S2.3 Krystal Demaine | On Being a Heart Centered Therapist
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FEATURED GUESTS: Dr. Krystal Demaine, Ph.D. grew up in the small coastal community of Rockport, Massachusetts with her mother, father, and two sisters. As a young girl she was inspired by her creative surroundings; with her parents as owners of the iconic Bearskin Neck Country Store and her father an accomplished bass player; she was drawn to creative pursuits with music and art which became her life’s passion. Her roots of training in music therapy, neuroscience, creative writing, photography, expressive arts, and yoga led her to 20 years of private practice working across the lifespan with neurodiverse populations, mental health, and grief support.

She earned a B.M. in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music, an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College, and a Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. She is a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy, Performance Wellness, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Trauma Sensitive HeartMath, and is a Listening Hour Practitioner. She has written numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented her work across the globe.

She is currently a full Professor of Expressive Therapies at Endicott College in Beverly, MA overseeing the Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy undergraduate degree programs and coordinating the biennial Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium. She also teaches part-time at both Lesley University in the Psychology & Applied Therapies Department and at Salem State University in the Music & Dance Department. Dr. Demaine lives in Beverly, MA, USA with her bright young son. Her most recent book, “The Roots and Rhythm of the Heart” shares her philosophy of working with the heart, in healing, grief, and the arts.


  • Specific tasks and processes one must complete when self-publishing a book.
  • The origin story and inspiration for Krystal's book.
  • How listening to her heart allowed her to easily pivot to self-publishing.
  • The process of engaging in a Musical Life Review.
  • The heart sensory breathing technique for inward connection and grounding.

Krystal's website: www.krystaldemaine.com
"The Roots & Rhythm of the Heart: Our Musical Identity, Spirit & Lineage"
Ingram Spark Self-publishing distribution

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