Music and imagery methods as self-care for mental health nurses hosted by Psychotherapy SIG

Guided imagery and music is a very rich, music-based, creative modality that can be applied and adapted in many ways to achieve therapeutic benefits. It is strongly evidence-based and particularly suited for those seeking personal/professional development as it facilitates increased awareness, reflection and self-care. In this presentation, Ann Maree will introduce some aspects of guided imagery and music and include an experiential component that focuses on self-care for healthcare professionals. Prior to this session, you are invited to reflect on what self-care means for you and identify an object that represents this in your life. You will have the option to share this with the group and use it during the session. Please also have drawing and writing materials accessible for you to use during the session.

Presenter: Ann Maree Billings

Registered Nurse, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Integrative Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Guided Imagery and Music Therapist.

Ann Maree’s career started in general nursing in 1989. However she always had a strong interest in mental health and emotional wellbeing, so the move into counselling, psychotherapy and Mental Health Nursing was inevitable. She completed her advanced diploma in Integrative counselling in London from 1997-2001. Ann Maree is passionate about the use of creative methods, especially Guided Imagery and Music, to provide therapeutic benefits for clients, and to support healthcare professionals and others toward their personal and professional development.


Wednesday 8 June 2022


6:30pm-8pm (AEST)




$55 Members/$70 non-members/$45 concession

Keynote speakers:

Ann Maree Billings


Australian College of Mental Health Nurses event, guided imagery and music, psychotherapy mental health nursing

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