- Workshop 1 – The Neopsyche: the integrating Adult ego state
- Workshop 2 – Script through a co-creative lens
- Workshop 3 – Transformation and The Intersubjective Space
Workshop 1 – The Neopsyche: the integrating Adult ego state
Accessing our integrating Adult (Neopsyche) supports the present centeredness inherent in co-creativity. It provides the means to help us stay in accounting mode, to be spontaneous and to choose responses and behaviours appropriate for the present moment. Instead of reacting from our repertoire of behaviours that support our script beliefs and drivers, which served us well in the past and kept us safe, we can choose responses that are most appropriate in the here and now. We make use of past experiences in the present which enable our potency and our ability to be resourceful, vulnerable and foster positive relationships. Why is it so different to traditional TA models of ego states? What makes the difference, and how can we learn to access it and use it? We will explore the differences in the models and begin to unravel the challenges, and rewards, that accessing and using our integrating Adult generates.
Workshop 2 – Script through a co-creative lens
There are many significant shifts in how we think of script which will have implications for practice in all fields of TA. The first shift sees script as holding both healthy and unhealthy processes. Another, sees script as a narrative co-constructed in the present and projected into the past. A third idea sees script as a map of the ”field” or context of an individual. We co-create, co-construct multiple matrixes that form the constantly changing helix of relational influences which are bidirectional. What might this mean for our work? How does this change how we see our relationships? How does this affect how you see your own identity?
Workshop 3 – Transformation and The Intersubjective Space
In our thinking, understanding and experience intersubjectivity refers to the process of mutual recognition, the ability to recognise and be recognised. The intersubjective space offers the opportunity to move from objectifying the other and relating to them from a closed position where our fantasies and projections create an idea of ‘the other’, to a position where there is willingness to be open the personhood of the other, their difference, their humanness, a willingness to be impacted and to impact in a real, present centred way. This process requires us to become non-defensive, open to different perspectives, then we step into the co-creative realm – we-ness – where we can co-create new meaning and understanding. This is transformational. What might be involved in finding this place? What might we need to let go of, or take hold of in order to be fully ourselves with others, and be open to them being fully themselves with us. What are the gains? And the losses?
What do these ideas evoke in us, and what are our innate impulses in relation to them?