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It might be called a “movement”, a “trend” and a “goal”.There is no orthodoxy in Psychosynthesis and no one, beginning with myself, should claim to be its real or true representative, its head or leader.

Psychosynthesis is not a doctrine or a “school” of psychology; it is not a special or single method of self-realization, therapy and education.

It can be indicated (I do not use the word “defined”, because all definitions are limited and limiting) primarily as a general attitude of, and striving towards, integration and Synthesissynthesis in all fields, but particularly in those just mentioned.

There is no orthodoxy in psychosynthesis and no one, beginning with myself should be considered as its exclusive representative…The external pattern of the relationship between the Foundations, Institutes and Centers of Psychosynthesis should not be that of a “solar system” but that of a “constellation”….

Psychosynthesis training is a process of self-development, self-discovery and answering a vocational call to help others.

Many problems arise because of "existential" issues such as unfulfilled potential, lack of meaning, alientation, emptiness, loss of identity and the need for purpose.

These symptoms carry a message, that needs to be listened to rather than tranquilised.As I said at the Conference in Rome, the external pattern should not be that of a “solar system”, but that of a “constellation”.In particular, no one Center can claim to be more “international” than the others.In Italy, SIPT (Societa Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica) has been officially accredited by the Italian Government since 1994 and the Scuola di Psicoterapia Psicosintetica has the status of a school having official university status.The Istituto di Psicosintesi, founded by Roberto Assagioli in Rome in 1926 and reopened in 1946 after an interruption during the years of the war, was set up as an officially registered non-profit making organization on 1st August 1965.This is done by working for a release from unhelpful or or destructive patterns of belief or behaviour, and opening to a clearer sense of purpose, meaning and direction in life.…Psychosynthesis can be indicated primarily as a general attitude of, and striving towards integration, and synthesis in all fields, but particularly in those of self realization, therapy, education, interpersonal and social(group) relations and integration…It might be called a “movement”, a “trend” and a “goal”.Psychosynthesis therefore combines the analytical approach of uncovering forgotten childhood memories with an exploration of the individual's untapped potential.It teaches that every individual has a part that is seeking to grow towards wholeness (the Self), but that this growth can be blocked by experiences from our past.Freud and others spoke of the unconscious, a part of our minds that is normally inaccessible but which produces real effects on feelings, thoughts and behaviour.Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis, while working with the methods of psychoanalysis developed by Freud made the discovery that not all distress could be explained by the past.


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