BiM stands for ‘Body in Music’. But what is BiM? During the BiM-activities you hear the music and feel the vibrations of that music at the same time. During the BiM-activities you can literally feel a certain rhythm, measure or melody line on your body with BiM music. In practice with people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD), the caretakers translates the music with the material on the body of this person, children and adults and gives you the opportunity to experience your own body. The music, the material and the performance form a unity so that it becomes recognizable and predictable. Unexpected events or situations cause tension in people with profound multiple disabilities. Due to the clear structure of the BiM activities, the BiM method can also be used well for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
As a result, they often isolate themselves from their environment and it is difficult to make real contact. Communicating is usually done in a non-verbal way. It is logical that predictability is important so that someone can attune to what is to come. This gives peace and relaxation so that you can work in a pleasant and goal-oriented manner.

There is also interest in the BiM-method outside the Netherlands. In Belgium we regularly give the BiM-course, but also in Germany. Patrick has been invited to Cyprus a number of times to teach the BiM-method for carriers in three day center of the ‘Association for the Welfare of People with Mental Handicap’ in Nicosia (October 2016/ May 2017) and the ‘Association of Music Therapists’ in Limassol (May 2019).

The BiM-course can also be organized elsewhere on request.

BiM stands for ‘Body in Music’ a body related method using musical activities in the treatment of people with multiple or severe multiple disabilities. In practice, the BiM-method contributes to alertness, relaxation, making contact, communication and sensory information processing. The BiM-activities can also be used for peoples with autism. Consequently the BiM-activities are a targeted and meaningful method in residential care groups, day care centre or special needs education.

The course is intended for care and teaching professionals who works directly with children or adults suffering from severe multiple mental disabilities (for example activity counselors, group leaders, parents, group teachers, classroom assistants, music therapists or music teachers). Additional for music therapists and music teachers is the Train-the-trainer day.

We organize an international BiM-course in the Netherlands. Please contact us for the full program.

Two-day BiM-course
Tuesday 27 September 2022            9.30 AM – 5.00 PM
Wednesday 28 September 2022      9.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Costs   595,00 €
Included: certificate, BiM-book, BiM-activity calendar 1+2, USB-stick, 5 BiM-materials, 2x lunch, 1x dinner.
Not included: Bed & Breakfast (stay in Kaap Doorn is possible)

One-day Train-the-trainer
Thursday 29 September 2022.    9.30 AM – 5.00 AM

Costs.  275,00 €
Included: license, BiM-book, 5 BiM-materials additional, 1x lunch
Not included: Bed & Breakfast (stay in Kaap Doorn is possible)

Please registration before
August 1, 2022


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