The Synthesis Center

is a nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1976. We are an organization of people committed to supporting the conscious evolution of individuals and society as a whole, through our teaching and practice of psychosynthesis. We endeavor to provide services of the highest quality in an atmosphere that is intellectually exciting, supportive of personal needs, and spiritually inspiring. Services of the Center include professional training programs in psychosynthesis, counseling & coaching services, educational and support groups, workshops and business consulting. Counseling services are available locally and coaching is available throughout the world. The Center is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a small and culturally diverse college town nestled in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. How to contact us.

What's New
Check out our News page for info on a Zen Cruise wher Didi & Jon will be presenting, Also our fall flyer with Program intro dates.
AAP and The Synthesis Center have joined to make scholarships for the Montreal Conference of up to $200 available to those who wish to come, for whom money is an issue. The revised flyer is on our news page. Please take advantage of this and spread the word.

Dates for the Fall 2015/2016 training have been posted on our training page. We've also listed the first round of our Free Introductory in-person and teleconference introductions. Either are appropriate to our in-person or distance programs.

Check out our new psychosynthesis coaching blog by Jon Schottland of our training staff. Click here!

We have now consolidated all of our coach information on our new web site: It includes all info on our psychosynthesis coach trainings and certifications as well as a directory of psychosynthesis coaches. Have a look

New Late Fall 2015 newsletter posted here

2013/14 Will to Grow: Transformational Life Coaching
September marks the beginning of the full Psychosynthesis Life Coach Training. If you are close enough to Western MA to join us for in-person weekends, the Level 1 Psychosynthesis Professional Training (one weekend per month, staring in October) meets the requirements for the Section 1 Psychosynthesis Coaching.  Visit Psychosynthesis Training for more on the in-person training and here for complete info on the coaching program. Free Introductory Teleconference Sessions will be held in the Spring and Summer. Complete info and dates here.
Three new dates have been added.

Interested in psychosynthesis?
Talk to the Trainers!


Psychosynthesis is founded on "the perception of the light immanent in the human soul and in the whole of creation," says its founder, Roberto Assagioli. For over 100 years this wisdom has guided this spiritual psychology. Practiced today, psychosynthesis is applied in many fields as a form of guiding. If you are inspired to guide, as coach or therapist, teacher or body worker, minister or parent, or as a seeker yourself, consider joining The Synthesis Center as it moves into its 35th year of training. The weekend training is a powerful personal, professional and spiritual journey. It leads, as well, to certification as a Psychosynthesis Guide or Board Certified Coach. We invite you to have a conversation with Didi Firman or Jon Schottland, program trainers, about this path to right livelihood and personal well being. Didi will be scheduling calls on Tuesday Sept. 24 & Saturday the 28th. Jon will be scheduling calls on Friday September 27th and Wednesday Oct. 1. For more on the program click here and to schedule a one on one conversation, contact We look forward to sharing some time with you.

 Didi Firman, our program director now has a blog on the Psychology Today web site. Click here to visit Living a Life of Purpose; Spirituality in Real Time

Visit our PDF Download page for articles on psychosynthesis, psychosynthesis coaching & a recently posted, peer-reviewed article on psychosynthesis by Didi.

Psychosynthesis Coaches
Our Coach Affiliates Page will be up and running soon. Coaching knows no geographical boundaries and our coaches offer a wide variety of specialties. Visit us and get to know this new Synthesis Center function. 

Didi Firman, our training director has written a new book;
Engaging Life: Living with Chronic Illness
more info on our news page.  


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The Synthesis Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and donations are deductible for U.S. Income Tax purposes. Your donations go towards scholarships for our programs & general operating expenses. We depend on donations for about 20% of our operating budget. We greatly appreciate the support of our friends and community & thanks to all those who donated in 2012.

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Last Updated: June 5, 2015

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