Health Rhythms Comes to SLU - Sign up today!
World renowned Remo HealthRHYTHMS® Group Empowerment Drumming facilitation training program and the transformational Adolescent Protocol Training will be offered in St. Louis, August 10-13, 2014 by Remo and the Saint Louis University Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. These trainings include cutting-edge information on mind-body medicine techniques for facilitating research-based protocols using group drumming for health outcomes. Sign up today!
Why sign up for the Remo HealthRHYTHMS® facilitation training program and who is it for?
Facilitators do not need to have music experience to benefit from (or use) the course material. everyone recognizes that we are rhythmic beings (heart rate, cell multiplication, timing) living in a rhythmic world (seasons, sounds, organization). Harnessing this natural tool is an excellent and sustainable way to facilitate change in healthcare, school, and community environments.
There is research related to this protocol with employee satisfaction and retention.
For those treating people with cancer or other diseases, there is evidence that the immune system improves with drumming. An added bonus is that pain decreases or is better managed through drumming.
Educators would be happy to know that drumming increases attention, collaboration, and engagement across the age span. Rhythm is a great learning tool to assist in memorization and learning because it adds structure to information that may not be there in the student's mind. practicing the rhythm is fun and lasting.
Those with international aspirations will be interested in Christine Steven's work with countries in conflict using the protocol. Friendships were formed between people who would otherwise be enemies outside of the drum circle.
Insight to the Program
Jeanne Eichler shared her insight on the program, "I'm really excited to be bringing the HealthRhythms course to Saint Louis! So many people could benefit from the program, which provides the tools to structure a drumming wellness program right out of the door. What I like about it is the opportunity to leave a workshop with a real skill and an evidence-based protocol that can be applied in many situations.
For myself, I started facilitating drum circles in 1989 as a music therapist working in a state run psychiatric hospital in Newtown, CT. Since then, I have used drumming as a corporate teambuilder, as a therapist, in educational settings, and in community building settings. I have an office filled with drums and other percussion instruments and use them in the classroom and with clients here at SLU as I see fit.
Drumming has been an increasingly popular tool for everything from health and wellness to communication in corporate environments, especially recognized over the past 20 years for its proven health benefits. Barry Bittman (a neurologist) and Christine Stevens (a Social Worker/Music Therapist) created an evidence- based protocol with lots opf research across populations. This protocol is great because it gives the therapist or professional a place to start.
Check out this article on Christine Stevens and drumming-- she describes the value of an experience like this and its application across many settings. If you have questions, please send me an e-mail. We would really like to fill this course by August 3rd!"