MY APPROACH - PSYCHOSYNTHESIS

Sligo Meadow

What is Psychosynthesis?

 

Inspired by Jungian Psychoanalysis and influenced by Spiritual approaches such as Buddhism & Existentialism, Psychosynthesis is an integrative therapeutic method created by Roberto Assagioli.

This approach values the different insights and embraces some of the tools of various psychological models such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) & Humanistic psychologies or philosophies like Person-Centred Therapy.

Using the Gestalt approach in Psychosynthesis Counselling: “The aim of Gestalt is the integration of all disparate parts [of one self]. In this way people can let themselves become totally what they already are, and what they potentially can become.
— Petruska Clarkson
 

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

 

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


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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 or 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 or commitment

Break Up or Divorce

Pregnancy, Children & Family Matters

Relocation/Immigration

Age Transition (teenage hood to adulthood, student life to working life, retirement…)

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

Eating Disorders

Dysfunctional Patterns

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

Traumas

Obsessive and/or Compulsive Disorders

Illnesses

Loss & Bereavement