Synonyms for psychosynthesis or Related words with psychosynthesis
Examples of "psychosynthesis"
In his major book, "
: A Collection of Basic Writings" (1965), Assagioli writes of three aims of
In "Psychosomatic Medicine and Bio-
", Assagioli states that the principal aims and tasks of
The stages of
may be tabulated as follows:
Assagioli presents the two major theoretical models in his seminal book, "
", models that have remained fundamental to
theory and practice through the years. These two models are 1) a diagram and description of the human person, and the other 2) a stage theory of the process of
He also highlighted the differences between Jung's work and
"has always been on the fringes of the 'official' therapy world" and it "is only recently that the concepts and methods of psychoanalysis and group analysis have been introduced into the training and practice of
& Education Trust center in Britain was founded by Assagioli in 1965, and is currently being run by President Lady Diana Whitmore. The Trust is affiliated with Humanistic and Integrative Psychology Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), and is a founding member of the European Federation of
Psychotherapy (EFPP). At present time, the group consists of a large group of
practitioners who mediate students. The Trust offers workshops, courses, and a newsletter, to anyone who is interested in learning more about
Roberto Assagioli developed his approach of
, an original approach to psychology.
The Institute of
, London, was formed by Joan and Roger Evans in 1974 as a training organisation with Roberto Assagioli's support. It is a member organisation of UKCP's Humanistic and Integrative Psychology Section where its Psychotherapists and Therapeutic Counsellors as well as Supervisors are accredited. The Institute of
currently offers an MA in
and has a full coaching and leadership MA programme.
is an approach to psychology that was developed by Italian psychiatrist, Roberto Assagioli. He compared
to the prevailing thinking of the day, contrasting
for example with existential psychology, but unlike the latter considered loneliness not to be "either ultimate or essential". Assagioli asserted that "the direct experience of the self, of pure "self-awareness"... – is true." Spiritual goals of "self-realization" and the "interindividual
" – of 'social integration...the harmonious integration of the individual into ever larger groups up to the "one humanity"' – were central to Assagioli's theory.
was not intended to be a school of thought or an exclusive method but many conferences and publications had it as a central theme and centres were formed in Italy and the United States in the 1960s.
has applied it to those in whom spiritual ambition exceeds their personality limits, leading to a backlash.
The Association for the Advancement of
(AAP) was formed in August 1995, as a non-profit organization in the United States, with approximately two-hundred members across the country. Members of the AAP run programs, workshops, and conferences to discuss Assagioli and
, and publish a newsletter to discuss new topics related to the field.
In the December 1974 issue of "Psychology Today", Assagioli was interviewed by Sam Keen, in which Assagioli discussed the differences between Freudian psychoanalysis and
Roberto Assagioli, founder of
, was a lecturer at School of Spiritual Research. He continued a close association with Bailey during the 1930s; some of his writings were published in Bailey's magazine "The Beacon"; and he was a trustee of Bailey's organization, the Lucis Trust. He had developed his approach to psychology, called
, beginning in 1910; his methods were later influenced by some elements of Bailey's work. However, authors John Firman and Ann Gila write that Assagioli kept what he referred to as a "wall of silence" between the areas of
and religion or metaphysics, insisting that they not be confused with each other.
For Assagioli, 'Human healing and growth that involves work with either the middle or the lower unconscious is known as "personal
Since Assagioli’s death in the early 1970s,
has continued to be embraced as a comprehensive psychological approach for finding inner peace and harmony.
6. Lombard, C.A. (2014) "Coping with anxiety and rebuilding identity: A
approach to culture shock," "Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 27,(2)" pp. 174–199.
Assagioli is famous for developing and founding the science of
, a spiritual and holistic approach to psychology that had developed from psychoanalysis. He was largely inspired by Freud’s idea of the repressed mind and Jung’s theories of the collective unconscious. Trained in psychoanalysis but unsatisfied by what he regarded as its incompleteness as a whole, Assagioli felt that love, wisdom, creativity, and will all were important components that should be included in psychoanalysis. Assagioli’s earliest development of
started in 1911, when he began his formal education in psychology. He continued his work on
right up until his death. Freud and Assagioli were known to have corresponded, although they never had the chance to meet. Assagioli said, "
presupposes psychoanalysis, or rather, includes it as a first and necessary stage."
Writing about the model of the person presented above, Assagioli states that it is a "structural, static, almost 'anatomical' representation of our inner constitution, while it leaves out its dynamic aspect, which is the most important and essential one". Thus he follows this model immediately with a stage theory outlining the process of
. This scheme can be called the "stages of
", and is presented here.
In the December 1974 issue of "Psychology Today", Assagioli was interviewed by Sam Keen and was asked to comment on the limits of
. He answered paradoxically: "The limit of
is that it has no limits. It is too extensive, too comprehensive. Its weakness is that it accepts too much. It sees too many sides at the same time and that is a drawback."
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