If you would like an exciting, unusual and innovative program to build team spirit, boost morale, increase sales and productivity, boost the body’s immune system and reduce burnout, then we would like to introduce you to Drumming Away Stress®. This unique concept has worked for such organizations as American Express, Xerox Corporation, Viacom, CMP Media, among others.
Drumming Away Stress® combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress. This workshop is designed for executives and professionals seeking relief from their day-to-day frustrations by allowing for a constructive and enjoyable release of tension.
Why Drumming Away Stress® Works
Stress reduction generally involves either an active component, such as exercise, or a passive component, such as meditation. Drumming Away Stress® combines both techniques in an innovative approach which releases stress actively through percussive drumming and passively through a calming guided imagery exercise. This combination leaves participants with the unique experience of feeling energized, yet relaxed and centered, as well.
Components of the Program
In an environment of humor and playfulness, participants are invited to express rhythms vocally through scat phrasing (vocalizing nonsensical rhythm words). This activity helps individuals gently experience their own sense of rhythm through their voices. Then, simple percussive exercises are used to acquaint participants with an exotic rhythm instrument from around the world.
Personal Musical Expression
Using a variety of percussion instruments such as caribé congas, dumbeks, ashikas, and djembes, participants are encouraged to freely and creatively express themselves.
Each individual is next led through a series of percussive exercises with goals of building communication skills, deepening concentration and reducing stress, among others. In addition, by emphasizing the importance of listening to others while playing, team spirit is built.
Guided Visualization Exercises.
Finally, participants are invited to close their eyes and relax through deep breathing exercises. Once in a relaxed state, individuals are led through a guided imagery exercise which features tranquil and relaxing scenes. Participants are encouraged to use this technique during future moments of stress.
Drumming Away Stress® will:
Build Team Spirit
Increase Personal Power
One of the successful activities used in the Drumming Away Stress® workshop are Scat CardsTM, which are 35 nonsensical rhythmic phrases which always induce lots of stress-relieving laughter. Check out our information on Scat Cards™.
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Stress Solutions has been featured in numerous press and media publications about drumming like the Chicago Tribune.