At The Change Institute, we are Transactional Analysts. Transactional Analysis (TA) is a model of change for individuals, business leaders, teams. It is useful or any organization that wants and needs to advance in productive ways. Through TA, our clients develop a clear and confident sense of self. They learn how they are “wired”, and how that wiring affects how they interact in the world. It is through this meaningful self-understanding that profound change is possible.
Transactional Analysis was developed by Canadian born, McGill educated psychiatrist Dr. Eric Berne. It is renowned as one of the world’s clearest conceptual frameworks for understanding the human psyche, organizational culture, and team dynamics. TA offers a comprehensive model for describing human relationships and interactions. It provides a roadmap for interpreting how individuals and organizations transact, pinpointing where limiting roadblocks, and alternative routes.
“The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.” Eric Berne
Practiced globally by Master level certified practitioners, TA has transformed countless lives, business cultures and personal relationships around the world. Lorna Johnston, founder and CEO of The Change Institute, is the only Master Certified Transactional Analyst in Canada today.
Every verbal and non-verbal exchange can be used as a tool for understanding how we think, feel, and behave. Transactional Analysis (TA) shows us where we are most effective in our communication, relationships, decision making, and problem-solving.
The philosophy of TA is that everyone makes decisions based on their current mental and emotional framework. It posits that everyone’s framework can be changed. Transactional Analysis identifies where changes can be made to maximize positive outcomes. We learn to exchange non-productive or negative behaviours for behaviours that produce better, if not incredible results.
Rules for executing
Although the concepts of Transactional Analysis may seem simple at first glance, they are not simplistic. They are a collection of ideas, with a practical way of applying these ideas. Together, they profoundly change the way you experience yourself and others. Once you adopt the new behaviours, you will never lead the same again. You will be changed whether you are on the front line, the middle, or the top.
When you apply these concepts in the practical and tactical way suggested, you will be profoundly changed. You will have new ways of talking listening, relating, deciding, innovating and leading.
Books on Transactional Analysis
Transactional Analysis Training
The Change Institute is the only organization in North America qualified to train professionals in Transactional Analysis and qualify them towards two world-recognized standards of certification:
1) Certified Transactional Analyst – Organizations
2) Certified Transactional Analyst – Clinical
We offer three-year training in Organizational Transactional Analysis and Psychotherapy Transactional Analysis. Please connect with us to discuss further.