Psychosynthesis was developed by Roberto Assagioli, the first Italian psychoanalyst, and friend of Jung. He believed that any model of the human psyche needed to include our spiritual nature. By this he was referring to the need we feel to find meaning in our life, and particularly in its heights and in its depths. Each of us is on our own unique journey, and there are moments when we can feel that we have lost touch with that sense of meaning. These times of seeming hopelessness and helplessness challenge us profoundly. But they can also become a window into a deeper understanding of ourselves, our needs, and our potential. Today Integrative Psychosynthesis has evolved to include also the insights of other approaches – psychodynamic, humanistic, Jungian, Gestalt, and archetypal. This is to enable a way of working which has the flexibility to match the varied nature of individual journeys and the wounds which are part of them. It is ‘integrative’ also in seeking to facilitate the inter-relationship of mind, heart and body. We have our thoughts, our feelings, and our physical bodies. But our wholeness is greater than the sum of these parts.
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