The idea of the Self as the loving observer and wise director of our life lies at the root of psychosynthesis, and this article explores some of the deeper layers of this concept. By Kenneth Sørensen, MA, Psychosynthesis The Self is a mystery.There have been many attempts in philosophy and psychology to try to define […]
This article explores the theory and practice of awareness-based and will-based counselling, as derived from the core concepts of Assagioli’s psychosynthesis. The aim of this type of counselling is the discovery of the self as a loving observer and powerful actor.
When we observe the most obvious characteristics of contemporary civilisation, we are struck by its extreme extraversion, its desire to know and master the forces of nature, in order to satisfy its ever growing needs and demands. This is indeed the dominating trend of our age—but by no means the only one, as a closer study will reveal.
By Kenneth Sørensen and Hanne Birkholm, Translated by Gunnar Hansen This is the most comprehensive biography of Roberto Assagioli at the moment on the internet. It outlines some of the most important traits in his work, personality and private life. Roberto Assagioli was very reluctant to give interviews about his life, as he thought that […]
The Soul of Psychosynthesis – The Seven Core Concepts”Even if Psychosynthesis is presented as a synthesis of different therapeutic and educational approaches it is important to remember that is has its own original and central essence.” (Assagioli) This article is from the book: The Soul of Psychosynthesis, by Kenneth Sørensen, available at Amazon etc. See also the […]
”In one of his letters Freud said, “I am interested only in the basement of the human being.” Psychosynthesis is interested in the whole building.” (Assagioli) This article is chapter 2 from my book: The soul of psychosynthesis – the seven core concepts. Available at Amazon etc. By Kenneth Sørensen Assagioli presented his Egg Diagram […]
”Maslow has presented an illuminating progression of five stages of evolutionary development.” (Assagioli) This article is chapter 3, from my book: The Soul of Psychosynthesis – the seven core concepts. Available at Amazon etc. By Kenneth Sørensen In the last chapter, I quoted Assagioli’s remark that the Egg Diagram, “leaves out its dynamic aspect, which is the most important and […]
Psychotherapist Kenneth Sørensen, MA Psychosynthesis, argues that Roberto Assagioli’s placement of the star at the top of the egg diagram was a reflection of Assagioli’s belief in the perennial philosophy.
This MA study demonstrates that Assagiolis original conception of Psychosynthesis is fully Integral with levels, lines, states, types and quadrants, and that Firman/Gila have developed a different version of psychosynthesis.
In this short statement by Roberto Assagioli he define the core elements of psychosynthesis and suggest that they are implemented in all training.