Yumiko Sato Music Therapy

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Yumiko Sato Music Therapy

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Hello.  I’m a board certified music therapist, specializing in hospice and palliative care music therapy.

After 10 years of working with hospice patients and families in the U.S, I recently returned to Japan.  In the last few months I’ve thought about what I’d do next while trying to adjust to my new life.  Nothing really came to me until a good friend gave me an advice – write about my experiences as a music therapist.  As it turned out, it was what I had always wanted to do.

When you have an unusual occupation such a hospice music therapist, people always ask what exactly it is that you do and why you do it, which gives me an opportunity to reflect on my work and how to best explain it to people.  In this blog I’ll write about music therapy, end-of-life care, and grief & loss, in a way that people outside the profession can understand and engage.  My hope is to share with you what I’ve learned from this unique work with the dying.

Thank you for your interest in my blog.  I look forward to seeing you again here.

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2 comments on “Yumiko Sato Music Therapy

  1. Judy Coon
    January 14, 2014

    As a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, I had the honor and the privilege of working with Yumi in the US on the westside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Yumi’s music brought something special to the bedside: not only for the dying patient, their loved ones, family, and friends, but also for the staff. Music Therapy is very soothing and healing for the caregivers and the volunteers who minister to the dying patients and their loved ones. It replenishes the soul and restores our resources that we so freely give in our daily work.

  2. ask
    February 24, 2015

    Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous
    roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward
    this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!

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This entry was posted on September 27, 2013 by in End-of-Life Music Therapy, Hospice, Music Therapy and tagged , , , , , , , , .


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