The workshop will provide experiential on music relaxation, music imagery and singing circle with Asian and Chinese traditional music. The music relaxation and imagery are integrated with the Zen philosophy. The experiential are developed from the presenters' practice of self-care, and rooted from their cultures. The workshop attempt to explore possibilities of using traditional Asian and Chinese traditional music and concept in music-based interventions for self-care.
Workshop duration: 60 min
Dr. Xi-Jing Chen is an assistant professor at the the institute of psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received a doctorate of philosophy in music therapy at Aalborg University, Denmark, 2014. She continued her research work as a post-doctorate at the institute of psychology, CAS from 2015 to 2018. Her research interests are translational and clinical research of music and mental health. She has conducted series of studies to investigate the mechanism and effects of music therapy on improving symptoms of people with emotional disorders and substance use disorders, such as the indentification of the features of emotional dysfunction of female with methamphetamine use disorders in reaction to music stimuli, and music therapy clinical studies. She has also participated several clinical studies that combine virtual reality, mindfulenss, music therapy, as well as memory reconsolidation for treating people with emotional disorders and substance use disorders.
Jing-Wen Zhang is a doctoral student at Temple University. She currently supervises students at Philadelphia Aphasia Center at Temple. Jing-Wen had experience as a clinician in general medical settings, neural rehabilitation, and out-patient psychological health centers in China and U.S. She serves the International Association of Music and Medicine as the chair of the Global Report Committee.
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