Katie Down, (MT-BC, LCAT) is a licensed creative arts therapist, Reiki practitioner and sound meditation teacher, offering training programs in music therapy, sound therapy, and clinical supervision. Katie received her master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy at New York University with additional trauma training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and with Laurel Parnell in EMDR.
Incorporating Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques, EMDR for trauma, and creative visualization, Katie provides a nurturing, grounded and open environment for opening the heart and letting go of blockages and negative patterns that hold us back from feeling connected to our higher selves and each other.
Katie is a staff practitioner and facilitator at MNDFL, Maha Rose Center for Healing and MINKA Brooklyn. She co-runs the Maha Rose Sound School and the Sound Therapy Training Institute at The Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts. Katie has designed and taught the courses “Music and Mindfulness in Clinical Applications” for The Spiegel Academy, “The Art of Listening “at NYU, and The School of Visual Arts, “Deep Listening Through Sound Meditation” at Cal State Fullerton, “Sound and Mindfulness in Contemplative Care” at the Art of Healing conference at The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Expressive Arts Therapy Summit, and The International Conference on Deep Listening, and has presented at several grand rounds presentations for local NY hospitals.
Katie has worked internationally in the Balkans, South Africa, and Ecuador, offering workshops in vocal improvisation, sound painting, and song writing and has participated in the Training for Trainers with Musicians Without Borders in the Netherlands. For more information visit http://www.soundwellcenter.com
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