The Self-Care Institute offers self-care support and education on burnout prevention to:

  • Individuals
  • Teams
  • Companies and corporations

We help professionals decrease burnout and stress with sustainable self-care practices that support a fulfilling life at work and at home


Our vision for you:

  • Decrease burnout and reduce stress
  • Help others without draining yourself
  • Go from feeling overwhelmed to being in control of your own life
  • Feel effective and fulfilled at work and at home
  • Make self-care a lifestyle and not a struggle

Meet Ami

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC


Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute.

Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout. Ami is the creator and facilitator of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Program, an in-depth online program that guides professionals out of burnout and stress cycles through research-based self-care practices. Ami is also the author of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists.

Ami has presented on self-care and professional burnout at international events and conferences. Ami also teaches as a lecturer at UCLA and adjunct graduate faculty at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Ami has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006, specializing in mental health, trauma, and addictions treatment. Ami also holds certifications in yoga education and first and second degree reiki, with training in mindfulness and meditation. Ami (pronounced ah-me) was born in Hawaii and currently lives in Southern California.

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