The Evolution of GIM Programming


  • Anthony Meadows Immaculata University



GIM, music programming, the Bonny Method


This article traces the origins and evolution of the music programs central to the Bonny Method (also called GIM or BMGIM). These programmed, sequenced western art music selections shape the core experience of GIM, eliciting intra-, inter-, and trans-personal phenomena through a range of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic feelings, images, memories, and metaphoric fantasies. Bonny’s original programs will be described and discussed in relation to GIM, and developments in programming will demonstrate how the Bonny Method programs have been expanded, including adaptations to music programming and selection.

Author Biography

Anthony Meadows, Immaculata University

Anthony Meadows PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, LPC, is Director of Music Therapy and Chair of the Graduate Music Therapy Program at Immaculata University. He has over 20 years of clinical experience, working with multiply disabled children, adults with cancer, and adults in private practice. His primary focus is music and imagery, with an emphasis on BMGIM. Anthony has edited two volumes of the Qualitative Inquires in Music Therapy series. He serves on the editorial review boards of Music Therapy Perspectives, and as Chair of the Research Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association. He has published a number of book chapters and journal articles.




How to Cite

Meadows, A. (2010). The Evolution of GIM Programming. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 10(3).