Leigh E. Jenks, MMT, MT-BC is owner of Awakened Potential, LLC that uses the Helen Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). She uses this modality to assist with relationships, life changes, health challenges, grief and loss, stress, fatigue/burnout, depression, anxiety, reduction of the effects of trauma, spirituality, and enhancement of creativity.
Leigh has over 14 years of experience as a board certified music therapist. She received both her Bachelor’s and Masters of Music Therapy degrees at Shenandoah University. In addition, she has a Certificate in End-of-Life-Care Music Therapy from the Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy Institute and has been a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (given five years of training) practicing Guided Imagery and Music for over three years.
After becoming Board-Certified, Leigh started the music therapy program at Blue Ridge Hospice where she currently works. Her duties include direct patient service and case management, work in the bereavement department with co-facilitation of school groups, adult and child support groups, kids grief camp, public relations to expand services to the community, as well as staff support. She also works at Shenandoah University as Adjunct Music Therapy faculty, supervising students in a medical setting and coordinating the internship program.