Inspire-works’ Drumming for Health workshops have been designed by our Musical Director, Mike Simpson, who is a trained REMO HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator, Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator, Mental Health Youth First Aider and an Associate of the Royal Society for Public Health.
A fun, peer-reviewed and evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialisation and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout
Builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others
Uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression
Can be integrated as a therapeutic strategy in group counselling sessions, support groups, rehabilitation centres, schools, hospitals, retirement homes and more
Has been proven effective with children with learning, social and behavioural challenges, children with Autism, ADD/ADHD, as well as those with physical challenges
Has been proven to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, improve mood, bring to the surface what is difficult to express verbally and improve creativity
Ideal protocol for participants who’ve suffered emotional trauma, as an essential non-verbal form of self-expression.
No prior drumming skills are necessary and participation is fully inclusive
Online Drumming for Health programme for Schools:
Suite of flexible differentiated workshop videos for primary and secondary aged children
Interactive quizzes and discussion starters to support themes covered in the workshop videos
Includes British Values and SMSC themes
Uses Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Bronze as a framework.
Online Drumming for Health workshops in the work-place:
Lunch & Learn-style workshop videos which are flexible in length to suit your setting
Suite of online workshops including a variety of common themes such as stress, anxiety, depression, burn-out and improving camaraderie
Can be used with any percussion instruments, junk percussion instruments or office stationary!
Drumming For Health Workshop visits:
Our team of trained facilitators can visit your setting to lead bespoke Drumming for Health workshops either as one-off experiences or as a long-term series.
SPACE & ACCESS REQUIREMENTS:
A parking place for our van/car as close to the venue as possible
A hall or large teaching room (preferably on the ground floor)
30 chairs in a semi-circle
Our facilitator will need 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to pack away.