I have a quick browse through the bookshelves while she gets a glass of water; most are books that relate to her work (she's a psychosynthesis
counsellor), mostly with titles like Romancing the Shadow: How to Access the Power Hidden in Our Dark Side.
twelve-step program for transforming consciousness: Creative explorations of inner space.
Louise uses her interest and knowledge of the theories and teachings of Freud, Jung, and Gestalt and also her studies on bereavement and the process of grief, hypnosis, psychosynthesis
and other esoteric teachings in her book.
Brief references to psychosynthesis
, Morita Therapy, and 12-step programs provide some theory, and mentions of popular books, including The Secret and The Purpose Driven Life, provide contrast for his own thoughts.
The fourth pivotal event came through psychosynthesis
, a process and philosophy aimed at helping people reach their full potential.
15) According to the psychosynthesis
model, it is easier to change thoughts we identify as foreign to "the self" (ego-dystonic) than thoughts we identify as being part of "the self" (ego-syntonic).
Whatever the techniques used to expand consciousness (for example, yoga, Zen, psychosynthesis
, meditation, drugs), or whatever forms it takes (or example, dreams, fantasies, the "peak experiences" described by Abraham Maslow, ecstatic music), the language of such consciousness always turns out to be metaphorical.
A psychotherapy of love; psychosynthesis
Other modalities including Gestalt, person centred and psychosynthesis
similarly view the dyadic relationship as the fundamental basis of the therapeutic encounter.
21 March 2010: Psychosynthesis
with Adrienne Jeffries and
The conference brought together representatives of major churches, practitioners of Zen Buddhist meditation, therapists from the Irish Council for Psychotherapists, the London Institute of Psychosynthesis
, therapists certified by the All Ireland Spiritual Guidance Association, the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy.
He was a student of psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, founder of psychosynthesis
, and also his collaborator.