Catherine Ann Lombard
Catherine Ann Lombard M.A., is a psychosynthesis psychologist, counselor and researcher.
She has an M.A. in Psychosynthesis Psychology from Middlesex University, London and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counseling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.
She is from California and has lived in Japan, Egypt, Ireland, Germany and now lives in Umbria, Italy.
Catherine is a published writer of non-fiction, including both popular personal essays and academic articles on psychosynthesis. You can learn more about her at LoveAndWill.com.
She and her husband, Dr. Kees den Biesen offer small-scale and non-touristic journeys in Italy that can inspire those interested in art, literature, and the life of the spirit.
For more information, see poeticplaces.org
Journey to Places of the Higher Self, A Five-day Journey Through the Green Heart of Italy, September 17-23, 2018
Journeying with St. Francis and St. Clair of Assisi, Exploring, celebrating and walking during Italian Easter, 10-20 April 2017
Below are a few of Catherine’s recent publications (see loveandwill.com for more)
"Visions of God, the Cosmos and Humanity" published as one of Catherine’s bimonthly blogs. Here she briefly examines the remarkable similarity between Saint Hildegard’s third vision, called “God, Cosmos, and Humanity,” described in the first part of Scivias, and Assagioli’s model of the human personality.
“Psychosynthesis: A Foundational Bridge between Psychology and Spirituality” published in the peer-reviewed Pastoral Psychology on 27 January, 2017. This article begins by introducing psychosynthesis concepts and techniques. It then provides qualitative findings showing that psychosynthesis counseling helped to awaken spirituality in three out of eleven clients who had formerly identified themselves as atheists. In addition, testimonies are included that show that psychosynthesis counseling also helped all eleven clients to attain personal growth.
“Opening the Door to Creativity: A Psychosynthesis Approach” which Catherine co-authored with Dr. B.C.N. Müller, was published by the peer-reviewed Journal of Humanistic Psychology on 30 June 2016.
"Psychosynthesis and Jung in a Nutshell," published by the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis. This article offers a brief but comprehensive overview of the similarities and differences between psychosynthesis and Jungian psychology. It ends with Catherine’s reflections on the two transpersonal visions.
"A Communion with the Earth: Gardening and Gratitude". Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Gardening can be a precise mirror for the soul. Read Catherine’s story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.