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The Bonny Institute offers educational programs which introduce and further the work of Helen Lindquist Bonny.

Conference in 2020

The Bonny Institute is pleased to present Music and Psyche At the Edges of Life, a conference to be held in October of 2020 in the San Francisco Bay Area. A distinguished faculty will explore the value and use of music and imagery at the thresholds of consciousness--for parents and their babies before and after birth, for people living in the shadowy worlds of mental or physical illness such as autism, AIDS, ALS, dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, and for those at the end of life. Pre- and post-conference experiential workshops will demonstrate the therapeutic effectiveness of music and imagery. Workshops may be attended separately or in addition to the full conference.

Continuing Education Credits are available.
Deadline for Early Registration Discount is July 31st.
For full information, please see the conference page.

Marilyn F. Clark to address European GIM Conference

In September 2020, Board member and AMI Fellow, Marilyn F. Clark will deliver the keynote address at the biannual conference of GIM Fellows and students to be held at Ammerdown Centre near Bristol, England. The Conference theme will center on the myth of the Holy Grail. Marilyn will be talking about how this myth has become a part of the lore of GIM facilitators as well as how Parsifal's journey to find the Grail is a metaphor for individual psychological growth. For more information:

Music and Your Mind published by Barcelona Publishers

The latest edition of Helen Bonny's classic, Music and Your Mind, is now available through Barcelona Publishers, the primary publisher of books about The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Dr. Bonny, who has weathered numerous hurricanes that have swept through Vero Beach, FL, is pleased to see this publication once again available to interested persons.

A Change of Name

The Board of Directors at their June 2004 meeting took action to change the name of The Bonny Foundation: An Institute for Music - Centered Therapies, to The Bonny Institute. The Board takes this action feeling that this name more adequately expresses the nature and present activity of the organization. The word "Institute" suggests an educational thrust contrasted to "Foundation," which implies a funding body. Board Vice-President Erich Bonny indicates, "this action does not reflect any essential change in purpose or direction, and continues to further the legacy and work of Helen." The name change officially took effect January 1, 2005.