Music Therapy, Mental Health, and Self-Care
Resilience Over Burnout:
A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists
Self-care is often talked about, but is much more difficult to put into practice. Ami’s book not only breaks down the reasons why the idea of caring for ourselves is important, she offers a number of ideas and life changes to consider in order to more fully put these ideas into daily practice. Suggestions are provided in a non-judgmental manner and the reader is encouraged to self-reflect at their own pace. This book would be helpful to therapists at any stage of their career and serves as a gentle reminder to allow ourselves permission to take care of us as well as of those we care for.
Beth Deyermond, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapy Department Chairperson/Internship Director
The Center for Discovery, Harris, NY
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