The Integrative GIM Training Programme
UK Based Training in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Music and Imagery (MI)
Martin Lawes - Primary Trainer and Programme Director
Martin has worked for over 20 years as a music psychotherapist. He is a practitioner of both GIM and of improvisation-based music therapy, and has worked in special needs education, adoption, adult mental health, palliative care and private practice. Martin is a registered supervisor for the British Association for Music Therapy and has been a guest lecturer on three of the music therapy MA courses. Before becoming a therapist, Martin's original musical training was at the Royal College of Music where he studied flute, piano and conducting with Norman Del Mar.
Martin trained in GIM with Dr Torben Moe between 2003 and 2006, and on completion of this became a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) in 2006. He was certified as a GIM Primary Trainer by the AMI in 2013, having worked as assistant GIM trainer from 2007. Martin founded the Integrative GIM Training Programme which was endorsed by the AMI in 2015, offering training online and in London.
Martin has presented his work at both European and American GIM and music therapy conferences. He is published in four peer reviewed journals including the Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery. Martin is a former chair of the Board of the European Association of Music and Imagery (EAMI), and former chair of its Education and Training Committee. He has also been a member of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) Training Standards Committee.
Ian Grundy - Assistant Trainer and Supervisor
Ian Grundy works as creative arts therapy lead, music therapist, and supervisor across a federation of schools in South London and offers GIM and Music and Imagery therapy in private practice (www.musictohealth.com; www.therapistnetwork.org). He is a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery, qualified in music and imagery, neurologic music therapy, and has a master's degree in improvisational music therapy. He is an approved supervisor on the Trauma Informed Schools Project. He has undertaken additional training and courses in existential psychotherapy, working with bereavement, safeguarding, resilience, and dramatherapy. He founded and runs the website www.catcorner.co.uk, a resource to support children’s mental health during the pandemic with creative arts therapy activities to do at home. Additionally, he regularly presents at conference and elsewhere, and conducts training on mental health and other psycho-social themes. He has a particular interest in inclusive, non-discriminatory practice in therapy and the intersection between therapy, power, and politics.
Carine Ries - Assistant Trainer and Supervisor
Carine completed her undergraduate degree in Music & Psychology at the University of Leeds before undertaking her MA in Music Therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Carine qualified in 2010 and has since also trained in Neurologic Music Therapy and is a qualified GIM and MI therapist. Carine completed her 200hrs yoga teacher training in 2017 and has since presented internationally on the benefits of using a combined approach in therapy. Carine has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings and with a range of needs, including mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, and profound and multiple learning disabilities. In her private practice Carine works with children and adults offering music therapy, GIM, yoga and animal-assisted therapy. Since 2014 Carine has been supervising Guildhall students on music therapy placements and has been offering private music therapy supervision. www.soundresonance.org/
Helen Wallace-Bell - Assistant Trainer and Supervisor
Helen gained her MA in Music Therapy from Roehampton University in 2007. She has extensive experience within PMLD, ASD, sensory processing, terminal illness, dementia, and the link between emotional and physical pain and is a registered Supervisor with The British Association for Music Therapy. From 2009 - 2019, Helen co-facilitated a Music as Communication project supporting staff working with children with PMLD in Minsk (Belarus).
Helen is a qualified GIM and MI therapist and a Fellow of The Association for Music & Imagery. She is a Director and therapist at Whole Step CIC and has a private practice, using Guided Imagery & Music and The Continuum Model of Music & Imagery in the fields of personal development, mental health, trauma/complex trauma, and group work. Helen regularly presents her work at both Music Therapy and Guided Imagery & Music conferences. www.routesforchange.uk
Gill Murphy - Supervisor
Gill Murphy is a music therapist based in the west of Ireland. She has an online private practice and works predominantly with clients using GIM (Guided imagery and music) and the Continuum model of music and imagery. Gill is an EAMI accredited GIM therapist and a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery. She trained in BMGIM with Professor Leslie Bunt and in the Continuum model of MI with Dr. Lisa Summer from the Institute of Music and Consciousness. Gill has an MA in music therapy from the University of Limerick in Ireland and also has a postgraduate diploma in Creative Arts therapies from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tours (François Rabelais) and from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. Gill has a special interest in working with clients living with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Gill has previously had an international business career in software technology.
Susan Nares - Supervisor
Susan is a music therapist, graduating from Bristol University in 2005. She went on to train in Bonny Method Guided Imagery in Music and became a fellow in 2008. She conducted primary research focussed on experiencing music in altered states for her MA in 2010. Her practice was originally divided between palliative care and work with young people with PMLD in care and community settings. She also initiated several group projects working collaboratively with speech and language therapy teams in residential, hospital and community settings. She has recently completed a training in the continuum model of GIM with Lisa Summers. Since moving to Ireland in 2016, she primarily works in private practice.
Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff - Supervisor
Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff MA, MT-BC, LCAT, FAMI trained in creative arts therapies at the New School for Social Research, and received her masters degree in music therapy from New York University. Suzannah went on to complete her advanced Guided Imagery and Music training with Lisa Summer at The Institute for Music and Consciousness and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.
Suzannah has been adjunct faculty in the music therapy department at New York University (NYU) for several years, where she has taught the Introduction to Music Therapy and Clinical Improvisation courses, and supervised graduate music therapy students in the field. Suzannah also provides clinical supervision and training for Guided Imagery and Music trainees through The Institute for Music and Consciousness. She is a past President of the Association for Music and Imagery.
Suzannah has clinical experience working with children of parents in addiction treatment, children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses, adolescents with developmental disabilities and for the last eight years in private psychotherapy practice, adults with mental illness, complex trauma, and PTSD.
She has presented her work at conferences and seminars, nationally and internationally, including at EWHA Womens University in South Korea, Acadia University in Canada, and the European Music Therapy Congress in Norway.
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