CONTACT US

For any general queries, please contact us at kobie.swart@hotmail.com or use the list below to contact a GIM Fellow in your area.


GIM Fellow and GIM Primary Trainer:

Kobie Temmingh Swart

Qualifications Music Therapist, GIM Felllow and GIM Primary Trainer, MARI Practioner
M.Mus. (Music Therapy): Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
Registered with the HPCSA, SAMTA (South African Music Therapy Association) and AMI (Association for Music and Imagery)
Co-founder, part-time lecturer, clinical and dissertation supervisor: M.Mus. (Music Therapy) Program, University of Pretoria
Location Johannesburg
Cell Phone 083 656 4737
E-mail kobie.swart@hotmail.com
About Kobie offers workshops aimed at personal and creative development, using GIM and the creative arts therapies. She also offers individual and group GIM sessions and Music Therapy sessions. She believes in and has witnessed and experienced the powerful therapeutic potential of music, GIM and the creative arts therapies.


GIM Fellows:

Christel Andersen (Engelbrecht)

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Fellow
Location Pretoria, occasionally also Cape Town and KZN
Cell Phone 082-3967806
E-mail christel@souljourney.co.za
Website www.souljourney.co.za
About Christel is an individual and group facilitator, who uses a wide variety of modalities to access the universal language of symbol: GIM – Guided Imagery and music, sound healing, process art, MARI, numerology, shamanic practices, nature and soul holidays. The various processes allow her clients to go on a journey of discovery into their own consciousness – unlocking their full human potential. This facilitates spiritual and personal growth, transformation and healing. Christel believes in the healing power of symbol, expressed especially through music and art, as well as each individuals own potential to heal themselves.

Jennifer Blenkinsop

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Fellow
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
Complex Lymphoedema Therapist (Casely-Smith)
Location Johannesburg
Cell Phone 082-828-7024
E-mail jblenkinsop@tiscali.co.za
About 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.

Cynthia Cullingworth

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Intern
Registered Psychological Counsellor
Trauma Counsellor
Location George and Garden Route
Cell Phone 0827492352 / 0795208198
E-mail cynthia@counselcare.co.za
Website www.counselcare.co.za
About 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.

Karen de Kock

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Fellow
Music Therapist & Sound Therapist
Private Practice: Individuals and Groups
Location Irene, Pretoria
Cell Phone 084-7927865
Land Line 012-6674224
E-mail karendekock@telkomsa.net
About Karen qualified as a Music Therapist at the University of Pretoria in 2003. She attended Johnathan Goldmans’ Healing Sounds Intensive in Colorado in 2006 and Jill Purce’s The Healing Voice in Santa Fe in 2008. She combines Music Therapy with Sound Healing and GIM in her sessions at a Private Psychiatric Clinic in Pretoria. She runs a practise from home as well as offering Workshops in healing with the voice and Imagery. She also runs a Caring for Carers programme for staff in an institution, creating a space for self expression and processing of the stresses of a demanding profession.

Carol Lotter

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Fellow
MMus (Music Therapy), UP Music Therapy Training Programme Music Department
Location Pretoria
Land Line 012-4205372
Fax 012-4204517
E-mail musictherapy2@up.ac.za
About Carol Lotter is the Co-ordinator of the MMus (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 involved in training counsellors and clinicians in using creative strategies in clinical settings and is involved in various community initiatives.

Diane Maris

Qualifications Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) Fellow
MARI Practitioner and trainer
Professional Musician & Art Process Facilitator
Location Cape Town
Cell Phone 082-926-0548
Land Line 021-683-9009
Fax 021-671-0539
E-mail imageryandmusic@iafrica.com
Website www.dianemaris.com
About Diane has a special interest in the therapeutic value of the creative arts. She uses GIM and MARI with individuals and groups of all ages to stimulate creativity, self-awareness and deep personal transformation. Her years as a percussionist with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, have given her tools for offering support to performing musicians through music listening, imaging and creative expression using art materials. She also teaches pre-school music, focusing on the joy of shared song and movement while accessing imagination through story.

Helen Oosthuizen

Qualifications GIM Fellow (Registered with AMI)
Music Therapist (MMus (Music Therapy)), registered with the HPCSA (AT0000612)
Location Johannesburg – Edenvale
Cell Phone 082 482 5906
E-mail hb.oosthuizen@gmail.com
About About:  Helen currently runs a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults affected by illness, disability, trauma and those interested in their own personal and/or spiritual formation. She also runs groups for young sex offenders at the Teddy Bear Clinic for abused children. Helen is a part-time supervisor for Music Therapy Master’s students at the University of Pretoria and serves as the African editor for the online journal, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.

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