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Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action


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Preface Introduction The Psychosynthesis Approach The Psychosynthesis Counsellor Basic Techniques of Psychosynthesis Counselling Diagnosis and Assessment The Initial Phase of Counselling The Middle Phase of Counselling The Transpersonal Dimension of Counselling The Final Phase of Counselling Greg: A Case History by Kim Shiller Appendix 1 Current Application of Psychosynthesis: Youth Work Appendix 2 Current Application of Psychosynthesis: Coaching for Performance Further Reading References Index

About the Author

Lady Diana Whitmore MAEd, Founder, Teens and Toddlers UK Diana is the Chief Executive of Teens and Toddlers UK. She is co-chair of the Trustee Board of the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust and is one of the UK's leading trainers of counselling and psychotherapy. She is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a BACP Accredited Supervisor and has been responsible for curriculum development of accredited programmes for some 35 years and for the provision of professional training and development for counsellors, psychotherapists and youth workers. Diana has been a member of the trustee board of the Findhorn Foundation for the past 16 years. Diana is also the author of Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning.


A most useful and valuable text eagerly devoured in one long sitting! For someone wanting to get to grips with the scope, depth and subtlety of psychosynthesis counselling, this is a carefully thought out introduction. The way the material is presented enables the reader meeting Psychosynthesis for the first time a good overview of its theory, practice and potential. It also presents the more familiar reader with the perspective and experience of a seasoned practitioner, offering up food for thought in the issues posed and the clarity with which they are written about. -- Ian Townsend

A clear introduction to the basic principles of traditional psychosynthesis, and to the thinking of Roberto Assagioli - one of the key figures of transpersonal psychology.

-- Sarah Van Gogh
Psychosynthesis in Action is a must read for all coaches wishing to Transcend and go beyond the everyday, into a realm of meaning and purpose and to be Present to themselves and to their clients - Psychosynthesis is the foundation from which Transpersonal Coaching was birthed. As Diana Whitmore writes, " Psychosynthesis maintains that the transpersonal is evolutionary in the sense of moving us forward, being our next step in manifesting our potential", so relevant to coaching which looks to the future and emerging potential. -- Emma Farr Rawlings Ph.D., MCC, MFT
It's not surprising that Diana Whitmore's book is now in its forth edition as she does full justice to her subject. Celebrating 25 years since its first publication, new material in this edition evidences psychosynthesis and the application of the approach to performance coaching and youth work... This book is straightforward and a good introduction to psychosynthesis. -- Trudi Dargan, Counsellor

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