Psychosynthesis is a therapeutic approach that derives from psychoanalysis. It was developed in the early 20th century by Italian psychiatrist, Roberto Assagioli, who unlike Freud believed in a more inclusive concept of humanity – one that integrated spiritual as well psychological elements. Psychosynthesis explores and supports the ways in which people harmonise various aspects of their personal self in order to grow and develop.
A key assumption of psychosynthesis is that every human being has a vast potential for personal growth – a natural tendency to synthesise all aspects of their being to become the fullest realisation of themselves. Psychosynthesis is a conscious attempt to cooperate with this natural process of personal development in order to foster awareness, self-healing, and a greater connection to the ever-changing nature of human life.