About Drumbeat

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Alisha is a Senior Accredited Facilitator for the DRUMBEAT evidence-based protocol.  

DRUMBEAT was developed in Australia in 2003, as means to engage people averse to talkback therapies. It is now taught and used by young people and adults internationally and across Australia in schools, youth services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, child protection residential facilities, mental health services, children's hospitals, refugee trauma associations and prisons.

DRUMBEAT is a flexible program that combines experiential learning with cognitive behavioral therapy, and engages young people and adults who may be anxious or resistant to 'talk-based' therapies.

100_0844It is a therapeutic program using rhythm, developed by Holyoake (the Australian Institute for Drug & Alcohol Addictions) to reach alienated young people or those at risk of problematic health and social outcomes. DRUMBEAT explores relationship issues such as:

  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Identity
  • Social responsibility
  • Teamwork

DRUMBEAT promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience. It is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Participants lift their self-esteem, learn to work cooperatively and are exposed to the therapeutic and recreational benefits of music. For more information on the DRUMBEAT program for at-risk youth and adults, please visit their website.