Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a technique that involves listening to carefully selected music in a relaxed and meditative state for the purpose of reaching altered states of consciousness, and allowing images, symbols, and deep feelings to arise from the inner self. This process facilitates therapeutic intervention, self-understanding, holistic healing and personal growth (Bonny, 1978b). The purpose of this paper is to examine the theoretical basis and development of GIM and to present examples of GIM usage in various therapeutic settings. GIM was selected for investigation because of its association with holistic health movements and applicability to death and dying and medical counseling.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1985 Kathleen Muleady Seager
Seager, Katheen Muleady, "Guided imagery and music" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 3307.