Online TA Events – 2 Hours – in collaboration with Online Events

Our online workshops will resume on 5th January 2021! They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm.  We are looking forward to reconnecting with you all again.

The Link Centre are running a series of inspiring talks, presentations and discussions about Transactional Analysis in collaboration with Online Events. To book scroll to the set of  “Book this Course” green buttons at the bottom or right hand side of the page. 

The events are hosted on the Zoom meeting platform, where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group and we will utilise the Zoom breakout rooms function for small group work.

These workshops are offered on a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can, so the group is accessible for all colleagues.

These events will include live discussion and group process and are not appropriate for recording.

You will need a webcam and microphone as well as a good internet connection, although these can also be accessed on a phone or tablet.

The recordings from the workshops are being made available for purchase,  You can buy them here or via the “Book this Course” green button at the bottom or right hand side of this page. We are working through the recordings from the beginning of lockdown which will appear over the next few weeks. The recordings are priced at $9.99 + VAT (roughly £10.00 GBP). 

Topic: Stress, Genes, and Cancer Workshop

Date: Tuesday 2nd February                Time: 18.00-20.00 (BST)

Speaker: Dawn Waldron

Our ability to deal with stress is one of the fundamentals underpinning our ability to thrive in the modern world. It alters our perceptions of ourselves and limits our life choices. The idea that stress drives success is firmly embedded in our culture. So much so that it often takes a significant physical or mental health issue before we give ourselves permission to live life at a pace that suits us. But what if we’re not all designed to live life in the fast lane?

Dawn Waldron is a 23 year breast cancer survivor with 17 years experience as a Nutritional Therapist; she works exclusively with women after breast cancer diagnosis and has found that 8 out of 10 of her clients believe that stress is a key factor behind their diagnosis, which has led to a natural emphasis on the mind/body connection in clinic.

For the last six years Dawn has focussed on the emerging field of nutrigenetics as a route to understanding the individual differences that make us more or less vulnerable to mental and physical health issues. We are born with widely differing genetic abilities to handle stress: our individual combination of genes regulating adrenalin, cortisol, GABA and neurotransmitter pathways means some of us have a stronger and longer reaction than others. Dawn has found that understanding their genetics has led to exciting levels of personal acceptance and understanding for clients; moreover a tailored diet can work in synergy with other therapies to improve health and happiness and support clients to gain resilience.

The talk will explain the nutritional science behind neurotransmitter and stress hormone function, outline the genetics behind individual differences, and provide generalised nutrition and lifestyle strategies for helping clients to reduce the impact of stress in their lives.

Topic: Our Experience of Transference in the Therapy Room

Date: Tuesday 9th February                Time: 18.00-20.00 (BST)

Speaker:  Frances Townsend

Transference and Counter-transference are phenomena that we need to understand in theory and practice in order to work as therapists.

A rich source of understanding for client and therapist alike, it brings depth and meaning to our work.

It can have an enlivening effect on us as we bring into awareness re-enactments rooted in our past that have significant impact in our present.

In this workshop we will explore some of the different types and experiences of transference and how best we can put our understanding into practice with our clients.

We will look at working outside, with and within transferential experience, how our history impacts on transference, what our embodied self can tell us about transference and explore some of these ideas through experiential exercises.

Topic: An Introduction to Autogenic Training

Date: Tuesday 23rd February                Time: 18.00-20.00 (BST)

Speaker: Dragan Markovic

Autogenic training (AT) is a recognised technique in psychology for combatting stress and improving health and concentration.

This technique was originally developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz and it is one of the most famous and oldest techniques for achieving deep relaxation.

AT represents the integration of selected exercises whose main goal is to get rid of excess psychological and physiological tension.

In this introduction, you will learn about the original exercises developed by Schultz, but also about AT without autosuggestion, which represents a continuation, synthesis and improvement of techniques of the classical AT, based on research by psychologist Milenko Vlajkov.

Topic: How to Map a Couple’s Relationship Using TA

Date: Tuesday 16th March                Time: 18.00-20.00 (BST)

Speaker:  Jennie Miller

Transactional Analysis provides a wonderful theory, philosophy, and practical way for working with couples.

In my work and training I view a couple being any two people in a relationship, so this can also include, say, a mother and adult daughter looking for some help in their relationship. In this workshop I will share one of the important aspects of how I undertake this fascinating therapy from my model, The Key to Couple Work.

A repeating theme of couples looking for help is around communication, either because of a breakdown in their communication or a realisation that it has never been a successful part of their relationship.

Through sharing the PAC model with a couple, they gain new insight into the dynamics of their relationship and how their personal histories are affecting the relationship both positively and negatively. It also illustrates where communication breaks down or becomes stuck in negative patterns.

When working with a couple we map out their relationship through PAC. In this workshop we will look at how to achieve this, this will include a practical demonstration and a chance for the participants to have ago themselves. This offers a vital platform and road map from which to proceed with the work.

Click on the link below to see Leilani Mitchell and Mark Head, Link Centre Directors, talking about TA in a Crisis, at a similar previous Online CPD Event held in March:-

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Booking and Dates

Tuesday 2nd February - Stress, Genes, and Cancer workshop with Dawn Waldron


Tuesday 9th February - Our Experience of Transference in the Therapy Room


Tuesday 23rd February - An Introduction to Autogenic Training


Tuesday 16th March - How to Map a Couple’s Relationship Using TA


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