Transactional Analysis in Bite Sized Chunks is a series of e-booklets, each introducing a key concept in Transactional Analysis. They will help make TA accessible to all, and demonstrate how it may be applied by anyone and everyone to enhance self-awareness and personal development.
A stroke is a unit of interaction between people. Because we psychologically need interactions as we much as we physically need oxygen, the strokes we have historically received, and are receiving today, will have a massive impact on our quality of life and have helped shape who we are. By understanding strokes we will better understand ourselves and can learn to use this information to for self-improvement, personal development and to build healthy lives with healthy relationships.
Strokes are one of our most important needs, but others were identified by Eric Berne (TA's founding father). He categorized emotional hungers we need to fulfill to achieve inner harmony. By learning about them it is possible to analyze which hungers we are meeting in a healthy, functional manner, and which we are trying to meet in a way that will ultimately harm us.