Imagery, Music & Mandalas: Accessing the Creative Core

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  •  October 14, 2017
     10:00 am CDT - 1:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 3

Instructor: Louise Dimiceli-Mitran

“…Music should be an essential part of every analysis.” C.G. Jung

Please join us in an experiential exploration of creativity using music and mandalas. Employing Music Imagery (MI), adapted from The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM), we will tap into the transformational power of music to explore the world within and access the deeper consciousness to find creative solutions. Guided by carefully chosen music, participants may create a mandala or write as a way of bringing the unique images that arise into concrete form. While participants may share their images with the group, as in dream work, the individual is considered the expert on their images. We will then process the dreamlike colors, shapes, and spirit stories that result from the experience. Basic concepts and history of music imagery will be presented before the experiential portion begins. We will identify and discuss possible archetypal or shadow images and the influence of the collective unconscious as they find expression through our creative inner spirits.

About the Instructor
Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, LCPC, MT-BC, FAMI, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Music Therapist and a Primary Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) with the Therapeutic Arts Institute. She has maintained a private practice in Chicago focusing on the use of GIM and its adaptations for 20 years, using the transformational power of music to improve quality of life in her clients. Louise spent 15 years as an oncology specialist/music therapist at Advocate’s Lutheran General and Illinois Masonic Hospitals. She has written book chapters and articles on GIM, is past president of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) and has presented at many professional conferences and workshops across the country and in Canada. Her guided imagery & relaxation CD is titled Consciously Creating Wellness: Light and Nourishment and is available at

Recommended Reading
Dimiceli-Mitran, L. (2016).  Accessing Strength from Within: Music Imagery and Mandalas. In Edwards, Young, Nikels, Barrett (Eds.), Handbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices: Finding Common Factors. New York: Routledge.

Dimiceli-Mitran, L. & Goldberg, F.S. (2010). The Central Tenets of GIM: Consciousness and the Integration of Psychotherapy and Spirituality.Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Vol. 10 (3). Online journal.


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

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