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Introduction to the Music Breathing Method

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Music breathing iamm2023

Music Breathing (MB) is an adaptation of the “Guided Imagery and Music” (GIM) method. It is an advance technique designed for work with stress/anxiety disorders and trauma. Music Breathing can be applied for fostering resilience in times of increased societal stress. The emphasis is on the awareness and modulation of the breathing that is used to regulate arousal evoked by selective music listening in an altered state of consciousness.

The Music Breathing introduction presentation is suitable for all professionals from the fields of health/mental healthcare with experience and/or interest in working with resilience and emotional regulation, stress, anxiety disorders, trauma and general wellbeing.

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Evangelia Papanikolaou, PhD, FAMI, EAMI accred

Music therapist-GIM therapist and trainer, supervisor, program coordinator for IMAGEing & scientific director of SONORA. Specialised in psycho-oncology, anxiety disorders/psychological trauma & creative development. Board member of the European Association for Music and Imagery


Angela Shum

Angela Shum has been a RN for more than 10 years before becoming a music therapist in 2008.She worked as a music/rehabilitation therapist at the Provincial/State hospitals in both Canada and USA previously. Presently, she has her own private practice in HK, is involving several research with local institutions. She has the passion of educating nurses about Focused Music Imagery, (FMI) Music Breathing (MB), GIM & expressive arts therapy (FOAT), supporting health care professional for self-care using all these approaches. Angela is a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (USA).


Joyu Lee

Joyu Lee (she/her) is a Senior Music Therapist at UNC Health, and the owner of Music and Your Mind, LLC. She is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, a Music Breathing practitioner, a professional cellist, and a Narrative Therapist practicing in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) in NC, USA. Joyu primarily works with teens and young adults (inpatient, outpatient, and private practice) with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and crisis intervention.