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Script Analysis - Insightful Counselling Singapore

“The past cannot be changed, but the future is yet in your power.”

You’re the Director of your Life… What has been directed till now? What do you want to Direct in future?

Dive into the world of Script Analysis with Transactional Analysis (TA). This cool approach uncovers how those sneaky, unconscious decisions from our kiddie days are pulling the strings on how we act and feel today. Ready to play detective on your own life script? Script Analysis helps spot those old patterns and learn how to make better choices that can jazz up your life!

What is a Life Script?

Life scripts are like secret game plans we made as kids without even realizing it:

– Secret Game Plan: We create scripts based on what we see and hear growing up, shaping how we act and feel as adults.

– Unconscious Blueprint: These scripts are hidden away in our subconscious, silently guiding our daily choices.

– Pattern Play: They form patterns—like always saying yes to everything because we think it’ll make people like us.

Example of how a script forms:

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From a young age, John learns that being helpful and always saying “yes” is a way to earn approval and feel included in his family. This pattern becomes a habit, influencing his behaviour into adulthood, where he struggles to say “no,” even if it costs him personally. This illustrates the concept of “script” in transactional analysis, where early experiences significantly shape an individual’s behaviour patterns.

Life scripts can be rewritten once we spot them, making way for new, healthier habits!

How Life Script can be Helpful?

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Understanding your life script can be super helpful:

  • Aha Moments: Uncover why you do the things you do, like why you might shy away from taking charge at work.
  • Change the Channel: Once you spot these old scripts, you can change them. Imagine switching from a sitcom rerun to your favorite new show!
  • Boost Your Happiness: Changing outdated scripts means you get to write a happier, healthier life story.

Continuing with the same example:

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Yep, that old “don’t say so, say yes” script is still playing in John’s adult life! John is still operating from his past childhood experiences, immediately agreeing to take on more responsibilities to please their manager. This response, driven by a need for approval, overlooks personal boundaries and workload capacity, which can lead to stress and burnout.

After the script analysis, John might benefit from responding more from the Adult ego-state, which involves realistic assessment and communication of personal limits.

By recognizing this sneaky script, you can switch it up—maybe swap immediate Ýes’ to giving themselves time to contemplate on their workload. Therapy may be needed to help make this change. Who knows, the new script might just be John’s ticket to becoming happier and relaxed.

What you once decided can be redecided

  • The idea that “what you once decided can be redecided” is a powerful reminder from the world of Transactional Analysis.
  • What you once directed can be redirected.
  • We’re not stuck with the life scripts we adopted in childhood.
  • As adults, all of us have the ability to reflect on these unconscious decisions and make new choices that better serve our current goals and well-being. This flexibility allows for significant personal growth and change, empowering us to live more fulfilling lives.

Script Analysis with Reena Goenka

Ready to reshape your future with new decisions? Start by exploring your life script with Reena Goenka. Reena, a certified Transactional Analyst from the International Transactional Analysis Association, is only the second Singaporean to earn the prestigious CTA in Psychotherapy. Her expertise in script analysis can guide you to uncover and rewrite the unconscious blueprints that shape your life, opening the door to personal transformation and fulfillment.

Duration and Fees for Script Analysis

It’s 3 hours – either face to face or online. The fees is $700.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Type of Anxiety

Anxiety manifests in various forms, each with its own set of triggers, symptoms, and impacts on daily life. Here’s an overview of different types of anxiety disorders, providing insight into the diverse ways anxiety can present itself:

– Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): GAD is marked by persistent and excessive worry about a variety of everyday life activities or events, often to a degree that is disproportionate to the actual risk or reality. A person with GAD may find it difficult to control their worry, which can significantly affect their daily functioning.

– Panic Disorder: This condition is marked by abrupt and unforeseen episodes of panic—severe instances of anxiety and unease, coupled with physical manifestations like racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, or stomach upset. Individuals suffering from this disorder frequently anticipate the possibility of experiencing another episode, which may drive them to adopt avoidance strategies to prevent subsequent occurrences.

– Social Anxiety Disorder: Social anxiety entails a profound dread of social environments where there’s a perceived risk of judgment, embarrassment, or humiliation. Such intense anxiety can significantly disrupt routine life, prompting individuals to steer clear of social engagements.

– Specific Phobias: A specific phobia manifests as a severe and unreasonable fear of a distinct object or scenario, like fear of heights (acrophobia), spiders (arachnophobia), or flying (aviophobia). This fear exceeds usual caution and can compel individuals to take extreme measures to evade the source of their fear.

– Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is the fear of being in places or situations where escape might be intricate or where help may not be available in the event of a panic attack. This can lead to avoidance of a wide range of situations, including being outside the home, being in a crowd, or travelling in a car or elevator.

– Separation Anxiety: Disorder
People with separation anxiety disorder are characterized by an excessive fear of being separated from those they are attached to. The fear is beyond what is appropriate for the person’s age, leading to significant distress or impairment in social, academic, or other important areas of functioning.

– Selective Mutism: A rare childhood disorder characterized by the consistent failure to speak in specific social situations (such as at school or with playmates) where speaking is expected, despite speaking in other situations. It interferes significantly with educational or social achievement.

– Medication: Induced Anxiety Disorder
This type of anxiety results directly from the effects of medications, substance abuse, or withdrawal from drugs. Anxiety is a direct physiological consequence of the substance’s impact on the body, distinguishing it from other types of anxiety disorders.

Each type of anxiety disorder has its own treatment approach, which may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Understanding the specific type of anxiety is crucial in seeking appropriate help and managing symptoms effectively.

How do I know if I need anxiety counselling?

If anxiety significantly impacts your daily activities, relationships, or work performance, it may be beneficial to seek professional help.

How long does anxiety counselling take?

The length of counselling varies from person to person, depending on individual needs and the severity of the anxiety. Some individuals experience improvement quickly, while others may benefit from longer-term support.

Is anxiety counselling covered by insurance in Singapore?

Insurance coverage for anxiety counselling differs among providers. It’s advisable to consult your insurance provider for specific information regarding coverage for mental health services.

Can anxiety be completely cured?

While anxiety disorders can be effectively managed and symptoms significantly reduced, it’s essential to approach counselling as a pathway to improved mental health rather than expecting an outright cure. Ongoing management strategies can significantly enhance quality of life.

At Insightful Counselling, Singapore is dedicated to supporting individuals through their journey with anxiety, offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to a wide range of needs. Whether you’re exploring ways to manage anxiety without medication or seeking effective therapy for specific concerns like anxiety attacks, panic attacks or social anxiety, our experienced counsellors are here to provide support. Overcoming fear and regaining control of your life is possible with professional counselling. Reach out to us to discover more about our services and how we can assist you in achieving long-term relief from anxiety.


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As a Counsellor, I have benefited richly from Reena’s experience, generous sharing and guidance. I am truly grateful to be mentored and supervised by her.

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