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Psychosynthesis is a humanistic and transpersonal approach to psychotherapy and counseling. While it has a set of core principles, psychosynthesis is an open approach that continues to be developed by practitioners as new understanding of the human psyche and effective methods of psychotherapeutic intervention are discovered. While the early stages of psychosynthesis psychotherapy have similarities to psychoanalysis, psychosynthesis posits that a client is more than reactions to past conditioning and childhood development and has a discrete, realizable core self, contact with which enables him or her to be self-directive, have a sense of purpose, and have an active impulse toward service. Finding this core self within enables a client to reach the heights as well as depths of the psyche; contact a deeper Transpersonal Self, ...

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