Psychosynthesis can help us discover our true spiritual nature then to effectively use this discovery in everyday life. We can bring our unique creative potential to life, increase our ability to function harmoniously in the world, and improve the quality of all our relationships. By including spiritual as well as physical, emotional and mental needs, Psychosynthesis restores a balance between the various parts of the personality and helps us to establish a deep connection to soul. Psychosynthesis is an open, non-dogmatic approach to personal and spiritual development that offers a vision both for the release of unconscious patterns of conflict and restriction, and for the expression of potential.
Psychosynthesis, being heart-centered, integrative and holistic, is an important psychology for the 21st Century. Each of us has our own unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world influenced by our past, childhood experiences. Psychosynthesis asserts that we also have potential, a ‘future’ within us, a connection to which brings purpose and meaning to both individual and collective acts.
Psychosynthesis is primarily practical and integrates principles, ideas and techniques from many approaches to both personal and spiritual growth, such as guided imagery, visualization, inner dialogue, free drawing, body movement, meditation, story-telling, and dream awareness, as well as more traditional analytical methods. It is not about the application of techniques, however, but learning to live with a vision that comes from deep within oneself.
What makes Psychosynthesis unique is that it marries the more spiritual approaches often found in transpersonal therapies and spiritual paths with sound psychological methods to create a soul-based therapeutic system. Perhaps part of its effectiveness is that it is neither a cultish system of esotericism, nor a closed system of psychology. It encourages each client to follow his or her own spiritual and ethical values.
Wise and Compassionate
Psychosynthesis clearly has social as well as therapeutic and spiritual aspects. Through deepening our connection to our essential divinity, to the immortal self within, our ability to shed light in our surroundings, transform our environment, and live with spiritual creativity is intensified. We use imagination to create the world in which we live, and will, properly tempered by love, is the force by which we maintain it. The underlying key to Psychosynthesis is aligning personal will with transpersonal intent (or true will.) As Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis, put it, we then have: 'The strength and the power to express compassion according to wisdom; the wisdom and compassion to use power for the greatest good.'
More about Psychosynthesis Avalon
Psychosynthesis Avalon was started in 1996, you can read here more about its aims and values and commmitment to life-long learning.