HealthRHYTHMS w David Van Dorn
Date:Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Time:7:00pm – 8:15pm
Facilitator:David Van Dorn
Starting September 5th, HealhRHYTHMS fee will be $10.00.
Thank you for your understanding.
Join us for an evening to relax, reduce stress, and connect with others in a welcoming friendly envrionment.
No experience necessary. Ages 18 and over are welcome to HealthRHYTHMS.
HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming protocol which has demonstrated biological and pscyho-social benefits. HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming isn't about drumming, rather the drum is used as a tool for communication and personal expression. Though HealthRHYTHMS also empowers participants for "in-the-moment music making" it goes beyond and creates a platform for integrating other strategies for achieving non-musical outcomes as well. For this reason it is the Recreational Music Making program of choice for Planetree (Hospital Affiliate Network, Planetree.org), and is used around the world by doctors, nurses, therapists, ministers, teachers, musicians, drum circle facilitators, and more...
David Van Dorn:
David Van Dorn experienced HealthRHYTHMS Group
Empowerment Drumming for the first time during his late wife's battle
with metastatic breast cancer. David calls the program "a blessing,"
saying it allowed them to be in the moment to the extent that they
did not know it was her last day until it became her last day.
Now a HealthRHytHms Endorsed Facilitator, David recently facilitated a
session in North Hollywood for patients with multiple sclerosis. After
the session, David invited participants to gather around a four-foot diameter
Remo table drum. At first, they approached the drum cautiously,
tapping on it with their fingers. Next, they began putting their
hands and elbows on the drum head. Finally, one participant climbed
underneath the drum to see what that was like and was joined by several
others while David continued to play the drum. When the drumming
stopped, David asked them to describe the experience.
"It touched me in places where I'm challenged," said one participant.
"It felt like a hug from God," said another.