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Thu 29th August to Sun 1st September
Certificate in Supportive Music and Imagery (SMI)

Certificate in Supportive Music and Imagery

London, U.K.
29th August - 1st September 2019

Supportive Music and Imagery (SMI) is a music-centred method used to help individuals deepen connection to their inner strengths and resources and improve general wellness. SMI is used with individuals and groups across ages and abilities. It can be helpful for depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, school or work related stress, bereavement and many other issues. Current research shows the method’s
effectiveness with persons with PTSD and as a method of self-care for therapists.

Training in this method will help you develop your clinical verbal skills, deepen your personal relationship to music, incorporate receptive techniques into your clinical practice, and give you confidence to work with short-term clients and individuals with trauma.

  • the therapist invites a specific and conscious focus on a positive internal feeling or image;
  • breathing awareness reduces tension and improves internal focus;
  • music is often collaboratively chosen by the therapist and the participant to “hold” them in the chosen focus;
  • active drawing to the music deepens connection to the inner resource.

Each element of a session is contained and collaborative, making it particularly safe to employ when working with vulnerable clients.

Those who satisfactorily complete the practicum requirements will receive a certificate to practice SMI. However, past trainees have also gone on to complete further training in Re-educative Music and Imagery, and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) methods, leading to an Advanced Diploma in the Bonny Method of GIM. The certificate training will be taught by Sumi Paik-Maier, PhD FAMI and Suzannah
Scott-Moncrieff MA, LCAT, MT-BC, FAMI.

Bookings and further information: Book before 30th June for the Early Bird fee of £400

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