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  • Radio broadcast from Monitoring South Africa (MSA, www.monitoringsa.com): Prof. Dr. Gina Kaestele talks about Guided Imagery and Music (17/02/08 20:05)
  • South-African GIM practitioners in Training
    • Riana van Vollenhoven
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      MMus (Music Therapy), UP
      Pretoria, South Africa
      Phone: 012-3299887
      Cell: 079-6868405
      e-mail: riana_vv@yahoo.co.uk
      Riana works with both adolescents and adults using the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM). She is also a Reiki and Tachyon practitioner and furthermore works in the theatre as singer/actress. She facilitates voice workshops and teaches teenagers. Riana believes in the power of music to facilitate energy shifts and to tap into the subconscious, allowing healing to manifest.
    • Diane Maris
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Professional Musician & Art Process Facilitator
      Cape Town, South Africa
      Phone: 021-683-9009
      Fax: 021-671-0572
      Cell: 082-926-0548
      e-mail: gmaris@iafrica.com
      Diane has a Bachelor of Music degree and spent many years as a percussionist with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. She has taught pre-school music and has presented music workshops for teachers. She has a special interest in the therapeutic value of the creative arts and has completed a course in process art in which she facilitates classes and individual work. She also works with individuals and groups in the field of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).
    • Christel Engelbrecht
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Numerologist
      Hartebeespoort, Pretoria
      Cell: 082-3967806
      e-mail: christel@souljourney.co.za
      www: www.souljourney.co.za
      Christel is an individual and group facilitator, using Numerology and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM). Both processes allow clients to go on a journey of discovery into their own consciousness - unlocking their full human potential, spiritual and personal growth and fulfillment. Christel believes in the healing power of music and art, as well as each individuals own potential to heal themselves.
    • Philna Badenhorst
      MMus (Music Therapy), UP
      Music Therapy Community Clinic
      Cape Town, South Africa
      Cell: 072-2151650
      e-mail: philna@music-therapy.co.za
      Philna is currently employed at The Music Therapy Community Clinic (MTCC), Claremont Cape Town. The MTCC believes that music is a social resource and a way to heal and strengthen individuals and communities. She is involved in various projects including projects with children in hospital settings and children and adults in the community, dealing with social and personal issues. She also has a private practice and experience in working with children and adults with a wide spectrum of emotional barriers.
    • Carol Lotter (Mrs)
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      MMus (Music Therapy), UP
      Music Therapy Training Programme
      Music Department
      Pretoria 0002
      Phone: 012-4205372
      Fax: 012-4204517
      e-mail: musictherapy2@up.ac.za
      Carol Lotter is the Co-ordinator of the Music Therapy Training Programme and BMus (Hons) Music Communication, at the University of Pretoria. She has a private practice working with both adults and children, employing both conventional Music Therapy techniques, as well as GIM techniques. Carol is currently involved in community work, as a music therapist, at a Psychiatric Hospital. Her special interest is in working with couples.
    • Liesl Du Plessis
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Music therapist
      Professional musician
      Cell: 082-3735423
      e-mail: lieslduplessis@xsinet.co.za
      Liesl completed her Masters degree in Music Therapy at the University of Pretoria in 2003. She is a registered music therapist with the HPCSA. She is doing music therapy work at a school for learners with autism and she's facilitating adult groups at a private psychiatric hospital. She often presents workshops and lectures in the field and presented a paper on music therapy and autism at the international autism conference in Cape Town in 2006. Additionally she is a piano teacher and often performs with artists as accompanist both in the classical and commercial music industry. Her special interest is autism and adult psychiatry.
    • Kobie Swart
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Music therapist
      Johannesburg
      Cell: 083-6564737
      e-mail: kobie@aquadivers.co.za
      Kobie Swart (Temmingh) is co-founder of and lecturer at the Master of Music Therapy Degree Program at the University of Pretoria. She offers Music Therapy and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and works with children and adults.
    • Talita Graham
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Music therapist & Psychometrist
      Johannesburg
      Cell: 083-2876564
      e-mail: talitatheron@gmail.com
      Talita has her own private practice where her clientele mainly consist of scholars with emotional and learning difficulties. She has a passion to liberate women, especially young women, from the confined expectations of society and the constant challenge to strive towards worldly perfection. The means to accomplish her passion lies in the unique mixture of GIM, Music Therapy and Psychometrics. A gentle and strong approach to provide a sanctuary for healing and empowerment.
    • Jennifer Blenkinsop
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
      Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
      Complex Lymphoedema Therapist (Casely-Smith)
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Phone: +27-82-828-7024 (outside RSA)
      Cell: 082-828-7024 (within South Africa)
      e-mail: jblenkinsop@tiscali.co.za
      Jennifer is specialising in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Management of Lymphoedema in Oncology related and non-oncology related conditions. The state of or inner world directly affects our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. My special interest is to use Guided Imagery and Music to foster and facilitate transformation in our inner worlds. This transformation can enable us to better manage and experience our relationships, our spiritual lives, health problems, our life and our death. My focus will be with people with health problems, cancer survivors and the terminally ill, as well as people seeking personal and spiritual growth and healing.
    • Karen de Kock
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Music Therapist & Sound Therapist
      Private Practice: Individuals and Groups
      Phone: 012-6674224
      Cell: 084-7927865
      e-mail: karendekock@telkomsa.net
      Karen is a classically trained vocalist. She works with vocalisation and expression with severely disabled, institutionalised clients. Her passion is to work through blockages in the voice apparatus to restore balance and expression. She is currently combining Vocal Toning (Sound Therapy) with GIM in a private Psychiatric setting to facilitate expression towards health.
    • Cynthia Cullingworth Meiring
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Registered Psychological Counsellor
      Trauma Counsellor
      Rustenburg
      Phone: 014-5971644
      Cell: 072-7951729
      e-mail: CynCullingworth@gmail.com
      Cynthia is in private practice, but also works several hours a month for the Family and Marriage Society of South Africa (FAMSA). She counsels mainly adults and older teens, covering a wide spectrum of life issues; GIM forms a valuable part of therapy. Her specialisation is Trauma Counseling, and she is especially interested in working with women in difficult circumstances.
    • Chris de Wet
      Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
      Professional Nurse
      Professional Musician
      Bloemfontein
      Cell: 073-1996005
      e-mail: crdw@absamail.co.za
      Chris de Wet acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Music 1998. He is currently performing in different settings and genres as a pianist. Since he is doing research on the effect of Guided Imagery and Music on Anxiety, he finds himself in the fortunate position to combine his two passions in life, namely music and psychiatry. This forms part of his Clinical Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing. In practice he also applies Gestalt Therapeutic techniques and follows the Gestalt therapeutic process. Chris intends to work with people who have experienced abuse in various kinds of relationships, in order that they may be guided to self actualization and healing.