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Transactional Analysis

For his organizational work, Bernd Schmid developed concepts and approaches from a systemic perspective, integrating transactional analysis ideas as well as elements of the professional culture of transactional analysis (TA).  These include dimensions of reality, such as organizational roles, structures, market dynamics, as well as technical and economic criteria in shaping prices.

Systemic Transactional Analysis; Bernd Schmid; Learning Conversations Oxford 2011

Introduction to the Learning Conversations 2011 by Bernd Schmid. He gives an overview of all major TA concepts taught at isb Wiesloch.

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107 Inspiring background images and the use of the "theatre metaphor" in professional coaching, Schmid 1995

By asking relatively simple questions one is able to find out things about the inner background images which act as force-fields and shape professional performance. The "theatre metaphor" can be used for an illustrative description of a person. The person's life-episodes are transformed into a "play", which enables us to put questions of personality into a framework of time and space. This enables us to differentiate different life-contexts in which the stages, stories, roles and interaction of the participants can be pinpointed.

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For each person a portfolio for the roles, the plays, the stages and the plays performed on them can be described. These components encompass the personality in action. By carefully scrutinizing these portfolios, we are able to identify the lived personality, but also gain insight into personality-traits remaining hidden in the background, the hidden personality. Together, the successive scenes of life and their qualities build up the life course and its meaning.

109 Matching dialogue using inner images, Schmid 2007

The participants of the workshop establish a link between their personal professional development and the development of their team or company. To do this they intuitively activate their respective inner images in respect to the past, the present and the expected future. In dialogue with colleagues they exchange ideas on how their own motivation, needs and desires match the demands and development of their team or company.

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195 The Reality-Constructive Perspective – Systemic Thinking And Professionalism Tomorrow, Schmid 1996

Social systems develop realities which are sustained and made plausible by the fact that the people involved orientate themselves along the respective ideas about reality, be it on purpose or without purpose, be it with or without awareness.

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196 Theory, language and intuition, Schmid 1984

Paper presented at the Congress of the German Society for Transactional Analysis, Norderney,
1980. In this paper, Bernd Schmid discusses the basic ideas of his report on 'Theory and Intuition'. He calls for a simple transactional analysis and for those who use it to possess a richly varied experience, to be intuitive, mentally differentiated and well trained.

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201 Impact of being a man or being a woman on the therapeutic system, Schmid 1989

In this paper, Bernd Schmid approaches the issue of being a man or a woman in the therapeutic system in terms of male or female personality, differences in being, identity, positions and perspectives of the self.

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344 The Power of Co-Creative Relationships, Schmid 2007

In this podcast Bernd Schmid talks about co-creative relationships and the power that lies within them.

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345 The Role Concept of Transactional Analysis, Schmid 2007

In this podcast, Bernd Schmid presents the concept of "role" from a TA perspective.

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Systemic Transactional Analysis

Lecture by Dr. Bernd Schmid as part of the Learning Conversations in Oxford, 2011.

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Narrative Transactional Analysis

Lecture by Dr. Bernd Schmid (Oxford 2011)

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