Bert’s therapy (#9): Adult child (via Monkeytraps)Posted: September 7, 2011
Another excellent and funny post by Steve Hauptman. I can’t count how many times I see this in therapy. Talking about parents and childhood often reduces us to a younger self, still longing for our parents approval, still reliving our childhood wounds.
In Transactional Analysis we have a parent, child and adult in all of us. Parent is our ‘Taught’ concept of life. Adult is our ‘Thought’ concept of life. Child is our ‘Felt’ concept of life. Human transactions often suffer because we approach the parent in someone else with the child in us or the other way around.
I disagree that there is no adult in us. I just think the child in us tends to take over if it hurts.