Psychosynthesis is a psychotherapy originally developed by Italian psychiatrist, Roberto Assagioli, in the early 20th century. As it has become known throughout the world it has developed while still remaining true to Assagioli’s initial concepts.
Assagioli noticed that a great deal of psychological pain and imbalance is felt when different aspects of ourselves are unconnected or in conflict. Conversely when they work together or ‘synthesise’ we have more energy and a sense of wellbeing.
Psychosynthesis recognises and works with the interplay between body, feelings, mind and spirit. Being aware of our will, and how we use it, is central to psychosynthesis, as is our impetus to connect with others and the world beyond ourselves and to find meaning and purpose in our lives… to connect to the spiritual aspect of our existence.
Psychosynthesis is helpful with a wide range of life issues and offers a safe and supportive environment in which to make changes, overcome difficulties or explore new possibilities. In the future I plan to hold week-end life skills workshops to make the approach more widely available to the community.