Guided Imagery and Music Practice 1

Subject 740-802 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 hours seminar lectures and discussion.
Total Time Commitment: 28 hours of seminar lectures and discussion.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


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Subject Overview:

Setting up the therapeutic session; identifying key issues; inductions; overview of guiding skills; types of imagery; transcript skills; states of consciousness; assessment and screening; contraindications of the method; the structure and dynamics of a series of sessions.


On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • Revised key procedures in conducting GIM sessions;
  • Gained an understanding of appropriate screening procedures for accepting clients into therapy;
  • Gained an understanding of contraindications of GIM therapy (clients unsuited for this therapy);
  • Gained knowledge of the dynamics of long term GIM therapy.

A paper of 1,500 words related to case material.

Prescribed Texts:

Bruscia, K and D Grocke (Eds). (2002) Guided Imagery and Music: The Bonny Method and Beyond. Gilsum: Barcelona publishers.

Bonny, H. (2002) Music and Consciousness. Gilsum: Barcelona publishers.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music

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