The End Goal of the Journey

To Gain Autonomy


To reach our full potential as adults, we sometimes have to update the methods and strategies we developed over years in our childhood that no longer serve us. The first step of that journey can be met by learning the concepts and tools of Transactional Analysis. By applying those new learnings to our outdated strategies and thinking, we can begin to achieve the autonomy we seek. In Transactional Analysis, the components of autonomy are awareness, spontaneity and the capacity of intimacy.



To be aware is the first step of the journey. We can’t know what we don’t know, so learning the framework of Transactional Analysis offers us the tools with which to begin that awareness. With that in mind, becoming more aware will contribute to:

  • being centred,
  • being present,
  • not being bound by the past,
  • tuning in to what is happening in the here and now, and
  • trusting our thinking and feeling.



Once we have practised changing our behaviour that is no longer useful, the ability to be in a current situation enables us to be more spontaneous. Spontaneity gives us the capacity to:

  • be able to see many options
  • choose how to feel, think and behave
  • be flexible
  • use our creativity
  • assess what’s needed in any situation
  • open up to doing things in new ways
  • be in touch with how we are feeling

Capacity for Intimacy


In intimacy as a time structure, there are no “hidden messages”.  Feelings and behaviour are congruent. We are being real. This gives us the capacity to:

  • allow time for fun and play
  • not block closeness
  • express our genuine feelings
  • be open and authentic
  • see others as OK and unique
  • relinguish games and rackets
  • give and receive positive strokes
  • celebrate and enjoy success
Find out more about our Transactional Analysis 101 Courses.