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Toward an integration of subtle energy work
with the psychosynthesis perspective

by Martha Crampton, Ph.D.

This paper addresses the emergence of subtle energy awareness in the therapeutic culture of our time. It presents a variety of clinical examples of bioenergy interventions that produced shifts in clientsí energy fields and chakras. It considers how new ways of working based on subtle energy can contribute to the evolution of Psychosynthesis theory and practice.

  1. Introduction
  2. Depth work with subtle energies
  3. Illustrative client experiences
  4. Working with the chakras
  5. Conclusions
  6. References

This article is adapted from an article published in Conversations in Psychosynthesis: Psychosynthesis and the Body. Vol 6, June 2006, pp. 16-45. ISBN # 0-9788265-5-8.

The original article was based on a keynote presentation by Martha Crampton at the Psychosynthesis Conference held in Minneapolis, June 17 to 19, 2005. It expands the original presentation with case material and further elaboration of the ideas.

For inquiries about psychosynthesis or to purchase the publication, contact info@aap-psychosynthesis.org or visit AAP: the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis.

About the Author

Martha Crampton, PhD currently conducts a private practice of psychotherapy and life coaching in Manhattan. She studied psychosynthesis with Roberto Assagioli in Florence, Italy and founded the Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis in Montreal. For ten years she directed the New York Open Centerís program in Integrative Therapy, offering training in holistic depth psychology and psychoenergetic approaches. Dr. Crampton is licensed in Canada as a Clinical Psychologist and in New York as a Mental Health Counselor. She is also certified as a Life Coach.

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