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Discovering Relationships Using Music-
Beliefs, Emotion, Attitude, and Thoughts

The DrumBeat Program

DRUMBEAT is the world's first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

The name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for:
Attitudes, and

DRUMBEAT incorporates hand drumming, behavioural therapeutic principles and cognitive and dialectical elements to achieve positive outcomes. It is estimated that over 50,000 people around the world have participated in and experienced the benefits of the program so far.

As humans, we are social beings and by our very nature dependent upon relationships for our survival and prosperity. Relationships define identity, connect us in meaningful ways, and let us experience rich and fulfilling lives. DRUMBEAT facilitates the social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and values. This process of re-connection with self and interconnection with others enables profound social and behavioural change.

DRUMBEAT won two prestigious awards at the WA Constable Care Child Safety Awards 2013, an Award for Excellence in Community Services in 2010, and was a finalist at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards in 2009.

Objectives of the DrumBeat Program

  • Improve participants ability to collaborate and cooperate with others.
  • Improve participants ability to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors.
  • Increase participants level of concentration, persistence and commitment.
  • Increase participants awareness of the social factors that help maintain healthy relationships.
  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Have fun, playing drums.

image Kevin Makarewicz

Kevin Makarewicz L.P.C., L.M.T., is an expressive arts therapist, musician and Certified Drumbeat Facilitator and musician.

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