Yumiko Sato Music Therapy

Journey Into Wholeness

About Yumi

Yumiko Sato is a board certified music therapist, specializing in hospice and palliative care music therapy. After 10 years of working with hospice patients and their families in the U.S, she recently returned to Japan.

Yumi has published articles on music therapy in Voices, A World Forum for Music Therapy; and her research, “Musical Life Review in Hospice” was recently in Music Therapy Perspectives. In addition to published research, Yumi has presented her work at regional and national conferences. Locally she has given workshops on a variety of topics ranging from drumming for wellness to music and spirituality.

She writes about ​music​ ​​therapy, end-of-life care, and grief at Yumiko Sato Music Therapy.  The Japanese version of this blog is hosted on The Huffington Post Japan and the English version is on The Huffington Post UK. Yumi also writes about cultural topics at Discover Japan, which is also hosted on The Huffington Post UK.

Originally from Tokyo, Yumi received her Master in Piano Performance and completed the equivalency program at Radford University.  She is particularly interested in multicultural issues in music therapy. In her work she uses the harp, guitar, ukulele, Native American flute, piano, and her voice.

She recently publisher her second book in Japanese: Heart of the Dying (2016)

Visist Yumi’s Linkedin profile:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/77up8c

Japan Time’s Article:  “Music therapy increasingly recognized in Japan for hospital patients and elderly” 

7 comments on “About Yumi

  1. appletonavenue
    November 11, 2013

    Your work sounds very interesting and must be very satisfying. I will be reading more of your blog.

    • Yumi
      November 11, 2013

      Yes, it’s an interesting and rewarding work that has taught me a lot about living & dying. Thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog.

  2. socialbridge
    December 3, 2013

    Fascinating to read about your work and delighted to have found your blog.

    • Yumi
      December 4, 2013

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ve enjoyed your blog, too!

  3. gpcox
    December 6, 2013

    A pleasure to meet you. I’m retired now, but when I was working in a large corporation, it could often become quite frustrating and aggravating – music was a perfect way for me to relax.

    • Yumi
      December 9, 2013

      It’s nice to meet you, too. I’m glad you used music to relax during the stressful time. I hope you’re enjoying your retirement!

  4. Jose L. del Rosario
    June 17, 2014

    Wow not only good quotes on LinkedIn. Also your blog is amazing

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