In my ongoing reflections on the core concepts of psychosynthesis, we have reached the question of how to work with the conscious “I”, or “observer”, in counselling (see previous post at www.facebook.com/theseventypes/). One of the prominent goals of psychosynthesis counselling is to train the client to lovingly observe the contents of their consciousness and to […]
In these quotes by Roberto Assagioli, we shall see how Assagioli understood Maslow’s theory of Self-actualization and how it differs from Self-realization. (From Psychosynthesis, p. 37-39) “First of all, it is well to have a clear idea of what self-realization is. The term has been used to indicate two kinds of growth in awareness, of […]
By Kenneth Sørensen. This is an edited version of a webinar I gave for the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis (AAP). You can watch the webinar by joining AAP here. Today we are going to dive into the will. My previous webinar was focused on the question of how to define awareness and work with it in […]
Man’s spiritual development is a long and arduous adventure a journey through strange lands full of surprises, difficulties and even; dangers. In reality it is no less than the passing from the human to the spiritual kingdom.
There are two competing developmental models within transpersonal psychology – a depth versus a height psychological approach. This also runs through Psychosynthesis as a gap between Firman/Gilas and Assagiolis theories.
According to Roberto Assagioli then C.G. Jungs analytical Psychology is very close to psychosynthesis. In this article he compares the two therapeutic approaches.
In this article James Vargiu gives a very comprehensive presentation of the concept of subpersonalities in a psychosynthesis context, and of the practical work with subpersonalities.
We are all confronted with the forces of duality: love-hate, Sympathy-Antipathy, Optimism-pessimism. Assagioli suggest how to balance them and create a higher synthesis.
In this important article Assagioli demonstrates the relationship between the Self, the I and the multitude of subpersonalities. Ideally, we should be the director of our own lives, but often reality differs from this.
This article describes how to use Maslows hierarchy of needs together with the concept of subpersonalities as a powerful therapeutic tool in psychosynthesis