I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

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I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

I'm Ok, You're Ok: A Practical Approach to Human Psychology

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What was really impressive was that the patient didn’t only reexperience the memory but also felt emotions connected to it. One of the reasons why I’m not a big fan of relying too much on models to describe reality is that people often end up stretching reality just to fit into their model. Without listing all the pros and even considering its important limitations, transaction analysis and this book, in particular, are enlightening. The vocabulary of Transactional Analysis is the precision tool of treatment because, in a language anyone can understand, it identifies things that really are, the reality of experiences that really happened in the lives of people who really existed. Also the method, which is particularly suited to the treatment of people in groups, points to an answer to the great disparity between the need for treatment and the trained people available to do the work.

As several decades have elapsed since Harris published I'm OK, You're OK, some of the cultural references which were relevant at the time of the book's publication are now less accessible to contemporary readers not familiar with the period. By exploring the structure of our personalities and understanding old decisions, Harris believes we can find the freedom to change our lives. This was first discovered in 1951 by the Montreal brain surgeon Wilder Penfield, who stimulated certain parts of his patients’ brains with an electrode.

Harris continues by offering practical case studies showing applications of TA to marriage and the raising of both children and adolescents. The motility which gives birth to the Adult becomes reassuring in later life when a person is in distress. One of the most significant contributions of Transactional Analysis is that it has given patients a tool they can use. In sensible, non-technical language Thomas A Harris explains how to gain control of yourself, your relationships and your future - no matter what happened in the past.

Its strength is also tested through conflict between the simplistic ideas of the Parent and reality. In the first episode of the fifth season of What We Do in the Shadows, the character Nandor talks about working through his anger issues with the book. On June 25, 1972, I’m OK – You’re OK hit number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction books. You may not understand this unconscious reaction, but if you were to sit down, perhaps with a therapist, you could figure out which past experience and emotions the song is attached to.Having described a generalized model of the ego states inside human beings, and the transactions between them, Harris then describes how individuals differ. Used books have different signs of use and might not include supplemental materials such as CDs, Dvds, Access Codes, charts or any other extra material.

Luckily, there are ways to recognize and control these parts of ourselves, and to set new patterns of thought and behavior. He promotes the idea that TA is not just a method for specialists, but can be shared and used by many people. F., a point on the superior surface of the right temporal lobe was stimulated within the fissure of Sylvius, the patient heard a specific popular song being played as though by an orchestra. And this goes for the different components of our personality as well, since they don’t always know how to peacefully get along with each other. It has been my privilege to study with Berne for the past ten years and to share the discussions of the advanced seminar in San Francisco which he conducts.

While I previously didn’t consider Games People Play to be a good book, I then re-evaluated it again. In showing us how to make the conscious decision I'M OK-YOU'RE OK, he has helped millions of despairing people find the freedom to change, to liberate their ADULT effectiveness, and to achieve joyful intimacy with the people in their lives. In each case the patient under local anesthesia was fully conscious during the exploration of the cerebral cortex and was able to talk with Penfield. Their influence can be understood by carefully analysing the verbal and non-verbal interchanges ('transactions') between people, hence Berne's name for his model: Transactional Analysis.



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