Psychology asks questions such as, what makes us function? How do we resolve pain and suffering? How can we feel more happy and complete in our lives? Early studies in psychology looked at the behaviors of animals such as rats, mice, and pigeons, and assumed that by explaining their behaviors and motivations, they could learn about how humans function. Yet, others realized that although there is much value in learning about behavior, the study of animals cannot address the complexity of human qualities such as love, self-consciousness, morality, and issues of personal freedom and spirituality. Transpersonal psychology arose to address the problems of focusing only on behavior, and in the process it came to understand the value of exploring higher levels of awareness when it comes to human difficulties.
Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal therapy that helps you to consider how purpose, meaning, and value play out in your life. This type of therapy takes into consideration not only creativity and spirituality, but also negative life experiences (childhood or adulthood) that block you from manifesting the happiness and life purpose you want. A transpersonal approach, then, supports inner growth in many areas, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, questions about identity, current and past relationship problems, work, birth family, and religious and spiritual concerns.