I like to think about them as if they were growth rings of a tree trunk. Those annual rings constantly grow, just as my experience and knowledge that broaden each day. You can find among them those very narrow and not very pretty when a specific year lacked valuable experiences but the majority of them looks robust and healthy.
In order to keep orientation, you should read the information below as if it was a business CV, i.e. from the bottom (the past) and move up, towards the present time.
Music and medicine: it happens that I had put 10 years of my professional life in each of them. Obviously, when I finally can deal with both of them at the same time, I am not going to give it up neither after 10 nor even 20 years – I am convinced I have a thrilling occupation for the rest of my lifetime.
I CHOOSE MUSIC AND MEDICINE 2009 - until the end
Emotional Causes of Diseases – workshop – SEDNA Academy of Body and Mind Rehabilitation
Pain treatment with acupuncture and herbs – prof. dr Peylin Sun (Belgium, Brussels)
Topography of acupuncture -Dr Zbigniew Bronz
Differential Diagnosis and acupuncture treatment of pain in four Bi syndroms – dr Radha Thambirajah (Great Britain, London)
Course “Dietetics according to TCM” – Iwona Sitko-Urbanowicz
Mariusz Sroczyński‘s Taijichuan School (member of YMAA – Yang Taijiquan and Qi Gong ) – trainings and seminars (before also Tai Qi Chuan with Bożena Futoma from Nam’s School)
TCM Principal Herbs – Tadeusz Błaszczyk, MD (Institute of Chinese Medicine and Health Prophylaxis, Cracow, Poland)
Face and Tongue Diagnosis according to TCM (Ina Diolosa, Avicenna Institut)
4-years’ course of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Institute of Chinese Medicine and Health Prophylaxis (Cracow, Poland) in cooperation with Avicenna Institut, France (Mattias Hunecke)
Brigitte Wingelmayr (Austria) – sound therapy with monochord
Barbara Romanowska Academy of Sound ( Gdańsk, Poland) – First and Second Grade course and status of the Certified Therapist of In-Depth Cellular Music Therapy, followed by obtaining the professional license of MEN (state Ministry of National Education), which confirms qualifications to use this method in therapy.
I SEARCH 2007-2009
I eagerly learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Foundation for Development of New Methods of Thinking and Acting EMPIRO – “Psychobioengetic techniques of developing personality and reaching the internal harmony” (Ryszard Ulman)
Don Conreaux (USA) – course of sound therapy - gongs
Polish-American Training Center in Natural Medicine BIORAD – professional bioenergotherapy course (with Ryszard Ulman), followed by final examination, certificate and Professional license of MEN (state Ministry of National Education)
Silva Method – I and II grade course (with Andrzej Wójcikiewicz)
I THINK I CHOOSE BUSINESS 2004-2005
WIEMBA – Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA, Master of Business Administration degree. An interesting experience. I make a big effort in order to squeeze myself into the frames that do not fit me at all. A few excellent teachers and cool people from various business branches. It was worth it, although the studies, together with corporate drudgework exhaust me a lot. I also know by then that this is not my story -and my health charges me accordingly for the constant overexploitation.
I CHOOSE MEDICINE 1997-2007
Work in a global medical corporation. During 10 years I work in the Operating Theaters of all surgical specialties in a group of Polish cities – occupation I simply adore – and I also sell great products (and I adore them too, although sales itself does not thrill me too much and I will rather pass over the corporation’s name). A great time of contacts with many outstanding people: great surgeons , OR nurses. At first I am being tortured (in order to keep the highest professional level) with tests on human anatomy, surgical procedures and products, then (as a consequence of official “annointment”) – it is me who torments people: I make up perfidious examination tests and I demand knowledge. There is also a lot of fun and satisfaction, as I feel I am doing something that has positive impact on patient’s quality of life and the knowledge about new products and surgical techniques among surgeons. A turnover and a change.
Medical Representative, Divisional Manager, Marketing Manager
I CHOOSE MUSIC 1985-1996
I study, I perform in concerts, I build up a repertoire that I eventually never will be able to sing in front of the audience. I hoard nearly 400 pieces (lieder, opera and oratorio arias) yet in practice there is a constant demand just for a dozen of easy-to-digest hits. As I finally get bored with the status quo, I start to give lectures about music. A turnover in my health is a good reason to simply drop it all one day.
Concerts, theater performances, lectures
Escuela Superior de Canto, Madrid – postgraduate vocal studies with maestra Isabel Penagos
Postgraduate pedagogic studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music)
Academy of Music F.Chopin (currently known as the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw) - a Master of Arts degree from the faculty of Opera Singing and Drama, prof. Maria Kunińska-Opacka’s class.