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What is TA 101?

TA 101 is an introductory 2-day course to the key ideas in Transactional Analysis including the ego state model to understand the structure of our personality; transactions, or the ways we relate to others; strokes and time  structuring, our psychological hungers and how we fulfil them, the psychological “games” we play; and life scripts.

The TA 101 workshop has an internationally recognised and agreed syllabus.

Participants will be awarded a TA 101 participation certificate from ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association). This certificate is a pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to study TA at an advanced level and is recognised the world over. One of the biggest attraction for practitioners is the very structured and refined accreditation processes that reflect the principles of TA.

What are the goals of the TA 101?

TA 101 is for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in personal exploration using the ideas of TA. It is particularly useful for leaders, educators, parents and people in the helping professions. It helps answer the questions

  • How did I get to be the way I am today?
  • Why do I end up in the same place again and again?
  • How could I change?

Participation in the TA 101 can help you

  • Increase self-awareness through analysing yourself across a wide range of psychological frameworks
  • Engage in mindful and effective communication with others
  • Learn about your relational needs and find healthy ways to get them met
  • Learn how some early decisions that you made as a child show up today
  • Recognise some unconscious patterns that may be limiting you and let go of them

What is the content covered in the TA 101?

Content Coverage Participant Outcomes
Picturing our Personality

-Ego States

See your personality structured as Parent, Adult and Child ego states
Become aware of how you operate from each of the ego states
Recognise where you feel stuck
Communicating with others

-Transactions and rules of communication

Recognise why communication break downs occur
Learn how communication happens at two levels – conscious and unconscious
Articulate the three rules of communication
Develop fluency by responding from different ego states
Understanding human hungers


Recognise the different types of strokes
Challenge the most common stroke myths
Describe healthy beliefs around strokes
Motivate yourself and others with an understanding of strokes
Writing our Life Script

-Life Positions



Learn how life stories develop and are played out
Understand how decisions made early in life affect
people as adults
Recognise coping strategies that are developed in response to parental demands
Identify how these strategies can be limiting and find options to let go
Repetitive patterns with self and others


-Drama Triangle

-Psychological Games

Comprehend why people unconsciously repeat the same patterns in relationships
Recognise the drama triangle positions: Persecutor,
Rescuer, and Victim
Articulate why people play games and what they could do instead
Reclaiming our capacity to be ourselves

– Autonomy

Recognise and reclaim our innate capacities for awareness, intimacy and spontaneity

Who is the program facilitator?

Aruna Gopakumar – Engineer from Anna University (1991), Management Graduate from IIM-B (1993), MCC (Master Accredited coach with the ICF), TSTA (Teaching and Supervision Transactional Analyst), Senior facilitator, HR Manager, Entrepreneur – describes Aruna’s journey of 30 years in the path of people development.

Aruna is the co-author of the Penguin published book “And How Do You Feel About That” which has 50 stories from the therapy room, and has published five articles in scientific journals. She has a supervision podcast called “The Third Mind” for practitioners of coaching and therapy. Her TEDx talk is titled – Psychotherapy: The New Normal

She founded Navgati in 1999.

In the last three years, Aruna moved to devoting a large part of her time to Transactional Analysis training and supervision. She is the current President of SAATA (South Asian Association of Transactional Analysts), and also holds the position of VP – Research and Publications.