REMO Logo Bay Area Music Therapy is proud to have participated in REMO’s HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator Training this past weekend in Valencia, California. HealthRHYTHMS is a Recreational Music-Making (RMM) protocol that involves the use of drumming in an active group experience. This internationally acclaimed, research-based program uses all types of drums and percussion instruments to build community, empower the individual and promote wellness.
HealthRHYTHMS has been scientifically proven to strengthen the immune system, increase moods and reduce employee burnout in the work place, decrease student drop out rates, as well as reverse stress on the Genomic Level (DNA). In the corporate setting, HealthRHYTHMS decreased employee stress levels and strengthened teamwork, resulting in increased productivity and significant savings. In long term care facilities for seniors, the program was found to be much more effective than antidepressants or mood enhancing drugs. To learn more about this research please visit http://remo.com/portal/pages/hr/research/index.html
All of these findings clearly show how the power of music can affect the mind-body connection, but it doesn’t just stop there with the individual. Music is ubiquitous. This pursuit for wellness through music can strengthen communities and have a much greater global impact.
REMO HealthRHYTHMS DrummingWe are looking forward to integrating this exciting evidence based protocol into our work as music therapists, as well as launching a variety of HealthRHYTHMS initiatives throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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