In his pioneering work Dr. Eric Berne introduced his discovery that the human mind works by “juggling”, so to speak only three distinct things, which he referred to as types of energy. These three aspects of the human thinking process he identified by name as: Feelings, Knowledge, and Experience.
Contrary to his intentions, stated in his first book: “make the dynamics of the human mind tangible to those who are more interested in understanding nature than in using big words or memorizing definitions”, Dr. Berne’s students and disciples have managed, over the years, to create a huge gob-lolly of names and phrases, dos and don’ts, therapy and ideas, groups and cliques that, although may be of interest, are not the user-friendly, “applied” method of understanding the human ego that he envisioned.
To rectify this misappropriation of Dr. Berne’s brilliant insights into understanding the human mind, Jut Meininger and Danna G. Hallmark worked tirelessly for over two decades to reinstate Berne’s true vision back into a body of work as simplistic as he would have wanted. Those efforts finally removed the veil from the mysteries that surround the various forms of Transactional Analysis (TA) as it is presented today.