MUSICURE offers therapy based on the belief that “Your answer always lies within.” The trained therapist will assist you with your process to explore within and find your answers. The method used is a form of music psychotherapy called “The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM).” BMGIM was developed by Helen Bonny, PhD, in 1970 at Maryland Psychiatric Institute where a group of researchers studied consciousness. BMGIM has been used all over the world including the US, Canada, European countries, South Africa, and Asian countries including Japan.
For details about the method, please visit the Association for Music and Imagery.
Pre-session: you and the therapist will talk about your issues and come up with an intension to use music. An intension may be a question for yourself, something that you would like to have an insight or different perspective, or what you would like to explore within yourself.
Relaxation: The therapist will then provide a brief relaxation to relax your body and focus your mind.
Music-Imagery Experience: As you listen to the music, you will verbally report your spontaneous imagery with the music to the therapist. Imagery may be visual, kinesthetic such as heaviness in the chest and tingling on your hands, intuitive like “a-ha,” and emotional. The therapist may ask questions, intensify your imagery, or release depending on what is needed in the moment.
Post-session Integration: After the Music-Imagery experience, you will again talk with the therapist and review and integrate the imagery. The therapist may assist you find a meaning of the imagery and reflect on your life.
Nami Yoshihara, MS, MT-BC
Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI)
Nami is a US-trained music therapist (MT-BC) and music psychotherapist (FAMI). She received bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music therapy from Radford University, VA and is currently working on her PhD degree at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Nami started playing the piano at age of four and enjoyed being in the band during her high school and college years. She was influenced by classic, rock, hardcore, jazz, new age, and world music.
Her work experiences in music psychotherapy include individuals with stress, relationship issues, a history of trauma and abuse, issues of grief and loss, issues around transition, gender-related issues, spiritual questions, pain, and diagnoses of medical conditions that are hard to be treated.
Her work experiences in music therapy include medical patients, particularly in oncology and stem-cell transplant unit, children with autism spectrum and developmental disorders, nursing homes, and older adults with/without dementia.
1 session (90 minutes) 13,000 Yen
For GIM trainees and full-time undergraduate students
1 session (90 minutes) 12,000 Yen
*Due to the higher cost of renting a therapy space, there will be an additional cost of 1,000 yen after 5:00PM and on the weekend and holidays.
Currently MUSICURE offers sessions at a shared therapy space in Yokohama, Kannai, Matsudo, and Nagoya. Please contact for detailed locations.
Please contact for any questions you may have via e-mail by clicking the e-mail icon on the top of this page. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Your answer always lies within
What you need may be the courage to step forward into yourself