Category: Articles

Trauma

Archetypal Defenses & the Demons Within

‘Let your heart break & drop the story’ Pema Chodron   Last night I went along to a talk given by Donald Kalsched who is a Jungian psychoanalyst. The talk he gave was called ‘Transformation of Innocence the Psychotherapy of Early Trauma’. The term trauma is used here as anything that happens to us as…
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March 17, 2017 0

The will to become free from addiction

Deepening his understanding of the will from a psychosynthesis perspective has given Paul Henry a clearer insight into his experience of being an alcoholic in recovery. Finding work, initiating a new relationship, asking for a loan, and introducing ourselves to someone who can help us, are all examples of the will at work.(1) The will…
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May 24, 2016 0

21 Tips for Clients in Psychotherapy What should you talk about in therapy?

Clients & Therapists. Here are a few pointers to help clients level the playing field. Therapists have a big advantage in the therapy office. We’ve read a stack of books and spent thousands of hours learning what to do in session. Clients have to learn as they go, costing them valuable time and money. Tips for…
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January 30, 2016 0
Assagioli

Assagioli on Jung & Psychosynthesis

Assagioli writes: Help in achieving interpersonal and group psychosynthesis (also called interindividual and social psychosynthesis) forms an important, indeed an indispensable part of psychosynthetic therapy and education. It can be justly maintained that our civilization is neurotic and ill-balanced, and that there exist real group neuroses and psychoses; for instance, national glorification and ideological fanaticism.…
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September 16, 2015 0

Promises & Pitfalls: The Spiritual and the Therapeutic Path

Diana Whitmore This article was taken from a talk given at a conference on ‘Souland Psyche’ at the Findhorn Foundation. The spiritual path and the therapeutic path do not contradict each other, in fact they complement each other beautifully. We could say that these two fundamental streams are both necessary for the full and ripe…
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June 3, 2015 0

Dr Angie Fee on Experiential Learning

Psychosynthesis training Dr Angie Fee on Experiential Learning – Psychosynthesis training. In counselling and psychotherapy trainings there is often a focus on the importance on ‘inner stability’ and I wonder if this gets in the way of students being able to experience instability as they become identified with the ‘idea’ of stability, and ignoring the real…
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June 1, 2015 0
Therapy

9 and a half ways to get the most from therapy

Therapy, and some thoughts on how to make the most of your time: Speak the unspeakable in therapy – Include what feels shadowy, dare to bring the parts of yourself that feel unacceptable; include rather than exclude. Know that everything we reject we become. Ask what am I not bringing? And then bring it… Keep…
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June 1, 2015 0