BMGIM is best suited to clients who are able to enter into, and return from, an altered state of consciousness, and who can gain insight from the experiences they have.
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.