Journey Into Wholeness
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”