BMGIMBonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music
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The BMGIM session format commonly unfolds through four different phases (Bonny, 1978).
Clients have diverse experiences during BMGIM sessions, involving all of the senses, not only visual imagery (Grocke, 2005).
But perhaps the most effective component of BMGIM is the opportunity for the client to dialogue (in an altered state of consciousness) with a significant figure.
My doctoral research investigated pivotal moments in BMGIM by asking clients to retrospectively identify a session that stood out as being pivotal (Grocke, 1999).
The strength of the music in supporting clients through these moments of confrontation is crucial in BMGIM. Participants found it difficult to talk about the music, as it is a temporal experience, and describing it requires some familiarity with music language.
She is trained in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI).
BMGIM Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, also commonly know as "GIM" (Bruscia & Grocke, 2002).