"With Transactional Analysis, Eric Berne made complex interpersonal transactions understandable especially the "games" that the "inner child" plays in order to gain recognition from others.
The TA therapistís task is to help the person to regain its inner childís innate "Okness" so that it will be able to obtain the recognition or "strokes" --in short, the love--that it needs and so that the whole person can function in a positive manner. As consultants, educators and organizers, transactional analysts with their skills in analyzing transactional patterns are able to understand, predict and help improve peopleís communication and productivity."
This stuff is really cool. Watch the videos. Rather good!
Video 2: Unhealthy Relationships
Video 3: Games