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Guided Imagery and Music

GIM is a process of listening to classical music in a deeply relaxed state of consciousness to stimulate imagery, sensations, feelings and memories that lead the client to psychological and spiritual transformation.

The powerful sources of music and the imagination are used to explore our inner journey which allows us to perceive ourselves and situations in ways that we do not normally see them. GIM is practiced with individuals and groups and helps unblock unconscious feelings. GIM is known to be effective in managing: stress and anxiety; depression; grief and loss; relationship issues; physical illness; recovery from trauma, including childhood trauma; spiritual growth; transitions and ageing; private/work life balance

“The interaction among listener, music and guide is what makes GIM unique. The GIM experience can lead to the development of self-understanding, the ordering of the psyche, and the achievement of spiritual insight” (Clark, 2002, p.17). The MIAA website suggests that a minimum of six sessions is generally required to achieve significant benefit from the GIM process. If new areas needing exploration are revealed along the way then the series may be extended.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein

*The first three years of life influence our potential.

*Singing develops skills in listening, reading, concentration, memory, creating, co-ordination, playing, literacy & numeracy.

*Skilled music teaching enhances brain development

*Music interactions strengthen bonds between parent and child

"The purpose of music is not that it should be judged, but that it should become our substance." Zoltán Kodály

“What is not in the environment will not develop in the child.” Shinichi Suzuki