Reflections About Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, and Life

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Feeling Tone Theory

Many years ago, as a subscriber to Marilyn Ferguson's Brain-Mind Bulletin, I discovered William Gray's "feeling tone theory" and his fascinating assumption that feelings code and organize thinking. Recently, I found one of his articles posted on the Internet, corresponded with his wife (he died several years ago), and she generously sent me copies of his writings. Although I do not agree with some of his conclusions, many of his ideas about feelings, emotions, system theory, and the creative process are quite stimulating and often compatible with Adlerian theory. I have incorporated some of his thinking into my approach to the process of life style analysis.