Traditionally, psychosynthesis was taught in the format of an intensive, introductory one week basic training, covering the main theory and principles of psychosynthesis, and a three year continued professional training consisting of 8 weekends a year, covering the main principles in more depth.
Experiential learning has always been the hallmark of psychosynthesis training. Exercises would introduce the participant to psychosynthesis principles, sharing of experiences with other participants expanded the personal to the universal, and didactic presentations grounded the experiences in psychosynthesis theory. This fostered enduring community building where sensitivity, empathy, respect, consent were all highly regarded. Replicating this in an online format is unfortunately not realistic, but for participants and coaches who are willing to invest the time and energy, the traditional training experience can be approached.
Using video recordings of a basic training and two years of continued training, students vicariously share in the training experience, while personal tutoring under the guidance of a psychosynthesis trainer or coach, promotes the individual processing and sharing and tailoring the theory to the individual experiences.
Permission for recording these seminars was granted under the stipulation that these recordings would only be viewed in a training context. Therefore these recordings are available if a trainee contracts with an established psychosynthesis trainer or coach, who agrees to serve as a tutor. The tutor guides the training experience, answers questions and assists in applying the principles to the personal experience of the trainee. The recommended number of tutoring sessions is a minimum of 3 for the basic training and 1 for each weekend of continued training, or 16 for the complete continued training, although other arrangements can be made based on the needs of the trainee and tutor. All tutoring sessions are conducted through video conferencing or phone.
Ideally, the training is done by 2 or 3 students in unison with a psychosynthesis trainer or coach. The students collaborate on doing the exercises and practicums together and progress in the training simultaneously. The tutoring is done in small group meetings and the expenses of the tutoring are shared.
In addition the the tutoring sessions and practicums, more in-depth individual training sessions or counseling sessions with a credentialed mental health professional may be beneficial or needed. At times, the training experience has a way of bringing unresolved personal issues to the surface. These issues can not be adequately managed in a training setting and are better dealt with in the privacy and guidance of an experienced mental health professional.
The costs for using training material is free. The fees for the tutoring and training sessions are negotiated between the trainee and tutor. A typical fee is $100 for 90 minutes session.
A list of available tutors is under development. If you are an established psychosynthesis coach or trainer, and would like to be licensed to use the training materials as a tutor in the online training, please contact Vincent Dummer at gmail dot com.