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Activity 5: The Roles We Play

Our family is the first groups we belong to. They teach us how to behave in other groups. Think about where you sat in your family dynamic on the  scales outlined in the activity. Were you more included or excluded in activities and conversations? Did you cause chaos and drama or try to induce peace and calm? Were you the one challenging the rules and comments made by your parents / care givers and siblings or were you the one who listened and did what was told? What about leading – did you dominate conversations and events or

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Activity 4: Understanding Your Life Script Patterns

In Activity 3: Identifying Your Life Script you were able to identifying which of the life script forms best represented a pattern of how you engage with the world. The key point of this activity was to increase your awareness of some of the motivations driving your behaviour. Reflecting on Life Scripts is not about judging yourself as good or bad. We share a human experience of all having underpinning stories and we each arrived at our ways of being in the world because of the events and people in our lives. We all have

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Activity 3: Identifying Your Life Script

Finding patterns that run through our lives can help us  better understand how certain behaviours or repeating thoughts occur in our life story. If we want to consciously move into a new behaviour and a more enriched story for our lives, we need to spend some time looking at our patterns. The father of transnational analysis, Eric Berne, discovered that there are what he called life scripts that recur across the human family. The ways these scripts come into being are of course diverse, but there are similarities in the patterns

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Activity 2: Signature Moments

If you look at the timeline / pathway that you completed in Activity 1 you will see a selection of transformative events from your life. You have chosen these particular moments to represent something that you learned about yourself or life and has helped shaped you into the person you are today. Ideally you should have at least 5 or 6 signature moments – obviously this is age dependant. Use Activity 2 Worksheet for Signature Moments which will ask you 10 questions that you can answer for each of your signature moments. The

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Activity 1: Identifying Your Signature Moments

Signature Moments are those events in your life that leave something permanent in their wake. They can be equistely happy or painfully sad events that shape us and can start to define how we see the world and how we show up in the world. You can use the activity sheet to record your main signature moments that you think have helped define you. This is a key activity from the  Life Stories Guidebook. Identifying our signature moments is critical as we begin the work of understanding how we narrate the story of our lives into the

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