FYI: Debbie specializes in facilitating a variety of Art Classes, HealthRHYTHMS Drumming circles and Music and Meditation for seniors at senior communities and memory care facilities.
Many references are available upon request. Contact Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.734.3579.
A descriptions of some classes are listed below:
HealthRHYTHMS Drumming Circles for Seniors:
NO Musical experience needed and we provide the instruments!
It's interactive, engaging and fun...
HealthRHYTHMS® was developed after leading neurologist and mind-body researcher Dr. Barry Bittman, MD, led a renowned research team in the first biological study on the effects of group drumming in 2000. Subsequent published research supports the program.
Group drumming from a HealthRHYTHMS® perspective is transcendent. It empowers people to more effectively express themselves while enabling them to move beyond their perceived limitations and put back into their lives what is missing ~ Barry Bittman, MD, CEO, Mind Body Wellness Center
Customarily people have interpreted good health as the absence of illness or disease, but more recently wellness has come to a new meaning, feeling as good as one can feel regardless of diagnosis. It allows the individual to participate in a wellness activity that supports "feeling as good as you can regardless of your diagnoses."
The program will be based upon the HealthRHYTHMS® protocol developed from medical research that shows the health benefits of drumming with a group, including stress reduction, mood improvement and a boost to the immune system (Debbie can provide you with the abstracts).
Some of the Benefits of HealthRHYTHMS® :
Increases Natural Killer Cell Activity
Reduces stress, tension, and anxiety
Strengthens Immune System
Reverses Effects of Stress on Your DNA (in 19 of 46 genes studied)
Improves Mood and Reduces Burnout
Inspires Creativity and bonding
Helps with insomnia and chronic pain, as drumming promotes the production of endorphins
Slow Rhythmic Drumming helps stroke victims reconnect to their bodies
Helps individuals with Parkinson's to move more steadily
Engages the mind/memory with dementia patients
MUSIC and Meditation for Seniors
Debbie facilitates Guided Meditation for Seniors.
According to psychologist Richard S. Lazarus, stress is a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.
What is Mindful Meditation? Mindful Meditation trains your brain to stop focusing on past or future events and instead focus on the present moment.
Some of the benefits of Meditation include:
1. Helps memory
2. Improves circulation and can lower blood pressure 6.
3. Oxygen helps the immune system and the lungs
4. Activates the feel good part of the brain (releases endorphins)
5. Increases mental alertness
6. And much more
Art Classes ~ Debbie can facilitate a variety of Art or Arts and Crafts classes for seniors.
NO art experience needed!
Debbie also specializes in facilitating Art Classes, Music, Meditation and HealthRHYTHMS Empowerment Drumming Circles for Seniors...