Louise Cadrin, BA, BMT, MTA, FAMI
FAMI – Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) 2004 – Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music-Archedigm Training
MTA – Music Therapy Accredited – Canadian Association for Music Therapy (2002)
BMT – Bachelor of Music Therapy – British Columbia Open University/Capilano College (2002)
BA – Bachelor of Arts – University of Saskatchewan (1984) (Sociology/Criminology major
Populations you specialize with:
- Palliative and End of Life Care
- Cancer Care
- Children/Youth: Autism, FAS, Development Delays
- Persons undergoing
- Personal Growth
- Grief and loss
- Persons seeking to explore their:
- Transpersonal and spiritual well-being
- Limiting thoughts, attitudes, and belief systems
Special Skills /Related Training:
Mandala Intensive Training, Facilitator of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Published Author, International Conference Presenter, Researcher, exposure to and understanding of the Japanese culture, having lived there from 1994-1997
Louise’s parents recognized a musical ability in her at a young age. Although they lived in rural Saskatchewan they were committed to fostering her musical passion. For 12 years they committed to financing and driving over 50 kms a week to ensure that she had piano lessons. That’s where it all began!
Louise acquired her Music Therapy degree in 2002, followed by her training as a Facilitator of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in 2004. In her many years of music therapy practice she has worked in Geriatric Care, Palliative and Cancer Care and with children with Autism, FAS and Development Delays. In 2002, upon moving to Regina she worked full time for six years as the music therapist with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regina Palliative Care Program, Pasqua Hospital. During this time she became a published author, profiling her work with Music Therapy and End-of-Life care. Upon becoming Director of the same program from 2009 – 2013, she continued to work in private practice, which included working with children as well as offering sessions through the music-assisted transformational therapy known as The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Before departing Saskatchewan in Oct 2014, Louise worked in private practice out of Mecca Massage and Wellness Centre, Regina, and Professional Psychologists and Counsellors (PPC) in Saskatoon, offering Bonny Method sessions.
From 2007-2009 Louise was the President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), the national body that promotes music therapy, in addition to supporting, advocating and accrediting music therapists in Canada. She is also an international presenter, having presented in North and South America, Australia, and England on topics related to Palliative Care, Aboriginal End-of-Life Care, Music Therapy, and on the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.
Louise has been published in the Journal of the Association for Music & Imagery (2005/2006) for her work using The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in end-of-life care. She has also used the Bonny Method with persons dealing with grief, resolution of past experiences, negative thinking, stress, trauma, transitions in life, health and relationship issues and for personal and spiritual growth and exploration.
Louise’s approach to her work is rooted in both transpersonal and humanistic philosophies. She promotes ‘whole’ person care – caring for the spiritual, physical, psychological, existential and social elements of each individual. She believes in the individual’s voice, opinions and needs being central to the care that they receive. What she loves most about her work is holding the space for people to tap into the inner resources, guidance and wisdom that is inherently within them.
Personal Life Philosophy:
Life is a Hero’s Journey. If we can find the value in each life experience, without assigning a good or bad label to it, then we can be open to everything that life offers. This helps us to live from the heart, listen to one’s spirit, and live in gratitude.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~