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MASTERMIND: Clinical Applications of Mindfulness in Music Therapy

$ 315

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With Abi Christian, SCMT, MT-BC

Music therapists are trained clinicians, but may desire more knowledge and understanding of mindfulness practices and applying them in a music therapy session. This interactive course will provide both new and seasoned music therapists with an opportunity to learn from each other, discover new ideas for music therapy interventions, and gain more confidence in their clinical work.

Each mastermind group will have a clear, definite purpose and a facilitator to keep the group on track. Each group meets for an hour every other week for 3 months with a specific focus as outlined in the course schedule. Group members will be accountable for their own learning, questioning, and development, with continued support from all mastermind members.


This course will meet online over Zoom for one hour, every week, for seven weeks. Participants will complete 60 minutes of homework between each weekly session, totaling 6 additional hours. Homework will consist of approximately 20 minutes of application, 20 minutes of reading/research, and 20 minutes of sharing with group members.

Week 1: Program Orientation & Q&A

Week 2: Mindfulness vs Mindlessness 

Week 3: Emotion Mind, Reasonable Mind, and Wise Mind 

Week 4: The “What” and “How” Skills of Wise Mind 

Week 5: Mindfulness Enhancing Qualities 

Week 6: Barriers to Mindfulness 

Week 7: Breathing and Meditation  



Abi completed her music therapy training at Utah State University, and her clinical training at Earthtones Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical experience includes a variety of populations including memory care, assisted living, children’s hospitals, adult day cares, and mental health. Abi is currently working as a music therapist in residential treatment centers for adolescents in Southern Utah, and loves witnessing the growth and strength of her clients.