Will Parfitt describes what lies at the heart of the therapeutic approach that he has championed for over 40 years. By Will Parfitt. First published in Thresholds, B.A.C.P., Winter 2011 Psychosynthesis was developed early last century by Dr. Roberto Assagioli, an Italian psychoanalyst. The primary aim of psychosynthesis is to help us to deepen our […]
“There is no opposition between Psychoanalysis and Psychosynthesis if we refer to Freudian Psychoanalysis understood as the technique of exploration of the unconscious and not to the set of psychoanalytic doctrines, that is to ‘Freudian theology’.” Roberto Assagioli (1) By Kenneth Sørensen We know that psychosynthesis grew out of psychoanalysis, beginning with the work of […]
A Comparison of Assagioli’s and Firman & Gila’s definition of Self-realisation By Kenneth Sørensen, This article is chapter six from my unpublished book: Two Versions of Psychosynthesis: A Comparison of Assagioli and Firman and Gila; which will be published around Feb. 2021. Introduction to the online version of the chapter It is 25 years since […]
How do we present psychosynthesis to those who are new to it? – a question that faces all psychosynthesis practitioners. To help, I’d like to offer a simple one-word acronym, which is my attempt to summarise in a nutshell all the complex processes of psychosynthesis. For me, psychosynthesis describes the natural processes of evolution that […]
In this article I will describe how the seven psychological functions relate to each other and to the seven energies and types. It is perhaps the most important topic in psychosynthesis typology because it explains how the “underlying functions”, according to Assagioli, create the seven types. The Seven Types and the underlying functions By Kenneth […]
A lecture about the seven core concepts of psychosynthesis given at the International Congress of Psychosynthesis, Taormina, Sicily, June 2016. By Kenneth Sørensen You can also listen to the lecture here: Seven Core Concepts of Psychosynthesis By Kenneth Sørensen Hello, everybody. Let me start by addressing my gratitude to the team behind this big event. […]
Jannecke Øinæs interviews Kenneth Sørensen about subpersonalities for the online platform Wisdom From North.https://wisdomfromnorth.com/; you can watch the video here: subpersonalities. JANNECKE: Hey guys. This is Jannecke and I’m sitting here with Kenneth Sørensen, who is a speaker, he’s an author, he’s Danish and he is a psychotherapist. And he’s quite known in Denmark for […]
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 […]