What is Guided Imagery and Music?

Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music centred therapy that uses specific western classical music to evoke images, feelings, memories and sensations in a deeply relaxed stated of consciousness. Exploring and processing your imagery with a trained GIM therapist can lead to healing on many levels.

Sessions include verbal counselling, meditation, and a music listening experience. Your session may also include mandala drawing, journaling with music, and other therapeutic process exercises – as guided by you. No previous experience with music or art is required to benefit from GIM.

GIM can support clients going through emotional and psychosomatic pain, including trauma, grief, mental health struggles (stress, depression, anxiety, etc.), relationship issues, life review, personal growth and much more.

Why are sessions free?
As an Advanced Trainee through the Association for Music & Imagery, Maryann is required to provide a limited number of free sessions to fulfill practical training requirements. Regular supervision is provided by a certified Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.

Am I a candidate for free sessions?
Volunteer clients must be at least 18 years old, and have the mental stability/orientation to differentiate between reality and fantasy worlds. Clients receive one free session and may or may not continue a series of sessions after assessment. Please contact Maryann to find out if GIM could be a good fit for you.

Where do sessions happen and how long does a session take?
In-office, in-home and online (after in person assessment) sessions are available, with required Covid-19 precautions. Sessions generally last 90-120 minutes.

Where can I learn more about Guided Imagery and Music?
More information can be found by visiting the Association for Music & Imagery.