When a person listens to music s/he connects to the language expressed in the music; the rhythm, the melody, the instruments and the tonality are some of the elements of this language. This language evokes a response from within the listener.
The responses will vary depending on the listener’s mood at that time, the perceptions, or understandings, about his/her life and what is occurring at this time. These responses may be
visual images, similar to daydreaming or dreams
Used as a therapeutic modality the client is able to understand, and put into context, previously held thoughts, perceptions, behaviours and emotional experiences that may currently cause distress and pain.
This process of psychotherapy is known as the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM).