Growth Resources in Psychosynthesis Psychosynthesis was developed by psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, who was born in Venice, Italy, in
This article deals with the principles behind the necessary special education of gifted children. The development of a well-integrated personality to balance the special gifts.
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But the fact is that, in spite the great interest aroused by these problems — resulting recently in interesting experimentation and a number of studies, particularly in America in many countries there has been practically no activity in this direction very much more can and should be done.
Some of the principles involved and the methods used call for careful examination and frank discussion. The gifted and particularly those among them who are super-gifted differ widely from each other and require correspondingly diverse handling.
As a first broad approximation they can be divided into two groups: Those who are gifted in a general or multiple way, and demonstrate a marked superiority over the average in all or several fields. They are usually healthy, strong and sure themselves. Their education should Psychosynthesis edu present specific difficulties; the problem is, rather, to offer them the most favourable conditions for self-development and the utilisation of their gifts These conditions will be considered later.
There is perhaps some particular direction in which they do need help and guidance — the choice of which of their various talents should receive specific training, so that they may avoid indecision, delays and a wasteful scattering of energies.
The second group is different and presents difficult educational problems. It comprises those possessing a specific gift so exceptional as to border upon or enter the field of genius, but having side by side with it serious deficiencies or lack of balance in other aspects of their personalities.
In this group we find young people who have artistic, literary, musical and in some cases mathematical abilities, but are hyper-sensitive, over-emotional and over-imaginative.
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They often are physically weak or clumsy, impractical and absentminded. They are thus generally neither understood nor appreciated by parents and teachers, and are apt to be the target of the ridicule or antagonism of their fellow students.
Such lack of understanding and appreciation, and the consequent ineptitude in dealing with these young people, are the cause of much suffering, despondency and despair; or of revolt in many cases, and in others even of deviations or perversions.
Among the many well-known instances of this kind we may mention Baudelaire, Verlaine, Strindberg and Kafka.
In other cases adults, recognising and appreciating the special gift, often endeavour to force its cultivation. Their aim is to produce an infant prodigy as a musician, a precocious mathematician or scientist, without taking into consideration the injurious consequences of such lopsided development.
This sometimes means an actual exploitation, either by the family-due to vanity, ambition or financial greed — or by the community. At present — owing to the rude awakening, by the Sputnik, of the Western powers from a false sense of security and technical superiority — we are witnessing a frantic spotting and high-pressure training of young people whose gifts are particularly applicable to physics, chemistry, mathematics and applied technology.
But even outside this field there has been and there is an excessive tendency in modern life towards specialisation and over-valuing of practical efficiency. In order to counteract this trend a well-rounded, harmonious and integrated education is necessary, as the best educators have recognised.The villa, called Casa Assagioli, was once the home of Roberto Assagioli (–), doctor, psychologist and founder of psychosynthesis.
Born in Venice, Assagioli moved to Florence in After finishing his studies at the University of Florence in . AAP's mission is to advance the theory and practice of psychosynthesis to benefit individuals and society. The Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis was established in It is the first professional psychosynthesis organization in North America and is open to all who are interested in supporting its evolution.
Chapter Growth Resources in Psychosynthesis Psychosynthesis was developed by psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, who was born in Venice, Italy, in He had his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Florence, where he also studied philosophy and psychology.
What is Psychosynthesis? Founded by Roberto Assagioli (Venice, February 27, AM - August 23, ) a contemporary of Freud and Jung, Psychosynthesis combined Assagioli’s two main spheres of interest: the medical world of psychiatry/psychotherapy and his spiritual experiences that began as a young man.
Having been exposed to the prevailing theosophical ideas of the time through .
Psychosynthesis. I trained in Psychosynthesis in the mid 80s at The Australasian Institute for Psychosynthesis Studies at Bondi Junction in Sydney NSW. I have written at length about it in my article entitled ‘Assagioli Embodiment of Love Wisdom’ for the April edition of the Astrological Monthly Review see the link on my blog.
Psychosynthesis concerns itself with the arena of the transpersonal, first and foremost, through an ongoing consideration of meaning, purpose and values in the individual’s life. This defining characteristic of the practice of psychosynthesis points to the whole spectrum of psychotherapeutic inquiry.