Many problems arise because of "existential" issues such as unfulfilled potential, lack of meaning, alientation, emptiness, loss of identity and the need for purpose.
These symptoms carry a message, that needs to be listened to rather than tranquilised.
Psychosynthesis therefore combines the analytical approach of uncovering forgotten childhood memories with an exploration of the individual's untapped potential.
It teaches that every individual has a part that is seeking to grow towards wholeness (the Self), but that this growth can be blocked by experiences from our past.
This is done by working for a release from unhelpful or or destructive patterns of belief or behaviour, and opening to a clearer sense of purpose, meaning and direction in life.
…Psychosynthesis can be indicated primarily as a general attitude of, and striving towards integration, and synthesis in all fields, but particularly in those of self realization, therapy, education, interpersonal and social(group) relations and integration…It might be called a “movement”, a “trend” and a “goal”.
In the process of therapy the blocks are gradually removed enabling the client's own healing process to operate.
Many problems may point to the need to become aware of your higher potential.
In Italy, SIPT (Societa Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica) has been officially accredited by the Italian Government since 1994 and the Scuola di Psicoterapia Psicosintetica has the status of a school having official university status.
The Istituto di Psicosintesi, founded by Roberto Assagioli in Rome in 1926 and reopened in 1946 after an interruption during the years of the war, was set up as an officially registered non-profit making organization on 1st August 1965.