Tag Archives: Transactional Analysis

When old patterns get in the way of happiness

Something interesting happened yesterday. I was engaged in a discussion in a social media forum. I had posed a question about NLP and someone had made a good attempt at answering it. Here’s what happened next…. I responded having scan … Continue reading

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Getting back in the driving seat of your life!

Last week I wrote about positive intentions and how these can keep us stuck if we do not find a new way to satisfy these important intentions. This week I want to build on what you need to do to … Continue reading

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How can we stay safe if we let go of our fear, hurt and anger?

Following on from last week.. From an NLP perspective whenever we help someone tackle a personal issue we look at how to preserve the original “positive intention”. For example when we talk about letting go of either fear, hurt or … Continue reading

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Recognising Parallel Processes in Coaching

I know many of my readers are coaches and NLP Practitioners so this week I wanted to share some information about the concept of parallel processes. What is a parallel process? A parallel process is a dynamic in relationships that … Continue reading

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Stopping Games, stepping out of unhelpful patterns of behaviour

This week I am returning to the use of Transactional Analysis as a way of recognising and stopping negative repeating patterns of behaviour. Games are habits and we all have our own favourites. When coaching, games can be very destructive … Continue reading

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The Drama Triangle, understanding psychological games

Last week we started looking at games using the ideas suggested in Transactional Analysis. This week we will dig in a little further with another TA model called the “Drama Triangle” as developed by Karpman.  Games can be explored further … Continue reading

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Understanding the Games People Play

Over the next three weeks I will explain a little more about how we can recognise patterns using transactional analysis models and then how you can start making some changes. We often talk about people playing psychological games with each … Continue reading

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Identifying repeating patterns of behaviour

Firstly, apologies for not getting my blog out last week, I have a good reason. We moved house on Monday and quite frankly it was chaos! The good news however is that we are now settled in our new location … Continue reading

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Being Assertive with people who are always right: a case study

  As promised I’m going to share a real example with you this week of a person who had a tendency to take a position and defend it. If you remember from last week my encounter with this gentleman, we’ll … Continue reading

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Assertively handling people who are always “right”!

A couple of weeks ago I promised we would start talking about how to handle particular challenging behaviours so let’s make a start this week. I wonder how many of you know someone who is “always right” even when they’re … Continue reading

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