R2R Therapeutic Rhythm Workshops

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Enrol Here for Australian Events, 2017

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For Singapore events contact Aden Firdaus Jam’an – aden.ohb@gmail.com

For New Zealand events contact Julien Raphael – communitymusic@xtra.co.nz

For UK Sussex workshop contact Ray Watters – ray@drumwithus.com

For UK Belfast workshop contact Siobhan Annang – http://www.releasingrhythms.co.uk/


Continue reading for a detailed overview of the course contents.

Join us for two very special days exploring the use of rhythm based interventions in therapeutic and educational settings.

Simon Faulkner, a leader in the use of rhythmic interventions in therapeutic practice, presents this two-day workshop which delivers an accessible and flexible platform for professionals wishing to work with rhythmic music to address physiological and psychological wellbeing. These activities address social and emotional deficits in a psycho-educational approach that is complimented by the positive impact of rhythmic exercises on the brain. Backed by an increasing body of evidence, this work is at the forefront of effective practice and has application across the age spectrum, and for people in a wide range of clinical and educational settings.


The Rhythm2Recovery model – Linking the evidence of what works in therapy to rhythmic activities for individuals and groups.

  • Rhythm exercises and strategies to cement the therapeutic alliance
  • Strategies for reducing resistance and maximising engagement
  • Rhythm exercises for fun and focus
  • Rhythm exercises for teamwork and healthy relationships
  • Rhythm songs that promote empowerment and autonomy
  • Strategies for increasing motivation and positive behaviour change
  • Rhythm for reflection – narrative themes to deepen understanding


The Rhythm2Recovery model – Key principles of effective practice, and a flexible template for client centred, rhythm based practice.

  • Rhythm exercises for communication
  • Rhythm exercises for emotional understanding
  • The R2R model in practice – flexibility & function; themes, activities, & outcomes
  • The Rhythmic Wave – regulatory strategies for emotional control and grounding
  • Rhythmic mindfulness and flow
  • Rhythm songs in review
  • Evaluation for sustainability and success

EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES – This training provides the counsellor, therapist or educator with proven strategies for individual and group work practice, and includes a unique & comprehensive resource pack as well as exclusive access to videos, additional session formats (lesson plans) and discussion forums. The R2R format allows the facilitator to adapt the content to a broad range of client types and needs, in a fun and empowering way.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING, at reduced rates, can be organised for organisations wishing to train multiple staff in these modalities. We tailor these events to the specific needs of your team and with a strong focus on ensuring confidence in delivery. Download our training theme list here to view the types of focus we can bring to your training event – R2R Major Themes for Workshops

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About the presenter
Simon Faulkner is an experienced therapist, specialising in rhythmic based interventions, who continues to practice in a wide range of clinical settings. He is the author of the multi-award winning Holyoake DRUMBEAT program and its adapted formats, including the computer game DRUMBEAT Quest. Simon authored the book ‘The drum as a healing tool in therapy’ and has contributed to numerous research articles and other publications on the therapeutic application of rhythmic music. He is a sought after presenter at conferences worldwide and maintains a strong passion for advocacy on the part of the marginalised in society.

NB: This is not a Holyoake DRUMBEAT training event.


An absolute treasure trove of highly practical, concrete, grounded exercises which I will absolutely use in my own practice,
Dr Jane Bentley, Mental Health clinician

The beauty of R2R is in its flexibility. I am able to tailer the program to the needs of the group. Whether in sessions with individuals or larger groups, R2R allows me the flexibility to address any number of issues that come up for my clients. Gerard McDonnell, Senior Psychological Advisor, Specialist Support Unit, NSW Education


More than anything else I was looking for a course that could deliver social understanding, self-confidence and empowerment for my students; this course delivered 10/10, Kylie Bishop, Bold Park Community School