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Rhythm2Recovery September 2017

CMJ is delighted to announce two special PD days exploring the use
of rhythm-based interventions
in therapeutic & educational settings

September 10th & 11th at CMJ

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Simon Faulkner, author of the multi-award winning DRUMBEAT program & a leader in the use of rhythmic interventions in therapeutic practice, presents this two-day workshop which delivers an accessible and flexible platform for professionals wishing to work with rhythmic music to engage young people and adults in social and emotional learning. The workshop has been tailored to address the needs of people resistant to ‘talk based’ therapies with an emphasis on experiential learning, teamwork, social skills and emotional regulation. It includes over 120 new exercises and rhythm games for both counselling and education settings and can be adapted for individual, family and larger group work.

Day One

The Rhythm2Recovery model – Linking the evidence of what works to rhythmic activities for individuals and groups

An introduction to rhythm – drums & percussion

Exercises and strategies for building trust

Strategies for reducing resistance and maximising engagement

Rhythm exercises for fun and focus

Exercises for teamwork & healthy relationships

Songs that promote empowerment and autonomy

Strategies for increasing motivation & positive behaviour change

Rhythm for reflection – narrative themes to deepen understanding

Day Two

The Rhythm2Recovery model – Key principles of effective practice, and a flexible template for client centred, rhythm based practice.

Rhythm exercises for communication

Exercises for emotional awareness

The R2R model in practice – flexibility & function; themes, activities, & outcomes

The Rhythmic Wave – regulatory strategies for emotional control and grounding

Rhythmic mindfulness and flow

Rhythm songs in review

Evaluation for sustainability and success

This training provides the counsellor, therapist, facilitator or educator with a unique resource pack that provides detailed descriptions of all exercises, plus 50 sessional cards that explore a wide range of relevant life-skill themes. The R2R format allows the facilitator to adapt the content to a broad range of client types and needs, in a fun and empowering way, backed by the latest research on best practice, and trauma informed guidelines.

Cost NZ$ 440    Early bird prior to June 30th, $400

No previous musical experience required.
Daily programme includes lunch and morning tea.

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Our group of music therapists found their time with Simon to be incredibly valuable and all of the feedback that I’ve received about his workshop has been very positive. He provided a great balance between practical drumming interventions and discussion around topics such as group dynamics and therapeutic music making. The workshop not only gave us strategies for working with our clients, but also provided us with a great team music-making experience! Jen Ryckaert, MMT, NZRMTh,                 MT-BC, Clinical Services Manager, Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.

The most uplifting professional and personal development I have experienced in several years. incredible resources and the facilitation method is inclusive and enabling - highly recommended.                              Alecia Steel, Art Therapist, Auckland.


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