Anne Apynys

Anne Apynys has been a psychiatric nurse for over 30 years and currently works at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Originally from Clinton, Ohio, she attended nursing school in Akron and moved to Maryland to attend graduate school where she earned a Ph.d in American Women's History. While in graduate school she took belly dance classes and became interested in international and traditional dance and music. She studied dances from the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe and danced with the Silk Road Dance Company for ten years. She has played the piano since childhood and the harp for fifteen years.

Anne has explored several complementary and alternative forms of healing. Because of these different interests, she applied to the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) and became a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP). As a CMP she plays therapeutic music at the patient's bedside throughout the hospital including the Oncology unit, the ICU and CCU, the Behavioral Health unit and medical-surgical units.

Music for Healing and Transition

In this workshop about the work of a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), Anne will review the history of music and healing, explain the current theory and science of using music as a means for healing -- including the vital role of intention, and describe how the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) program works.

Varieties of Therapeutic Music

Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) Anne Apynys will describe and demonstrate the different types of therapeutic music a CMP plays. She will end the workshop with an actual session of therapeutic music. Bring a blanket so you can lie back, relax and feel the effects of the music.

















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