The Institute of Psychosynthesis was founded In 1973 by Joan and Roger Evans under the personal guidance and sponsorship of Roberto Assagioli to develop the principles and practice of Psychosynthesis in the UK.
For some years I have endeavoured to bring the spirit of psychosynthesis to England. It has been done to some extent but in a partial and limited way… We have consulted and worked with this group in London and today are in accord. The gist of our discussions are contained in this brochure which could be called, in a sense, the Charter of the Institute; of course subject to development and changes as should happen in every living organism, because I consider that each Institute or Centre of psychosynthesis is not an organisation in the formal sense of the world, but a living centre of light and radiation.
Roberto Assagioli Introduction to the first Brochure. 1974
The Institute went on to create the first professional psychosynthesis training programme in Europe in 1975 and since then has developed in-depth programmes in psychosynthesis counselling, psychotherapy, coaching as well as the application of psychosynthesis to other fields of service. It also has an active Research and Publishing section.
There have been many who have contributed to the development of the Institute over the past 40 years. A core group of practitioners and professionals from diverse fields have formed a solid professional community sustaining a relationship over the last 20 years. They continue to devote their considerable professional expertise to ongoing research and clinical excellence, to the further development of the Institute taking the principles of a psychospiritual psychology to the needs of our times.
Podcast 1: The Story of Roberto Assagioli
Roger H Evans, Co-founder The Institute of Psychosynthesis
This podcast looks at the life and story of the founder of psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli. It traces Assagioli’s life and how he developed psychosynthesis from his early foundations in psychoanalysis through his challenge to the scope of psychoanalysis and his theoretical and empirical development through the middle of the 20th Century. It then looks at Assagioli’s contribution to the humanistic and transpersonal psychology movements in the 1960s-70s.