Meet Ami Kunimura

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC

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Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and a writer, speaker, and board-certified music therapist.

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 has also taught 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 received her BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her MA in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University.

Ami (pronounced ah-me) was born in Hawaii and splits her time between Southern California and The Big Island of Hawaii.

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