What is the course about?
This class offers an introduction to the psychosynthesis approach and how it differs from other models of counselling. You'll learn to use some of the psychosynthesis methods to help deal with everyday life, work, relationships and with clients.
What will we cover?
- What is psychosynthesis? The basic principles
- Personality organisation and sub-personalities
- The connection between the personal and transpersonal selves
- The importance of developing intuition and the will
- Psychosynthesis techniques, including use of symbols, imagery and visualisation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe the psychosynthesis map of the psyche
- Recognise sub-personalities operating in your life
- Use some psychosynthesis techniques to help yourself and others.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The workshop is an introduction to psychosynthesis for anyone interested in the subject. There will be a mix of theory and experiential exercises, so a willingness to work with your own material is needed.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Some theory, class discussion and practical techniques worked on in pairs and small groups. Exercises will include inner dialogue and student reflection as well as working with symbols and images.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs. Writing and drawing materials, handouts and a reading list will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in one of our other counselling courses: Introduction to neuro-linguistic programming (PC400); Introduction to drama therapy (PC410); Introduction to existential counselling (PC404); Mindfulness and the person-centred approach (PC413); Introduction to psychodynamic counselling (PC402); Introduction to Jung (PC409); An introduction to the unconscious (PC414); Introduction to transactional analysis (PC406); Introduction to psychosynthesis (PC407); Introduction to Gestalt counselling (PC403/PC412); Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (PC401/PC408).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details