The first Transactional Analysis Personal Development Awards were given
to 11 participants by Hülya Üstel on January 27, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.
See some of the group, with Hülya, below.
After 36 hours training, participants had written a 4 month
learning journal and produced a portfolio of evidence of their personal
application of TA concepts. After that long and joyful journey to their
inner world, participants had got the right to have TAPDA. Julie Hay
participated in the ceremony through Skype.
Meryem Beklioğlu Yerli
What I like most is that the real me buried deep inside is floating up to the surface through learning and applying TA
learning about TA, I have a more positive outlook on life. Now I am
braver in expressing my feelings and thoughts to other people without
being afraid of misunderstandings
feel much more powerful now that I learned TA. I am becoming an “adult”
who can take responsibilities and make her own decisions. I am much
happier and less stressed now as I have learned to say “no” to the
things I do not want
most important change in my thoughts and therefore in my life as a
result of TA training, is accepting that everyone is unconditionally
okay just because of their existence and that everyone is capable of
changing themselves at any time in their lives. This helped me to accept
the differences among people and find my core values inside
most positive change TA has created in my life is to increase my
awareness; TA enabled me to take responsibility of my actions and to get
to know myself better, which resulted in healing me
It is a great pleasure and opportunity to learn about ourselves using TA
My life has two phases: before
and after TA. I am truly grateful to Hulya Ustel, to her wholehearted
and genius way of understanding and teaching TA. Without her, I wouldn't
be the person who is becoming a princess every day
I learned TA, I realized that generally people in my life had shaped my
life. However, now I am very happy to know that I can be the architect
of my own life by applying TA to my life
I’m grateful that I have learned how to apply TA in my life, which is the most powerful tool to understand and change myself
I have been working as a psychologist for 22 years. I love psychology;
it is not only my profession but also a hobby of my life. That’s why I
have always enjoyed doing my job. I had trained in and implemented many
different approaches in psychology before I started to train in TA six
years ago. I loved it and enjoyed learning it. It was like an umbrella
which covers all my knowledge. First of all, it helped me as a person.
Thus, I felt like finally I found out a main perspective in my life. I
still continue to learn more about TA, because I find it so easy to
apply and powerful to make changes in my life. As a psychologist I can
still use all of the other tools and techniques in my work with TA.
love of TA motivated me to teach it to people. In Ankara, Turkey, there
was a group of people who intended to learn about themselves more
through psychology and they invited me to teach them new ways of looking
at their lives. We started to work together and I taught them TA. They
got impressed by TA and wanted to learn more; therefore, I prepared more
modules to teach them.
I shared all my preparation with Julie
Hay. After she evaluated my TA teaching modules, she supported me and
provided me with some supervision. We thought about the process and
structured the TAPDA together and created Transactional Analysis
Personal Development Award with reference to my training program. I am
so grateful and appreciate Julie Hay’s support and encouragement.
am extremely glad and proud that the education program I designed
resulted in TAPDA and I was the first instructor to provide this
education and give TAPDA certificates in the world.
6 modules of 6 hours each: