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.

The Psychosynthesis Approach

The psychosynthesis approach

Roberto Assagioli was the founding father of psychosynthesis. What led him to develop psychosynthesis? What was his background? What kind of person was he?

  • As a young medical student in 1910, with much enthusiasm he introduced Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis to his professors in Florence, and then later that year severely criticized it.
  • In 1927 he proposed that the purpose of psychological healing was to contact a deeper centre of identity, the Self, to nurture its unfoldment while removing obstacles to its actualization.
  • He created an optimistic vision of human nature in spite of the dominance of the pathologically orientated psychology of that time; and maintained this vision for sixty years.
  • He dared to emphasize the Soul; man's spiritual Being, by postulating that this ...
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