|Field of Study:||Music Theory and Composition
|Description:||This post-baccalaureate certificate program in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-centred transformational therapy in which a client listens to specifically programmed music in a relaxed state. The music acts as a catalyst to evoke, develop and transform images, memories, and feelings from deep levels of consciousness. With the help of the therapist, the GIM experience can lead to integration and healing on many levels. It is also very effective in developing creativity and for individual and group problem solving.
The training blends experiential and academic course work with personal experience of the method, and spans three levels. The first and second levels are in a weeklong format and the third level is offered in six, four-day seminars spanning two to three years. Upon completion of the first and second levels, graduates are equipped to apply their learning in adapted forms to their already existing practices. After the third level, the Association endorses graduates for Music and Imagery to practice as GIM practitioners in both group and individual sessions with a wide variety of clientele. This program develops knowledge, skills and abilities in the theory and practice of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. By the end of the training, students will have completed over 175 classroom hours and 250 hours of supervised GIM practice sessions with clients. Upon completion of this certificate, graduates will be eligible to become a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI).