Psychosynthesis Books

Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis (2011) Psychosynthesis in North America, Discovering Our History 1957-2010
Assagioli, Roberto (1965) Psychosynthesis: A Collection of Basic Writings

Assagioli, Roberto (1973) The Act of Will

Assagioli, Roberto (1988) Transpersonal Development: The Dimension Beyond Psychosynthesis

Assagioli, Roberto (1999) Psychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques

Ferrucci, Piero (1982) What We May Be: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth through Psychosynthesis

Firman, John & Gila, Ann (2010) A Psychotherapy of Love

Firman, John & Gila, Ann (2002) A Psychology of the Spirit

Firman, John & Gila, Ann (1997) The Primal Wound: A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction and Growth

Hardy, Jean (1987) A Psychology with a Soul: Psychosynthesis in Evolutionary Context

Palmer, Helen (2010) Psychosynthesis in the South Pacific: Ontological and epistemological considerations in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Available at
Parfitt, Will: Psychosynthesis (1990) The Elements of Psychosynthesis

Parfitt, Will: Psychosynthesis (1993) Psychosynthesis: The Elements and Beyond - Psychosynthesis in Theory and Practice

Parfitt, Will (2009) Psychosynthesis: New Perspectives and Creative Research

Sorrell, Stephanie (2011) Psychosynthesis Made Easy: A Psychospiritual Psychology for Today

Whitmore, Diana (1991) Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action

Whitmore, Diana (1986) Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning

Young Brown, Molly (1983) The Unfolding Self: Psychosynthesis and Counselling

Psychosynthesis Websites
This is the website of the Institute founded by Roberto Assagioli in 1926. (Click translate on the top right of the site to read it in English).
The NZ Institute of Psychosynthesis offers a professional training programme in Psychosynthesis counselling and therapy, as well as personal development courses and workshops.
The Psychosynthesis Education Trust offers a Psychosynthesis-based distance learning programme of personal development that provides “an education for living”.
The UK-based Institute of Psychosynthesis publishes a Monograph Series of recent Psychosynthesis theses which are available through their website.
The Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis is a US-based site that provides information about Psychosynthesis activities around the world.
This site lists many Psychosynthesis-related publications and articles, including some by Roberto Assagioli.
This site includes many articles by Roberto Assagioli and other Psychosynthesis practitioners.
A website set up to encourage and facilitate the continuation of research, education and experience of will.
This site includes a comprehensive biography of Psychosynthesis founder Roberto Assagioli.
This New Zealand site gives information about the Self and World course which focuses on how we might contribute as individuals and collectively to the great challenges and transitions of our time.
This UK website of Psychosynthesis Avalon and Will Parfitt has information about distance learning, resources, psychotherapy and seminars. has video interviews of 28 Psychosynthesis writers and teachers, including Piero Ferrucci, Tom Yeomans, Anne Gila, John Firman and Molly Brown.


“We have already been given everything we need; our task is to assemble and use it in the appropriate way. Nothing is meaningful as long as we perceive only separate fragments. But as soon as the fragments come together into a synthesis, a new entity emerges, whose nature we could not have foreseen by considering the fragments alone.”

Piero Ferrucci, What We May Be (1982)