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drum circles for conflict resolution

conflict resolution in iraq


  • These sessions offer teachers and other professionals a chance to learn the basics and benefits of drumming and drum circle facilitation for use in conflict resolution.
  • This is particularly useful in K-12 classroom management, for health care professionals, and even in corporate settings for leadership training and team building.
  • Workshop types: Introduction (DCRI) and Level I (DCR-1), 2 graduate credits are available for the latter through Ashland University or other institution during the workshop

No prior drumming or music experience is necessary.

Based in part on the Remo Health Rhythms protocol, participants learn how to express their own feelings through rhythms in relation to and as a part of a group. This evidence-based program has been in use for 10 years by hundreds in the medical, therapeutic, educational, and corporate communities.

Along with Health Rhythms, Dr. Woodson will demonstrate his new world music approach to drum circles called 'Ethnomusic Therapy' that takes into account one's cultural heritage as a part of the healing and communicating process.

This hands-on instrument making process will provide opportunities for cooperative learning and shared responsibility.

Participants will make simple instruments as a metaphor for their work on self-expression and group empowerment. No special skills are necessary and all tools and materials are provided.

Dr. Woodson will also share healing experiences from his outreach work with adults and young people for Kurdistan Save the Children in Northern Iraq, with earthquake victims in Indonesia, and with Sudanese refugees at the Lost Boys Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Participants will be able to begin leading drum circles and conducting workshops that can assist in a wide variety of difficult social environments.

For information contact Dr. Craig Woodson at 440-725-8767.

Workshops times vary, check homepage for current offerings or contact Dr. Craig Woodson at 440-725-8767.

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