From Ya-Ying Chen in Taiwan
This is the first time that I taught TA to teenagers which I felt pretty interesting and exciting. On a regular basis, I held a workshop at weekends, the members were the students from high school, aged from 16 to 17.
There were 24 persons who attended the workshops. In the learning process, I designed several activities to help the students learn, such as short speech, team discussion, drawing, stroke asking and giving, driver card activity, and body sculpture.
Among these activities, they specially loved the functional analysis, stroke and life position, because they can explore and understand themselves better, learning how to interact with others effectively, and use the concept of I am OK; you are OK to deal with their life issues. Looking at the feedback form and photos, I could find the students’ joy and growth in a more positive way.
Special thanks to Julie Hay and James Even Chen; without their supervision and checking portfolios, the workshop couldn’t have worked out and gone so well.
Finally, I want to say: It’s also a good learning experience to me, to introduce TA to teenagers, so that they can use TA to explore themselves and deal with their issues effectively. I think it’s very meaningful. I am so happy and honoured to join in this wonderful family of TAPACY, I look forward to our next cooperation!!