The future of the Bonny Method: A perspective on Danish practice with a forecast to the future — Lars Ole Bonde

Ειδικό Τεύχος 9 (2) 2017 “Guided Imagery and Music: Σύγχρονες Ευρωπαϊκές προοπτικές και εξελίξεις” – Article (first published on 22 December 2017)

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The future of the Bonny Method: A perspective on Danish practice with a forecast to the future 

Lars Ole Bonde 


The article presents the current status of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in Denmark, with an outlook to the international context. The central focus is on the results of a survey (2016) of Danish GIM practitioners (n = 20), with relevant international surveys introduced as comparisons. Clinical applications of the different formats within the ‘spectrum of GIM’ are also presented and discussed in a Danish context; the future potential of the many Bonny Method session formats is then outlined, and implications for training are discussed.


Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), GIM spectrum, clinical applications, training


Lars Ole Bonde, PhD, Professor in music therapy at Aalborg University (Denmark).  Professor of music and health at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Norway). Publications on music therapy, music psychology, music education and music theatre.