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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Music Therapists

Music, Relaxation and Imagery: Supportive Receptive Techniques for Music Therapists 


Dates: Saturday 20 May 2023


Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm 


Cost: £80 (£55 students). For bookings, please contact Martin Lawes.



Trainer: Martin Lawes 


“Great day and really useful training. Good instructors” (music therapy participant in previous workshop)


“I feel more confident to give this type of work a go. Having participated in the experience gave me a deeper understanding of its qualities”

(music therapy participant in previous workshop)


Music, relaxation and imagery (drawing) techniques are amongst the most important receptive music therapy techniques involving the use of pre-recorded music. The aim of this workshop is to equip therapists to incorporate basic music and relaxation techniques into their practice at a supportive level, where these techniques can potentially be used in individual and group work with children and adults who are suitable. The main learning component of the day will be experiential, and give attendees a basic understanding of, and proficiency in:


- The role of the music and how to select it

- Giving a basic relaxation induction

- Principles of safe practice when working with relaxed states of consciousness.

- Incorporating drawing to music as part of the process.

- Client applications and contra-indications


An extensive list of music recommendations will be provided. The workshop is intended for qualified music therapists and students and will equip those who attend to practice simple music, relaxation and imagery (drawing) techniques, but not to practice Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) or Music and Imagery (MI). For these further training is required as set out on the website.

The workshop was previously delivered on a number of occasions in 2015, 2016 and 2018 in partnership with the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT). It is now affiliated with the Integrative GIM Training Programme. CPD certificated will be provided for participants.


Please contact Martin Lawes to book your place or for further information.


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