As a transpersonal psychology, psychosynthesis is concerned with
the search for wholeness beyond the bounds of a person’s
individuality. Central to the approach is an exploration
of meaning, purpose, creativity, inspiration and values,
whilst addressing a client’s suffering, pain and/or “pathology.”
The framework of psychosynthesis was designed by the Italian psychiatrist
Assagioli early in the 20th century. He dared
to emphasize the Soul, man’s spiritual Being, by postulating
that this was the source of psychological health. He maintained
that the active evocation of potential was necessary for the treatment
of neurosis and “pathology”.
name is Jos Hensens, I am a 43 year old male
and studied 4 years of psychosynthesis between1997 and 2001 in
After my graduation I followed one year of group supervision on
working with clients and working with several techniques that
are specific for psychosynthesis- counselling. Next to my job
as a flight attendant for KLM I work freelance as a psychosynthesis-
counsellor in my practice at home. I also work freelance as a
trainer in archetypical psychology.
prefer to work with my clients in the process, with a non-attachment
to outcome, rather than working with specific goals, in order
to allow them to (re)discover their own purpose in their own tempo
and creating a safe relationship whilst working on the ‘obstacles’
along the Path. (This varies from several months to several years
depending on the clients needs). During the sessions I work in
the past, present and future and vice-versa.
counseling relationship provides a container that holds an acceptance
and understanding of both the dark and the light within the clients
through which they can find continuity of Being.
Recognising and dealing with sub-personalities.
Reconnecting with body, feelings and mind, in order to create
more balance between them.
Identification and dis-identification of the “I” as
a coordinating centre.
Conscious working with the Will and the stages of the Will.
Guided Imagery and guided meditation.
Creative use of pain and failure.
Analysis of the childhood and Lower Unconscious.
The Gestalt approach.
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