The HealthRHYTHMS Protocol is the foundation of our HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Program, and consists of a series of 10 steps participants are guided through to facilitate communication and personal expression. Research has shown the results can include: increase in natural killer cell activity, reduction in stress and burnout rates, improvement in mood states, enhanced creativity and bonding, and more. (See Research for Details) We offer 4 - 6 training opportunities each year.
About Our Training
HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitator Training (Basic Training)
Our goal is to establish group drumming as an integral "whole person" component for use in conventional healthcare and wellness environments.
These environments include: hospitals, schools, outpatient facilities, clinics, rehab centers, nursing homes, wellness centers, community outreach organizations, assisted living units, senior centers and more. Wherever wellness outcomes are sought, HealthRHYTHMS can be a useful tool.
What Will I Learn?
Our program includes 4 basic strategies that will help you:
1. Understand the science of the mind-body connection in the context of music-making
2. Become familiar with our HealthRHYTHMS protocol as a rhythm prescription for participants to benefit from active music-making
3. Develop effective HealthRHYTHMS group empowerment drumming facilitation skills
4. Create and market integrated group drumming healthcare programs in your community
Sample Program Agenda
How is the Program Presented?
Our program is offered as an enjoyable weekend course beginning Saturday morning and ending Sunday evening. This intensive, engaging "hands on" training provides a comprehensive educational experience that will enable you to successfully introduce HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming in your area.
" This seminar was the best I have seen in quality of information, practical application based on sound scientific research, excellent visuals…” Laura Paulak, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Specialty Immunology/Genetics
Who Should Attend?
Our program is open to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, teachers, musicians, music-therapists, recreation therapists, occupational therapists, HR professionals and other interested individuals who wish to integrate group drumming activities within a chosen healthcare or wellness setting in their workplace or community.
No prior musical experience is necessary. You do not have to be a healthcare professional, musician or a drummer to attend this program.
Who's Teaching the Program?
Barry Bittman, MD
Barry Bittman is a neurologist, author, international speaker, researcher and innovator. As Chief Innovations Officer of the Meadville Medical Center in PA, Dr. Bittman has developed and tested comprehensive outcome-based, integrative medical programs promoting whole person patient-centered paradigms within conventional healthcare.
Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
Christine Stevens is a board certified music therapist with over fifteen years of experience creating and implementing programs using rhythm and percussion for rehabilitation, health maintenance, and life enhancement. She has facilitated HealthRHYTHMS and recreational drum circles internationally and volunteered her time to work with victims & caregivers at Columbine High School and PS 150, near Ground Zero in New York City, and in New Orleans & surrounding areas following Hurricane Katrina.
Your Investment & Facilitator Benefits?
Review "benefits for facilitators" for information about what Remo, Inc. is providing for this minimal investment in training.
The cost of the training is:
$549.00 Early Bird (31 days or more in advance)
$599.00 Regular Price (less than 31 days in advance.
This price includes:
Use of REMO drums for training
Facilitator's Business Kit
Free gift from Remo
Who can I contact for more information about the program?
Alyssa Janney, MBA
Health Rhythms Manager
28101 Industry Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
A refund will be given for cancellations requested 30 days before registration, or earlier, less a $20 per person administrative charge. No refunds will be given after this date or for no-show on the days of the scheduled training. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute. However, we need to be notified of this change. A service charge of $30.00 will be applied to any returned checks. REMO, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or postpone the training due to unforseen circumstances or if a minimum acceptable registration level is not achieved 30 days before registration. If such an unlikely event occurs, your registration fee will be refunded in full. However, REMO, Inc. is not responsible for any other program expenses (travel, etc.) you might have incurred.
Get Info About Our Other Trainings
Sample Agenda ~ Who Should Attend ~ What's Included ~ Our Trainers
HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol Training (Advanced, Population Specific Training)
HealthRHYTHMS Advanced Strategies Facilitation Training (Prerequisite: HealthRHYTHMS Basic Training)