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It is the readiness of the mind that is wisdom
(Shunryu Suzuki)

Reason To Be

What is the psychological truth for an individual, group, organisation, or other social system? How may this best be brought to light as a means for creative transformation and growth?

Socio-analysis is grounded in wonder and exploration, and it seeks to illuminate and express the interplay of wonder and knowledge in creating new realities. Wilfred Bion is usually regarded as the father of socio-analysis. His stance of always pointing to the unknown is the spirit of socio-analysis.

The Centre for Socio-Analysis is concerned to explore new forms of community, and organisation for our society; ways of being together, and working together, that engender the expression of human spirit, and the growth of our capacities


The Centre for Socio-Analysis was founded in 2004 in Victoria. The Centre develops socio-analytic ideas and methods pioneered at the Tavistock Institute in London, at the Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis, and by other organisations and practitioners who work in the socio-analytic tradition pioneered by Wilfred Bion. There are some 25 organisations around the world working with aspects of this tradition: U.K., France, Eire, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, U.S., India, Israel, South Africa, and Australia.

Primary Task

The Centre formally defines its primary task as: “To increase human capacities through socio-analysis”.

Socio-Analysis is “the activity of exploration, consultancy, and action research which combines and synthesises methodologies and theories, derived from psycho-analysis, group relations, social systems thinking, organisation behaviour, and social dreaming” (Bain, 1999).

For a description of socio-analysis, and its history, see the article in Wikipedia:



* Banner image: W. Lindley, 1930. Watercolour. Blue Mountains.


"Heart of Dreaming" online book released.

"Tagore Poems". Download>

Bion at the Tavistock Centre video. View>

Wikipedia article on "Socio-Analysis". View>*







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