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Psychedelics in Scotland

Watch DrugReporter coverage of a powerful 3 day event celebrating 'Scotland’s Indigenous Apothecary' ('plants of the land'), by the Scottish Psychedelic Research Group (SPRG). Filmed in 2022, one of the Institutes founders, (John), and others, talk about their personal experiences of healing through the use of plant medicines. 

CPD Events

Please see below for details of our upcoming CPD events.

27th January 2024: Psychosynthesis methods for working with  subpersonalities

Facilitators: John Anderson and Thomas Marty

Date: Saturday 27th January 2024

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm   

Participant Cost: TBA, concessions are available

Venue: The Townley Memorial Hall, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS. Parking available on site


Psychosynthesis was developed by the Italian medical doctor Roberto Assagioli in the early 1900s to help people deal with the dilemmas, conflicts and patterns of behaviours which inhibit or prevent them from living life in meaningful and fulfilling ways.  An important aspect of Psychosynthesis is personal growth or synthesis of one's Personal Identity (PI), the latter of which includes various subpersonalities. Within our personality, subpersonalities are the diverse personages or psychological parts which often seem to have their own semi-independent activity, needs, and aims. Whilst some subpersonalities are individual to the person, others may be more commonly experienced across people (e.g. such as the Child, Parent, Seeker, The People Pleaser, the Joker, etc.). Whilst some subpersonalities embody internal conflicts, traumas, and patterns of behaviours, others may embody stories and realities which can be a source of inspiration as we move towards wholeness and integration.  This can be facilitated through internal dialogue, a process which can lead to a greater sense of wholeness and meaningful self-expression in the world. 

This workshop uses experiential exercises to help you explore your subpersonalities for the purposes of self-awareness and personal insight. Exercises incorporate a range of Psychosynthesis and Shamanic practices, including relaxed breathing, drumming, visualisation, dialogue, art, and the use of evocative music. Most participants experience positive emotions and feelings of relaxation during the exercises. However, physical and emotional reactions can vary, and sometimes may involve contacting subpersonalities which hold difficult thoughts; emotions and physical sensations (see contraindications). 

Whilst safety and support is a central part of the day, this course is not intended to be a substitute for personal therapy. Please read the contraindications contained in the further information.

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