Announcing a new introductory Level I BMGIM training in the UK

22 October 2021 to 28 November 2021

Announcing a new introductory Level I BMGIM training in the UK

This introductory training at Level I is open to all professional therapists (music therapists, psychotherapists etc.) interested in applying receptive music listening approaches into their work. 

Level I can be taken either as a stand-alone course or as the first of three levels required to become a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) and practise the Bonny Method of GIM (for more information see

Level I seminars are spread over three weekends and involve 35 hours of theoretical, practical and experiential tuition. 

The first weekend training Level I:I will be online from 

22 - 24 October 2021

The second weekend, Level I:II will be online from 

26 – 28 November 2021

We hope to deliver experiential elements during the last weekend, Level I:III in person (if safe to do so) in Spring 2022. (Venue tbc) 

We are pleased to offer this new hybrid training, the first to be facilitated by a team of experienced therapists with specialist knowledge in BMGIM and GIM modifications, for participants in Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. 

Seminars will be facilitated by AMI-approved Primary Trainer Leslie Bunt and AMI Fellows: Jojo Lander (who will also be responsible for organising training in Scotland and England), Barbara Zanchi and Ian Leslie.

This training programme is endorsed by the Association of Music and Imagery and meets all required training standards.  

As a stand-alone CPD course, this introductory level I will: 

- give you a basic understanding of a range receptive techniques and introduce you to the Bonny Method of GIM

- equip you with simple music and imagery techniques that can be used across different settings 

  • be a way to develop and deepen your relationship with music as musician-therapist 

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

We are aiming to keep costs as low as possible. £490.00 will cover all training seminars over three weekends at Level I. There may be additional accommodation expenses if we can secure a suitable venue for meeting in person for the third experiential weekend. 

A booking form will be sent on request and we ask that you respond by 

Monday 27 September 2021.

For more information, please contact Jojo Lander at 

GIM has changed me and my thinking a lot … I think the reason I shifted to GIM is that I found it to be the most life changing experience … in the new relationship to music that I developed. This is what changed me both personally and professionally: it was a new ability to enter music in ways which were just absolutely unknown to me – as a performer and as an improviser.’ 

  Kenneth Bruscia

(Bruscia, K. E. & Stige, B. (2000) “The Nature of Meaning in Music Therapy: Kenneth Bruscia interviewed by Brynjulf Stige.” Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Volume 9,2: 84-96).