GIM Music Therapy
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-assisted therapy used to explore one’s own inner world and help clients
to work on significant life issues, for instance, disturbing old memories, losses, traumata, bothering health conditions, and relationship issues.
While being guided, strong emotions are released and the client finds helpful resolutions.
GIM offers an exciting opportunity to see the “big picture” of life while accessing personal experiences and connecting to the inner wisdom.
Understanding of oneself and the personal life path helps to live with more conscious awareness.
Helen L. Bonny, the founder of GIM, has created specific music programs, which a trained facilitator can use to guide a client.
The selected music contains the great masterpieces of composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Vivaldi.
The uniqueness of this method lies in the synchronicity of music and imaginative experiences.
In this process, music plays the role of a strong co-therapist and active partner.
It acts as a mirror and reflects ambivalences and both light and shadow.
GIM encourages unresolved issues to surface and helps the traveler to find new levels of problem solving
(this information is taken from the official website).