Lindsey Beaven, BD, MA, PhD, FAMI, MFT, Lic. 46826
Music & Imagery Practitioner
INNER WORK THROUGH FACILITATED LISTENING TO MUSIC
“You can reach a person through music when everything else fails. Music is the only art form that reaches the heart without having to pass through the brain.” --Elizabeth Söderström
In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI), fully trained in a variety of music and imagery processes. Music affects us emotionally, spiritually, physically, and aesthetically, and such facilitated music-listening methods provide an effective way for deeply held experiences to gently and safely emerge for exploration, personal healing, and growth.
For some, it’s appropriate and helpful to explore the deepest layers of the psyche by using The Bonny Method when orchestral and choral music are accessed to evoke spontaneous waking dreams in the listener. The music, combined with the person’s own creative process, serves as a catalyst to elicit and sustain a dynamic unfolding of spontaneous personal, archetypal, transpersonal and spiritual material. This might include thoughts, memories and emotions; visual and energetic images; sacred symbols; and a variety of sensory and somatic responses. Results of this method frequently are described as transformational.
Absolutely no musical talent is necessary to do this kind of work. In fact, having a natural “beginner’s mind” can be quite advantageous for "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few" (Shunru Suziki).
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