GIM Level III

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The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music:
Level III – Clinical Specialization Program

The Level III is an in-depth study and practice of GIM and can be completed in two years. The student is assigned an advisor that serves as their mentor for the program. Upon completion of the Level III program, students can apply to become a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. The following are the core training modules of the Level III program. Each are offered approximately once a year.

Successful completion of Level II and application form and fee is required for entry into Level III.

Tuition, facilities fee, refreshments and materials for each of the modules is listed below

Lodging and meals: Determined depending on location (approximately $100/day)

2013 Training Dates:
Supervision Module – October 5-7. 2013
Cost – $300 plus lodging and meals

Music as Co-Therapist/Fundamentals of Music – Date in 2014 to be announced
Cost – $300 plus lodging and meals

Myth and Archetype – Date in 2014 to be announced
Cost – $600 plus lodging and meals

Advanced Clinical- February 21-24, 2013
Cost – $500 plus lodging and meals

Music and the Transpersonal – Date in 2014 to be announced
Cost – $600 plus lodging and meals

Advanced Clinical Techniques
This module highlights the clinical issues that are addressed by the advanced music programs. These clinical issues include anxiety and panic disorders, depression and other mood disorders, addictions, and trauma and PTSD.

Myth and Archetype
This module focuses on Jungian archetypes and the Archetypal Psychology theory of Carol Pearson. The participants have the opportunity to discover how music evokes various archetypes and how to use these archetypes in therapeutic practice. Emphasis is also placed on the therapeutic power of myth as identified by Joseph Campbell and others.

Music and The Psyche
In this training the musical elements most conducive for this method are identified and discussed in greater detail than in other modules. In addition, focus is placed on the participant’s furthering of their relationship with music as co-therapist.

Music and the Transpersonal
Emphasis is on the expanded states of consciousness evoked by certain music programs. We will explore the theories of consciousness as highlighted by Stan Grof, Ken Wilbur, John Welwood, Carl Jung, and Robert Johnson, and how these theories relate to the experience of guided imagery and music.

Supervision Module
Enables the student to enhance their proficiency in selecting music to match the client’s intention, providing an appropriate relaxation induction, utilizing effective interactive guiding interventions, assessing the client’s imagery experience, and providing a beneficial post-music session processing experience.