"This actually works. It makes sense to Aspie and NT alike. It provides common ground where before, there was none and, unlike other 'therapies' and 'techniques', it is accessible to everyone.”
(Quote from Aspie workshop attendee)
For over 50 years TA has provided an accessible social psychology that has found professional application in organisational development, education, personal development and psychotherapy. The ‘standard’ TA101 workshop has been an enlightening and empowering experience, frequently transformative, for many people across those years. Now we have added the equivalent material to allow neurotypicals (NTs) to understand the personality, relational needs and communication style of Aspies.
During 2016 and 2017 a series of workshops entitled 'Aspie TA101' were run by Peter Flowerdew and two Aspie Co-presenters Richard Hall and Chris Russell. The impact of the information and the experience on Aspies and on the parents, friends and partners of Aspies was life transforming.
The material developed as a result has been presented at two consecutive annual National Conferences of the UK Association for Transitional Analysis (UKATA) and the 2017 European Summer School of the European Association or Transactional Analysis EATA) as well as serialised the quarterly magazine of UKATA, The Transactional Analyst. Workshops have also been presented to counselling organisations and to a teacher’s conference.
We now have a full year of events planned for 2018, and are developing new ways to disseminate information about our services, including this website, and setting up our charity: The Different Engine to support other established links we have with Contact Point and 'Help! Counselling'. Please note the links to pages that describe particular benefits of these workshops for Aspies, Neurotypicals, Couples and Families, Educators, Employers, and Counsellors and Therapists.