What is psychosynthesis?
A: Each child is placed in a psychosynthesis group with one of the Yunasa Fellows or Senior Fellows, and they spend time together each day in a structured psychosynthesis session. Psychosynthesis is a mode of psychology developed by Roberto Assagioli, MD, whose studies focused on the personality and soul; he emphasized the importance of integrating the unconscious with the rational, conscious mind, aiming to discover spiritual insight, identify heightened creativity, and achieve self-actualization. While different methods and techniques to employ psychosynthesis have been developed, Yunasa Fellows and Senior Fellows engage campers in guided visualizations meant to promote mindfulness and presence, support calmness, inspire imagination, develop creativity, and establish balance in mind, body, and spirit. The exercises are hinged on concentration, timing, and a focus on each breath. Psychosynthesis serves as a tool to decrease anxiety and calm a busy mind.