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The T.A. language and communication transactions

It’s been more than twenty years since I last did a presentation on transactional analysis (T.A.). It was in Johannesburg South Africa, in 1997. The one session of about two hours in a three-day program on organization development was in the context of communication as a transaction between two personality ego states. Using the training format, the delegates discussed several aspects of communication, including complementary, crossed, and meta-messaging, and how these impacted the effectiveness of communication within the organization.

My recent posting on YouTube - a skill I learned as I recuperated after a hospital visit – was mainly on the transactional analysis language. My plan in the coming weeks is to move and interact with people as I do presentations in an area that addresses many aspects of human behavior - an area that addresses some aspects of mental health and emotional intelligence. I am optimistic that, despite the huge demographic, cultural, and value changes in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, there will be interested organizations and individuals, willing to join in the exploration of what T.A. has to offer.

My motivation goes beyond making a contribution in an area of great value to any organization (as a communication network), and the individual (in respect of self-awareness, personality ego states, and interpersonal relationships), to include the possibility that the income so generated can support activities that ‘advocate for the elderly in Kenya’, particularly in the fields of health and sanitation.

A case in point, and there are many examples: if a person is admitted into a hospital today in Kenya, depending on the hospital, the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) will pay for the bed only – and only if one is a contributor to NHIF. Let’s say the bill after five days in a particular hospital is a half million Kenya shillings, the NHIF will pay about twenty thousand Kenya shillings only – unless the patient is a civil servant.

Now, coming to the elderly in Kenya, many cannot access the medical services they need and deserve. I believe advocating for the elderly in Kenya would be the right thing to do and many would welcome such a development.

Other areas of concern and interest include clean water and green energy. Is this a great deal? Perhaps yes. But to use the words of Lao Tzu: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!" I am all set to take the first step - ‘away from YouTube’ as it were!

Group training and presentations will start mid-April. For more information, please send an email to:

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