Bonny Method of GIM Level I Training
Therapeutic Arts Institute offers training in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as a music centered approach to human growth and development within a framework of transpersonal, Jungian, and psychodynamic theoretical understanding and built on the foundation of the transformational power of music. Our training in The Bonny Method of GIM as developed and taught by Helen L. Bonny, PhD honors Dr. Bonny's vision of music and consciousness as opening to psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of individuals and the collective and leads to eligibility to apply to the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) for the status of Fellow of AMI (FAMI). Our training is in three phases:
1. GIM Level I: Introduction to the Bonny Method of GIM and Focused Music Imagery.
2. Professional Training in Focused Music Imagery (FMI). FMI is based on the premise that short contained music experiences are a powerful way to bring the benefits of music-evoked imagery to a broad range of individuals for personal growth, supportive and reeducative psychotherapy, wellness and spiritual enhancement. This certificate program consists of two seminars on FMI applications for individual and group therapy. FMI Training is prerequisite for the Advanced GIM Internship and may also be taken as a stand-alone training. (Formerly Level II.)
3. Advanced Training in the Bonny Method of GIM: The Internship. The Internship is a 2 1/2 to 3 year program leading to eligibility for Fellow of the AMI. (Formerly Level III.)
Faculty - Frances Smith Goldberg, MA, MT-BC, LMFT/R, Founder, Director and Primary Trainer; Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, MA, LCPC, MT-BC, Primary Trainer; Sherry Raley, MT-BC, Ph.D, Assistant Trainer; Elaine Abbott, MT-BC, Ph.D, Assistant trainer.