An exploration of the theoretical foundations of psychosynthesis, with an in depth focus on two central concepts: "I," our most essential identity, and Self, the deeper ontological reality of which "I" is a reflection.
Author: John Firman
An exploration of the theoretical foundations of psychosynthesis, with an in depth focus on two central concepts: "I," our most essential identity, and Self, the deeper ontological reality of which "I" is a reflection. The author examines principles outlined by Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis, carefully critiques them, and suggests a re-visioning of psychosynthesis as a whole.
Assagioli, Roberto (1999) Psychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques. London: Aquarian/Thorsons. ... Firman, John and Gila, Ann (2010) Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice. New York: State University of New ...
Author: Diana Whitmore
Category: Social Science
Having sold over 15,000 copies since first publication, this book is the definitive introduction to the principles and techniques of psychosynthesis. Pitched clearly and accessibly, it explains how the counsellor or psychotherapist can incorporate psychosynthesis into their own work with clients.
Abraham Maslow, The Further Reaches of Human Nature,155-157, 185; Idem, Toward a Psychology of Being, 104,210. ... John Firman and Ann Gila, A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice (Albany, NY: State University of New York ...
Author: Dr. Max Hammer
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
This book focuses on the development of psychological self-understanding, healing psychologically painful inner conflicts, and the basis of psychological and spiritual fulfillment.Readers will discover a new understanding of effective psychotherapy, groundbreaking diagnostic psychological testing research, and the distinction between the ego self-concept, the experiential self, and the transpersonal self (the real self, the relational self, or the holistic self). It also clarifies aspects of optimal psychological health, such as authenticity, sincerity, integrity, creativity, intuition, empathy, courage, strength of character, inspiration, unselfish love (or warmhearted caring), emotional security, inner wholeness, vitality, and fulfillment Principles of psychological healing and self-transformation can enhance the development of interpersonal relationships, as well as facilitate effective and fulfilling ways of living in society. The authors deeply explored their own psychological pain and experiential truth to write this book, so readers can achieve greater self-understanding, fulfillment, and liberation from psychological pain.
Psychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques, (New York: Hobbs, Dorman, and Company, 1965), quoted in John Firman and Ann Gila, A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice (Albany: State University of New York Press, ...
Author: Dr. Max Hammer
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Deepening Your Personal Relationships was written by three experts in the field. Their combined expertise will help you in Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication, which will be beneficial in all types of relationships. The book explains how to achieve healthy and fulfilling interpersonal relationships by using effective communication, empathy, shared transformational development, and constructive conflict resolution. Deepening Your Personal Relationships provides original, meaningful, and transformational insights that are especially helpful in understanding how to overcome our subconscious resistance against emotional intimacy and good communication. Readers wanting to enhance their personal relationships, gain insight into transformational self-help, and achieve social transformation will find this book especially helpful. It will also be of keen interest to professional relationship counselors, such as marriage counselors, family counselors, and conflict mediators. The goal is to understand how good relationships can produce enhanced levels of spiritual development, psychological healing, self-understanding, creative functioning, inner peace and happiness, and ultimately, fulfillment in life.
Psychosynthesis: The Psychology of the Spirit. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Firman, John, & Gila, A. (2010). A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Author: William Bento
In an anthroposophic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, we integrate the whole paradigm of spiritual science into the contemporary forms of psychology, thereby re-formulating a psychology inclusive of body, soul, and spirit. —Dr. William Bento, Executive Director of Anthroposophic Psychology Associates of North America (APANA) The art of counseling is practiced in many settings. An uncle counsels a troubled niece. A licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) works in a treatment center for drug addicts. A counselor can also be everything in between the two. If you consider everyone who mentors another—from life-coaches to police officers to wedding planners to lawyers to intimate friends—counseling includes all of us. Whereas mainstream counseling psychology has been moving increasingly toward cognitive and pharmacological approaches, this book brings us back to a psychology of soul and spirit. Through the guidance of Anthroposophy, the becoming human being, and Sophia, and divine wisdom, counselors will rediscover here an approach to people that has the heart of soul, and the light of spirit.
British Journal of Health Psychology, 13(1), 31–34. doi: 10.1348/135910707X251234. Firman, J., & Gila, A. (2010). A psychotherapy of love: Psychosynthesis in practice. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Author: Stephanie Field
Treating Traumatic Stress in Adults is a resource for therapists of all disciplines for use in the treatment of adults suffering from post-traumatic stress. By reading this unique synthesization of information on the most current trauma treatments and expressive writing exercises, practitioners will gain an integrative and practical set of tools for treating post-traumatic stress. Also included are numerous diverse case vignettes, exercises for building trust in the patient/client relationship, and sections dedicated to exploring the client’s thought patterns and emotions to provide an opportunity for exposure, healing, and restructuring maladaptive beliefs.
... and to cultivate qualities such as love , openness and empathy . Psychosynthesis is an evolutionary psychology , to help us to become increasingly aware of our vast potentials and to bring them into service in the world .
Author: William Stewart
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
The broad perspective, multidisciplinary approach of the second edition makes it invaluable in the counselling context at any level. It is comprehensive enough for full-time counsellors and students but it is also a resource for health care professionals for whom counselling is an intrinsic component of their practice.
Practices for Creating Meaning Barbara E. Thompson, Robert A. Neimeyer. modified for use with children (adapting the guided ... A psychotherapy of love: Psychosynthesis in practice. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Author: Barbara E. Thompson
The use of the arts in psychotherapy is a burgeoning area of interest, particularly in the field of bereavement, where it is a staple intervention in hospice programs, children’s grief camps, specialized programs for trauma or combat exposure, work with bereaved parents, widowed elders or suicide survivors, and in many other contexts. But how should clinicians differentiate between the many different approaches and techniques, and what criteria should they use to decide which technique to use—and when? Grief and the Expressive Arts provides the answers using a crisp, coherent structure that creates a conceptual and relational scaffold for an artistically inclined grief therapy. Each of the book’s brief chapters is accessible and clearly focused, conveying concrete methods and anchoring them in brief case studies, across a range of approaches featuring music, creative writing, visual arts, dance and movement, theatre and performance and multi-modal practices. Any clinician—expressive arts therapist, grief counselor, or something in between—looking for a professionally oriented but scientifically informed book for guidance and inspiration need look no further than Grief and the Expressive Arts.
Author: Lili Hernández-RomeroPublish On: 2017-03-29
Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from: http://site. ebrary.com/lib/unnc/docDetail.action?docID=10587258 Giddens, Anthony. 1991. Modernity and Self-Identity: ...
Author: Lili Hernández-Romero
Category: Social Science
This book proposes a groundbreaking approach to the study of personal creativity, linking this to the analysis of the chakras, or centers of energy, of the subtle system suggested by the Eastern philosophy called Sahaja Yoga. It argues that creativity is to be re-learnt through a process of self-review, a self-examination which is underpinned by the author’s concept of the outsider to the self, a pervasive condition characterized by a tendency to be connected to the outer world at the expense of the inner world. The author analyses creativity from three different but interrelated aspects –the individual, society and education - and maps out a route that may take the individuals into an understanding of blockages in their creative process. It also examines aspects that have contributed to sustain the condition of the outsider to the self, hindering people’s creativity. It argues that the traditional education system is both constricting and releasing factor of creativity. Finally, through the use of auto-ethnography, the author reveals a process of blocked and unblocked creativity. This book is a key read for all those interested in psychology, sociology, education and cultural studies.