Therapeutic Drum Facilitator Training

Relationship & Resilience through Rhythm: ”
Led by Roger Duncan BA Psychology, TDF, DCF, DBF and Founder of The One World Drum Co.

“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

About Roger Duncan