Unfolding Self

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This classic text on psychosynthesis counseling and psychotherapy is for individuals who want to challenge their clients and students to more fully use their creative and healing powers. Key concepts covered include essential being and motivation of the individual; Assagioli's psychological laws; the psychosynthesis model of human growth; and specific problems that psychosynthesis addresses in the various stages of the human development. This book helps guide individuals toward greater health, creativity, and ...
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Overview


This classic text on psychosynthesis counseling and psychotherapy is for individuals who want to challenge their clients and students to more fully use their creative and healing powers. Key concepts covered include essential being and motivation of the individual; Assagioli's psychological laws; the psychosynthesis model of human growth; and specific problems that psychosynthesis addresses in the various stages of the human development. This book helps guide individuals toward greater health, creativity, and fulfillment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581153835
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 875,486
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Molly Young Brown is an internationally recognized teacher and writer in the field of psychosynthesis. She is the author of Growing Whole (0-96114-441-6) and Coming Back to Life (0-86571-391-X). She lives in Mount Shasta, CA.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
About the Exercises vii
Foreword viii
Preface x
Chapter 1. Psychosynthesis and the Art of Guiding 1
The Art of Guiding
The Purpose of Guiding
Exercise: Exploring Purpose
Self-Realization
Some Dangers in Goal Setting
Psychosynthesis: A Synthesis of Many Traditions
Chapter 2. A Model of Human Growth 13
"I" or Personal Self
Disidentification
Exercise: Disidentification
"I" and Self
Self and Universal Being
Levels of Consciousness
Personality Functions and the Will
Assagioli's Psychological Laws
Survival and Self-Expression
Exercise: Seeking a Loyal Soldier
Two Dimensions of Growth
Chapter 3. Awakening "I" 35
Awareness and Choice
Exercise: Who Is Aware?
Identification and Disidentification
Subpersonalities
The Integration of the Personality
Staying with Experience
The Choice to Awaken
Chapter 4. Presence 55
Exercise: An Ideal Guide
The Whole Person
Genuineness and Work on Oneself
Nonattachment
Transference and Countertransference
Acceptance and Respect
Concepts and Beliefs
Concentration and Empathy
Bifocal Vision
My Experience with Guiding
Full and Facilitative Presence
Chapter 5. The Individual Session: Methods and Techniques 73
Beginning a Session
Focusing on an Issue
Choosing Methods and Techniques
Dialogue
Gestalt Therapy
Dream Work
Guided Imagery
Exercise: Natural Imagery
Evocative Words and Affirmations
Sand Tray
Meditation
Movement
Cathartic Methods
Ecopsychology and Nature Therapy
Journal Keeping
Homework
Bibliography for Techniques
Chapter 6. Two Maps for the Individual Session 99
The Cycles of a Session
Exercise: The Process of Psychosynthesis
The P-I-P Recipe
Some of Assagioli's Psychological Laws Applied in Grounding
Maps, Recipes, and Reality
Chapter 7. The Will: Choice and Resistance 117
Exercise: Experiences of the Will
What is the Will?
Developing the Will
Resistance and the Will
Balancing Love and Will
Chapter 8. Spiritual Awakening and Transformation 131
Recognizing an Experience of Awakening
Sources of Spiritual Experience
Exercise: A Letter from Self
Psychological Problems of Spiritual Awakening and Transformation
The Role of the Guide
Methods for Spiritual Psychosynthesis
Exercise: The Wise Person
Exercise: To Evoke and Develop Desired Qualities
Self-expression and Service
Exercise: Qualities, Gifts, and Service
Chapter 9. The Lifelong Process of Psychosynthesis 157
Phases of Psychosynthesis
Exercise: The Evening Review
The Seasons of Life
Guiding Oneself
Bibliography for Life Stages
Appendix Two Transcripts of Sessions 177
Notes 206
Glossary 207
Bibliography and Reference List 213
Index 219
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