FamilyCare in Shepparton, offers a group drumbeat setting for therapeutic interventions when people are experiencing strong emotions and thoughts.
Drumbeat reflects and educates:
Respect for people and property (drums)
Our own responsibilities
Managing our behaviour
Reading our emotions (anger)
Social awareness and responsibilities
Most of all have Fun!
For centuries, ancient cultures have used hand drumming to bring people together. Drawing on this wisdom and in collaboration with Indigenous and First Nation people and the team at Holyoake developed the DRUMBEAT program in 2003.
Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT program is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others. The brand name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.
Each DRUMBEAT session focuses on different relationship themes such as identity and social responsibility, values, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork. If desired, the program may conclude with a performance which gives participants an opportunity to share their progress with family, friends and other respected people in their lives