10. Creative Biosynergy and the Person-Centered Psychology of Global Spiritual Well- Becoming

Environmental Spirituality and Wellbeing - Integrating Social and Therapeutic Theory and Practice - Jeff Leonardi

Anthony Rose [+-]
The Biosynergy Institute
Anthony L Rose, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Biosynergy Project at Center for Studies of the Person Community Based Biosynergy Management / The Biosynergy Institute. After completing his NIH and USPHS funded research at UCLA Brain Research Institute on the etiology of addiction in primates, Rose turned to humanism. He took a NIMH postdoctoral fellowship and co-founded Center for Studies of the Person (CSP) with Carl Rogers and colleagues in 1967-9. The next 2 decades Rose and his CSP cohort designed and conducted scores of person-centered interventions in educational innovation, drug abuse prevention, and community & organization development. The functions of social synergy in education, religion, military, government, business and healthcare became clear to him. In 1982 Dr. Rose began his search for biosynergy in rainforests, savannahs, mountains and deserts around the world. After 4 decades of in situ biosynergy research and development in over 25 countries on 5 continents, Rose has returned to CSP and is integrating his publications and new revelations into his next book: Biosynergy: Earth's Golden Rule.


The Person-centered Approach (PCA) is a well-established theory and practice of personal growth and interpersonal relationships, with applications in counselling, group work, education, organizational and cross-cultural behavior etc. This chapter seeks to enrich the approach in the light of Biosynergistic research and theory. It begins by laying the foundation for a Biosynergy-enriched Person-Centered Psychology (Be- PCP) that expands beyond humanism and acknowledges the Personhood of all organisms. To extend Personhood globally requires crafting a qualitative science of collective reality, an interdisciplinary/interspecies theory of Eco-spiritual well- becoming, and new synergistic core conditions to extend the reach and capacity of Person-Centered Interventions (PCI) beyond psychotherapy and social communion. On that biosynergy enriched foundation of PC-Psychology science, theory and intervention, the author constructs four pillars-of-biosynergy to demonstrate 1 new and 3 amplified Core Conditions for Be-PCP. Each pillar represents an essential Condition for enabling Global Well-becoming. The first three are biosynergistic elaborations of the original Rogerian therapeutic Conditions: 1. All Inclusive Positivity (AIP), 2. Mutually Empathic Compassion (MEC) and 3. Ecologically Adaptive Authenticity (EAA). The fourth pillar represents the author’s 4th Key Condition: 4. Global Creative Biosynergy (GCB). Normally represented by “wellbeing,” the term “well-becoming” is coined here to indicate that the vital quest for worldwide wellness is not merely “ being well in the moment.” Through Creative Biosynergy-enabled actualization, all Life – from cell to species, ecosystem to biosphere – pursues continually inclusive, mutually adaptive well- becoming. Finally, the case is made for Biosynergy as driving force in interspecies co- creation of Paradise on Earth – the rebecoming of Eden. Biosynergy may be the main mutual well-becoming process in EarthLife’s spiritual Quest for Transcendence.

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Rose, Anthony. 10. Creative Biosynergy and the Person-Centered Psychology of Global Spiritual Well- Becoming. Environmental Spirituality and Wellbeing - Integrating Social and Therapeutic Theory and Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jun 2025. ISBN 9781800505841. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=45133. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.45133. Jun 2025

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