Today begins a five-day workshop on understanding self and others, using transactional analysis as the modality to explore this topic.
The image of the yin/yang used in the morning prayer highlights the challenge of understanding both the light and darkness in our personalities, or the animus/anima to use Jungian terminology.
The first day of the workshop focused on coming to understand the concept of Script, an unconscious life plan, based on decisions made in childhood and reinforced by parental messages.
The Script concept helps us understand how our beliefs about self, others and the future are formed in early childhood and how they impact on our lives as adults.
The final session of the day involved a check-in where the Brothers shared on their experience of the previous week.