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Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Training South Africa


13-16 March 2020 Johannesburg, Venue in Honeydew Manor

15-18 May 2020 Cape Town OR Port Elizabeth (depending on numbers, venue to be announced)

The Bonny Method of Guided Music and Imagery is a powerful music- and image-based form of therapy, where listening to well-researched GIM Music Programs in a relaxed state, combined with verbal guiding are used to access deeper levels of consciousness, beyond the rational ego state.

Deeper insight, knowledge, associations and memories appear in the form of symbolic and metaphoric imagery accompanied by emotion, offering opportunities for growth and transformation. Spontaneous mandala drawing is often used to process the experience in a client-centred manner.

GIM is currently practiced in 28 countries world-wide, with training being offered in 10 countries.
GIM practice and training is regulated by The Association for Music and Imagery (AMI, based in the US),
and the European Association for Music and Imagery (EAMI).

See www.gim-sa.co.za and ami-bonnymethod.org for more information or contact Kobie Temmingh Swart at kobie.swart@hotmail.com

Cost for 4 days: R4400 including training manual, selected GIM Music Programs (to be used under supervision), and refreshments

Trainer: Kobie Temmingh Swart: Music Therapist (HPCSA), GIM Fellow and Primary Trainer (AMI)

GIM Level 1 enables you to decide whether you want to continue with advanced GIM Training Levels 2 and 3.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: To book contact Kobie at kobie.swart@hotmail.com

More about Kobie

I am a HPCSA registered Music Therapist, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have 25 years of experience in music therapy practice and training. I am co-founder of the University of Pretoria Master’s Degree Program in Music Therapy, established in 1999, where I still lecture and offer clinical and dissertation supervision on a part-time basis.

I am a GIM Fellow and Primary Trainer, registered with The Association for Music and Imagery (AMI, USA), I’m a registered member of the newly formed SANATA (South African National Arts Therapy Association), and a member of the Gauteng Associate Professional Members Group of SAAJA (Southern African Association for Jungian Analysts).

I use Creative Music Therapy, Guided Imagery and Music, and Expressive Arts Therapy in my practice with children, teenagers and adults (groups and individuals), and have witnessed and experienced the powerful therapeutic potential of Music Therapy, GIM and Expressive Arts Therapy.