MY APPROACH - PSYCHOSYNTHESIS

 

 

Origins

 

Inspired by Jungian Psychoanalysis and influenced by Spiritual Approaches such as Buddhism & Existentialism, Psychosynthesis is an integrative therapeutic approach created by Roberto Assagioli. This approach values the different insights and embraces some of the tools of various psychological methods such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) & Humanistic psychologies or philosophies like Person-Centred Therapy.

 

 

What is Psychosynthesis Therapy about?

 

Holistic & Humanistic, Psychosynthesis allows a deep and conscious exploration and re-appropriation of who you truly are, - your core self beyond your Ego and the various facets of your identity. Psychosynthesis helps you reconcile with your personality and your genetic, genealogical & personal history, while teaching you that you are more than them. You are a unique self, capable of awareness, love & will, an individual Being yearning for meaning & purpose.

Also Transpersonal by nature, Psychosynthesis sees you as a Self – most commonly called a Soul -, connected to your true self and holding your creative potential.

“At the transpersonal level we find many important aspects of being human; acts of altruism, creative and artistic inspiration, the perception of beauty, intuition, curiosity about the universe and our place in it, and a sense of the universality of life.”; - Diana Whitmore

 
 

Goals

 

Beyond psychological & emotional healing, Psychosynthesis aims two correlative growths:

personal psychosynthesis, which aims to foster the development of a well-integrated personality; and transpersonal psychosynthesis, which offers the possibility of realizing one’s higher nature and purpose in life.”

Diana Whitmore

 
 

 

PSYCHOSYNTHESIS WORKS WITH…

 
 

INTRAPERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS

 

-        Lack of Self-Acceptance, Self-Respect, Self-Compassion and/or Low Self-Esteem

-        Lack of Energy and/or Motivation

-        Lack of Assertion & Confidence

-        Overwhelming Feelings or Emotional Numbness

-        Body Image

-        Feeling of Emptiness

-        Mental or Physical Conditions

-        Loneliness

-        Intimacy

-        Relationships (partner(s), friends, family, work…)

-        Sex and/or Love Addiction

 

 

 

 

SELF-DISCOVERY, LIFE CHANGES & EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

 

-        Gender and/or Sexual Identity

-        Cultural and/or Ethnical Identity

-        Religious and/or Spiritual Identity

-        Self-Discovery & Authenticity

-        Career Change or Redundancy

-        New relationship, Engagement or Marriage

-        Break Up or Divorce

-        Pregnancy, Children & Family Matters

-        Relocation/Immigration

-        Age Transition (teenage hood to adulthood, student life to working life, retirement, menopause/andropause…)

-        Other Changes in your Lifestyle

-        Middle Life, Spiritual and/or Existential Crisis: search for Meaning & Purpose, Creativity & Playfulness, Peace & Happiness

 

HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES & LIFE THREATS

 

-        Anger Management

-        Stress, Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks

-        Depression and/or Suicidal Thoughts

-        Self-Harm

-        Addictions (drug, alcohol, sex, work, love, shopping…)

-        Eating Disorders

-        Dysfunctional Patterns

-        Bullying, Domestic Violence & Abuse (mental, emotional and/or physical)

-        Traumas (childhood, teenage hood or adulthood) & PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

-        Obsessive and/or Compulsive Disorders

-        Illnesses

-        Loss & Bereavement