Training in 2021



Friday May 14th, 2021 (commencing with dinner at 7pm) to Wednesday May 19th, 2021 (finishing 3pm)

This 5-day residential intensive program over 37 instructional hours, covers the spectrum of Music & Imagery methods through to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in clinical and non-clinical practice, including applications for children, young people, adult clients with health-related conditions and adults seeking personal growth. The course introduces trainees to individual and group music & imagery, the core elements of the Bonny Method of GIM, and three of Helen Bonny’s music programs, experienced both as a guide and as a traveller. There will be experiential sessions conducted in pairs (called dyads).


At the end of the course therapists can use Music & Imagery with individuals and groups in their existing practice.


The course comprises 37 hours of teaching and learning and can be counted toward Continuing Professional Development (Australian Music Therapy Association) under “Receptive Music Therapy.”



The course will be held at the Country Place, 180 Olinda Creek Road, Kalorama in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, outside Melbourne. See the venue at:


The area for the training is a dedicated space with accommodation, meals and teaching occurring in one wing of the conference venue. The course is fully catered with a full cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner plus morning and afternoon teas across 5 days. Dietary needs can be catered for and should be indicated on the application form please.



The course commences with dinner at 7:00 on Friday May 14th, 2021 and concludes at approximately 3:00 on Wednesday May 19th, 2021. Provision will be made in the schedule for participants needing to get to Tullamarine to fly interstate at the end of the course.



The course is open to qualified therapists and health care professionals who hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in their field and clinical experience. Application is made on the Application Form. Applications close on Wednesday March 31, 2021. Applicants will be phoned to discuss the course content and relevance to the applicant’s current therapy work. On acceptance to the course a non-refundable deposit of $250 is required within 7 days to hold your place. A maximum 12 trainees can be accommodated in this training.



Two references are required – one a character reference and the other a professional reference. Please insure that the referees send the reference directly to me at, by Wednesday March 31, 2021 .


In addition to the non-refundable $250 deposit, the balance of the fee for the 5-day course is $1830 - paid in full by Friday April 16th, 2021 (total cost is $2080). Arrangements can be made to pay in instalments.


The fees cover accommodation over 5 nights and catering over 4.5 days, the cost of the teaching space, 8 hours of didactic teaching each day including experiential sessions, and comprehensive course notes.


Cancellation can be made up to Friday April 30, 2021, with 50% of the fees refunded (excluding non-refundable deposit).


The course will be conducted by Professor Denise Grocke PhD (Primary Trainer) and Anja Tanhane (Associate Trainer).


Further information and biography can be found at "About the trainers."




Please contact Denise Grocke at:; or 0402 579 819.