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Roberto Assagioli 27 February — 23 August was an Italian psychiatrist and pioneer in psicosingesi fields of humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Assagioli founded the psychological movement known as Psychosynthesiswhich is still being developed today by therapists and psychologists, who practice the psychological methods and techniques he developed.
His work, expounded in two books and many monographs published as pamphlets, emphasized the possibility of progressive integration, or synthesis, of the personality. Assagioli did not like to discuss his personal life, as he preferred to be remembered for his scientific work.
Very few biographical accounts on psicosinteesi life of Assagioli are available, and most are not written in English. Assagioli was born on 27 February in VeniceItalyand came from a middle-class Jewish background. He was born under the name Roberto Marco Gregoson of Elena Kaula and Leone Greco; however his biological father assagipli when Assagioli was two years old and his mother remarried to Alessandro Emanuele Assagioli soon afterward.
Assagioli was exposed to many creative outlets at a young age, such as art and music, which were believed to have inspired his work in Assagio,i.
By the age of 18, he had learned eight different languages, namely Italian his native tongueEnglishFrenchRussianGreekLatinGermanand Sanskrit. It was at this age he also began to travel, mainly to Russiawhere he learned about social systems and politics. In he married a young woman named Nella Ciapetti, and they had one son adsagioli, Ilario Assagioli.
His son died at the age of 28 from lung disease, which was accredited to severe stress from the harsh living conditions during the war. Once the war ended, he returned to his work and began his legacy, known as Psicosinteei.
The years after the war were relatively calm, and it was during this time that he founded various foundations dedicated to Psychosynthesis in Europe and North America. Assagioli lived a long and prosperous life and had a happy forty year marriage until he died at age 86 on 23 August The cause of his death was unknown. Assagioli received his first degree in neurology and psychiatry at Istituto di Studii Superiori Pratici assagiooi di Perfezionamento, in Florence in It was during this time he began writing articles that criticized psychoanalysis in which Assagioli argued a more holistic approach.
This led to him opening the first psychoanalytic practice in Italy, known as Instituto di Psicosintesi.
However, his work in psychoanalysis left him unsatisfied with the field of psychiatry; as a whole, as he felt that psychoanalysis was incomplete.
Assagioli is famous for developing and founding the science of Psychosynthesis, a spiritual and holistic approach spicosintesi psychology that had developed from psychoanalysis.
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Trained in psychoanalysis but unsatisfied by psicozintesi he regarded as its incompleteness as a whole, Assagioli felt that love, wisdom, creativity, and will all were important components that should be included in psychoanalysis.
He continued his psicosiintesi on Psychosynthesis right up until his death. Assagioli said, “Psychosynthesis presupposes psychoanalysis, or rather, includes it as a first and necessary stage.
However, Assagioli disagreed with theories formulated by Sigmund Freud that he considered limiting. Spicosintesi refused to accept Freud’s reductionism and neglect of the positive dimensions of the personality. Psychosynthesis asszgioli the first approach born of psychoanalysis that also included the artistic, altruistic and heroic potentials of the human being.
Assagioli shared with Jung the insight that psychological symptoms can be triggered by spiritual dynamics. Assagioli accredited much of his inspiration for Psychosynthesis to his month-long incarceration in solitary confinement in He used his time in prison to exercise his mental will by meditating daily.
He concluded that he was able to change his punishment into an opportunity to investigate his inner-Self. In the December issue of Psychology Today Assagioli was interviewed by Sam Keenin which Assagioli psicosinteei the differences between Freudian psychoanalysis and Psychosynthesis:.
We pay asxagioli more attention to the higher unconscious and to the development of the transpersonal self. In one of his letters Freud said, “I am interested only in the basement of pxicosintesi human being. We try to build an elevator which will allow a person access to every level of his personality. After all, a building with only a basement is very limited. We want to open up the terrace where you can sun-bathe or look at the stars. Our concern is the synthesis of all areas of the personality.
That means Psychosynthesis is holistic, global and inclusive. It is not against psychoanalysis or even behavior modification but it insists that the needs for meaning, for higher values, for a spiritual life, are as real as biological or social needs.
We deny that there are any isolated human problems. Assagioli noted that Carl Jung”of all modern psychotherapists, is the closest in theory assagiopi practice to psychosynthesis”,  and further expanded on the similarities between his own psicosingesi Jung’s views:.
We regard man as a fundamentally healthy organism in which there may be temporary malfunctioning. Nature is always trying to re-establish harmony, and within the psyche the principle of synthesis is dominant. Irreconcilable opposites do not exist. The task of therapy is to aid the individual in transforming the personality and integrating apparent contradictions. Both Jung and myself have stressed the need for a person to develop the higher psychic functions, the spiritual dimension.
asssagioli Perhaps the best way to state our differences is with a diagram of the psychic functions. Jung differentiates four functions: Our view can be visualized like this: We hold that outside imagination or fantasy is a distinct function. There is also a group of functions that impels us toward action in the outside world. This group includes instincts, tendencies, impulses, desires, and aspirations.
And here we come to one of the central foundations of Psychosynthesis: There is a fundamental difference between drives, impulses, desires, and the will.
In the human condition there are frequent conflicts between desire and will. And we will place the will awsagioli a central position at the heart of self-consciousness or the Ego. The will psicosinhesi not merely assertive, aggressive, and controlling. There is the accepting will, yielding will, the dedicated will. You might say that there is a feminine polarity to the will — the willing surrender, the joyful acceptance of the other functions of the personality.
It is asssagioli to know what counts as evidence for the validity of a world view and the therapeutic it entails. Every form of therapy has dramatic successes and just as dramatic failures. Enter as evidence in the case for Psychosynthesis psicosintssi ad hominem argument: At present time, the group consists of a large group of Psychosynthesis practitioners who mediate students. The Trust offers workshops, courses, and a newsletter, to anyone who is interested in learning more about Psychosynthesis.
New Zealanders Helen Palmer and Peter Hubbard, trained and subsequently teaching at the London Institute of Psychosynthesis, returned to establish the Institute of Psychosynthesis New Zealand in “to help realise the magnificent potential of humanity by encouraging individuals, in whatever socio-economic and cultural context they live, to have the courage to make what they choose of their lives, in accordance with life-enhancing values.
Staff and former staff members of the NZ Institute facilitate complementary and associated programmes, including ongoing group process groups, support for women dealing with childlessness, and Self and World, a psychosynthesis endeavour in radical ecopsychology.
The Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis AAP  was formed in Augustas a non-profit organization in the United States, with approximately two-hundred members across the country. Members of the AAP run programs, workshops, and conferences to discuss Assagioli and Psychosynthesis, and publish a newsletter to discuss new topics related to the field.
The Will Project Wiki  was created inand was based on the Will Project proposed by Assagioli when he was alive. Assagioli was also interested and active in the field of consciousness and transpersonal work. Having studied Theosophy and Eastern philosophy,  his written work developed different meditation techniques, including reflective, receptive and creative meditation.
He also contributed to several spiritual groups in the tradition known as the Ageless Wisdom. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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