Are you threading your way through uncertainty and unpredictability with creativity?

At TAworks we are concerned with these qualities of life which in TA are embedded in the dynamic and pulsating presence of the Adult ego state. All our programmes aim to encourage and maintain this capacity in participants so that this can inform and transform their private and professional worlds. Learning how to do this shifts living to a living art.

Like any craft which underpins an art, it takes time to learn, and needs constant practice, and the processes of ‘supervision’ and ‘personal consultation’ can support maintaining these capacities. The pleasure of deepening ones own capacity for presence is difficult to describe - rather it is to be experienced. Regaining the Adult ego state in spite of the nudges and knocks of living, provides a breath of relief, and is so re-energising.

And it is worth investing in these learnings to permeate a lifetime of relationships - as a leader, a coach, a counsellor, a consultant, as well as a friend, a partner, a parent. Currently 2023 looks like it could be a financially tough year - so the art of living through difficult times is vitalising. And TAworks supports learners who are finding payments a challenge in all sorts of different bespoke ways. Talk to us!

There are 3 types of offerings this year
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On 20-23 April in Oxford the 120 hour FOUNDATION IN TA begins with 4 days in presence before going monthly online.

This programme gives a sound knowledge of Transactional Analysis - and focuses on applying it to oneself. It encourages a non-judgmental approach to considering oneself, develops the capacity to listen, and provides the opportunity to experiment safely with being fully present with a lightness of touch.

People who have done lots of self awareness development are often amazed when they do this programme with TAworks at how it uncovers all sorts of aspects of self that they were previously unaware of - and that it is serious fun too. They often report insights that challenge how they have previously seen the world and generates fresh ways of being.

Professionals tell us that this programme is a vital fundamental - it focusses on how they are the core tool in all their work and gives map to think about themselves in communication with others and with systems, which can provoke new ways of being in their roles.

We are born with a total capacity for presence which we gradually learn to lose - here is an opportunity to re discover the joy of being in the world with others.

On 21/22 June the Official Intro to Transactional AnalysisThe TA101 — two day programme will be held online - the TA101. A bit like a taster menu for the Foundation it provides a glimpse of over 30 TA concepts through an experiential learning opportunity which is tailored to the participants.

On the weekend 4/5 November in Oxford we will have a live opportunity to take this taster.

The fee is £200 for individuals, charities and not-for-profits, £250 statutory sector, £300 business sector and it is possible to pay by PayPal! — write to Rosemary.Napper@TAmatters.com for a leaflet!

The PEOPLE PRACTITIONER follows on from the Foundation and is a further 320 hours of developing competence in a TA approach to facilitating groups and working one to one with individuals, as a counsellor, or a coach or a mentor — or working more informally in all sorts of people-oriented professions such as traditional and complementary health, social and youth work, pastoral and advisory roles, family educators, and personal development work. This far-reaching programme leads to the CTA in Counselling — which is defined in TA as supporting people in finding their own inner or external resources in order to re-solve and develop what is important to them in their lives. This programme is planned to be online after an in-person intensive start in Oxford (if feasible). Ask now for dates and costs.

The Organisational and Educational programme for those with a 120 hour TA Foundation begins in February 2023 and is focussed on THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE SYSTEM and explores how to think about and work with the cultures of organisations and societie and interventions such as executive coaching and leadership and, in 2024, GROUPS AND TEAMS IN THE SYSTEM. This programme will be repeated in 2025. Please get in touch now if any of these programmes are of value to you — again they will mostly be on Friday and Saturdays on zoom, with an intensive in Oxford in person if practical.

In addition, there are a range of two-day PTSTA workshops during the rest of this year which will examine training online and supervising remotely.

To zoom or not to zoom?

TAworks has found many innovative ways of working online that are enlivening.

This is because we keep with small groups, we provide personalised attention, we have ways to suggest people sit in relation to their computers in order to reflect and learn; we also use creative techniques and invite embodied learning through movement! And we use jamboards and WhatsApp to enhance sharing and pairing and connections. Most importantly we recommend you to use ‘hide self view’.

We are pleased to discover that research now backs up our intuitively thought-out methodology — and that so many people who come to our workshops for the first time respond with surprise at how unfatigued they are by the end of the day!

TAworks has always been very international, with individuals from South Africa, Japan, Canada, India and Brazil, not to mention other parts of Europe, regularly flying into Heathrow over several years. This no longer is sustainable and online learning really supports considering our planet — and also provides access for those who may not be able to afford to learn with us let alone travel (when learning TA is a passionate commitment, and earnings in a particular country prohibit engagement then TAworks looks to see how we can best support individuals).

So we think we will be primarily online for the foreseeable future — we will be flexible, and we want to meet in person when we can, and to use our wonderful workshop facility in Oxford. We look forward to learning with you — write to rosemary.napper@TAmatters.com with queries, and check out our websites and social media.

Rosemary Napper
TSTA Organisations, Education and Counselling

TAworks is unique! We offer:

One to one coaching, counselling and psychotherapy informed by transactional analysis are offered for individuals and groups. PLAINTALKING affordable coaching, counselling and psychotherapy.

Training leading to qualifications in TA is provided — TAworks is the UK's longest-standing provider of in-depth Counselling, Educational & Organisational learning — plus a TA coaching & mentoring training programme with optional accreditation with the ILM.

Continuing development opportunities involving TA are available to all with our workshops, for on-going professional and personal development.

Supervision of practical application of TA is available.

Tailor-made introductory TA programmes can be arranged for organisations, along with bespoke TA-based management and leadership development programmes, and organisational consultancy.

Tailor-made awards.

Links with other psychological frameworks are supported, and practitioners of many other approaches work alongside us.