The Integration of Classical Music Composition Theory in the Facilitation of Expanded Trust, Appreciation, and Utilization of Opposites in Treatment
Bruce Gregory, PhD is the Director of the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology at Ryokan College in Los Angeles, CA. He has been a frequent presenter at Ericksonian Foundation Conferences focusing on the theme of integrating Rossi’s Mind-Body approach into other therapeutic modalities.
Jung’s identification and appreciation of the transcendent function in the integration of the conscious and unconscious minds set the stage for almost a century of exploration and use of unconscious healing resources in a variety of treatment situations, which ultimately incorporated trust and appreciation of the use of opposites. The integration of principles of classical music composition theory with Mind-Body Hypnotherapy supports the need to use opposites in treatment and shows new pathways for the application of the implied directive, the equivalence principle set forth by Einstein, and the principle of correspondence used in the set theory of Cantor. Classical music composition theory is applied primarily through the creative use of principles and processes involving tension and release, as well as the principles and processes of counterpoint. The application of Mind-Body Hypnotherapy in the treatment of opposites is compared to other therapeutic modalities, principles of duality from oriental philosophy and martial arts.