Just a few reflections from a fantastic day at the Cumbria Transactional Analysis Conference on 23rd February. Thanks to the committee for organising another successful event, which brought together 130 people to enjoy workshops on a wide range of topics in a great venue with a delicious lunch. Good luck with plans for next year’s conference, which will be the tenth one held here in Cumbria so a special date to celebrate!
I ran a 2-hour workshop in the morning called Happiness Matters, so many thanks to the participants who chose to come along and explore why happiness is so important to all of us. We discussed definitions of happiness, the impact of authentic happiness on our physical and emotional health, how our beliefs and family stories around happiness affect our own experience of it, and our unconscious ‘Happiness Contract’ – and how to revise and update it for optimum success. Developing a positive mind-set, building flourishing relationships, and enhancing wellbeing and resilience can offer huge benefits both to ourselves and the people we come into contact with, so it was great to see people relating the tools and activities to situations they met in home and work life – good luck in putting all your positive intentions into action! Continue reading