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Rubber band
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Rubber band

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Rubber band expresses graphically how we respond at times as though we had been catapulted back to early childhood scenes. Imagine a giant rubber band stretching through time. It hooks on to some …

Rubber band expresses graphically how we respond at times as though we had been catapulted back to early childhood scenes. Imagine a giant rubber band stretching through time. It hooks on to some feature of the present that recalls childhood pain, and twang – off we go into the past.

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  • 1. Rubber band
  • 2. Prepared By Manu Melwin Joy Research Scholar School of Management Studies CUSAT, Kerala, India. Phone – 9744551114 Mail – manu_melwinjoy@yahoo.com Kindly restrict the use of slides for personal purpose. Please seek permission to reproduce the same in public forms and presentations.
  • 3. Rubber band • When I went into script in my argument with the Director, It wasn’t just because the situation was stressful. It was also that the here and now scene resembled a painful scene from my childhood. • In TA language, we say that the present situation is a rubber band back to the early situation.
  • 4. Rubber band • This expresses graphically how we respond at times as though we had been catapulted back to early childhood scenes. • Imagine a giant rubber band stretching through time. It hooks on to some feature of the present that recalls childhood pain, and twang – off we go into the past.
  • 5. Rubber band • Because Mother and Father are such important figures in our early life, they are often to be found at the far end of rubber bands. • Talking to anyone with whom we relate significantly, we identify them some of the time with figures from the past. • This phenomenon that Freudians call Transference.
  • 6. Rubber band • In TA, we refer to it colloquially as “putting a face on someone”. • When I went into script in my argument with the boss, I was putting my father’s face on him.
  • 7. Rubber band Rubber bands do not always stretch back to people. We can also hook back to sounds, smells, particular surroundings or anything else that reminds us unawarely of stressful situations in childhood.
  • 8. Rubber band • One of the goals of change in TA is to disconnect the rubber bands. • Through script understanding and personal therapy, I can resolve the original trauma and free myself to tackle here and now situation with all the grown up resources at my command.
  • 9. Activity • Think of a recent situation in which you were under stress and which ended unpleasantly or unsuccessfully for you. • Think what bad feeling you experienced during that situation. • Now recollect such an incident happened in the past year, then five years back, your teenage, your childhood and go as far as possible.
  • 10. Activity • The aim of this exercise is to trace the far end of the rubber band. • What was the similarity between the recent experience and your childhood experience. • If another person was involved in the recent experience, what ‘face’ from the past were you putting on him or her?
  • 11. Activity • Once you are aware what post situation you are replaying, you can begin disconnecting the rubber band. • Use Adult awareness to remind yourself that people in the here and now are in fact different from Father and others.
  • 12. Activity • If you begin experiencing the bad feeling, be aware that the present situation is different from that in the past. • You now have the resources and options of a grown up person, as well as those of the child you were in the early scene.
  • 13. Thank You
  • 14. Other TA topics available on slideshare 1. Strokes - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/strokes-24081607. 2. Games People Play - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/psychological- games-people-play. 3. Structural Analysis - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/the-ego-state-model. 4. What is TA? - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/what-ta-is 5. Cycles of Development - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/cycles-of- developement-pamela-levin-transactional-analysis. 6. Stages of Cure - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/stages-of-cure. 7. Transactions - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/transactions-33677298. 8. Time Structuring - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/time-structuring. 9. Life Position - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/life-position. 10. Autonomy - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/autonomy-33690557. 11. Structural Pathology - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/structural-pathology. 12. Game Analysis - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/game-analysis-33725636. 13. Integrated Adult - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/integrated-adult. 14. Stroke Economy - http://www.slideshare.net/manumjoy/stroke-economy- 33826702.

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