Life[ edit ] Assagioli did not like to discuss his personal life, as he preferred to be remembered for his scientific work. Very few biographical accounts on the life of Assagioli are available, and most are not written in English. He was born under the name Roberto Marco Grego, son of Elena Kaula and Leone Greco; however his biological father died when Assagioli was two years old and his mother remarried to Alessandro Emanuele Assagioli soon afterward. Assagioli was exposed to many creative outlets at a young age, such as art and music, which were believed to have inspired his work in Psychosynthesis.
Psychosynthesis Manifestations of the human psyche, such as creative imagination, intuition, aspiration, genius, are facts which are as real and important as are the conditioned reflexes, Assagioli, Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis and one of the first psychoanalysts in Italy, was a visionary who sowed the seeds of many current ideas and methods in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
If the dialectic between Freud and Jung can be characterised as that of a tension between ego and soul, then Assagioli's vision was to bring into psychotherapy a third element, that of the spirit.
The spiritual domain offers a meta-level frame from within which to understand phenomena which are experienced psychologically, yet which seem to transcend psychological explanation.
It is from within this frame that Assagioli suggested a 'Higher' or transcendent Self which was a source of inspiration beyond the personal self. Psychosynthesis brings together different orientations in psychotherapy - Psychoanalysis, Humanistic Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology.
In broad terms we can say that these concern themselves with the past, the present and the future and are reflected in Assagioli's core model which differentiates human consciousness into the Lower, Middle and Higher Unconscious. The Lower which links with psychoanalysis, leads to an analysis of origins, the Middle which links with Humanistic Psychology focuses on the here-and-now and the Higher, linked with Transpersonal Psychology, leads to exploring future potentials.
This tripartite differentiation forms the structural basis of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.
Psychosynthesis is an inclusive psychology rather than a reductive one. Assagioli's root metaphor was the idea of synthesis, which begins from the premise that we are essentially whole in our nature - not good or perfect but whole. Whatever fragmentation, alienation and splitting we have suffered in order to psychologically survive, the spiritual self is calling us towards our healing.
Holding two opposite sides until a synthesis at a higher level emerges, is a dialectical process known since the times of Aristotle. Psychosynthesis applies it as a tool for transformation of the personality. The growing awareness in the psychotherapeutic field that there is no one right answer or method leads us to the need for flexibility on the part of the psychotherapist.
The beauty of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy is that it is inclusive of and honouring of difference. There are a wide variety of methods employed to meet the diversity of needs presented by different people whether they be suffering from early wounding, neurotic conflicts or existential questions about who they are and where their life is going.
The imagination is the medium through which many processes in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy happen. We emphasises the exploration of the symbolic process through the use of creative visualization and mental imagery. In complement to expanding awareness, there is the development of the capacity to Will.
Assagioli set much store by people learning to face the challenges that life set them - the blessings of obstacles he called them.Psychosynthesis is an inclusive psychology rather than a reductive one.
Assagioli's root metaphor was the idea of synthesis, which begins from the premise that we are essentially whole in our nature - not good or perfect but whole.
The Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis was established in It is the first professional psychosynthesis organization in North America and is open to all who are interested in supporting its evolution.
urbanagricultureinitiative.com Founded in , EFPP brings together the different psychosynthesis training centres from around Europe, creating a federation of Psychosynthesis schools and a European community of Psychosynthesis practitioners.
The Trust is a founding member. European Association for Psychotherapy The EAP represents organisations (31 national umbrella associations, 17 European-wide associations for psychotherapy) from 41 European countries and by that more than psychotherapists.
European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) Work with the Communications Manager, Training Manager and Programme Coordinator to Support the development of psychosynthesis research and evidence base in a collaborative way with others that strengthens the collective field of knowledge and experience.
Sep 17, · He is a former Professor at the University of Florence, Italy; Didactic Trainer, teacher and lecturer of psychosynthesis internationally, author and editor of several publications.
He is Past President of SIPT (Italian Society of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy) and President of EFPP (European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy).