Her pursuit of answers led to a conversation with a Colombian priest, who introduced her to the concept of psychosynthesis
Critically engaging CBT, psychosynthesis
. In Critically Engaging CBT.
Synopsis: A part of the Findhorn Press 'Classics" series, "Learning to Love" is an insightful guide for consciously bringing compassion and love into your life by Eileen Caddy with the aide of David Earl Platts that: Explores feelings, attitudes, beliefs, and past experiences that block us from loving and receiving love; Includes deceptively simple yet profound exercises, meditations, and visualizations to support the exploration of your inner world; Explains how these principles and techniques originated in Roberto Assagioli's system of psychosynthesis
, enriched by the Findhorn experience of living in community.
He developed the psychological theory of psychosynthesis
. Synthesis is the process of taking the parts of something, including the human psyche, and integrating them into a whole.
. A Manual of Principles and Techniques .
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.
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.
Roberto Assagioli, who established the approach to psychology called psychosynthesis
, formulated a fundamental psychological principle in controlling one's behavior: "We are dominated by everything with which our self becomes identified.
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.