The Berne Institute

Training in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy and Counselling
... at the Centre of England

Free Evening Seminars, Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Our seminars are free of charge both to "Berne" members and to non-members. In each seminar, the presenter(s) share their new thinking about a topic in transactional analysis or a closely related field. There is plenty of time for discussion, questions, and the interchange and generation of ideas.

All the seminars will be on Saturday evenings.You are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. for a drink and snack before the seminar (bring food to share, if you wish: “The Berne” provides light refreshments with wine and soft drinks). The seminar presentation itself runs from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.

13 Dec.: "Happiness or Autonomy?"  Barbara Monk-Steel BA MSc RMN PGD TSTA(P)  In TA we have autonomy as the ultimate goal. People also seek happiness. We will look at how to increase happiness, using ideas from Positive Psychology, and consider how this invites autonomy.

10 Jan.: "Passivity and Proactivity"  Adrienne Lee BA MPracNLP TSTA(P)  We will explore the reasons for our passivity and reactive responses to life and the ways in which these are described in TA theory. We will emphasise the healthy resolution of symbiosis, in the recovery of full proactivity and responsibility in relationships and society.

14 Feb.: "The Many Faces of Love"  Enid Welford TSTA(P) and Carol Stewart-Evans MSc CTA(P)  A light-hearted exploration of the ways Transactional Analysts think about love and yearning.

10 Mar.: "I'm Worried About My Cat"  Kerri Warner MSc DipCouns STA(P)  We will explore the feelings of anxiety and fear and focus on how to work with children who are anxious and afraid.

18 Apr.: "TA and the Unknown"  John Monk-Steel RMN RGN TSTA(P)  We will explore the non-rational dimensions of human experience and discuss how this informs our work in Transactional Analysis.

 23 May: "Technology and TA" Will Roberts MSc PTSTA(P)  What are the implications of using the social media as a vehicle for TA psychotherapy? We will discuss recent research into using the Internet, telephone and Skype for psychotherapy and counselling.

The seminars are held at our training centre, Berne House, situated in the village of Kegworth, about ten miles south of Nottingham and just one mile from Junction 24 on the M1. Berne House is No.29 on Derby Road, which is the main A6 through Kegworth. We have our own off-road parking space. If you would like more detailed directions to the seminars, please call us.

For any further information about seminars or other "Berne" activities, please contact: The Course Registrar, The Berne Institute, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN. Tel/fax: 01509 673649; or email us here >>.

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