Musician Dr. Celia Im Lights the Creative Spark

Who she is: Dr. Celia Im is the founder of the unique personal development program Lighting the Creative Spark,, 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.

What she does: An international award-winning musician, Celia 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, Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin Conservatory and she holds a certification in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

Why she does it: Celia is inspired to help others learn and grow through the power of 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.”

LIGHTING THE CREATIVE SPARK

By Hope Katz Gibbs

In her practice, Dr. Celia Im uses music and imagery as a way to help people clear and pass through the things that are holding them back from success and happiness. In the last decade she has seen hundreds of clients and watched them work through this process and has found that there are seven basic stages that we all go through in our lives — wellness, creativity, empowerment, intuition, vision, wholeness, and expression.

How does the music help?

“This aspect of my business comes from my first career as a concert pianist,” explains Celia. “In addition to performing around the country, I taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where I received my Doctorate of Musical Arts after graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. I also taught at the University of Maryland and George Mason University.”

The degree that has helped her to help others, though, was the certificate she earned at the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

“After several years of using classical pieces of music to help my clients make their breakthroughs, I began creating CDs of my own music,” Celia explains. “Interestingly, they have helped to guide my clients and friends through the stages of wellness to expression even more quickly.”

The Seven Stages

Stage I
Step 1. Wellness: Stress to Relaxation
Step 2. Creativity: Limitation to Freedom
Step 3. Empowerment: Fear to Courage

Stage II
Step 4. Intuition: Separation to Connection
Step 5. Vision: Inside to Outside

Stage III
Step 6. Wholeness: Duality to Oneness
Step 7. Expression: Vision to Action

“It may appear simple,” Celia shares. “But by digging deeply into each of these seven elements, the ability to transform is incredibly powerful.”

More about Celia Im

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 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, Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin Conservatory and she holds 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.”

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


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