This is the first book to systematically describe the range of approaches used in music imagery and Guided Imagery and Music across the lifespan, from young children through to palliative care with older people.
Covering a broad spectrum of client populations and settings, international contributors present various adaptations of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery to accommodate factors such as time restraints, context (including hospitals, schools, and the wider community), client symptomology, and the increasing use of more contemporary music. Each chapter presents a different model and includes background information on the client group, the type of approach, elements of approach (including length of the session, choice of music, verbal interventions during the music, and discussion of the experience), and theoretical orientation and intention. A nomenclature for the range of approaches is also included.
This information will be a valued guide for both practitioners and students of Guided Imagery and Music and receptive methods of music therapy.
Denise Grocke and Torben Moe have produced a timely gem of a book. With its wide diversity, it demonstrates the enormous creativity of GIM therapists who have modified and adapted Helen Bonny's method of Guided Imagery and Music for their clients. This is a collection of articles by GIM practitioners from around the world working with a broad spectrum of clientele, from the young to the elderly, from addressing workplace issues to treating long term clinical conditions. For all students and practitioners of GIM, this is essential reading. It is also highly informative for anyone interested in the transformative power of music and imagery. – Liz Moffitt, MA, MTA, Fellow and Primary Trainer, AMI, Professor Emeritus, Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada
This book is immensely useful. The authors offer invaluable ideas about how to apply methods of intentional music listening in a variety of settings and populations, both individually and in groups. This volume is a rich resource to reflect on and examine focused music listening as a resource to support life itself. – Gro Trondalen, PhD, SET, CMT, Fellow of AMI, Professor of Music Therapy, Director of Centre for Music and Health, Norwegian Academy of Music
Denise Grocke is Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. She has practiced Guided Imagery and Music for over 25 years and music therapy for over 40 years, particularly with people who have psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders and those with dementia. She is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery in the US and has been the Keynote Speaker at international conferences in GIM in the US, Canada and Europe. Denise is co-author of Receptive Methods in Music Therapy, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, with Tony Wigram.
Torben Moe has been a Primary Trainer in GIM since 1995 and has run training programs 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 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).
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