Integrative GIM Training Programme
Martin Lawes, FAMI, Director
Sumi Paik-Maier, Catherine O’Leary, Anthony Hall
UK Based Training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and the contemporary spectrum of GIM and Music and Imagery (MI) practice
Following the introductory course, is a Certificate Course in Supportive Music and Imagery and a Diploma Course in Re-educative Music and Imagery. Compared to other forms of GIM, the Music and Imagery methods taught are shorter and simpler and suitable for a wider range of clientele. They are ideal for therapists who wish to develop new ways to offer effective goal-oriented, short-term therapy.
For those wishing to undertake the full GIM (Bonny Method) training, the Music and Imagery training forms the foundation. The music-centred nature of GIM as a transformational form of psychotherapy is emphasised throughout. Experiential learning is central to the programme, with humanistic, psychodynamic, Jungian, transpersonal and neuroscience oriented perspectives and research in the field being drawn on to enable trainees to develop their understanding of the method. The course includes training in the full range of contemporary GIM practices and their application in different clinical settings where work in other creative modalities including art and creative writing may be included in the process.