Upcoming training: Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music, Level I Training 

Date: February 18th-22nd, 2023 

Format: 5 Day In-Person Intensive 

Location: TBD Vancouver, BC 

Cost: $750.00 

Trainer: Noele Bird, MMT, MTA, RCC, FAMI 

What is GIM?

 The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) is a gentle music-centered transpersonal psychotherapy that uses sequences of classical music to stimulate imagery and journeys into different levels of consciousness. Exploration of deep inner states facilitates integration, healing, transformation, and growth. GIM has been effective with a wide range of people and issues. 

Who can take this training?

Level I GIM training is designed for professionals with a background in music therapy, counselling, creative arts therapies, and related health care professions. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is preferred although 3rd and 4th year Music Therapy students are welcome in this level of introductory training. The trainee must have experienced one GIM session from an approved GIM Level III Trainee or Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery prior to beginning this course. 

What will happen in this training?

This training introduces students to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) through demonstrations, theoretical discussion, and personal experiences. It includes instruction in the basic components and philosophy of the Bonny Method, the therapeutic role of music and imagery in GIM, demonstration and practice of relaxation techniques and basic guiding techniques; exploration of adaptations of this work, and the implementation of GIM in assessment. This course will satisfy the requirements for the Association for Music and Imagery Level I Training. Advanced training in GIM is necessary before a student is fully qualified to practice this therapy. 

The training is endorsed by the Association for Music and Imagery.

For more information and registration contact Noele Bird.

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Noele Bird, MMT, MTA, RCC, FAMI

Registered Clinical Counselor


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