Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Qualified GIM Therapists and Trainees
Date: Friday 14th September 2018
Time: 4:30pm - 8pm
Cost: £40. In order to book a place please contact Martin Lawes. Places will be limited so early booking is advised.
A GIM client enters the therapy room preoccupied with concerns from daily life. Yet, the GIM therapist knows that it is possible to transcend the limits of everyday reality and – in the music experience – gain access to deeply repressed and previously inaccessible answers to those life concerns. But how is it possible to sensitively, yet efficiently, address a client’s unceasing desire to talk about daily life?
This seminar will explore the function of the prelude as well as strategies to use for 1) quickly shifting a client’s attention to the internal world, and 2) creating a bridge on which external tensions may be carried, and worked out, in the music experience.
Intended primarily for GIM trainees.
Date: Saturday 15th September 2018
Time: 10am - 6pm
Cost: £100. In order to book a place please contact Martin Lawes. Places will be limited so early booking is advised.
Since Helen Bonny developed GIM in 1970, music has always been considered the GIM guide’s co-therapist, yet the concept of music as primary therapist has received little attention (Summer, 1998). This seminar will focus on Music-centered GIM which was established by combining Helen Bonny’s foundational principle: listening deeply to music with the concept of a pure music transference.
Music-centered interventions will be demonstrated, and participants will gain hands-on practice in experiential dyads.
Intended for advanced GIM trainees and Fellows.
Summer, L. (1998). “The Pure Music Transference in Guided Imagery and Music”. In: Bruscia, K.E. The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.