Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal psychology. It offers a model of the human psyche and processes for enabling personal growth based on what is right about us, as well as what is wrong with us. It talks about human potential, drawing on what is often locked up in the superconscious as well as the unconscious.
The Superconscious is what exists beyond the personal and represents values we all aspire towards, such as creativity, love and compassion. So, as a Psychosynthesis therapist, I help my clients to reclaim what lies in the shadows, which can sometimes be painful, by drawing down energy from the superconscious, shining light on what feels dark and sticky, with their own inner compassion and self love. This approach enables a healthy balance of light and dark in terms of healing and growth in therapy.
The Psychosynthesis model shows that we are not in fact one person, but various personalities and subpersonalities struggling continuously with each other. Impulses, desires, beliefs and aspirations can often be working in conflict with each other.
My role as a Psychosynthesis Guide is to help my clients bring clarity and harmony into this confusion.We find that when the various elements of our being are in conflict, our energy becomes blocked, and this causes pain.
However, each time that a Synthesis of two or more parts of our personality occurs, energy is freed and we experience a sense of profound wellbeing.
This is the essence of Psychosynthesis; the harmonious integration of all our inner energies, around a unifying centre of awareness.
With time and application, we can learn to take charge of our lives, like the conductor of an orchestra who knows and understands the many and varied instruments in front of him and, with their cooperation, evokes a perfectly timed, harmonious sound, greater than the sum of its parts.