This book is a clear and comprehensive introduction to psychosynthesis, outling such fundamental concepts as primal wounding, lower and higher unconscious, and subpersonalities within a developmental framework. Just a moment while we sign you in to your goodreads ads helps you keep track of books you want to by marking “psychosynthesis: a psychology of the spirit” as want to read:Error rating book. Case examples, practical theory, and experiential exercises designed to support both the layperson and the professional seeking to understand and facilitate psychospiritual growth are included.
A result, the movement has been at times exposed to the dangers of fossilisation and cultism, so that on occasion, having "started out reflecting the high-minded spiritual philosophy of its founder, [it] became more and more authoritarian, more and more strident in its conviction that psychosynthesis was the one truth". These two models are 1) a diagram and description of the human person, and the other 2) a stage theory of the process of psychosynthesis (see below). One of the first people to have started really making use of subpersonalities for therapy and personal growth was roberto assagioli', psychosynthesis reckoning that 'subpersonalities exist at various levels of organization, complexity, and refinement' throughout the mind.
Out of 5 starsa clear, comprehensive introductiondecember 28, 2002format: hardcoverpsychosynthesis may not be as popularly known as psychoanalysis, depth psychology, etc. Out of 5 starspsychosynthesis for our times20 september 2006format: hardcovera very professional, up to date work. 0 out of 5 starsanother excellent book from firman & gilabya customeron 29 october 2003format: paperbackyet again firman & gila insightfully guide the reader into the realm of begin by placing the psychology in the context of the history & development of depth & spiritual psychotherapy.
Copies & publicity & special synthesisa psychology of the on image to firman - authorann gila - series in transpersonal and humanistic psychology. Accordingly, assagioli served on the board of editors for both the journal of humanistic psychology and the journal of transpersonal oli presents the two major theoretical models in his seminal book, psychosynthesis, models that have remained fundamental to psychosynthesis theory and practice through the years. Stages of psychosynthesis may be tabulated as follows:Thorough knowledge of one's l of its various ation of one's true self—the discovery or creation of a unifying synthesis: the formation or reconstruction of the personality around a new center.
Out of 5 starspsychosynthesis by assagiolijune 5, 2008format: paperbackvery clear exposition of the fundamentals of psychosynthesis counselling. Would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning and understanding more about psychosynthesis ~ a psychology which is truly a "psychology of the spirit". Case examples and practical theory designed to support both the layperson and the professional seeking to understand and facilitate psychospiritual growth are included.
His major book, psychosynthesis: a collection of basic writings (1965), assagioli writes of three aims of psychosynthesis:Let us examine whether and how it is possible to solve this central problem of human life, to heal this fundamental infirmity of man. Michael washburn, author of the ego and the dynamic ground: a transpersonal theory of human development, second editionjohn firman and ann gila are psychotherapists in private practice in palo alto, california and coauthors of the primal wound: a transpersonal view of trauma, addiction, and growth, also published by suny press. 10] later however, this same roberto assagioli (1888–1974) wrote a doctoral dissertation, "la psicosintesi," in which he began to move away from freud's psychoanalysis towards what he called psychosynthesis:A beginning of my conception of psychosynthesis was contained in my doctoral thesis on psychoanalysis (1910), in which i pointed out what i considered to be some of the limitations of freud's views.
38] in another recent study, the subpersonality model was shown to be an effective intervention for aiding creative expression, helping people connect to different levels of their unconscious creativity. Even though some of the expressions can be a little intimidating for lay people like myself (unifying center, the difference between "i" and "self"), i truly believe this book can be helpful to anyone who is seeking to understand how to help heal oneself or you, thank you, thank you assagioli, gila and firman! More technical danger is that premature concern with the transpersonal may hamper dealing with personal psychosynthesis: for example, "evoking serenity ...
Sigmund freud, "lines of advance in psycho-analytic therapy"  in neville symington, narcissism: a new theory (london 2003) p. Firman and gila present a comprehensive account of psychosynthesis, providing a transpersonal integration of developmental, personality, and clinical theory. Psychosomatic medicine and bio-psychosynthesis, assagioli states that the principal aims and tasks of psychosynthesis are:The elimination of the conflicts and obstacles, conscious and unconscious, that block [the complete and harmonious development of the human personality].
In addition, psychosynthesis recognizes the process of self-realization, of contact and response with one's deepest callings and directions in life, which can involve either or both personal and transpersonal synthesis is therefore one of the earliest forerunners of both humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology, even preceding jung's break with freud by several years. 34] thus he follows this model immediately with a stage theory outlining the process of psychosynthesis. Out of 5 starspsychosynthesis for our timesbykristoffer kuusakoskion 20 september 2006format: hardcovera very professional, up to date work.
Comprehensive account of roberto assagioli’s psychosynthesis, a type of therapy that addresses both spiritual development and psychological healing and growth. Harmonious integration of the individual into ever larger groups up to the "one humanity"' – were central to assagioli's theory. This is a wonderful book, highlighting assagioli's model of psychosynthesis and the couple's commitment to the book!