of the Foundation
Before becoming the Verso Foundation, we were the Verso Association. There were fewer of us and we couldn’t follow as many projects, but this did not make them any less important: we are still running our initial projects in Africa to this day. A “Foundation” is something that describes us very well, because foundations are exactly what we are trying to build. Our goal is to help people to strengthen their own foundations, through education and the psychosynthetic approach.
of the Foundation
Behind the Verso Foundation there is a group of friends with different skills, who are all committed to the training sector and are united by the same idea of education. As Psychosynthesis teaches us, we believe in a harmonious development of the personality, which addresses physical, emotional, mental and also spiritual aspects.
Psychosynthesis is a psychological movement and a concrete working approach, inspired by the principles of humanistic psychology and directed towards the harmonious development of the personality in its totality.
The founder of Psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli, defined it like this:
“Psychosynthesis is a method of psychological development and self-realisation for those who refuse to remain the slaves of their own inner phantasm or of external influences, who refuse to submit passively to the play of psychological forces which is going on within them, and who are determined to become master of their own lives.”
Roberto Assagioli was a scholar who went against the grain. He recognised the importance of the inner spiritual aspect within us, and included it in the mapping of the psyche to the point of elevating it to a fundamental aspect of human beings. Recognising this component within us has opened up new perspectives of tolerance, education and conscience, and allows people from all social and cultural levels in every countries of the world to be connected with one another.
The Verso Foundation is the home of these ideas, which we aim to apply in the field of education. The projects we have created and supported over the years foster and support each person’s knowledge of their inner and outer worlds, to make them fully aware of their own potential.