Combining rhythmic music and movement with cognitive reflection and mindfulness, this comprehensive handbook shows how drumming and other rhythm-based exercises can have a powerful effect in individual, group and family settings.
Incorporating the latest research on how rhythmic music impacts the brain, this book features over 100 different exercises spanning five key developmental areas: social and emotional learning; identity and culture; strengths and virtues; health and wellbeing; and families, teams and communities. It offers a safe entry to cognitive reflection through fun, experiential rhythmic exercises and is useful for working in settings such as school, child and adolescent counselling settings, mental health and drug and alcohol interventions, trauma counselling and relational counselling. Important sections on the use of metaphor and analogy show how to reinforce experiential outcomes. The book also contains helpful sections on working with specific populations, key facilitation skills and managing challenging behaviours. Downloadable resources such as evaluation forms, certificates and 52 session cards optimise the process of implementing this approach in practice.
52 Individual session cards aligned to the exercises in the R2R book, divided into five seperate themes: Social & Emotional Learning; Health & Wellbeing; Strengths & Virtues; Culture & Identity; Families, Teams & Communities.
These cards provide a 1hr framework for a themed session and include specific exercises from the R2R book, and relevant reflective questions that address each topic. Note, these cards are not a stand-alone resource and are used in conjunction with the book ‘Rhythm to Recovery’.
This pack contains 50 different rhythm games, from the Rhythm2Recovery catalogue.
The games are divided into five themes:
- Introductory Games – 10 games
- Teamwork Games – 10 games
- Creative Games – 10 games
- Focus Games – 10 games
- Social & Emotional Learning Games – 10 games
They can each be played alone or combined with reflective questioning to extend social and emotional understanding.
This manual is full of fun and practical exercises that address common workplace issues, with a view to improving the health, happiness and productivity of employees. It covers 14 different topics in 90 minute modules including Values, Trust, Communication, Change, Leadership, Teamwork, Diversity, Power, Stress and many others.
This manual has been developed for ‘special needs’ educators, and details a wide range of musical exercises, adapted specifically for children with different physiological and cognitive abilities.
Specific areas focus on helping children with motor-coordination and timing, and learning to play music together as a fun, social activity. Other sections target the development of social skills, emotional attunement and the management of emotions.
The manual includes an appendix of specific visual aids to assist with communication, and instruction.
This compendium provides essential information to people entering the work-place with the intention of using the community drum-circle format to support specific population groups.Free E Book.
Experienced professionals provide their insights into applying the benefits of this musical process to the needs of different groups, including youth, mental health, drug & alcohol, aged care, refugees, veterans, prisoners, corporate executives and many more.
Sections of this resource include advice on ‘Setting up for Success’, ‘Avoiding Common Mistakes’, and ‘Practical Examples of Interventions Relevant to the Population Group Discussed’. Other sections examine ‘Pricing Your Work’, ‘Evaluating Your Work’, ‘Managing Challenging Behaviours’ & ‘Duty of Care’.
This resource is provided at cost by the different authors as a service to new people entering this profession.
An eight week, structured program that addresses Bullying issues in schools, based on up to date research on effective practice.
Suitable for both whole classrooms, and targeted ‘high risk’ groups.
This program addresses a wide range of issues linked to bullying in its different formats using the R2R model of rhythmic music & discussions.
Each session provides detailed background information on the theme and its relevance to bullying as well as full details on how to implement the chosen exercises to deliver the learning outcomes.
Specific sessions deal with cyber-bullying, effective bystander interventions and resilience.
This comprehensive manual details a 12-session Healthy Relationship Program aligned to the National Health Curriculum.
Adaptable for both youth and adult populations, it can be used by schools and a wide range of support services.Based on the latest research into effective practice, this program addresses a wide range of issues linked to healthy relationships using the R2R model of rhythmic music & discussions. Each session provides detailed background information on the theme and its relevance to improving relationship skills as well as full details on how to implement the chosen exercises to deliver the learning outcomes.
This comprehensive manual details a core 16-session Violence Prevention Program with additional modules for addressing Family Violence and Ideological Violence.
Adaptable to both youth and adult populations, including both victims and offender support groups.
Based on the latest research into effective practice, this program addresses a wide range of issues linked to violence using the R2R model of rhythmic music & discussions.
Each session provides detailed background information on the theme and its relevance to violence as well as full details on how to implement the chosen exercises to deliver the learning outcomes.
Specific exercises are included for the development of social skills that reduce aggression.
A twelve session program that explores social and emotional issues relevant to drug and alcohol misuse. This manual draws upon the most recent research into effective drug and alcohol prevention, as well as the authors 15 years experience in the field.
It has application for both prevention and treatment settings, and includes specific experiential exercises that address emotional regulation, drug refusal and mindfulness.