Karen continued the TA workshop by introducing what Eric Berne termed existential positions. This refers to how we view ourselves and others. There are four possible positions:
I’M OK – YOU’RE OK (Healthy position)
I’M NOT OK – YOU’RE OK (Helpless position)
I’M OK – YOU’RE NOT OK (Hurtful position)
I’M NOT OK – YOU’RE NOT OK (Hopeless position)
She then went on to explain how we can play psychological games to reflect our Script and existential positions, and how these games play out in real life. The Brothers entered into the process enthusiastically and found the exercise very helpful.
In both sessions, the Brothers were invited to see how these concepts play out in the leadership and formator roles.