Psychosynthesis for the future


Dear Friends and Psychosynthesis Colleagues,
The Institute of Psychosynthesis of Italy, together with the Italian Society for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy in Florence (S.I.P.T. - Società Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica), is happy to announce the International Congress of Psychosynthesis that will be held from the 2nd to 5th June 2016 in the splendid setting of Taormina, Sicily.

Participants will be welcomed by truly mythical surroundings, immersed in the light of the Mediterranean and cradled in the glory of a culture reaching back over thousands of years.

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Istituto di Psicosintesi Società Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica



Dear Friends and Psychosynthesis Colleagues,
The Institute of Psychosynthesis of Italy, together with the Italian Society for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy in Florence (S.I.P.T. - Società Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica), is happy to announce the International Congress of Psychosynthesis that will be held from the 2nd to 5th June 2016 in the splendid setting of Taormina, Sicily.

Participants will be welcomed by truly mythical surroundings, immersed in the light of the Mediterranean and cradled in the glory of a culture reaching back over thousands of years. The sea and the ancient rock, with one of the most famous amphitheatres in the world, complete this setting, perfect for merging with the beauty of nature and continuing that dialogue of human creativity begun at our international congress of 2012 in Rome, at Rocca di Papa.
There, in fact, as many of you will remember, the psychosynthesis community felt the urge to re-unite and recognize itself, and we witnessed this through the astonishing number of different contributions from so many psychosynthetists that came from all over the world. On that occasion "World" was precisely the word we questioned. It stimulated us in a congress that sewed many seeds for study and work together, even though they were scattered across immense geographical distances.

Today, along with our call to this congress, we want to launch that invitation again and observe with what new vision and renewed instruments we have worked, both in the single national psychosynthesis communities as well as in the worldwide psychosynthesis realities.
Many links were created between centers of psychosynthesis in different countries and continents and we feel that the time has come to taste the fruits from the first crop harvested after the germination of the seeds that were sown, and to reflect upon the paths of the goals along the evolution of Humanity. We shall question ourselves on the contribution that psychosythesis can offer those goals, with its transpersonal vision that integrates and goes beyond the conscience of nations, to the level of international attitudes and even further, within a planetary network.

What signs have we captured of something new already advancing, in the many areas of our planet?
In what way can psychosynthesis contribute to building a just and beautiful Future, and how can it perceive the Future coming towards us?
What is the nucleus of psychosynthesis that we will continue to share, even through the transformations taking place?
We shall take a look at the Future of psychosynthesis.
These are the elements inspiring the 2016 International Congress.

We intend to continue with the interesting experience of the Co-creative Groups, introducing a new sector on "The Advancement of Things New", and we propose a series of topics along which to develop relations and Group work.
A session of the Congress will be dedicated to the innovations made by psychosynthesis friends to the map of the egg and the position of the Transpersonal Self.
We believe that it is important to discuss this point together and that the air and atmosphere in Taormina will remind us of our love for the culture of dialogue, so dear to the Greeks and to Magna Grecia and that we will be sustained and nourished.
Our different opinions will allow for the union of opposites, capable of accomplishing "the miracle of living between the two, achieving the nous without losing the soul; entering into freedom as deeply as possible without annihilating nor humiliating the life of our guts" as the philosopher Maria Zambrano so well puts it.
We will know how to dialogue, and from our multiplicity move towards unity with the precious quality of humility, with the courage to dream truths not as yet manifest, aware of being born to the world to complete our existence as unique, original souls, and to participate in the realization of a fully humane society.

On the wave of these reflections, it is our wish that enthusiastic biopsychosynthetic work be prepared and shared between us all.

Maria Vittoria Randazzo                                                                      Carla Fani
President, Institute of Psychosynthesis, Florence, Italy                          President, SIPT, Florence, Italy

Call for proposals

The Congress is an important opportunity to come together at an international level, an opportunity for exchange and for comparison.

The structure of the Congress will provide:

The members of the International Scientific/Organizing Committee will invite people belonging to their geographical area who, in their opinion, may be interested in taking an active role in the congress and presenting some contributions.

The invited people will be informed of the nine subject areas (see below) and asked to submit the abstract of the contribution relevant to one of the areas or indicate an innovative subject for the congress creative groups.

Each member of the International Scientific/Organizing Committee will later review the material received from people located in their geographical area, and select up to ten (10) contributions for each of the nine subject areas.

The Joint (SIPT and Institute) Scientific committee will then carry out the final selection of the contributions (arranged in talks, workshops, creative groups etc.), paying particular attention to the ninth subject area: Psychosynthesis and … space for the New.
We are deeply convinced that the future of Psychosynthesis will be heralded by innovative and original contributions.

The subject areas chosen for the Congress and the creative groups are:

  1. Psychosynthesis and cultures
  2. New developments in psychosynthetic therapy
  3. Psychosynthesis and transformed sexuality in the post-modern era
  4. Physiology and pathology of life cycles
  5. The new media: personal and social transformations
  6. Psychosynthesis and politics
  7. Psychosynthesis and economics
  8. Psychosynthesis and the creation of new spaces for humanity: re-thinking urban, individual and  collective spaces in a renewed ecology of living
  9. Psychosynthesis and … “a space open to the new”

International Scientific/Organizing Committee by geographical areas:

The members of the Joint (SIPT and Institute) Scientific committee will inform colleagues and all collaborators from the Italian psychosynthesis centres on the subject areas selected for the international meeting, and will make a call for presentations, which must be submitted with a written abstract, or for requests for participation in a creative group.

To ensure that the Scientific/Organising Committee receive your contributions in good time, please send these in by 30th November, 2015.






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Thursday June 2, 2016


10:00 am Registration opening
Auditorium 1  
2:30 - 3:00 pm Saluto delle Autorità e del Direttore del Centro di Catania
(Welcome speech from Authorities and the Director of the Catania Centre)
Saluto del presidente dell'Ordine degli Psicologi
(Welcome speech from the President of the  Professional Association of Psychologists)
3:00 - 3:40 pm Saluto della Presidente SIPT Carla Fani e della Presidente dell’Istituto di Psicosintesi Italiano Maria Vittoria Randazzo
(Welcome speech from the SIPT President Carla Fani and from the Italian Istituto di Psicosintesi President Maria Vittoria Randazzo)
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Carla Fani
3:40 - 4:20 pm Piero Ferrucci
Il sogno di Platone (Plato’s dream)
4:20 - 5:00 pm Kristina Brode
Re-writing History for Peace-making with Archetypal Psychosynthesis
5:00 - 5:20 pm Break
5:20 - 6:00 pm Andrea Bocconi
Transpersonale e transculturale: la Psicosintesi in culture altre (Transpersonal and transcultural: Psychosynthesis in diverse cultures)
6:00 - 6:40 pm Julie and Tim Ewer
Identifying with Self: are biofeedback and neurofeedback potentially useful tools for Psychosynthesis?
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Maria Vittoria Randazzo
6:40 - 7:00 pm Premio “Giuliana D’Ambrosio” (Giuliana D’Ambrosio Award)
7:00 - 8:00 pm Relazione del Presidente e Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci dell’Istituto di Psicosintesi (President’s report and general assembly of Istituto di Psicosintesi)
8:30 pm Dinner
9:30 pm Social event at hotel

Friday June 3, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 am Luce Ramorino
Meditazione di Roberto Assagioli
Mike Malagreca
Roberto Assagioli’s Meditation
7:30 - 8:00 am Gabrielle Steiner
Outreaching between Heaven and Earth: Yoga Synthesis
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Marina Bernardi
9:00 - 9:40 am Alberto Alberti
L’anima nel limbo. Interpretazione e terapia dei disturbi psicotici (The soul in limb. Interpretation and therapy of psychotic disturbances)
9:40 - 10:20 am Massimo Rosselli
In-corporare il Sé: dal passato, nel presente, per il futuro del corpo e dei confini della Psicosintesi (Embodying the Self...'out of the past, in the present, for the future': the body and the boundaries of Psychosynthesis)
10:20 - 10:40 am Break
10:40 - 11:10 am Leili Khosravi and Hartmut Muller
Psychosynthesis and Interscalar consciousness; from Cosmology to Medicine
11:10 - 11:40 am Fulvio Leoni
Psicosintesi e creatività (Psychosynthesis and creativity)
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Wolfgang Russ
Psychosynthesis of Global Economy. An exploration based on Roberto Assagioli’s Psychosynthesis for Groups and  Nations
12:10 - 12:40 pm Sandra Bertazzo
L'economia dell'era digitale è economia dei valori? Economia, relazioni umane, valori (Is the economy of the digital age an economy of values? Economy, human relationships, values)
12:40 - 1:10 pm Debate area and discussion with the speakers
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Open-air workshop
A1. Joël Niemann
Shamanic travel of soul recovery
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Workshops - Session A (click title for abstract)
A2. Lucia Albanesi
L’abbraccio che integra, sulle note del Tango (The integrating hug, on the notes of Tango)
A3. Kristina Brode
Stopping the new Crusades. Invitation to an experiment
A4. Petra Guggisberg Nocelli
Passato, presente, futuro: l’Eterno danza nel tempo (Past, present, future: the Eternal Dance through time)
A5. Jean Lescouflair
Psychosynthesis and Transformed Sexuality in the Post-modern Era
A6. Audrey McMorrow
How to get Unstuck! Three Techniques for Polarity Processing
A7. Tan Nguyen
There is not path. Through your walking, the path is being created. A workshop on radical self-acceptance
A8. Elisabetta Raspini e Janet Derwent
The Synthesis of the Heart- Another step on the Way for the Future (A 60th Anniversary Celebration of GCM)
A9. Jan Taal
The Three Stages of Imagery
A10. Roberto Tallerini
Potenziare i fattori resilienti ed auto-protettivi nella terapia dei traumi da abuso e maltrattamento alla luce del modello psicosintetico (Developing resilient and self-protecting factors in abuse and ill-treatment trauma therapy according to the Psychosynthesis model)
A11. Konrad Tornsten
Awakening the Artist trough Body and Soul
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Coaching course: Pt. 1
A12. Dorothy Firman and Jon Schottland
Transformational Life Coaching:  A Psychosynthesis Approach
1:20 pm Lunch
Auditorium 1 PANEL "Psicosintesi  e Psicoterapia: evoluzione e futuro" (Psychosynthesis and Psychotherapy: evolution and future)
3:00 - 5:30 pm Chairperson: Massimo Rosselli
  Introduction by Massimo Rosselli
  Linda Cecconi
La pratica della Psicosintesi Terapeutica: la cartella del Centro di Psicosintesi Clinica della SIPT come strumento di lavoro e di riflessione (The practise of Therapeutic Psychosynthesis: the medical record of the SIPT Centre for Clinic Psychosynthesis as a working and reflection tool)
Martin Koleff
Psychosynthesis Child Psychotherapy: ideas and findings for future development
Giel Luichjes
Short term Integrative Psychosynthesis Therapy for young person (14-23 years)
Virgilio Niccolai
La formazione dello psicoterapeuta psicosintetista in Italia (Training of the psychosynthesis psychotherapist in Italy)
Filippo Trovato
La pace dentro nell’angoscioso fuori. La stanza della terapia come spazio di resilienza (The inner peace in a distressing environment. The therapy room as a space of resilience)
Jelena Watkins
Terrorism! Individual pain or collective trauma? What can Psychosynthesis contribute to therapeutic perspectives
3:00 - 5:00 pm Workshops - Session B (click title for abstract)
B1. Giovanna Brait
Counselling nei cicli di vita (Counseling throughout the life cycles)
B2. Elena Delaini
Interdipendenza e Stella delle Funzioni (Interdipendence and Star diagram)
B3. Mona Eriksson and Linda Tiervo
Exploration of therapeutic skills through the techniques of improvisational theatre
B4. Haike Fiedler
Healing emotions by understanding the five phases on transformation. Psychosynthesis meets Traditional Chinese Medicine
B5. Nick Field
Living Gay leathersex, a relational source on alternative sexualities for therapeutic training and practice
B6. Uta Gabbay
Psychosynthesis Group in Jerusalem
B7. Paola Marinelli and Phyllis Clay
Dalle radici- semi per domani (From the roots - seeds for tomorrow)
B8. Donatella Randazzo
Quando mangi, abiti il tuo corpo o vivi altrove? E allora, “chi” sta mangiando? (When you eat, do you inhabit your body or are you elsewhere? “Who” eats, then?)
B9. Dorothy Riddle e Mike Malagreca
Developing an Ethic of Harmlessness
B10. Eva Sanner
To Choose Love. Working with Psychosynthesis and Couples
3:00 - 5:00 pm Co-creative group
B11. Graziella Minouche Mazzara e Antonella Lo Pinto
Come può la Psicosintesi avere un futuro nella scuola? (How can Psychosynthesis have a future in the schools?)
Auditorium 2 Chaired by: Alessandro Toccafondi
3:00 - 3:20 pm Claudia Galli
Nascere come genitori: percorsi psicosintetici intorno al venire al mondo (Becoming parents: psychosynthesis routes about birth)
3:20 - 3:40 pm Mara Chinatti
Arteducativa Psicosintetica:  nuova frontiera per l’educazione emotiva (Psychosynthesis Educational Art: a new frontier for emotional education)
3:40 - 4:00 pm Laura Galimberti
Il bambino auto-riferito.  Una  possibile deriva di un bambino senza base sicura che tenta di diventare padrone del suo mondo interiore. (The self-referred child. The possible drifting of a child lacking confidence who tryes to become the master of his inner world)
4:00 - 4:20 pm Anna Manfredi
Tema Natale e Psicosintesi: un approccio futuro dal passato (Natal chart and Psychosynthesis: a future approach from the past)
4:20 - 4:40 pm Paola Butali
Le qualità del cuore (The heart qualities)
5:40 - 10:30 pm Excursion to Taormina (free dinner)
8:30 pm Dinner on request for people not going to Taormina
9:30 pm Social event at hotel

Saturday June 4, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 am Luce Ramorino
Meditazione di Roberto Assagioli
Mike Malagreca
Roberto Assagioli’s Meditation
7:30 - 8:00 am Gabrielle Steiner
Outreaching between Heaven and Earth: Yoga Synthesis
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Piero Ferrucci
9:00 - 9:40 am Jan Taal
Coping with cancer through imagery and artistic expression 
9:40 - 10:20 am Maria Teresa Marraffa and Sergio Guarino:
Il nuovo paradigma della scienza e la nuova coscienza (The new paradigm of science and the new conscience)
10:20 - 10:40 am Break
10:40 - 11:10 am Keith Hackwood
Compassion as a lively force. Psychosynthesis & the Luminous Nature of Mind
11:10 - 11:40 am Luigi Padovese
Evolvere nelle relazioni di lavoro: essere umani (Evolving forms of relationships at work: being human)
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Konstantin Bochaver
Psychosynthesis approach in Russian sport psychologist’s work with professional athletes 
12:10 - 12:40 pm Mauro Ventola
Verso un’educazione per il Futuro (Towards a Future Education)
12:40 - 1:10 pm Debate area and discussion with the speakers
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Workshops - Session C (click title for abstract)
C1. Edith Bakker
The transpersonal in the world
C2. Francesca Barbagli
Il teatro interiore: la Psicosintesi messa in scena (The inner Theater: Performing Psychosynthesis)
C3. Cristina Bassoli
Volontà 4.0 (Will 4.0)
C4. Pietro Alessandro Caforio
Essere felici è possibile, quando… (Feeling happy is possible, when…)
C5. Michela Cervellati
Presentazione e contatto meditativo con il simbolo di Bandiera della Pace quale strumento di evoluzione in coscienza (Introduction and  meditation contact with the symbol of the Banner of Peace as an instrument for conscience development)
C6. Caroline Hoek
The Game of gifts
C7. Aubyn Howard and Paul Elliot
Psychosynthesis as a core coaching psychology
C8. Michael Lindfield and Marina Bernardi
La nascita del Sé di Gruppo: un’avventura condivisa nella crescita della coscienza (The Birth of the Group Self: A shared adventure in the expansion of conscience)
C9. Keith Silvester
“Integrity” in a time of complexity
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Coaching course: Pt. 2
C10. Dorothy Firman and Jon Schottland
Engaging the Whole Person: Psychosynthesis and the Choice to Change
10:40 am - 1:00 pm Co-creative group
C11. Antonia Dallapè
“I have a dream”: che mondo psicosintetico sogni tu? (“I have a dream”: What kind of psychosynthetic world are you dreaming of?)
1:20 pm Lunch
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Gianni Yoav Dattilo
3:00 - 3:30 pm Catia Camarri, Francesco Lamioni and Massimo Rosselli
Assessment Biopsicosintetico: un metodo di diagnosi e cura in ambito psicosomatico (Biopsychosynthetic Assessment: a diagnostic and therapic in method in the psychosomatic field)
3:30 - 4:00 pm Angela Maria Di Vita and Valeria Granatella
Famiglie migranti, operatori e servizi: reciproci  sguardi (Immigrant families, operators and services: mutual glances)
4:00 - 4:30 pm Rositsa Yordanova
Impact of Falun Dafa spiritual practice - personal and social transformations 
4:30 - 5:00 pm Hélène Dufau
Changing our habits with the help of psychosynthesis in the family, at work, at school, and so on... 
5:00 - 5:20 pm Break
5:20 - 5:50 pm Elena Morbidelli
Il viaggio del Sé attraverso la Psicosintesi delle età  (The journey of the Self through the Psychosynthesis of the ages)
5:50 - 6:20 pm Kenneth Sorensen
Roberto Assagioli’s seven core concepts of Psychosynthesis
Auditorium 1 PANEL "Counselling e Coaching Psicosintetico: Innovative indicazioni e nuovi valori in un mondo che si trasforma" ("Psychosynthetic Counselling and Coaching: New directions and new values in the changing world")
6:20 - 8:20 pm Chairperson: Tan Nguyen
  Introduction by Tan Nguyen
  Doroty Firman
The emerging Profession of Psychosynthesis “Life Coaching"
Alessandra G. Marson
Musicosintesi: il potere e l’essenza spirituale della voce umana (Music Synthesis: the power and the spiritual essence of the human voice)
Alessandra  Moretti
Counseling psicosintetico in azienda (Business psychosynthetic Counseling)
Stefania Romano
Verso il centro e oltre… le immagini come acceleratori di sintesi esistenziali (Towards the center and beyond… the images as existential accelerators of synthesis)
Stefano Viviani
Per un'idea di scuola. L'esperienza educativa nell'ottica della psicosintesi (An idea of school. The didactic experience from a psychosynthesis viewpoint)
3:00 - 5:00 pm Workshops - Session D (click title for abstract)
D1. Charo Altable Vicario
Theseus and Ariadne: transforming our rage in a creative way
D2. Raffaella Di Savoia
Nati per essere felici. La felicità come scelta e come destino (Born to be happy. Happiness as a choice and fate)
D3. Fredrik Lundh
Compassion as focus for Psychosynthesis therapy
D4. Brigitte Macé
Sound, Meditation and Peak Experiences
D5. Carmelo Percipalle and Angela Miccichè
Vivere“L’Arte della Pace” (Living “The Art of Peace”)
D6. Enrica Piccapietra
Un viaggio nella nostra Stella (A journey inside our star)
D7. Dörte Schreinert
Inner Leadership - new experiences from the mind
D8. Matt Shepeard and Eva Sanner
Peace Starts Within
D10. Christiana Wall and Benedicta Bertau
Call of the Self in the Call of the Cosmos
3:00 - 5:00 pm Co-creative group
D11. Anna Strano
Vendere è etico? Domande per una nuova economia (Is selling ethical? Questions for a new economy)
Auditorium 2 Chaired by: Sergio Guarino
6:20 - 6:40 pm Patrizia Alberti
Psicosintesi floriStellare: una nuova espressione di sintesi (Cosmic flower Psychosynthesis: a new expression of synthesis)
6:40 - 7:00 pm Nadia Scrignoli
Evoluzione in sintesi (Evolution in Synthesis)
7:00 - 7:20 pm Mariuccia Sofia
Psicosintesi, Meditazione Creativa e Migranti: per un futuro di Fratellanza (Psychosynthesis, Creative Meditation and Migrants: for a future Brotherhood)
7:20 - 7:40 pm Elena Trebalate
Cucinare: un sentiero per il benessere e la trasformazione? (Cooking: a path for wellness and transformation?)
7:40 - 8:00 pm Jenie Ranger Pepin
Per un’integrazione del   femminile e del maschile (Female and Male Integration)
9:00 pm Social dining

Sunday June 5, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 am Luce Ramorino
Meditazione di Roberto Assagioli
Mike Malagreca
Roberto Assagioli’s Meditation
7:30 - 8:00 am Gabrielle Steiner
Outreaching between Heaven and Earth: Yoga Synthesis
Auditorium 1 Chaired by: Patrizia Bonacina
9:00 - 9:30 am Barbara Veale Smith
Peace is Really Possible: Moving Beyond Either/Or to the Both/And of human being 
9:30 - 10:10 am Gianni Yoav Dattilo
Reflections on Genius.
(including a video presentation by Thomas Yeomans)
10:10 - 10:50 am Gaetano Russo
Dalla buona volontà alla Volontà di bene: realizzare nuove relazioni fondate sul bene comune (From the goodwill to the Will of Good: creating new relationships)
10:50 - 11:30 am Marina Bernardi
Un esperimento di leadership di gruppo: sfide e opportunità (An experiment of  group leadership: challenges and opportunities)
11:30 - 11:50 am Break
11:50 am - 12:10 pm Some suggestions from the co-creative groups
12:10 - 12:40 pm Luce Ramorino e Mike Malagreca
Seeds of light from the Creative Meditation
Into the Future: International Psychosynthesis Day
12:40 - 1:10 pm Psychosynthesis for the Future
Report of synthesis of the Presidents and….see you in 2020
1:20 pm Light lunch


Workshops - Session A

Friday June 3, 2016
10:40 am - 1:00 pm

Open-air workshop
Shamanic travel of soul recovery
Proposition of a workshop of shamanic travel of soul recovery, with a drum, according to the synthetic teachings of Michael Harner.
Lying down on the ground, in the open. Opened to everyone.
A must in the shamanic practices to recover within one’s inner world, the wounded parts of one’s soul.

The embrace that integrates, on the notes of the Tango
Throughout its history, the Tango inherently brings the experience of cultural integration and will be its own his musical atmospheres to support a path of self-knowledge through the encounter with others. It will be proposed visualization exercises, meditation, physical exercises and sharings.
To participate, dance skills are not required; it will be enough to get involved, to open to the contact and let yourself be involved in the embrace. People with physical disabilities are also welcome.
It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes, and to bring a mat or towel to work on the ground.

Stopping the new Crusades. Invitation to an experiment
"Normally we need a certain amount of desperatness, before we are ready for God /Goddess” Marianne Williamson.
Using the memory of the place to discover the wounds that go back 800 years.Doing a time-travel to heal the split between religious and worldly power in history on the example of Emperor Federico II and Pope Gregor IX.
Healing over time and space the roots of struggle it needs from you your commitment:
- to be a part of the healing
- to be of service
- to take responsibility

Past, present, future: the ETERNAL dances in the time
The suggested path will offer the participants a space to reflect and question their relationship with the dimensions of time: past, present and future.
And the eternal? How does it resonate in us? How does it orient our life? How does it contact and embody it?
There will also be a brief moment of theoretical reinterpretation of the maps of psychosynthesis  (ovoid and star) in the light of the theme of the congress.

Psychosynthesis and Transformed Sexuality in the Post-modern Era
Sexuality nowadays is being shaped by the consumer society. And besides this artificial image, a genuine sexual education is seldom offered as a process of growth and
From the vision of Psychosynthesis , we have integrated along many years of experience our ESCE programme learning, which runs over two years.
Our work intends to discover the subpersonalities emerged regarding sexuality, encouraging the participants to interact with them through playful exercices and creating new individual ways wIth the help of the will. It does embrace sensations, emotions, thoughts, desires, intuition & imagination.
During the process or at the end another experience of sexuality may arise, more human, global and richer.

How to get Unstuck! Three Techniques for Polarity Processing
You don’t have to look far to see polarities everywhere in our world –good vs evil, right vs wrong, black vs white, red states vs blue states, and so on, ad infinitum.
If we look within ourselves, we begin to see those same polarities being played out in our everyday lives. Some examples might be victim vs tyrant, laziness vs workaholic, caring vs apathy, win vs loss.
These polarities take root because of our limited, unconscious conditioned egos. It is surprising to note that all conditions on either side of a polarity eventually turn into their opposite given enough time! However, it is possible to find the underlying unity inherent in all pairs of opposites within us, which in turn leads to an expanded state of consciousness and increased enlightenment. This workshop will introduce three methods to process polarities that can free us from being stuck in the past and from struggling with our goals for the future.

There is not path. Through your walking, the path is being created. A workshop on radical self-acceptance
The poet Antonio Machado says to us: Traveller, there is no path. Through your walking, the path is being created.
The path is being created through our very acceptance of ourselves, in each new single breath, in our sensory and emotional on-going awareness, in each thought/image in our mind, in each new action/direction that we are taking.
The path is the process of our life unfolding at its own rhythm. The more we are tuned in with this consciousness, the more the creation process becomes our inner guidance, a living
presence at our core connecting us with the whole of Creation.
Then, we may come to this realization that every experience of the past fits in our life thread and there is no need to disown parts of ourselves. We may envision our life process as an on-going flow, such as a single brush stroke done by a master painter.
This workshop refers to Roberto Assagioli’s intuition “Psychosynthesis, for the Art and Harmony of Life”, to Maria Zambrano’s philosophy, and Carl Rogers and Eugene Gendlin’s creation of meaning. The workshop includes a demonstration of applications to clinical practice.

The Synthesis of the Heart - Another step on the Way for the Future
60 years ago Roberto Assagioli gifted the work of the Group for Creative Meditation and the Laws and Principles of the Soul to the world. The livingness of these law and principles indicate the 'pathway into the future'.
They offer another step on the Way of one's recognition of Self as part of those realms of reality where the principles of universality, synthesis and wholeness can be revealed.
From these recognitions there comes a growing awareness of the potentials inherent in a life of service. Indeed, we are participators and co-creators in a field of evolving consciousness. This wisdom is a treasury gathered experientially during daily life. In this workshop and working with the laws and principles of the heart & soul, we will explore the spiritual service of creative meditation, which enables each of us to gradually become sensitive to this 'raincloud of knowable things' which is our shared 'heart knowledge'.

JAN TAAL (The Netherlands)
The Three Stages of Imagery
Imagining is the core-function of the psyche. Every action, each new step in our development is generated by our image of it. The inner world of our imagination is the central arena within which we become who we are and where we can explore our possibilities.
There are three stages of mastery in imagery. At the first stage we get to know our images and start to realize how they influence our existence. At the second we learn how to navigate and cope with our images, resulting in development and transformation of ourselves. This is the stage where most therapeutic work and personal growth is done. Ultimately at the third stage we may realize to be oneself the very creative source of All of it, the Greater Self.
In the workshop the three stages will be illustrated by imagery material from prehistory, the middle ages, neuropsychology and 21st century-clients. The second part of the workshop will be experiential. A broad spectrum of techniques and approaches will be reviewed and put in practice.

GIEL LUICHJES (The Netherlands)
Short term Integrative Psychosynthesis Therapy for young person (14-23 years)
The workshop will introduce the attitude, approach, structure, content and experiences in effectively working with 'psychosynthesis for young persons', an integrative model developed for this age group.
The experience with this work model, is for the young person to learn to disidentify in a more abstract and yet concrete way, create an overview of the persons current situation and integrating sub-personality work for quickly get an idea of internal conflicts and coalitions. It combines well with most cultures and ethnicities.
My experience as a psychosynthesis therapist is that also young persons easily can work with a model, the client is not fixed too much in a 1-on-1 setting and can easily integrate the tool in daily life. The experience is that most young persons need 5 to 10 sessions.

Awakening the Artist trough Body and Soul
To use our awareness in order to come in contact with ourselves, allows us a continuous awakening in consciousness. A strength of the artists mind consists in the ability to allow things and contexts to collapse totally, in order to let them rebirth themselves on a new level. This non linear process of learning, evolution and growth allows the adjustments necessary in any situation to show up or happen. It is a dynamic way to free oneself or systems from old and unsuccessful habits, patterns and approaches and helps the full potential of situations to unfold.
In this workshop we will explore the joy and power of collapse of contexts, relationships and self images in order to invite rebirth and access the full soul potential of our individual and collective mind in the creation of our future. This will include our professional, family, relationship, social and political contexts and open us to the highest visionary levels available.

Coaching course: Pt. 1
(People are welcome to attend one or both parts of the Coaching Course and follow up Coaching options, towards full training and certification, are available)
Transformational Life Coaching:  A Psychosynthesis Approach
Over the past decade, the emergence and rapid development of life coaching as a professional discipline has created a whole new audience of practitioners and clients ready to engage in the powerful, transformative process of psychosynthesis. 
The field of coaching, with its orientation towards advanced self development, presents psychosynthesis practitioners with a broad opportunity to extend their work beyond the psychotherapy office.  As psychosynthesis educator Martha Crampton noted, "The emerging profession of life coaching seems destined to play a significant role in the future, providing support for relatively healthy people to realize their full potentials.”
This workshop explores the application of psychosynthesis theory, principles and methods as they relate to the field of coaching.  This includes the primacy of the will and its development, the central position of the Self as a source of power and meaning, and other relevant themes (subpersonalities, ideal models and more) that inform the work of psychosynthesis coaches. 

Workshops - Session B

Friday June 3, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Counselling in the life cycles
"It seems that things happen as it is intrinsically right for them, becoming what they are meant to be".
Man's life can be divided into cycles of growth. In the transition from one cycle to another one the individual goes into crisis. The steps allow to evolve reacting and implementing the design of the Self towards the individualisation and the blossoming of our original seed. The report will take into account the cyclicality of the septennia identifying the critical points and the developmental tasks of the various phases with a particular focus on issues brought in counseling depending on age .In the practical part we will use the tool of autobiography to identify personal cyclicalities and to grasp the trend of our own personal individualization.

Interdependence and Star of the Functions
All our actions, thoughts and emotionsarise in relation to actions, thoughts and emotions of others. Taoism, Buddhism, systemic and holistic visions and numerous other schools of thought have emphasized this reality for thousands of years. Yet we perceive ourselves as individuals as such, independent, original and often self-referential. The type of culture in which we are immersed reinforces this perception. Never more than now has it become essential to develop an ecological mind that thinks in terms of systems, recognizing the fallout of our actions on others and on the external and internal environment (sub-personalities).
During this workshop we will use the Star of the Functions to create experiences that allow us to develop a greater awareness of the interdependence of all phenomena, and we will give space to reflections on ideas, behaviors and attitudes in line with this awareness.

Exploration of therapeutic skills through the techniques of improvisational theatre
lmprovisational theatre offers a wide range of techniques that gives the psychosynthesis therapist possibilites to exp!ore:
- Listening skills
- Empowerment of empathic understanding , unconditional acceptance, non-judgmental attitude
- Development of emotional intuition and capacity to respond creatively to the unexpected (i.e. improvisational skills)
- Implementation of the abitity to reach "the heart of Ihe story"
- Refinement of the ability to manage the "here and now" and unforeseen
We offer a workshop, blending improvisational skills with psychosynthesis theory and skills, by means of play and co-creation with peers, to reach new depths within ourselves and our profession.

Healing emotions by understanding the five phases on transformation. Psychosynthesis meets Traditional Chinese Medicine
We all know anger, frustration, joy, empathy and sorrow, sadness, grief and fear by heart. To centred means to be aware of our feelings, to accept them as e-motions, to let them come and go. The task is to go with the flow, to be the emperor of your self, not to block or to overreact or even to get exhausted - it is to develop the ability to dis-identify.
In the Traditional Chinese Medicine it is understood that restrained or overemphasis emotions can seriously damage our health. Our bodies manifest, store our feelings, for example worry can deplete the immune system and anger can strain the heart.
This workshop is an approach between the philosophy of Yin and Yang, the 5 Phases and Psychosynthesis.
Discover the microcosm in the macrocosm to transform anger, conquer fear, release sadness and break the worry habit - and create balance relating to the circles of live. Enhance your self-awareness. Develop stability and your inner sense of worth.

Living Gay leathersex, a relational source on alternative sexualities for therapeutic training and practice
Based on original research for an MA and 2 Chapters for a book on Gender & Sexual Diversity due to be published shortly, this workshop will attempt to open up a psychological space between BDSM, male homosexuality and psychotherapy. Splicing reflections on my own life experiences and therapeutic modelling during training with those of three interviewees, I apply Psychosynthesis and Person Centred psychotherapy methodology to identify and validate psychological states of mind that can be experienced in gay male homosexuality. I discuss the  psychological equality that can exist in BDSM and look at the meaning of transpersonal as an intimate connectedness and self-actualising process between sexual partners and within sexual communities. Further, I consider comparisons between psychological shifts/position in Gay Leathersex and conventional therapeutic sessions to advance Psychosynthesis and Assagioli's take on sexuality further. I offer up  non-pathological guide to Gay Leathersex, alternative lifestyle communities and an alternative opportunity for a transformed sexuality, spirituality and self-actualisation process that could be used in therapy and therapeutic training.

UTA GABBAY  (Israel)
Psychosynthesis Group in Jerusalem
The Hechal Group in Jerusalem works for over 10 years with aspects of Assagioli’s teachings, applying them in and as a group, and experimenting with being a ‘Conscious I’ within and for the conflict-filled environment in which it operates.
The workshop will give an account and a practical taste of this work, including:
• the application of Assagioli’s Human Typology in group work,
• creative group meditation,
• psychosynthesis of a collective entity.
The workshop will include a presentation, a guided meditative exercise and discussion.

From the roots - seeds for tomorrow
Only with a VISION can you  build a future worthy of this name. Artistically using  some of Assagioli’s manuscripts, each participant will be committed to seek a vision that, like a seed, contain the creative energy capable of becoming action, their own or of others.
Working with your hands or even with the whole body, to create images, movements, symbols ... everyone will be able to open up to his own inspiration, to that of the group and to that of the powerful selected manuscripts.
The works produced will be commented in the group and finally composed into a single artistic collective work that can be shown subsequently to all the participants.

When you eat, do you inhabit your body or are you elsewhere? “Who” eats, then?
The psychosynthesis of eating brings the observer to the table, so that she/he can become aware of her/his relationship with food, with her/his body and, in general, with life.
The workshop will consist of awareness exercises aimed to redirect attention to the body, in the present time which is the time of conscience.
Our thoughts, emotions and beliefs about food, can deeply influence our metabolism, and being aware of them can be a great opportunity to get back to living inside our body, making peace with it.

Developing an Ethic of Harmlessness
We live in a time of great personal and social potential. We are at the the tipping point where we can now choose to move beyond a constant undercurrent of harm and instead embed the habit of harmlessness as our expected and usual response.
Harmlessness is a core spiritual quality underlying all spiritual and philosophical traditions. It is also key to Psychosynthesis: its development involves wise use of the Will and discrimination; its result is Service (Assagioli, "Discrimination in Service").
This workshop identifies and provides practice in five types of actions that help individuals develop harmlessness. We work with hints for group reflection, journaling techniches and creative meditation.

To Choose Love. Working with Psychosynthesis and Couples
Working with Psychosynthesis and Couples, a Small Scale Conflict Resolution and a First Step of the Love Revolution.
Modern life is full of challenges and many couples find it hard to make their relationship work and/or even face the disappointment of separation. For us as therapists or counsellors, psychosynthesis many times offers a different or complementary way of seeing the problem, compared to other disciplines.
Instead of wanting the partner to change in a certain direction, the problem itself shows how a couple can grow together, if they choose to stay together or even if they separate.
A number of ps tools and perspectives are useful in couple’s work – bifocal vision of a situation, disidentification, subpersonalities, the lower and higher unconscious, purpose, awareness and choice. Supporting the couple to choose love, both for the other and for themselves, is active conflict resolution and gives a new understanding of the meaning of relationship. As a result, there is also the possibility of making other choices differently.

Co-creative Group
How can Psychosynthesis have a future in the school?
Sharing and exchange of an experience.
In the delicate phase of transition from childhood to adolescence young people have so much energy that they do not know how to channel it. The Education Group of the Psychosynthesis Center of Palermo and Trapani has developed an experimental training path of three years to accompany the boys of this age group to get in touch with their inner world to learn how to decipher it. Through the realized modular path it has been shown that psychosyntetic practice, in school, can manage educational interventions and intervene in a non-invasive way with attention to individual differences. It enhances the potential and allows to exploration of fragility with confidence; it fosters the development of the capacity for internal and external observation; it encourages the discovery of the multiplicity in ourselves and the others; it raises self-esteem levels, training students towards a positive and proactive approach towards the life.

Workshops - Session C

Saturday June 4, 2016

10:40 am - 1:00 pm


EDITH BAKKER (The Netherlands)
The transpersonal in the world
What do we do with the violent forces that are present in our word today? How do we react to the war and destruction we see around us?
One way is going into the opposite pole: meditating and sending peaceful energy out to the world. This is very valuable. But what about the violent energies?
In our individual work as psychosynthesis people, we always look for the valuable essence in subpersonalities, even if these figures are aggressive and repulsive. Could we do the same thing with these forces on a collective level?
In this workshop we are going to examine if there is a valuable core in today's war and violence. We are going to look at the forces of war and peace at an archetypal level, and see if we can connect to both of these forces.

The interior theater: Psychosynthesis staging
In the seminar we use theatrical techniques in a psychosynthetic perspective, touching some central themes in active and experiential ways.
- Contact with the unconscious: imagining a scene and putting it into action, we resonate with our deepest unconscious (both lower and higher); it is from there that we draw the psychic material, through improvisations and exercises that make it emerge with the same mechanism as free associations.
- Ego experience: is the central psychic entity, the director in fact, that helps us to direct and coordinate all the psychic functions through the assistant-director, the Will. The Ego and the Will work together so that our theatrical communication is effective, understandable, exciting and reproducible.
- Conscious creation of sub-personalities: creating a scene, a character using a certain tone, showing certain physical characteristics, which sends verbal chosen and precise messages, is how to create a sub-personality through a conscious and willed process, it is an exercise for "doing as if ", a key technique for changing behaviors considered dysfunctional or creating desired behaviors.

Will 4.0
LLife is change; the body, emotions and thoughts change like the seasons. Learning to accept our changes means to be masters of our lives, opposing them means to become lost and to betray ourselves.
The purpose of the workshop is to know ourselves to enhance our qualities,discover our limits and have the courage to go further, learning to take the appropriate risks to plan our own lives; have the confidence and the courage to listen to what our heart says and not be afraid of other people's judgments and to use judgments as guiding aids and not as a "condemnation", finding our direction in the present and for the future. Therefore it is important to follow a route that we plot it on the map: we knowing our map we will trace our route.

Being happy is possible,when…
Living in these present times imposes great challenges to individual existence. Everyone makes choices that often does not recognize as his own. The resulting sense of strangeness to ourselves and to the world around us creates anxiety, grief, anger and distracts from the path of individuation and self-realization. The workshop aims to help recognize the Adaptive Self, source of pragmatic inspirations that activate the individual's Will. We will work on the dynamic structure of the personality and on the mobilization of Ego functions. Experiences will be offered to identify and recognize the signals from the Adaptive Self, reflected from the Transpersonal Self, and to structure the Model of the Possible, a reformulation of the Ideal Model. The process is based on a meeting of the Masculine and Feminine in a synthesis that reopens to elements of human and universal sympathy, up to the enlightening and liberating experience of Love.

Presentation and meditative contact with the symbol of the Banner of Peace as an evolving tool in consciousness.
Symbols act as a driving force in any human culture; one of the peculiarities of the symbol of the Banner of Peace is being "above the parties", because it belongs to all of humanity and it is existing from time immemorial and everywhere in the world.
For this reason, the symbol of the Banner of Peace has an universal value to be discovered and carries with it a meaning that is echoed in every conscience.
Experiencing contact with this symbol, pregnant with universal energy, produces work towards a raising of consciousness.

CAROLINE HOEK (The Netherlands)
The Game of gifts
Game of gifts presupposes we are born with a (soul) mission. By getting acquainted with your specific gifts it helps you to uncover this mission. The technique is similar to the voice dialoque. participents get there own stag of (almost 100) cards with archetypes written on it. After choosing there unique set of 12, they are getting to know the gender and task of this `talent` and in the dialogue the role of the inner leader will become clear. The game is played with 2 boards. After finishing the second board, one will have a deep understanding of ones gifts, the purpose of each one and a clear direction for the future.

Psychosynthesis as a core coaching psychology
How can psychosynthesis become more widely established as a core coaching psychology, in service to emerging needs in our organisations, communities and society? Building upon Sir John Whitmore’s context for psychosynthesis-trained coaches (Coaching for Performance, 4th edition 2009), we are seeking to develop psychosynthesis as a coaching psychology to meet the emerging and evolutionary needs of leadership coaching today. Increasingly leaders need support from coaches who are not just psychologically trained but able to draw upon an holistic depth and height psychology such as psychosynthesis. We ask; what are the barriers to helping psychosynthesis become more widespread as a coaching psychology and how can these be overcome? What are the trends globally – e.g. growth of coaching versus therapy as a more accessible modality, prevalence of psychosynthesis coaching? How can psychosynthesis be developed and adapted for leadership coaching?

La nascita del Sé di Gruppo: un’avventura condivisa nella crescita della coscienza
A group is not just a setting where the individual can grow through intentional and aware relationships, it is also in its own right, a bio-psycho-spiritual entity with a Super-conscious, Sub-conscious and Conscious. Participating in a group life is how we learn, grow and create the future together.
This shared journey marks a transition from the "I" to the "We" state of consciousness, thus allowing us to expand our sense of personal identity. In working with many groups around the world, the Science of Group Work has tested some basic assumptions regarding the elements of the collective spiritual journey and has mapped the various stages of development with their specific challenges and requirements.
This workshop explores the principles and practice of group life and focuses on essential group work required to cross the threshold into the Group Self.

“Integrity” in a time of complexity
Although 'integrity' is usually associated only with moral or ethical behaviour and conscience, this is a transpersonal quality affecting many other spheres of life too -such as aesthetics and design, intellectual and academic rigour, and social relations in the age of the internet. A foundation of such a quality is a psychological integrity of which psychosynthesis has much to offer, as it addresses both the formative unconscious and the superconscious. In an age where we are increasingly interdependent, an appreciation of integrity that links psychology with other more 'everyday' areas of life is essential. In this workshop, participants will be invited to examine integrity in different areas of life using a three-level model of personal and social development: the presentational, the conventional and the dialectical.

Coaching course: Pt. 2
(People are welcome to attend one or both parts of the Coaching Course and follow up Coaching options, towards full training and certification, are available)
Engaging the Whole Person: Psychosynthesis and the Choice to Change
The field of coaching has oriented many helping professionals towards the importance of setting and manifesting goals. Psychosynthesis has always had the theory and methodology for that work, through the concepts of Purpose, Will, Self, and particularly, as it relates to this workshop, the psychological functions.
In this workshop, we will look at the power of working as guides through all of our own psychological functions, noting where our strengths are and what needs strengthening.
We will also explore how inviting non-dominant psychological functions into our clients' experience helps to open them to new and greater possibilities. In the end, we will be noting, what we already know, that it is in the wholeness of our own being that we grow and change.

Co-creative Group
"I have a dream":what psychosynthetic world do you dream?
The mode will be brainstorming basically: starting from the activation of the imagination about the "psychosynthetic dream" which each of us carries in his heart.
The center of the group will be a crucible in which to lay all our psycho-dreams: words, projects, drawings, actions...
Subsequently, using a synthesis technique we will start from small groups to the large one: this in order to distill the dreams and find common threads. The distillation that will emerge will not be the sum of all our dreams but definitely something more. The group will be the distiller and the crucible itself.

Workshops - Session D

Saturday June 4, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm


Theseus and Ariadne: transforming our rage in a creative way
Contributing to spread psychosynthesis in our culture through the education and transforming of  emotions, is my main interest, Very often, anger gives way to violence problems into human
relations. The myth of Theseus and Ariadne may help as a metaphor of psychic transformation.
Through visualizations, body exercises, drawing, rhythms and personal and group sculptures, we´ll try to be aware of the energy of that emotion (anger) take steps to transform it in order to create
another type of relation ship with ourselves, the others and the world.

Born to be happy. Happiness as a choice and as destiny
Sages and masters of all times and places tell us that we are destined to be happy, to realize our essence of joy.
And the pursuit of happiness has always been part of human nature. One thing is certain:  "Happiness" exists. But it is not donated.
The workshop is a starting point for training to happiness. Without wearing fake smiling masks but learning to choose it.

Compassion as focus for Psychosynthesis therapy
The importance of compassion, towards others and ourselves, is part of ancient wisdom. Yet we know from our work with clients, and probably in our own lives, how easily compassion can be replaced by self-criticism, worries and psychological numbing.
This workshop draws on Compassion Focussed Therapy developed by Paul Gilbert. His approach contains many elements familiar to psychosynthesis, as well as aspects that we can learn from.
The contents of the workshop will include the neuropsychology of compassion, practical exercises and case examples.

Sound, Meditation and Peak Experiences
A lot of scientific research has been made on the various states of consciousness, and how sound influences brainwaves’ frequency. I will briefly describe the main results and show a short video about cymatics, the science about sound and matter, to describe the interactions between sound and matter. Sound has been used in all cultures for meditative purposes, we can now explain how it works.
I will facilitate enhanced states of consciousness in the participants through voice, musical instruments and/or recordings.

Living "The Art of Peace"
We will use the aphorisms of the Master Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, as so many stimuli not only to study but also that can be experienced in body and soul, donating them to ourselves and to others. We offer an experiential workshop during which, using the techniques of aikido and psychosynthesis, we get to experience the feeling of peace, sharing of loving in a group setting. We will discover that we must above all make peace with those who we believed to be the enemy within us, represented by our faults that we can heal by applying specific methods of self healing. Apply, in fact, technical contact, dance, music therapy, guided imagery, breathing, meditation, harmonic movement.

A journey in our Star
Starting from the historical question: Who am I? We proceed in the knowledge of going through emotions, feelings, desires, imaginations, intuitions and volitional acts, the evocative diagram of the Star of the Functions. The workshop offers an active journey inside the star during which we make direct experience and call into question every function. Through the story, the views, the activation of senses and other experiences, the Star little by little comes to life and traces the way for the expression of ourselves.

Inner Leadership - new experiences from the mind
Expected and unexpected events taking place in our life challenge us and train our ability to adjust and find appropriate answers. The degree of connectedness to the knowing and healing parts of our psyche allows us to stay in a position of confidence and competence and act in accordance with the higher Self. This inner leadership enables us to get access to resources helping not only to overcome anxiety and stress and find answers to every days challenges, but also to become a creative and conscious leader of life.
In the workshop we will explore inner resources, dare to get in touch with 'weak' parts of the mind and find unexpected and reliable help in the higher regions of the mind.  We will work with elements of classical Psychosynthesis, enriched with methodology deriving from 'psychology of vision' and systemic techniques.

Peace Starts Within
The world needs peace – always, or maybe more than ever. Conflicts always stem from fear and not knowing enough about the other – wheather it is a conflict between two individuals in a couple, between countries or cultures. When we connect, we open our hearts and in feeling empathy for oneanother we may choose a more peaceful way to handle any situation.
In this workshop we meditate together on peace and connection, and we inquire how we as individuals promote or block peace in our lives and in the world around us. Psychosynthesis as a model brings the possibility for an awareness of the greater whole and a willingness to chose from that awareness is an important factor in peace work, a theoretical part about this will also be included.
This workshop is a further developed and shortened version of the workshop held at the EFPP Inspirational Day in Florence in November 2015.

Call of the Self in the Call of the Cosmos
Imagine what it would be like if the personal growth work we did had cosmic significance. If we carry the awareness that there is this larger impact, does it change our experience? Could it be that the Spiritual World celebrates this kind of engagement of our souls out of our own free will? As we shed light on the shadow, or learn to be more accepting, caring, and compassionate with self and other beyond the "self-help"
alone, does this add meaning, purpose and value to the process?
Join with us as we explore what Roberto Assagioli and his contemporaries say about this. And explore with us through a series of experiential exercises the difference in effect when we journey with the "Call of Self" for our own benefit and when we journey in concert with and for the Spiritual World and the future as it comes toward us.

Co- creative Group
Is selling ethical? Questions for a new economy
In work and in life,we sell (offer) what we are.
Do we know how to do it well? What drives us? How to build right economic relations? How do we overcome the economic crisis? What values do we support with our work?
Let’s reflect together on Ethics applied to Economics in everyday life and formulate some guidelines.

Workshop bookings

Given the large number of participants at the Congress, we ask you to book the workshops in advance.

Because each workshop has a limited number of places, these  will be assigned in order of arrival of the Workshop Booking Form.
We advise you therefore to return the form as soon as possible, but no later than  May 20, 2016.

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Excursion to Taormina

June 3, 2016

Guided tour.
Dinner not provided

Departure from hotel: 5:00 pm
Return: 10:30 pm

Fee: EU 22,00 per person
Minimum 40 participants

Booking is allowed until May 15, 2016 by writing to:


Post conference

Excursion to Siracusa

June 5, 2016

Departure from hotel: 3:30 pm
Return: 12:00 am

It includes a visit to Ortigia, a Greek tragedy performance at the Greek Theatre, Euripides' Alcestis, and dinner in Siracusa, after the drama representation.

Fee: EU 100,00 per person
Minimum 40 – maximum 60 participants

Booking is allowed until May 15, 2016 by writing to:


Excursion to Mount Etna

June 6, 2016

It includes a visit to the craters near Rifugio Sapienza, the mouths of the latest eruptions and the small Linguaglossa village.

Guided tour, by cable car or equipped cross country vehicles, dinner included.

Departure from hotel: 9:30 am
Return: 5:00 pm

Fee: EU 78,00 per person
Minimum 40 participants

Booking is allowed until May 15, 2016 by writing to:

The excursion is not recommended for cardiopathic ot hypertensive people.


The tour starts from a height of 1.923 m. (Cable Car Station – Nicolosi Nord/Etna Sud- Rifugio Sapienza). On board a modern cable car the height of 2.500 m is reached in a matter of minutes (in alternative, by jeep).

From the Rifugio Sapienza special cross country vehicles, driven by experienced guides, take visitors up to the heights allowed by security regulations. From the outstanding panorama overviewing the sea, they can admire the huge central crater, the South-Eastern crater and the lava flows, old and recent, which characterize the landscape. The ascent continues in the company of Etna guides who, in line with the current security rules, take visitors to the places where the vitality of the Volcano best emerges.

Meeting at Casa Assagioli in Florence

Sixth International Meeting at Casa Assagioli


Firenze, 6-7 June 2016

This year, in occasion of the International Conference of Psychosynthesis (Taormina, June 2-5 2016), the annual International Meeting at Casa Assagioli will be held as a post-conference on June 6-7.
The meeting is open to anyone, whether you are attending the International Conference or not.

The International Meeting takes place each year at Casa Assagioli, the energetic center where Assagioli lived and worked and home of the Istituto di Psicosintesi, the Assagioli Archives and the Psychosynthesis Library.
This is a unique opportunity to connect with the roots of Psychosynthesis, study materials available only during the visit and co-build the future of the field:

  • Learn about the sources that inspired Assagioli’s life, work and vision
  • Study the original handwritten materials in the Archive
  • Explore the Library, including rare and out-of-print volumes, and Assagioli’s drafts
  • Meditate and meet others in the garden and office
  • Share impressions with peers from all over the world


LANGUAGE: English, there will be no translation


  • June 6th: 10,30 am to  19,30 pm
  • June 7th: 9,30 am to  19,30 pm


including vegetarian lunch, refreshments and snacks:

  • Early bird (by 31 January): € 200,00
  • Standard (by 30 April): € 240,00
  • Late (by 31 May): € 300,00
  • Under 30 and Low Income: € 150,00
  • Withdrawals before 1 March: €100,00 refund

TO APPLY AND PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE, please follow these steps:

  1. E-mail your application form to:  (application for is attached).
  2. Wait for our e-mail confirmation with instructions for payment.
  3. Confirmation of registration will reach you after payment.


Istituto di Psicosintesi,  Via S. Domenico, 16 - 50133 Firenze (Italia)   


Accommodation is not included in your registration fee.
We suggest you book your room well in advance.  
Below is a list of suggested hotels close to the venue:

Gruppo Alle Fonti
Istituto di Psicosintesi

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Co-Presidents of the International Congress

Carla Fani                         Maria Vittoria Randazzo
President of SIPT              President of Ithe Institute of Psychosynthesis

Joint (SIPT and Institute) Executive Scientific Committee

Carla Fani - President of SIPT 
Maria Vittoria Randazzo - President of Ithe Institute of Psychosynthesis
Manuela Melega - Vicepresident of SIPT
Patrizia Bonacina - Vicepresident of the Institute of Psychosynthesis

Joint (SIPT and Institute) Scientific committee

SIPT members
Alberto Alberti
Andrea Bocconi
Gianni Yoav Dattilo
Daniele De Paolis
Nives Favero
Piero Ferrucci
Vincenzo Liguori
Virgilio Niccolai
Massimo Rosselli

Istituto di Psicosintesi members
Piermaria Bonacina
Sergio Guarino
Sandro Maneschi
Paola Marinelli
Maria Teresa Marraffa
Maria Rosa Mazzolini
Elena Morbidelli
Stefano Pelli
Luce Ramorino
Gaetano Russo
Aldo Scarpulla
Vittorio Viglienghi
Maria Letizia Zecca

Local Organizing Committee (logistics)

Giovanni Calabretta
Sergio Guarino
Gaetano Russo
Catania Psychosynthesis Centre collaborators

International Honorary Scientific Committee

Charo Altable, Spain
Joann Anderson, USA
Robert Anderson, USA
Alexander Badken, Russia
Robert Bakker, The Netherlands
Ewa Bialek, Poland
Carol Blanchard, Portugal
Kristina Brode, Germany
Molly Young Brown, USA
Shamay Currim, USA
Joao D’Alcaravela, Portugal
Jacqueline De Chevron Villet, France
Joan Evans, UK
Roger Evans,UK
Franca Fabbri, Italy
Dorothy Firman, USA
Uta Gabbay, Israel
Ann Gila, USA
Bonney Gulino Schaub, USA
Eva Louise Hamer, Canada
Sonoe Hiramatzu, Japan
Marc Horowitz, USA
Isabelle Clotilde Kung, Switzerland
Jan Kuniholm, USA
Angela Maria La Sala Batà, Italia
Stephanie Lindsay, USA
Fredrik Lundh, Sweden
Andrew Mac Dowell, UK
Tan Nguyen, France
Helen Palmer, New Zealand
Will Parfitt, UK
Chris Robertson, UK
Andrée Samuel, Brasil
Eva Sanner, Sweden
Richard Schaub, USA
Gerhard Schobel,Switzerland
Matt Shepheard, UK
Jan Taal, The Netherlands
Scott Tompson, USA
Diana Whitmore, UK
Thomas Yeomans, USA

International Scientific/Organizing Committee by geographical areas

France, Spain and Portugal: Tan Nguyen
Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Austria: Kristina Brode
UK: Diana Withmore
The Netherlands and Belgium: Robert Bakker and Jan Taal
Scandinavia and Russia: Eva Sanner
USA: Richard and Bonney Schaub
South America: André Samuel
Japan: Sonoe Hiramatzu
Oceania: Helen Palmer

How to get there


The conference will take place at the Atahotel Naxos Beach in Giardini Naxos, one of the most beautiful sea resorts of the eastern coast of Sicily.

Atahotel Naxos Beach
Via Recanati, 26
98035 Giardini Naxos, Messina

Tel: +39.0942.6611 - Fax: +39.0942.51573

In the Hotel website you can find how to reach the Hotel:


At Catania Airport take the bus for Giardini Naxos and get off at RECANATI stop, that is close to Atahotel Giardini Naxos. It takes one hour.
It's advisable to book on the route to and from the airport.
The cost of the ticket is €. 8.20 if purchased at the ticket office or on the bus.

2nd & 6th June: 7.45am; 8.45am; 9.45am; 10.45am; 11.45am; 1.45pm; 3.45pm; 7.45pm
3rd & 4th June: 6.45; 7.45am; 8.45am; 9.45am; 10.45am; 11.45am; 12.45pm; 1.45pm; 2.45pm; 3.45pm; 5.45pm; 7.45pm.

Times, days, routes and tariffs may vary.
Please check bus website:


Participants can take advantage of a transfer service from the Congress venue to Catania-Fontanarossa airport and Catania Central Railway Station (and back) at the fixed fare of EU 20,00 (per person, one way).

Booking is allowed until May 15, 2016 by writing to:


>>> Reduced fee by November 30, 2015


For entire conference

by November 30, 2015 by January 31, 2016 by April 30, 2016 from 1 May 2016 onwards
euro 100,00 euro 120,00 euro 150,00 euro 170,00

For young people

under 18 yrs             free
from 18 to 30 yrs      euro   70,00          

For single days

2 June     euro 40,00
3 June  euro 50,00
4 June euro 50,00
5 June   euro 40,00



(when paying, please indicate: “2016 Conference” and your name)

Bank Wire Transfer
Bank name: Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Agency n. 42 – Florence (Italy)
Account name: Istituto di Psicosintesi
IBAN: IT44Z0103002841000001216075 BIC: PASCITM1W38

Payment with Paypal
With Credit Card or Paypal account.

After clicking "Pay now" complete the amount due on the next page.
Sign in into PayPal or choose "Don't have a PayPal Account?" to pay by Credit Card.

Via Post Office
Using postal a/c n° 24386500 in the name of Istituto di Psicosintesi


Email :
Fax : +39 055 570499
Postage : Istituto di Psicosintesi - Via San Domenico, 16 - 50133 Florence (Italy)


Request to cancel must arrive in writing by April 20, 2016 and you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fees.
After this date no reimbursement can be made.


Atahotel Naxos Beach
Via Recanati, 26
98035 Giardini Naxos, Messina

Tel: +39.0942.6611 - Fax: +39.0942.51573

The Hotel guarantees a fixed number of rooms for Congress participants, until  February 28, 2016.


Bed & breakfast

Half board (bed & breakfast, lunch)

Reductions for 3rd of 4th additional bed (only for a limited number of rooms)

The above fees apply also for the days directly preceding or following the congress.
Room fees do not include the daily euro 2,00 tourist tax charged to each person over 15 yrs, which will be paid to the hotel on checking in. The tourist tax can be subject to variation with no prior advice, its amount being set by the City Council.


Dinner - June 2, 2016: euro 27,00
Dinner - June 3, 2016:
(not for participants in the Taormina excursion)
euro 27,00
Gala dinner - June 4, 2016: euro 50,00


A deposit fee equivalent to the first night’s stay, will be charged on booking. The deposit fee is non-refundable.

When paying, please indicate:
International Psychosynthesis Conference June 2-5, 2016 n. 657406 - Atahotel Naxos Beach


Lunch - June 2, 2016: euro 27,00
Dinner - June 2, 2016: euro 27,00
Lunch - June 3, 2016: euro 27,00
Dinner - June 3, 2016:
(not for participants in the Taormina excursion)
euro 27,00
Lunch - June 4, 2016: euro 27,00
Gala Dinner - June 4, 2016: euro 50,00
Light Lunch - June 5, 2016: euro 25,00

Booking has to be made by April 2, 2016 and will be considered valid only upon receipt of the form and the deposit.


On booking, 50% of the total amount due must be paid in advance.

When paying, please indicate : International Psychosynthesis Congress, June 2-5, 2016 n. 657406-
Atahotel Naxos Beach


Fax : +39 0942 51573
Postage :  Atahotel Naxos Beach - Via Recanati, 26  - 98035 Giardini Naxos (Messina)

Alternative accommodation

Hotel Baia degli Dei
Contrada Recanati s.n.
98035 Giardini Naxos, Messina

Tel.: +39 0942 – 54094 - Fax. +39 0942 – 556695

Reduction for 3rd additional bed  (12-99 yrs): 10%

Tourist tax: euro 1,50 per night,

Meal only: euro 15

On booking, 50% of the total amount due must be paid in advance.
Bank Wire Transfer: Account Name:  INTERVENTI GARDESANI SRL. Hotel Baia degli Dei IBAN: IT13S0200882220000500007963  BIC SWIFT: UNCRIT M1I04    


Alternative accomodation

Nearby the Congress venue, in the Recanati area of Giardini Naxos, plenty of  hotels, B&Bs and apartments are available, among which:

Taormina: video