Psychosynthesis was developed by Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974), combining both traditional and progressive approaches to therapy. Different psychosynthesis therapists practice very differently from each other, but all hold the same underlying context of the journey and development of the Self. Many psychosynthesis therapists use integrative, psychodynamic and somatic ways of working with their clients within the overall context of psychosynthesis.
It is helpful to spend time gently identifying some of the painful issues that have held us back in life. A greater awareness of our deepest feelings, even those that are most difficult, leads to a greater level of choice we have over how we act and feel. It is also important to identify our values, sense of purpose and the meaning we have made of our lives. By reconciling our past and present struggles with what gives us most meaning in life, we are freed to go forward with greater choice and creativity in our work, life and relationships.