Experiences of Transcendence in Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) – An Intersubjective Perspective


  • Katarina Mårtenson Blom Swedish priv pract/GIM




intersubjectivity, therapeutic process, therapeutic relationship, music classification, GIM experiences of transcendence, altered states of consciousness


In this paper, the author describes a perspective on experiences of transcendence in GIM through an integrative description of a clinical case study of GIM transcripts and a PhD study. The article summarizes results from both and develops a reflecting discussion in relation to the author’s continued post-doctoral clinical and teaching experiences. The developed perspective focuses on the process in GIM when experiences of transcendence occur and juxtaposes that to the contents of such experiences. This is argued for in terms of an intersubjective, interactive perspective on how the process among therapist, music, and client moves and deepens.

Author Biography

Katarina Mårtenson Blom, Swedish priv pract/GIM

Katarina Mårtenson Blom, PhD, lic. psychologist, lic. psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor in psychotherapy and Guided Imagery & Music (GIM). Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor in private practice in Stockholm and Simrishamn, Sweden.


Photo of author Katarina Mårtenson Blom



How to Cite

Mårtenson Blom, K. (2022). Experiences of Transcendence in Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) – An Intersubjective Perspective. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 22(2). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v22i2.3222



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