Sounds of Music through the Spiraling Path of Individuation: A Jungian Approach to Music Psychotherapy

  • WÄrja M
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Abstract

Discusses analytical psychology, which is based on the writings of Jung and recognizes that within each individual there exists a "knowing wisdom" that strives for wholeness. Music can be a vehicle for this presence within. After important concepts of analytical psychology (including the use of archetypal images) are described, a Jungian approach to music psychotherapy, which uses metaphoric improvisation and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, is discussed. A case study involving a 41-yr-old woman's 3-yr therapy process is provided to illustrate the compatibility of Jungian and music psychotherapy concepts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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