What is Psychosynthesis?

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the direct experience of the self, of pure self-awareness… – is true.” – Robert Assagioli, 1965


Psychosynthesis is a term that has been used by many transpersonal theorists over the years, right back to the writings of Carl Jung.  There is general agreement between the various school of practice that the function of psychosynthesis is to help people have a direct experience of the self.  This self is thought to be whole, unharmed, and pure.

Practitioners and authors John Firman and Anne Gila have developed a very powerful model within psychosynthesis that demonstrates how we are all born whole, and through the process of socialization, become fractured.  They explain how personal accountability and counselling support can bring us back to our original state of wholeness.