About my approach - Psychosynthesis
Psychosynthesis is an integrative and transpersonal psychological approach. Holistic in nature, it reframes what it means to be a human being: We are meaning-seeking creatures, yet our society rarely allows and nurtures this important element, often leaving us deflated and lost.
In Psychosynthesis, we give space and explore the personality, with all its drives and impulses, biological needs, learned behaviours, patterns and defences, self-beliefs, family influences and societal pressures.
We also acknowledge the soul with all its infinite depth, wisdom, qualities and potential – just like every small acorn holds the potential to become a vast oak tree.
It encourages us to expand our narrow awareness and start to compassionately include painful or shameful parts of ourselves, become reflective of our behaviour, thoughts, feelings and body, while motivating us to see the qualities that perhaps were not allowed in us - such as creativity, spontaneity and playfulness.
The work is in search of a form of synthesis - revealing, accepting and integrating our exiled parts together, allowing us to create a stronger and fuller sense of self with all its human complexity.
"Everyone must come out of his Exile in his own way.”
- Martin Buber
Psychosynthesis is respectful towards the human experience. It is a diverse, rich and imaginative approach that draws on many influences from person-centred, transpersonal, psychodynamic, gestalt, relational and existential therapies.
If you wish to read more, go to the Psychosynthesis Trust website.
“For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.”
~ Alice Miller ~