Anchoring

I’d like to tell you about a technique I use when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, which I call ‘anchoring’. Just to clarify, I’m not talking about the cognitive bias  theory here. When I say anchoring, what I mean is the practice of drawing on a memory of a strong positive emotion to displace feelings of sadness, anxiety or…

Parent, adult or child?

What we can learn from transactional analysis? Eric Berne’s theory of transactional analysis posits that we all assume the role, or ego state, of either parent, adult or child in relationships. The person we are relating to responds to our behaviour based on their own ego state and this combination determines the outcome of the…