Music and Consciousness: The Evolution of Guided Imagery and Music

  • Music and Consciousness: The Evolution of Guided Imagery and Music
  • Author: Bonny, Helen
  • ISBN: 9781891278105
  • E-ISBN: 9781891278686

A comprehensive anthology of the published and unpublished writings and speeches of Helen Lindquist Bonny. Included in the 22 chapters are: an autobiographical essay, early articles on Bonny’s work at the Maryland Psychiatric Center and the founding of the Institute for Consciousness and Music, Bonny’s three monographs on GIM, a sequence of articles showing the evolution of GIM, an extensive unpublished case study from Bonny’s dissertation, and Bonny’s more recent writings on the analysis of music programs, and music and spirituality. The entire volume was edited by Lisa Summer, who introduces the book, and then contextualizes each chapter so that the reader understands where each work fits within Bonny’s productive professional life. 2002, Paperback, 404 pages.

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Preface Lisa Summer, Editor  

Chapter One: Autobiographical Essay

Chapter Two: The Use of Music in Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy

Chapter Three: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM): Discovery of the Method

Chapter Four: The Early Development of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

Chapter Five: Founding the Institute for Consciousness and Music (ICM)

Chapter Six: Music and Consciousness

Chapter Seven: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM): Mirror of Consciousness

Chapter Eight: Music: The Language of Immediacy

Chapter Nine: Music and Healing

Chapter Ten: Sound as Symbol: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in Clinical Practice

Chapter Eleven: Twenty-One Years Later: A GIM Update

Chapter Twelve: The State of the Art of Music Therapy

Chapter Thirteen: Music and Spirituality


Chapter Fourteen: Music Therapy: A Legal High

Chapter Fifteen: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and the Mandala:
A Case Study Illustrating an Integration Of Music and Art Therapies

Chapter Sixteen: Cycles of Experience: Past, Present and Future

Chapter Seventeen: Music Listening for Intensive Coronary Care Units: A Pilot Project

Chapter Eighteen: New Directions in the Bonny Method of  Guided Imagery and Music

Chapter Nineteen: Facilitating Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Sessions 


Chapter Twenty: The Role of Taped Music Programs in the Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Process

Chapter Twenty-one: Body Listening; A New Way to Review the GIM Tapes

Chapter Twenty-two: Case Study: Cheryl