Erin Montgomery

An Interview with Lisa Summer: Discussing GIM and its adaptations

Erin Anne Montgomery


This interview with Lisa Summer discusses her path to music therapy, GIM, and Helen Bonny. Lisa speaks about her adaptations to the Bonny Method of GIM and how these have been incorporated into her latest GIM trainings. Her recent doctoral work, including music-centered guiding and the use of repeated music in GIM sessions is discussed. The work of Helen Bonny and key Bonny Method GIM concepts are outlined.


GIM; Lisa Summer; supportive music imagery; re-educative music imagery; GIM adaptations; music-centered guiding

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Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy (ISSN 1504-1611)