Having sold over 15,000 copies since first publication, Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action is the definitive introduction to the principles and techniques of psychosynthesis. Pitched clearly and accessibly, it explains how the counsellor or psychotherapist can incorporate psychosynthesis into their own work with clients.
Chapter 3: Basic Techniques of Psychosynthesis Counselling
Basic Techniques of Psychosynthesis Counselling
In his formulation of psychosynthesis, Assagioli intentionally created an open system – a framework upon which counsellors and psychotherapists could further elaborate. Rather than handing down a finished product or doctrine, he offered them his vision and encouragement to explore a large number of avenues and methods. Consequently it is the responsibility of the pyschosynthesis counsellor to choose appropriate therapeutic techniques. The work may be on any level – physical, emotional, mental, imaginative – and the counsellor must master all these modes in order to have a wide range of techniques available.
Assagioli intended psychosynthesis to be centred in life rather than in the clinic or in the therapy room. He envisaged it assisting clients to ...