Becoming the Way We Are: A Transactional Guide to Personal DevelopmentRegular price $8.95
Becoming the Way We Are: A Transactional Guide to Personal Development is for people who want to make peace with their own personal history. It contains a summary of information which other travellers have found useful in their journey back from the old dungeons and demons of childhood. The information is a view of human growth and development using the tools of Transactional Analysis. The total picture is a composite made up of the experiences of many people who have travelled through their past in order to resolve it. All theoretical statements are based on Ms. Levin's work with clients, observations of nature and her own personal growth. They are tools to aid, not replace, the inherent wisdom of people. Part One describes the parts of personality, the need for strokes, the tendency to play games and the scripts people advance as they attempt to cope with issues. Alternatives are then presented for identifying those issues and transforming them by creating the protection people need to free themselves from the limits of their scripts. Part Two presents the Cycle of Development composed of six stages which begin in childhood and are repeated throughout people's lives as a normal, natural process, part of the unfolding of life itself. This booklet contains, then, a structure - a way of looking at the parts of human melodrama in order to see the whole. It is a map of the route, not the route itself.
* Winner of the Eric Berne Memorial Scientific Award
- Product: Book
- Title: Becoming the Way We Are: A Transactional Guide to Personal Development
- Author: Pamela Levin
- Editor: Nora Gallagher Stern and Loni Baur
- Illustrator: Charles Reasoner
- ISBN 10: 0939688123
- ISBN 13: 9780939688128
- UPC: 5002820185
- Library of Congress: 90-085095
- Publisher: Directed Media Inc.
- Publication Date: 1985
- Edition: Second - Expanded Edition
- Printed: United States of America
- Material: Softcover
- Size: 4.2" (w) x 7.2" (h) x 0.3" (d)
- Weight: 0.2 lbs.
- Format: Black and White
- Number of Pages: 120
- Age Level: Adult
- Other Books by the Author: Cycles of Power