This brief update is to introduce a discussion around the psychosynthesis community and what purpose it can fulfil.
The Open Axis tab on the top menu of this website is intended to carry viewpoints from those involved on particular topics that they feel are important. In the discussions we have had during the lockdown, these have included climate change, Black Lives Matter, gender issues, consumerism and materialism, and of course the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences. This could become a kind of Speaker’s Corner.
But in my own viewpoint, much of what is missing nowadays is the ability to listen. Social Media provides everyone a platform from which they can state their views, opinions, and emotions. But the capacity to listen, empathically and with sensitivity, as those in the coaching and psychotherapy communities are trained to do, is a skill that is often neglected.
For that reason, I feel we should welcome viewpoints from as wide a range of people as possible. I also intend to do a series of interviews to get a diversity of ideas about the role of psychosynthesis