Psychosynthesis is a psychospiritual psychology developed by Assagioli during the 20th century. While drawing on the work of Freud and Jung in psychoanalysis Assagioli expanded the concept of the human being to include an inate spiritual or ‘superconscious’ aspect.
While the unconscious was well known in psychoanalysis, Assagioli identified what he termed the super-conscious – the innate psychologically healthy part – which also acts as a pull or a call towards greater health and wholeness. Repression of the super-conscious is known as ‘supression of the sublime.’ This suppression can result in disturbances not dissimilar to those resulting from repression of lower unconscious material.
Psychosynthesis is a gentle yet profound therapeutic model, holding a context of hope within human suffering, considering difficulties in life not simply as problems that need to be solved. They are stirrings at the level of our soul calling us to be the person who we are meant to be, connected to and fulfilling our potential, freer from limitations of the past.