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CHIRON International GIM Training

Location: East Sussex, UK United Kingdom 
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Phone:0044-07974 356 540

Professor Leslie Bunt, MBE, PhD, LGSM (MT), FAMI, FRSA, Director


Ian Leslie, Barbara Zanchi, Joanna Lander, Jasenka Horvat


Leslie Bunt’s AMI-endorsed GIM training continues to develop a more international perspective. Developments throughout 2022 led to the creation of a new name for this training which is now described as CHIRON INTERNATIONAL GIM TRAINING: THE BONNY METHOD AND GIM MODIFICATIONS with reference to Chiron, the mythical figure of the ‘wounded healer’ (a term introduced by Jung in 1951).

The training team assisting Leslie are all AMI Fellows:

For further information, please contact Leslie Bunt or other members of the Chiron team:

Croatia: Jasenka Horvat (

Hong Kong and Taiwan: Hugo Wong (

Ireland: Ian Leslie (

Italy: Barbara Zanchi (

UK: Jojo Lander (


Trainings delivered in 2022 included an online Level I for music therapists from Hong Kong and Taiwan and the first Level I in Croatia. Level I online trainings were also completed in the UK and Ireland, with online and in person Level I and II seminars taking place in Italy.  

The Level I in Croatia is integrated into a university-based module on post-graduate specialist studies in creative therapies (music therapy) at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia, where Jasenka Horvat is an associate professor. This university-based initiative is similar to a new Level I that forms part of the MA programme and a specialist Continuing Professional Development module at the Bruno Maderna Music Conservatoire in Cesena, Italy where Barbara Zanchi is Director of a MA programme in Music Therapy. 

Forthcoming trainings in 2023 include:

Groups of music therapists from Croatia, Hong Kong/Taiwan, Italy and the UK/Ireland will complete their Level II trainings during 2023.

Plans are being made for future Level III trainings in 2024.

The above Levels, I, II and III currently adhere to AMI’s 'Classic' style of training. Future Level I trainings from 2023 shall be adopting the 'flexible' approach with at least 35 hours at the Introductory Level and the remaining 155 at the Advanced Level.

Chiron training programmes offer guest presentations from experienced colleagues with a range of specialist interests.


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