Subpersonalities - Psychosynthesis Palo Alto


Each of us has a diversity of semiautonomous subpersonalities within us. TA emphasizes the Parent-Adult-Child sides of our personalities; gestalt therapy focuses on the Top Dog vs. Under Dog sides. Psychosynthesis has identified hundreds of other subpersonalities. I can recognize many subpersonalities within myself: the Mystic, the Materialist, the Crusader, the Sneak, the Doubter, the Playful Kid, the Prisoner, the Clown, the Dreamer, the Cynic, the Good Professor. When our subpersonalities are unknown to us, they produce inner conflicts and diffusion in our sense of "I-ness." It facilitates our growth to get to know, understand, and like our subpersonalities. By so doing, our self can learn to direct their expression according to our goals and needs. Thus they become allies and resources for enriching our identity, our life, and our relationships.(23) Here is an exercise for getting to know one's subpersonalities:

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These various sub-personalities may have a strong correspondence to Jung’s notions of an archetype (for example the Inner Child, the Warrior the Old Wise Figure) and indeed Jung and Assagioli found many points in each other’s work that they agreed with. As with Jungian thought Psychosynthesis emphasises the role of the individuation process, identifying in ever more refined forms what is most truly unique about ourselves, becoming increasingly conscious of our conditioning and able therefore to more freely chose the nature of our development in the world, even as that development may correspond with archetypal human values or forms throughout the ages.


Psychosynthesis subpersonalities

For example, the use of guided imagery and the concept of subpersonalities originate in Psychosynthesis.

- Psychosynthesis Practice- Dynamic Psychology and Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli
- Psychosynthesis in Education by Roberto Assagioli- A Psychological Method for Learning Languages by Roberto Assagioli- Smiling Wisdom by Roberto Assagioli- Self Realization and Psychological Disturbances by Roberto Assagioli- Symbolic Visualization-A Method of Psychosynthesis by Robert Gerard- Psychosynthesis: A Psychotherapy for the Whole Man by Robert Gerard - Synthesis in Psychotherapy by Roberto Assagioli- Psychosynthesis: Individual and Social by Roberto Assagioli- The Training of the Will by Roberto Assagioli- The Directed Daydream by Robert Desoille- Jung and Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli- Psychosynthesis: A Psychotherapist’s Personal, Overview by Frank Haronian- Psychosomatic Medicine and Bio-Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli- The Essentials of Psychosynthesis by Graham Taylor- The Who Am I? Technique in Psychotherapy by Graham Taylor- The Technique of Evocative Words by Roberto Assagioli- Toward a Psychosynthetic Approach to the Group by Martha Crampton- The Balancing and Synthesis of Opposites by Roberto Assagioli-The Repression of the Sublime by Frank Haronian- The Conflict Between the Generations by by Roberto Assagioli- Biopsychosynthesis by John Parks- Life as a Game and Stage Performance & Cheerfulness by Roberto Assagioli- The Resolution of Conflicts & Spiritual Conflicts and Crises- The Will in Psychotherapy by Alberto Alberti- Transpersonal Inspiration & Psychological Mountain Climbing by Roberto Assagioli- Symbols of Transpersonal Experience by Roberto Assagioli- The Use of Mental Imagery in Psychosynthesis by Martha Crampton- Height Psychology: an Interview with Roberto Assagioli by Beverly Besmer- The Golden Mean of Roberto Assagioli an Interview with Sam Keen- Psychosynthesis: Some Key Aspects of Theory and Practice by Martha Crampton- Notes on Education by Roberto Assagioli - Guided Affective Imagery by Hanscarl Leuner- Meditation- The Feminine Approach in Healing by Anne Langford- Dimensions of Growth - Answers from the Unconscious
- Identity and Personal Freedom by Betsie Carter-Haar- Dialog with the Higher Self by Stuart Miller- Subpersonalities by James Vargiu
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