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Anja Tanhane

Anja Tanhane is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Tai Chi instructor, and registered music therapist including as a music psychotherapist in Guided Imagery and Music (RGIMT). A meditation and Tai Chi practitioner for over thirty years, she has provided workplace training in mindfulness and self care to a wide range of community health and service providers, the Federal Court of Australia, hospitals, universities, and DHHS case managers, both in Melbourne as well as regional centres. She has also offered rejuvenation days, incorporating mindfulness and self care, for community leaders and volunteers in bushfire-affected areas. Anja lectures on mindfulness at the University of Melbourne, and has presented at national and international conferences, professional development seminars, and public forums. She writes regularly on mindfulness for magazines under the name Anja Gardiner. You are welcome to contact her to discuss workplace training in mindfulness and self-care at your organisation.

Watch Anja’s interview about her work in Guided Imagery and Music below

Relevant Professional Qualifications

Master of Music (Music Therapy), University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Music (Therapy), University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy, La Trobe University

Relevant Professional Training

Professional Training in Buddhism and Psychotherapy (2 years post-graduate), AABCAP

MBSR teacher training, Openground

Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Avalon Training

Facilitator training for Tuning into Kids Parenting Programme

Clinical member of AMTA (Australian Music Therapy Association)

Full Member of AABCAP (Australian Association of Buddhist

Clinical Member of MIAA (Music and Imagery Association of Australia)

Instructor Member of WTQA (Wushu Tai Chi and Qi Gong Australia)

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Professional experience teaching mindfulness, music therapy and

Tai Chi

Workshop and retreat facilitation

Associate trainer, Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music

Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction teaching

Individual and group teaching of meditation and Tai Chi

Workplace training in mindfulness and self-care

Tai Chi instructor

Conference and forum presentations (national and international)

Lecturer at University of Melbourne

Mindfulness workshops for diverse populations including carers, people with a disability and a wide range of community organisations.

Other roles

President, MIAA (Music and Imagery Association of Australia)

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