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Celia Im, Lighting the Creative Spark

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Dr. Celia Im is the founder of the unique personal development program, Lighting the Creative Spark,, which is a transformational tool that uses music to awaken, enlighten, and empower clients so they can release old, negative patterns that are keeping them from being happy, healthy, and effective.

Celia is an international, award-winning musician and has taught on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University. Her degrees include a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Peabody Conservatory, a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, and a certification in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

In her workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats, she uses a seven-step transformational process to guide business leaders, politicians, artists, and others to achieve a greater sense of wellness, creativity, and leadership.

“The music,” she says, “is the key that unlocks old memories and beliefs. It’s what helps people go more deeply inside their unconscious to find their true passions and talents.”

She has developed a new seven-stage process called Harmonic Resonance Integration. “Learn more about that here.“http://celiaim.com/index.php?s=shop&c=cds

For more information, visit Celia’s website www.celiaim.com.

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