Psychospiritual Institute is committed to:

  • Inspiring and supporting others in understanding psychospiritual wholeness and cultivating a deeper connection to Self through individual and group coaching, workshops, events and certified coaching programs

  • Training and nurturing the next generation of Psychosynthesis Coaches and contributing to the continued development of this transpersonal and holistic framework

  • Building a nourishing community to support one another in the personal work of psychosynthesis and in developing thriving coaching practices in globally

The Psychospiritual Coaching Program is accredited by the Center for Credentialing and Education in fulfillment of their training requirements to become a Board Certified Coach (BCC).

Training leads to Certification as a Psychospiritual Life Coach (PLC)

For those qualified, this leads to training requirements for Board Certified Coach (BCC) Accreditation

Meet the Team

We are authors, creators, master coaches, deep ecologists, activists, doctors, artists, counselors, healers, entrepreneurs and educators with over 65 years of combined experience in Psyschosynthesis.


Val Silidker

Co-founder, Director, Lead Instructor

Val Silidker MS, BCC (Board Certified Coach) is co-founder of Psychospiritual Institute and founder/director of Inspired Life Workshops. She is a deep ecologist, evolutionary activist, mindset and leadership coach & trainer, community builder and former adjunct professor at Florida International University. Val coaches individuals and groups, and has produced and facilitated dozens of transformational events, retreats and workshops. Her work is focused on our inner evolution & conscious self-awareness, sacred activism and the transpersonal psychology of Psychosynthesis. Through experiential work, in-depth teachings and deep inquiry, Val works with change-makers, emerging leaders and visionaries to inspire the highest level of mindset, connection and creativity in their relationships and lives. Val is passionate about the Universe Story, nature and the human psyche, rewilding our hearts and authentic connection work, and has been facilitating connection work for over 15 years. She believes that through love and connection, we are inspired into sacred action toward a more compassionate and whole world.


Alyssa Whitehouse

Co-founder, Creative & Marketing Director

Alyssa Whitehouse, MBA, BCC (Board Certified Coach) is the co-founder of Psychospiritual Institute, an Artist, and the founder/director of The Love Light Initiative.  As a coach, artist, and educator, she supports adults and children on their soul-growth, transformational journey with art, imagery, and play.  Through her signature emotional intelligence and resilience program for ages preschool - 5th grade children, Alyssa guides children to think more deeply, be more resilient, and to stand strong within their true authentic self.  Alyssa is also a Certified HeartMath Coach, Adventures in Wisdom Coach, Recovery Coach, Mindful Educator (MEE), Certified Kids Yoga instructor, and Holistic Nutrition Coach.


Jon Schottland

Senior Instructor

Jon Schottland MA, LMHC, BCC is the founder and director of Synthesis Northeast, a psychosynthesis and professional coach certification program serving the New England/NY region. Jon was a senior trainer at the Synthesis Center in Amherst, MA for 15 years and currently teaches in the graduate psychology programs at Sofia University and American International College for master's and doctoral level students. He has provided extensive trainings for life coaches and corporate coaches across the U.S. and internationally. Jon holds an advanced degree in developmental psychology and is both a nationally Board Certified Coach (BCC) and Psychosynthesis Life Coach (PLC). He maintains a private practice where he specializes in working with teenagers and young adults. The focus of his work is cultivating deep presence and attention to promote healing, self expression, wholeness and optimal personal development.


Elaine Reinoso

Assistant Instructor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Elaine Reinoso is masterful at career transitions, life upgrades, the art of decluttering, and being of service in a heart centered way.  She found material success in the world of finance and banking. Several years of the market crashing, corporate restructure, and layoffs shattered the illusion of financial stability.  The Universe said, "Sink or Swim Elaine?!" With 2 weeks severance pay and zero in savings, she choose to swim, away from Corporate America. This began the journey which awakened her soul to its truest purpose.  As a connoisseur of personal development and spiritual practices that's well versed in financial literacy, she has liberated herself from the matrix and began sharing her experience, knowledge, and "blanket-of-love" with the world along the way.  She is committed to every person on this planet knowing themselves to be empowered, financially free, at peace, and filled with love.  Because financial literacy is not taught in school, and "broke" is a mindset problem that can be cured by synthesizing beliefs, she believes in hacking the system by educating her clients to develop positive cash flow plans, get out of debt, and create passive income so they can choose if they wish to ever work again.


Monica Reyes

Assistant Instructor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Monica Reyes, ESQ is a dynamic speaker, and activist for compassion, guiding and empowering leaders towards self-awareness, spiritual awareness and purpose.  She bridges ancient spiritual principles with the latest in science and braids it into easily digestible and practical ideas.  She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, a Psychosynthesis life coach and an attorney who left her fruitful law practice to answer her soul'd call for more.  Her background allows her to easily integrate her teachings into the corporate and athletic setting.  She has working with companies such as Gucci, Ricoh, NFLPA, TD Bank, bringing executives and professional athletes to look within for more success, creativity and inner peace.  She is a TEDx Speaker and has spoken in front of audiences ranging from small venues to tens of thousands in all demographics and purposes with her message.


Vienna Jasmin

Assistant Instructor, Psychosynthesis Life Coach

Vienna Jasmin is a Transpersonal Guide and Ceremonial Practitioner.  She has a background in Reiki, Emotional Mastery, and Qigong. Her intimate experience with the healing of trauma, both in herself and others, provides a unique, in depth perspective on the human psyche, and the ability we possess as sentient begins to transcend the programs and stories of our past.  This understanding led to her studies and certification in Psychosynthesis.  Vienna became a Ceremonial practitioner through the studies of indigenous culture and the journey of reconnection to her own roots.  An apprenticeship to a Yaqui Medicine Man in Arizona has since led her to facilitate transformational gatherings around the US and abroad.  Currently residing in the desert of Joshua Tree, Vienna's vision of a more connected planet is the driving force behind her enthusiasm for personal development. She believes it is through radical self0care, authentic reconnection, and deep inquiry that we are able to co-create a more holistic world.

Didi Firman

Dr. Didi Firman

Guest Senior Instructor

Dr. Didi Firman, Ed.D., LMHC, BCC has spent her entire adult life working with people through the lens of the spiritual psychology, psychosynthesis. She has a doctorate in psychology, is a licensed mental health counselor,  board certified coach,  professor of psychology, a public speaker and a NY Times bestselling author. Closest to her heart, though, is the work of teaching psychosynthesis as a life changing spiritual path to soulful living and right livelihood. In service of this, Didi is the president and founder of the Synthesis Center, a nonprofit psychosynthesis educational institution founded in 1976.  For over 30 years, Didi worked with her mother as authors and workshop leaders on the topic of mother & daughter relationship. Their books included: Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul and Daughters and Mothers: Making it Work.  And during these years, Didi spent a lot of time on TV and radio, including a wonderful stint on the Oprah Winfrey show! Didi has authored books on topics as diverse as Living Well with Chronic Illness and Brace For Impact, about life’s second chances for the survivors of the Hudson River crash landing. Didi has presented throughout the United States from Omega Institute on the East Coast to Esalen on the West. She also presents internationally, including in the Soviet Union.