• Helena Hargaden: The emergence of the relational tradition within TA

    Approach/issue: Transactional analysis

    Over the last couple of decades there has been a paradigm shift in many of the major psychotherapies from a focus upon the observing ego and cognitive insight as the primary means of psychological change to the importance of unconscious, affective and relational focus as a the primary means of psychological growth.

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  • Interview with Dr Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar

    Approach/issue: Body-oriented psychotherapy

    Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar shares his approach to Relational Body Psychotherapy, how he works with the body safely and the importance of learning edges. Interview by Polly McLean.

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  • Heather Fowlie on Relational Transactional Analysis

    Approach/issue: Transactional analysis

    Transactional analysis was founded by Eric Berne whose aim was to develop a comprehensible, effective, and powerful theory that could be used, as the name suggests, to analyse how people communicate (transact), both with themselves and with others, and where these communications limit intimacy, spontaneity and awareness (Berne, 1961) to open up alternative relational possibilities and expectations.

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  • Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar: About touching Psychotherapists

    Approach/issue: Body-oriented psychotherapy

    It is one of our first sessions together, and I offer Deirdre my hand as a way of exploring contact. Deirdre, an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist, is also experienced as a client, with well over fifteen years of analysis. And yet, the field of body psychotherapy in general and working therapeutically with touch in particular is a completely foreign land for her.

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  • Dr Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar on Money, Jewishness and terror

    Approach/issue: Body-oriented psychotherapy

    "Without context, there is no communication." Gregory Bateson (1972, p.408).

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