one way of understanding human personality. It gives us a framework to help us understand how humans tick and why we do what we do.
An ‘Official’ TA 101 Course
The TA 101 course offered at The Affinity Centre is an official course recognised by EATA – the European Association of Transactional Analysis. On completion of the course you will receive an EATA certificate which can be used for entry onto Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training at other institutions (and soon to be offered at The Affinity Centre).
Structure of the course
The Affinity Centre TA 101 will be run over two days. There will be an hour lunch break where you will be able to access the many restaurants and cafes available in Wilmslow (lunch not provided). The training will be delivered in The Affinity Centre training room which is a quiet, attractive space to learn.
When is the course running?
Dates for 2017 are soon to be decided. – Please use contact form for enquiries.
Who is delivering the training?
Ian Tomlinson CTA (P).
Ian Tomlinson is a Certified Transactional Analyst, TA 101 instructor and the director of The Affinity Centre. He has also worked in education for over twenty years and been recognised as an outstanding classroom practitioner by Ofsted. Ian is passionate about Transactional Analysis and prides himself on explaining difficult concepts simply – a core principle of Eric Berne, the founder of TA.
What you will learn on our TA 101
What is Transactional Analysis and how can it be used in different settings?
The evolution of Transactional Analysis: A brief introduction to Eric Berne and beyond.
Ego States – who am I? Who are you?
Transactional Analysis Proper – effective and ineffective ways of communicating.
Game Analysis – It’s not about if you’re playing, it’s about what you’re playing …
Racket Analysis – Our feelings; are they real?
Script – How we see the world and why we think that way.
The cost of the two day course is £150. There is a £75 non refundable deposit to be paid to secure your place and the balance of payment will be due two weeks before the start of the course. The fee covers both days training and refreshments during breaks but not lunch which can be obtained in one of Wilmslow’s many restaurants and cafes (or you could bring your butties!).
At the end of the course you will receive an official TA 101 certificate that can be used as evidence of CPD or for entry onto a full TA training.
What previous participants have said about the TA 101
“Ian’s TA 101 was the perfect mix of theory, practice and personal development. I am often disappointed by CPD opportunities but this really delivered.
Ian’s enthusiasm was inspiring and motivating and I have come away with a renewed sense of purpose and energy for my work.
I picked up some brilliant quick wins I can take straight back to my practice whilst also beginning to explore the roots of TA in more depth.
Brilliant value for money and an essential for any practitioner wanting to really help their clients move forward.”
” The TA 101 is a great introduction to TA, which Ian led in an informative and enjoyable style. There was plenty of opportunity for course members to interact with each other, and extensive notes to take away.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in finding out about TA and its use with clients.”
“I attended this course with a vague awareness of TA and was using it “loosely” with my clients. This course has given me a clearer understanding of client behaviour and their beliefs and where they are rooted.
I feel have just enough knowledge to give me confidence to use more it effectively with clients and understand their own behaviour and the consequences that may take place if they continue.
Ian delivers the course in a clear and concise manner whilst still maintaining professionalism, humour and warmth.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in exploring TA further.”
Tracey Gilbertson, Counsellor
“I had very little knowledge of TA before attending the TA 101 course but this has certainly changed. I feel that I have a gained a good understanding of the basics of TA, and can already see some ways that I could introduce this learning into my work with clients.
I found the course enabled me to understand myself better too. One of the fundamental learnings was the ‘OK Corral’.
Thank you Ian for demonstrating the ‘I’m ok, you’re ok’ position better than any book could, in the way you dealt with me.”
Christine Bonsmann, Counsellor
“I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day course. I attend quite a few CPD events but I can honestly say yours was enlightening. I’ve already put it into practice with myself and two clients with excellent results.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course.”
Amanda Evans, Counsellor
I chose to attend the TA 101 course because I felt I had a basic “idea” of TA concepts but I didn’t quite “get it”. The course was a structured and comprehensive introduction to TA which has given me a clear understanding of the basic concepts and how they are interconnected. This has enhanced my ability and confidence to apply TA concepts when working with my clients.
Ian works in a clear, structured and personable manner which suited me. The weekend was very organised and we covered lots of TA and it has only left me wanting to know more. If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to TA I would strongly recommend this course.
Amanda Bellamy, Counsellor
I found this course to be very informative and it has woken me up to TA and I am keen to learn more. This is down to Ian as he presents, teaches enthusiastically that you want to hear more about it. A very warm and friendly manner, so I was not afraid to ask questions getting the most from the course and was able to share what the model meant to me.