Building the Community

This website has been set up to create a dialogue between the various members of the psychosynthesis community. It is a developed and diverse community, with an active programme of events each year, and with local groups that are spreading the word about...

Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons By Peter Stewart Go slowly at first. You are far more precious Than the car you are driving. Don’t be rushed. Even in a traffic jam, everything has its pace, And you are just starting. Be as calm as you can be And learn to laugh at other people’s ways...

New Year revamp

Thanks goodness 2020 is behind us. Many thoughtful people I know have said that they are grateful for what they have learned during this most difficult of times, but personally I am glad to see the back of 2020 and I am looking forward to 2021, despite an unpromising...

What is the Purpose of this Website?

“This volume should be considered as a beginning, and not as an end,” Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis, wrote in “The Act of Will”. My own copy of the Act of Will, published by Turnstone Press in 1984, is dog-eared, covered in pencil notes, and its...

The Lotus: A Creative Symbol

The lotus is an ancient and powerful symbol. The close connection between spiritual growth and creativity makes it a potent  symbol for artists. But the metaphors that give it symbolic depth  are also relevant for contemporary leadership challenges.  I have a personal...
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

This is not a book about psychotherapy or coaching, but it does seem relevant to psychosynthesis. Kate Raworth is an economist with a difference. She has rejected the academic economist’s usual panacea of mathematics and calculus, and focussed on the human...

Coaching The Pilgrims’ Way by Glyn Owens

This is one of those rare books that begins  with a story that blows your mind, and  then continues on a magical, mystery tour  that some will find inspiring , but others may take with a metaphorical pinch of salt.  The Pilgrims’ Way runs from four locations  in...

The Seven Types by Kenneth Sorensen

The Seven Types  Kenneth Sorensen’s book takes what I  believe are some less well-known aspects  of Roberto Assagioli’s theories, and  works these into a colourful and compelling book for self-analysis.  I am a colour addict, and I found this an  easy read, full of...

5DL by Roger Evans

5DL Roger Evans wrote the Creative Manager  in the 1970s, putting a focus on the human  dimensions of leadership that at the time  was revolutionary.  The Five Dimensions of Leadership are  Self-Awareness, Awareness of Others, Systemic Awareness, Being Strong but...

The Way of Psychosynthesis by Petra Guggisberg Nocelli

This is a hidden gem. Petra Guggisberg  Nocelli has written this biography of  Roberto Assagioli in close liaison with  the Istituto di Psicosintesi in Italy. It  tracks the early growth of Assagioli’s  psycho-therapy, his work with Freud and  Jung, his movement from...

The Roots of Psychosynthesis

THE ROOTS OF PSYCHOSYNTHESIS and the HEART OF ASSAGIOLI [Picture: Panorama Florence] Looking back, I feel blessed that my five year journey into Psychosynthesis has run in parallel with my coming to know the man who founded it – Dr Roberto Assagioli. It’s through the...

A Self-Psychosynthesis Practice

A Self-Psychosynthesis Practice By Sam Pope at Sam Pope Coaching and Mindfulness Sam's Coaching Website Sam Pope took the MA Course in Psychosynthesis at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and runs her own coaching practice, Sam Pope Coaching and Mindfulness. She...
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