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Transactional Analysis Simplified, For Everyone

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Emotions can be your enemy, or they can be your friend. Hidden, behind all of our behaviors, are positive emotions and negative ones. When negative emotions dominate us, we have negative thoughts, resulting in negative expressions, or behaviors. There is a balance to be achieved, in weighing the difference between negativity, and living a positive life. Here is a simple formula, based on the Psychology of Transactional Analysis, that will work for everybody.

If you are experiencing a negative emotion, that is resulting in behaviors that are counter productive and affect your happiness, stop! Write down the negative emotions on a list that are resulting in the outcropping of your negative behavior.  Each negative emotion may be related to the same behavior, or they may be attributed to other, individual negative thoughts, that are resulting in a variety of negative expressions. Ask yourself a simple question after you have written the counter productive negative emotions down. Are these emotions that I am experiencing, giving me the results that I want to achieve? If the answer to this question is, “No,” the next step is an easy one.

Write down an affirmation to change each negative emotion that you have identified. In your affirmation, write down a positive thought action, that will result in a physical action that will eradicate that negative emotion. When you isolate the negative emotion and replace your thought action to a positive outcome, your negative emotion will disappear.  Try it, it works!

Patrick Ireland



About Patrick Ireland

My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

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