Fate Analysis

Her­edita­ry infor­ma­ti­on in genes makes up an essen­ti­al foun­da­ti­on of human exis­tence. This gene­tic poten­ti­al rep­res­ents forms of exis­tence and ways of living which ances­tors exhi­bi­ted in how they loved, were sick, pur­sued a pro­fes­si­on, com­mu­ni­ca­ted soci­al­ly, and for­med fami­lies. This heri­ta­ge is brought back to life by peop­le through indi­vi­du­al com­po­si­ti­ons which mate­ria­li­se in four dri­ves. Fate ana­ly­sis pos­tu­la­tes that each indi­vi­du­al is not necessa­ri­ly sub­jec­ted to his or her inheri­tan­ce, but rather has the oppor­tu­ni­ty of making a cor­rect choice from a lar­ge num­ber of poten­ti­al exis­ten­ces.

For over 40 years, the Szon­di Insti­tu­te has been trai­ning and edu­ca­ting psy­cho­the­ra­pists in fate ana­ly­sis. The Szon­di Insti­tu­te in Zurich is an edu­ca­ti­on and rese­arch insti­tu­te dedi­ca­ted to the fate ana­ly­sis deve­lo­ped by Leo­pold Szon­di. It was foun­ded in 1970.

Fate ana­ly­sis, taught in its app­lied form as “fate-ana­ly­ti­cal psy­cho­the­ra­py”, builds on the rea­li­sa­ti­on that pro­per­ties, beha­viours, ten­den­ci­es and aver­si­ons, psy­cho­lo­gi­cal dis­or­ders, as well as choices in love, fri­endship, pro­fes­si­on, soci­al rela­ti­ons­hips, ill­ness, and death are to a fun­da­men­tal extent depen­dent on our heri­ta­ge. Leo­pold Szon­di desi­gna­ted this inheri­tan­ce as an individual’s “choice of fate”.

In fate ana­ly­sis, the pos­si­bi­li­ty to choo­se free­dom coun­ter­ac­ts this so-cal­led “choice of fate”, it pre­sup­po­ses that indi­vi­du­als access the poten­ti­al capa­ci­ty to do bet­ter which is also pre­sent in their inheri­tan­ce – and which has been lived befo­re by their ances­tors. Key objec­tives of fate-ana­ly­ti­cal the­ra­py lie in the rea­li­sa­ti­on and activa­ti­on of this her­edita­ry poten­ti­al.

Fate ana­ly­sis has, as a space of deve­lop­ment, events, and life, deve­lo­ped a struc­tu­re of four dri­ves, which are sub­di­vi­ded into eight dri­ve needs and six­te­en ten­den­ci­es. The sys­tem of needs has a dialec­tic struc­tu­re, which means that two dri­ve needs always seem to appe­ar as con­flic­ting aspi­ra­ti­ons – as com­ple­men­ta­ry oppo­si­tes –, while howe­ver acting as a coale­sced who­le. Our indi­vi­du­al needs as well as psy­cho­lo­gi­cal dis­tur­ban­ces and ill­nes­ses deve­lop in dri­ve pro­ces­ses. The Szon­di pho­to selec­tion test is the instru­ment to regis­ter the indi­vi­du­al struc­tu­re of the dri­ve pro­ces­ses of an indi­vi­du­al.

Fate-ana­ly­ti­cal psy­cho­the­ra­py stri­ves to activa­te the use­ful, posi­ti­ve, crea­ti­ve, and pro­tec­tive resour­ces of an indi­vi­du­al wit­hin the frame­work of the dri­ve sys­tem. In this con­text, the her­edita­ry poten­ti­als of a per­son are released through a the­ra­peu­tic inter­ven­ti­on on the path towards sup­por­ting the aspi­red streng­t­he­ning of the ego.

Fate ana­ly­sis iden­ti­fies gre­at healing power in the choice of a pro­fes­si­on as well as in cul­tu­ral and soci­al enga­ge­ment. Through its dia­gnostic instru­ments (Szon­di pho­to selec­tion test and an ana­ly­sis of the gene socio­gram), it can reveal a more rewar­ding field of activi­ty. By ana­lo­gy, the qua­li­ty of rela­ti­ons with other peop­le also chan­ges; impro­ve­ments in the per­cep­ti­on of self and streng­t­he­ning of the awa­reness of the self lead to more uncons­trai­ned and con­flict-free rela­ti­ons­hips to other peop­le, to the soci­al and socie­tal envi­ron­ment. The objec­tive of fate-ana­ly­ti­cal the­ra­py lies in the for­ma­ti­on of a self-deter­mi­ned per­so­na­li­ty.