Soul Process Work: Our Human Journey
“We must learn to live as souls on earth”
—Roberto Assagioli, M.D
A seminal question I have been exploring for a long time is how best to support the human soul’s journey on earth toward an experience of full, unique aliveness and spiritual maturity. I have pursued this question through Psychosynthesis and Spiritual Psychology, and, most recently, I have been developing an approach that I call “Soul Process Work”.
This approach, rooted in both Psychosynthesis and Spiritual Psychology, focuses particularly on sensing and cooperating, moment to moment, with the natural experiential process by which the soul is at work in our immediate personal lives. Presence and making direct contact with the flow of experience in the here and now within us, or in another, are central skills in “soul process work”. From here skill is also needed in working within the various arenas of human experience that the soul process passes through. These include personality, psyche, center, will, transpersonal qualities, life cycle stages, body, vocation, death, and transformation.
The central idea here is that the soul is not removed from, or higher than, our daily experience, but rather is embedded within it. This means that we best nurture, liberate, and ground our unique soul force and qualities through close attention to the details of our immediate experience and through learning both how to discern and express who we most truly are and to recognize and transform the blocks that always exist to soul expression.
This daylong training will include teaching, demonstration, experiential work, practicum, and dialogue, and there will be recommended reading for both before and after.
“The work of soul process is gradually to true the personality, and eventually all else in a life, to soul. Soul force can then flow unimpeded through our person into the world.” —Thomas Yeomans, Ph.D.
Thomas Yeomans, Ph.D., has been involved with Psychosynthesis and Spiritual Psychology for over forty years. He studied with Roberto Assagiioli, M.D. in the early 1970's, and has trained professionals in Psychosynthesis and Spiritual Psychology since then, both in individual and group work, throughout North America and in Europe and Russia.
He has published writing on Psychosynthesis and Spiritual Psychology as well as three volumes of poetry and a childrens’ book. He is founder/director of the Concord Institute and co-founder of the International School in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is also a painter and musician.
Currently he is writing a book about the soul and spirituality in our present time of global crisis and transformation. He also maintains a private practice in psycho-spiritual consulting and mentoring in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Suggested reading: Yeomans, T. “Living Experience as Spiritual Practice”
(available on the Synthesis Center website)
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013, Hours: 10 AM -1 PM: 2 PM - 5 PM
Cost: $200-$100 sliding scale.
Summer Weekend with Didi Firman
August 17 & 18
The Practice of Contemplative Psychosynthesis
Psychosynthesis is steeped in contemplative practices from guided imagery to the practice of disidentification. Working with all psychological functions, this weekend will be an experience of psychosynthesis as a spiritual and contemplative practice. In the context of nature, art, meditation and deep quiet, we will follow our inner Call of Self. Guided work will invite us into our inner, private world. Conversation will ground us in relationship to our fellow travelers. Art, movement, journaling and specific psychosynthesis techniques will anchor us in the vastness of the universe and the particularity of our own unique being.
Open only to those with psychosynthesis training. Held in Amherst. Maximum of 12 people.
Sliding scale of $500-300.