The Leaders and Formators have been blessed to find Karen Pratt to facilitate the workshop on how the concepts of Transactional Analysis can be incorporated into the lives and work of leaders and formators. Karen is a teaching and supervising transactional analysis with a specialisation in the field of education. She has worked with many NGOs and church groups as well as with care workers. She brings a vast experience in the field.
She began the workshop by inviting the Brothers to identify their expectation for the four-day workshop. Then, she outlined the roles and responsibilities of both presenter and Brothers.
Later, she stressed the various hungers that we all have – for stimulation, for recognition and for structure and show how each of these hungers impact on the way we act and on our priorities.
She went on to discuss the idea of script; what we believe about ourselves, others and the future, and how these scripts have huge influence on the way we live our lives. This led to a lively discussion on formation, and how people entering into formation will already have scripts that may prevent them from benefiting from the training. Hence, the need to identify people’s scripts and work to change scripts that are not helpful.