Term for an older style of therapy, posited as the opposite of psychoanalysis, stressing the restoration of useful inhibitions and of the id to its rightful place in relation to the ego. [psycho- + synthesis]

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psy·cho·syn·the·sis .sī-kō-'sin(t)-thə-səs n, pl -the·ses -.sēz a form of psychotherapy combining psychoanalytic techniques with meditation and exercise

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  • Roberto Assagioli — (Venice, February 27, 1888 Capolona d Arezzo, August 23, 1974) was an Italian psychiatrist who was the founder of the psychological movement known as Psychosynthesis. Only the development of his inner powers can offset the dangers inherent in man …   Wikipedia

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