|INTRODUCTORY GIM TRAINING
(Revised June, 2002)
A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent level of academic training and life experience at the discretion of the trainer. Trainees must also have all necessary additional training to practice as a therapist in their own countries.
II. TRAINING RATIONALE
Introductory GIM Training will include both experiential and didactic presentations. The emphasis of Introductory GIM Training is the development of all fundamental skills necessary for the practice of GIM.
III. COURSE LENGTH
Minimum: 35 instructional hours of didactic and experiential training.
IV. DIDACTIC CONTENT
Didactic Lectures on:
A. The Method:
1. The definition and core elements of the method
2. The history
3. Uses of GIM
5. Introduction to guiding
6. Introduction to processing skills
8. Session Structure
9. The dyad experience
10. The group experience
11. Ethics and standards of practice
Current AMI documents, including the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Statement of Purpose, Definition of the Method, and Core Elements of the Method and Core Elements of the Training Required to Practice the Method shall be made available to all students.
1. States of consciousness
2. Alternative states of consciousness
3. Imagery experiences
4. Therapeutic paradigms
5. Therapeutic processes
Exploration of the healing potentials of music
Music as an activator of imagery experiences
Introduction to the uses of the elements of music in GIM
Introduction to music programs used in GIM
V. EXPERIENTIAL CONTENT
A. Dyad experiences of guiding and being guided, 2 times minimum, 3 times is recommended
B. Group experiences:
Imaging to music
Discussions of imaging and guiding experiences
Question and answer sessions
Complementary technique sessions: e.g., art, movement, writing (at the discretion of the trainer)
1. One GIM session conducted by trainer
2. Several inductions conducted by trainer
1. The reading of books or articles may be required at the discretion of the trainer
Each training shall be evaluated by participating students. The evaluation shall include content, presentation, and knowledge acquired.
VII. STUDENT EVALUATION
Each student shall be evaluated by his/her trainer. The trainer shall assess the student's participation in the program, potential as a GIM facilitator, and readiness to proceed to Intermediate GIM Training.
UPON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF INTRODUCTORY GIM TRAINING, THE STUDENT MAY APPLY FOR INTERMEDIATE GIM TRAINING. STUDENTS MAY NOT CONDUCT SESSIONS NOR PRESENT THEMSELVES AS GIM FACILITATORS, THERAPISTS, PRACTITIONERS, OR ANY OTHER TERM THAT IMPLIES THAT THEY ARE PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFED IN GIM.
NO CERTIFICATE OR OTHER DOCUMENT SUITABLE FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY SHALL BE ISSUED TO ANY TRAINEE PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF ADVANCED GIM TRAINING.