The key approach that I employ in my therapeutic work is Psychosynthesis.
Psychosynthesis is an integrative transpersonal psychology. This ‘model’ was developed by Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, a contemporary of Freud and Jung, who saw the value in both Eastern and Western traditions and philosophies. From his studies emerged a new approach, which he called Psychosynthesis. In its most basic sense, Psychosynthesis is simply a name for the process of personal growth. Assagioli believed that everyone contains within them a drive to evolve, to become the fullest expression of who they can be.
Assagioli believed that while our childhood experience affects our present living, we also have within us the vast human potential for healing and change. He considered difficulties in life not simply as problems to be solved but more as signals or ‘signposts’ that, if followed, explored and worked through will lead us to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Psychosynthesis can work with a broad range of personal difficulties such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement, loss and separation
- Trauma and crisis
- Search for meaning and direction in personal and work-related areas
- Desire for greater creative expression
- Experiencing ongoing sadness or depression
- Feeling a lack of meaning in life
- Struggling with life transitions
- Learning ways to manage stress and anxiety