Introductory Course in
Guided Imagery and Music
The next Introductory GIM course will be held:
Friday August 12, 2022 (commencing with dinner at 6:30pm) to
Wednesday August 17th, 2022 (finishing 3pm)
It is mandatory for all course participants to be fully vaccinated as you will be in close proximity with each other during the dyads. Staff at the venue, and both trainers are fully vaccinated.
The 5-day residential intensive programs cover 37 instructional hours, including 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). Please note that it is a condition of the training that you engage in the experiential sessions.
At the end of the Introductory course, therapists can use Music & Imagery with individuals and groups in their existing practice.
For music therapists, the 37 hours of teaching and learning and can be counted toward Continuing Professional Development under “Receptive Music Therapy.”
The course will be held at the Lilydale Conference and Convention Centre, Jarlo Road, Lilydale. The venue has views over the stunning Yarra Valley, and a direct walking path to the Lilydale lake. See venue at:
The area for training is in the Silver Leaf room in the main building. Accommodation is in villas comprising 4 individual bedrooms (each with ensuite), kitchen (with microwave, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities) and communal space for eating. The course will require catering choices for lunch and dinner, and self-catering for breakfast on days 2, 3, 4 & 5. Meals will be eaten in the communal space. Further information will be provided about these arrangements. Dietary needs can be catered for and should be indicated on the application form please.
The course commences with dinner at 6:30 on Friday night and concludes at approximately 3:00 on Wednesday. Provision will be made in the schedule for participants needing to get public transport to Tullamarine in order to catch flights 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 (click to download).
Applications close: Monday August 1st, 2022
A deposit of $250 is required at the time of making application. (Details on the Application form).
Applicants may be phoned to discuss the course content and relevance to the applicant’s current therapy work. A maximum 10 trainees can be accommodated in this course.
Two references are required – one is a character reference and the other a professional reference. Referees should send the reference directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday August 1st as mentioned above.
In addition to the $250 deposit, the balance of the fee is $1500 - paid in full by August 12th .
The fees cover accommodation over 5 nights, catering for meals, the cost of the teaching space, 8 hours of didactic teaching each day including experiential sessions, and comprehensive course notes.
Should you not be accepted into the course the deposit will be returned to you. However, if you are accepted into the course and cancel for personal reasons before the course commences, the deposit will not be returned.
In the event the course has to be cancelled for other reasons (e.g., new Covid restrictions; insufficient enrolments), all fees will be refunded.
THE TEACHING TEAM
The course will be conducted by Denise Grocke (Primary Trainer) and Anja Tanhane (Associate Trainer).
APPLICATION FORMS AND REFEREE FORMS:
If you have any difficulties downloading the forms, please contact Denise Grocke at:
email@example.com; or 0402 579 819.