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Group Empowerment Drumming
Scheduling: Contact Lisa Colleen at or call 317-771-0241

Remo Health RHYTHMS Protocol
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. 

HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol Training
teaches licensed professional counselors, social workers, juvenile justice professionals, drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinicians and caring individuals partnering with them, to facilitate 6 or 12 week HealthRHYTHMS Drumming Programs for interventional work with at-risk populations. The HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol Research is the foundation of our HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol. Building on the strategies comprising the HealthRHYTHMS Protocol, the Adolescent Protocol is a curriculum-based program delivered in 6 or 12 weekly sessions integrating counseling strategies to facilitate communication, personal expression and behavior modification. Though researched specifically with adolescents the program is adaptable and has also demonstrated significant promise for work with adults facing the challenges of drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

More Information on Health RHTYHMS:

7 Evidence-Based Elements of Health RHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming


Health RHYTHMS (Group Composite Drumming) strengthened the immune system by increasing Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. (Bittman, Alternative Therapies, 2001) This protocol also reversed multiple components of the human stress response on the genomic level, not just reducing but reversing 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed responsible in the development of common diseases. (Bittman, Medical Science Monitor, 2005)

Drumming is an accessible exercise which burns calories and improves mood and may reduce the risk of disease. A Norwegian study of 25,000 women age 20-54 that performed leisure time exercises at least 4 hours/week experienced a 37% reduction in the risk of breast cancer. (Thune, Brenn, Lund, Gaard, 1997)

Health RHYTHMS Empowers people to move beyond their perceived boundaries.

A 1992 Duke University Study linked lengthened lifespan with having a close confidant. Health RHYTHMS protocol builds camaraderie and support by creating a safe space where people feel comfortable sharing and offering support.

Health RHYTHMS protocol creates a level playing field where support of growth and development is encouraged. As equal partners in this process participants often discover inner strength and encouragement by those sharing the experience.

Health RHYTHMS is a group hand-drumming protocol. According to Jan Gregory, Adjunct Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality at Hartford Seminary, “Hand drumming is an ancient art that has been used in many cultures. The music of drums creates a conduit to the Divine. This is an opportunity to experience worship with our bodies as well as our minds”.

Systematic inquiry into the relationship between music and brain function is one of the most rapidly developing fields of human research. “Music making offers extensive exercise for brain cells and their synapses (connections). It would be difficult to find another activity that engages so many of the brain’s systems.”(Weinberger, N., 1998)

Health RHYTHMS is a creative change of pace for support groups and life groups.  The Adolescent Protocol is great for detention centers, in-patient and out-patient treatment centers and schools with behavioral programs.
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