We offer professional Board Certified training in Synthesis Coaching within a framework that is holistic and transpersonal. This approach is based on the theory and tools of Psychosynthesis and is for both current and aspiring coaches: licensed practitioners, counselors and psychotherapists, transitioning from clinical work into coaching, as well as practitioners trained, or wanting to be trained, solely as coaches. Coaching applications extend to a wide variety of client needs, populations and services.
Synthesis coaching work unfolds in large or small ways, in personal and transpersonal arenas, in daily life issues, for executive or business needs, in groups or individually, and in person or by teleconference or Skype. It is an approach where the coach and client are a team devoted to supporting the client’s movement towards purpose, meaning and values.
The field of coaching, variously referred to as personal coaching, life coaching or in business as executive coaching, has emerged strongly since 1998. It is a field that is currently unlicensed, though regional and national certification is available, including through NBCC and its credentialing arm, CCE.
Psychosynthesis, variously referred to as a holistic, transpersonal, spiritual or psycho-spiritual psychological orientation has pioneered key concepts and strategies that are at the core of coaching principles. Written in 1973, Assagioli’s The Act of Will, is a defining text in psychosynthesis and clearly orients itself towards a coaching methodology.
Psychosynthesis assumes a Self in each person functioning as a center of awareness and will. It is through accessing awareness and engaging will that growth and transformation are possible.
Along with a comprehensive theory and methodology to support access to the will, theory and practice include the use of the full range of psychological functioning (imagination, thinking, feeling, sensation, impulse & desire and intuition); work with subpersonalities; techniques of imagery, dialogue, journaling, goal setting, cognitive, emotional, and sensory awareness and a commitment to purpose, meaning and values as the path to well being. The Call of Self, a phrase coined in psychosynthesis, is the center point of work.
It is the assumption that each individual has the capacity to tune in, deeply, to a sense of life purpose. Likewise, families, groups, businesses and cultures at large have the potential for responding to what is truly important, building slowly but surely towards a healthier world.
Synthesis coaching is done in-person, by phone, by Skype and by email exchange. It assumes that the client desires to align with their deepest Call of Self.
The work of coaching may involve everything from immediate, time-delineated goals, to larger existential issues of life meaning. Most areas of human growth will find support and guidance from psychosynthesis coaching.
Graduates of our program will come to this work fully trained in psychosynthesis and embodying, in their own work, the many principles and practices that complete their toolkit.
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