Music Imagery and Mandalas: Exploring the Creative Inner Spirit

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  •  September 12, 2015
     10:00 am CDT - 1:00 pm CDT

CEUs: 3

Instructor: Louise Dimiceli-Mitran

* This class is limited to 12 participants.

“All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.” C. G. Jung

Please join us in this experiential exploration of inner creativity though 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, open up and utilize the deeper consciousness to find creative solutions, and access the inner spirit. 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. Through this exploration we will process the dreamlike colors, shapes, and spiritual stories that result from the experience. We will identify and discuss possible archetypes, the presence of the shadow, 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 18 years, using the transformational power of music to improve quality of life and healing energy 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


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