Journey Well, LLC
Beat the Odds® is an evidence-based curriculum developed by researchers at UCLA that promotes social and emotional skill building delivered in the framework of drumming. The program helps children build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. In addition to supporting general wellness, research has shown that Beat the Odds® can also reduce problematic behaviors in children, such as those associated with inattention, withdrawn/ depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo.
Here is a video, American Rhythms: Beating The Odds Documentary Film Trailer, that gives some background about the program and its impact on students and faculty in an elementary school in Northridge, California: https://youtu.be/y5gI5j9uqIk
Info about Beat the Odds® at Journey Well, LLC:
- New group forming now! (Age range to be determined based on interest.)
- Start Date: To be announced
- Time: To be announced
- Session duration: 45 minutes
- Session frequency: Once a week for 8 sessions
- Cost: Come and try your first session for free! $20.00 each session after that.
ATTENTION EDUCATORS!! Beat the Odds® was originally developed for use in schools, where the curriculum can carry-over to the classroom and other aspects of the students' daily activities in school. Please contact Sharon if you are interested in having Beat the Odds® brought to your students!
HealthRHYTHMS® was innovated by neurologist, Barry Bittman, MD, to be a fun, evidence-based whole person strategy delivered in a framework of group empowerment drumming. The program uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression, promoting general wellness and reducing stress. Participation in HealthRHYTHMS® provides the opportunity for interpersonal support and bonding and creative musical expression. (www.remo.com/health)
Here is a video, HealthRHYTHMS Overview, that provides some information about the research, development and impact of the program: https://youtu.be/X4g_NX2BAwA
Info about HealthRHYTHMS® at Journey Well, LLC: