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Martin Lawes - Primary Trainer and Programme Director


Martin has been working as a music psychotherapist in special needs education and palliative care since qualifying in 1999. Additional, for a number of years he worked in acute and forensic psychiatry and in an eating disorders unit. He 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. He is endorsed as Primary Trainer with the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) and worked with Leslie Bunt delivering his GIM training programme in Bristol between 2007 and 2015. Martin is the founder of the Integrative GIM Training Programme, offering training in London. Martin has 14 years experience of using GIM the field of palliative and bereavement care including work with patients, carers, the bereaved and staff. Along with offering GIM in private practice, Martin is currently developing the use of GIM and MI methods to support staff working in special needs education.


Martin has presented at the past seven European GIM Conferences and at the AMI conference in 2009, 2017 and 2021. He has also presented at the World Congress of Music Therapy in Oxford in 2002, and at European and UK Music therapy conferences on a number of occasions. 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 (; 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, 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.

Professor Gro Trondalen - Guest Trainer and Supervisor

Gro Trondalen, Ph.D., SET, Music Therapist, Fellow of AMI, is Professor in Music Therapy and Senior researcher at the Centre for Research in Music and Health (CREMAH) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. Trondalen is a former Head of the MA program in music therapy, PhD program in music, and CREMAH, at The Norwegian Academy of Music. She is an experienced music therapy clinician and supervisor in the field of child welfare and adult mental health and maintains a private practice in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Trondalen has a PhD on music therapy with young people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. Her research focus has been on clinical work linked to philosophical and theoretical perspectives. She has published six anthologies/books, and a number of book chapters and articles in Norwegian, Swedish and English, of which some have been translated into German and Japanese.


Dr Torben Moe - Guest Trainer and Supervisor


Torben Moe has been a Primary Trainer in GIM since 1995 and has run training programmes in a number of countries in Northern Europe. He is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery in the US and has worked as a music therapist with people who have psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, neurological disorders and brain damage. He was formerly Head of Music Therapy at Sct Hans Psychiatriatric Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark. Torben founded the Danish GIM Network in 1992, and today he is the Chair of the Steering Board of the European Association of Music and Imagery (EAMI). Torben's doctoral research was in group Music and Imagery (MI) for clients with schizophrenia. He has also researched group MI for clients with addictions and currently has a position as Senior Researcher in Region Seeland, Denmark, leading a research programme with refugees suffering from PTSD. 



Professor Lisa Summer - Guest Trainer

Lisa Summer is Professor/Director of Music Therapy at Anna Maria College. She developed her Continuum Model of GIM in the 1980’s through her clinical practice and as Coordinator of Helen Bonny’s GIM training in the U.S., then in 1995 she established the model as a new paradigm of training at the Institute for Music & Consciousness.

Marilyn Clark - Guest Trainer and Supervisor

Marilyn Clark is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, an endorsed AMI Trainer and a Fellow of the AMI. Marilyn believes in the use of music and imagination as positive forces for healing. Her expertise provides to the student and client a broad perspective encompassing unconscious messages conveyed through physical symptoms, behavioral patterns that limit psychological freedom, and the abiding presence of deeper wisdom conveyed through expressions of creativity, imagination, and spirituality. 

Marilyn received a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Pastoral Counseling; advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music; Reiki Second Degree; and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Brief Psychotherapy training. She has taught at Temple University and Appalachian State University in the Music Therapy Departments as adjunct faculty.


Marilyn has several published articles in the Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery. She has contributed chapters to Case Studies in Music Therapy (Bruscia-ed) and to Guided Imagery and Music: the Bonny Method and Beyond (Brusica & Grocke, 2018). She has co-authored with Judith Waldman a self-care book for women entitled Stand, Flow, Shine: Caring for the Woman Within, 2013.  

Marilyn is known for her calming voice and presence. She brings a curious mind and an allowing, accepting attitude.

Dr Dag Korlin - Guest Trainer and Supervisor

Dag Körlin is a Swedish Psychiatrist, certified Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Primary Trainer of the GIM method, Director of “IMAGEing: European GIM Trainings”. He practices GIM and its adaptations within general psychiatry. He has specialized in adapting GIM for Complex Trauma (PTSD) and other stress-related disorders, and has published many journal articles and book chapters in this field. He has also developed the Breath Grounding and Modulation (“Music Breathing”) method, used as an effective adaptation of GIM to patients with complex trauma, dissociation, and other stress disorders (Music Breathing – Breath Grounding and Modulation of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: Theory, Method and Cases”, AMI Journal, 2008). Dag Körlin’s PhD research has been recently published-amongst his other writings- in his book “Music Listening, Imagery and Creativity in Psychiatry: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Creative Arts Therapies (CATs) in Stress Disorders” (Lambert Scientific Publications, 2010). The PhD research described the role of GIM in the Creative Arts Therapies programme “Spectrum”. As well as researching and writing on GIM, he lectures, teaches and is a Consultant in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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.





Gunn Karoline Fugle - Guest Trainer and Supervisor


Gunn Karoline Fugle is a music therapist with Cand philol, majoring in music from the University of Oslo, and a GIM therapist. She has specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry, and is an educational therapist.  She has training in body psychotherapy. She is now working in mental health services for children and young people, BUP Førde, and she also teaches at Sogn og Fjordane University College, Dept. of education and music.




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