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Drummin’ Up Wellness! Drumming as a Therapeutic Tool

Facilitated by: Tiffany Couch, LMFT, LADC-S, ICPS


Drumming is an excellent stress buster, a “calming energizer,” and it is a unique, fun, and powerful experience! Drumming can reduce burnout, enhance creativity, energize, connect people, create harmony and unity, has been scientifically proven to improve health and wellness, and much more. No musical talent or know-how is needed- it is easy and fun. In this interactive session we will explore how drumming and rhythm can be used in treatment and recovery as well as various ways to incorporate these tools into your sessions. You will get to experience the benefits through traditional West African techniques and songs as well as utilize unstructured techniques to create group rhythms. Come be a part of drummin’ up wellness!

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will experience the benefits of therapeutic drumming.

2. Participants will be exposed to structured and unstructured techniques for drumming in GT, IT, and FT.

3. Participants will learn ideas and resources for using these techniques with consumers and staff.

3 CEUS:  Oklahoma LPC, LADC (3 hrs. Mental Health), CADC, LCSW, LMFT and Case Management.  Nursing certificate of participation.  Pre-registration is required.  Seating is limited.  please refer questions to esachau@parksideinc.org

About the Presenter:  Tiffany Couch, LMFT, LADC-S, ICPS

Tiffany Couch is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC Supervisor, is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist and has been a Certified K-12 School Counselor. Tiffany currently serves as Clinical Director for Quest Counseling, LLC and owns Couch Consulting, LLC. Her past professional experiences include over 38 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and addiction as a clinician, administrator, and trainer. She incorporates experiential techniques with clients and in training other professionals. She is also the author of the book “Rosemary Rose, Tiffany’s Guide to Making Brighter Rainbows” and Co-author/photographer of “Come, Visit Me Softly” and she enjoys travel, photography, the outdoors, drumming, and music.

Friday, January 26, 2024
Noon to 3:15 p.m. This workshop will be in the Parkside cafeteria.                      Lunch will be during the first 30 minutes of training and a 15 minute break will be provided later.    $15 fee covers workshop, lunch and any materials.