Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training
“Relationship & Resilience through Rhythm: ”
— November 16 - 18 2018
“Patterned, repetitive, rhythmic somatosensory activity… elicits a sensation of safety. Rhythm is regulating. All cultures have some form of patterned, repetitive rhythmic activity as part of their healing and mourning rituals — dancing, drumming, and swaying. ”
— Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D., Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy
I would like to take this opportunity and introduce our company, The One World Drum Co. We have been involved in bringing the therapeutic qualities of drumming to people of all ages and abilities for over 25 years.
Rhythm has played a critical role in our development into a complex organism and will continue to play an important role in our survival. Our breath, heart, blood pressure, blood sugar, sleep, and many other physiological systems are bound to specific rhythmic cycles, maintaining our health and survival making us more resilient.
When we drum we are priming our somatic neural system into a state of calm which reduces anxiety and arousal and allows us to access our higher cortical regions making us better able to focus and concentrate, receive and process verbal information, and creating a more receptive state for other therapeutic modalities. We teach an easy step by step drum program called; Therapeutic Drumming; that is designed to help you to seamlessly incorporate therapeutic drumming into your everyday practices.
Therapeutic Drumming is a protocol developed by Roger Duncan (BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.) designed to show you how to create and lead your own therapeutic drum sessions leveraging individual and group potential through synergetic relationships. With over 25 years of teaching, leadership and performance experience Roger has brought drumming into the lives of thousands of people. Rogers’s direct experience in implementing sustainable training programs to build capacity for organizations such as Hull Services, Alberta Health Services and The Alberta Public and Private School Boards has given him insight into the complexities of providing a wide range of services to a diverse population.
Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training is a 17-hour hands-on program with all drums provided.
- An easy to follow step by step program
- Basic drum technique
- Rhythmic exercises to help regulate emotional state
- Exercises that enhance other modalities such as cognitive therapies
- A language of leadership
- Social drum circle games for all ages
- Techniques to create a safe learning environment
- Effective strategies to build the 5 "C's" - Confidence, Commitment, Collaboration, Connection and Cooperation
- 3 days of intensive training
- Training manual
- Certification of Completion
- Invite to private Facebook drum support group; live video experience with Roger
- Opportunities to offer drum circles within Calgary
- One on one phone calls with Roger Duncan
- Lunch and snacks
- Discounted rates for future training through The One World Drum Co.
- Instructional videos that will only be provided to OWD Therapeutic Drum Facilitators
- Knowledgeable staff
- Sales & service of all instruments
- Professional guidance to help build the most affordable drum circle kits
- Offering drums that are easily maintained and cleaned. Perfect for institutional settings
“Drumming produces physiological, psycho- logical and social stimulation that enhances recovery processes.”
— Michael Winkelman PhD, MPH
Who should attend...
- Music therapists
- Music teachers
- Drum circle facilitators
- Addiction and recovery counselors
- Camp counselors
- Grief counselors
- Geriatric services
- Sexual abuse and domestic violence counselors
- Alternative healers
- People who work with disadvantaged youth
- Social workers
- Disaster relief workers
- Church and spiritual group leaders
- Elementary educators
- Anyone looking to add non verbal therapies that supports traditional therapeutic modalities
Effective for people suffering...
- Social - Emotional Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Youth at Risk
- Brain Injuries
- Mental Illness
- Chronic Stress
- Emotional Trauma
- Chronic Pain
“A strong sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging is created because participants are actively making music together and because the sustained repetition of the steady beat brings people together physically, emotionally, and mentally (rhythmic entrainment).”
— Dr. Barry Bittman M.D.
About Roger Duncan
Roger Duncan (BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.) is a teacher, professional facilitator, composer, author and father. In 1993 he started The One World Drum Co. with Keri Rodger in Calgary, Alberta. With over 25 years of teaching, leadership and performance experience Roger has brought drumming into the lives of thousands of people
Rogers’s direct experience in developing training programs for organizations such as Hull Services, Alberta Health Services and The Alberta Public and Private School Boards has given him insight into the complexities of providing a wide range of services to a diverse population.
Roger teaches drumming to help children and adults alike with the creation of community, self expression, and a healthier more productive life.
November 16 - 18 2018
2266 Woodpark Ave SW
Hosted in Calgary, Alberta
Friday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Early Bird Pricing $495.00 (available until November 5)
$595.00 (Subject to availability)
Want to save money and train with your friends?
Take advantage of special group discounts (space permitting.)
Group of 2 Discount - additional 5% off per person
Group of 3 Discount - additional 10% off per person
Group of 4 Discount - additional 15% per person
“Hi Roger, I loved this course! I came back with so many skills, ideas and confidence! I've recommended it to so many others.”
— Trish Hobden - Music Teacher
All Fees will be processed by Keri Rodger.
If you are interested in offering this training to your staff or team please PRESS HERE to email us. One World Drum Co. is a full-time music school offering great flexibility in timing for each Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training session. We can help you design a program that meets the needs of your clients.