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  1. 1. The Quest for Well Being Press Enter to advance
  2. 2. <ul><li>… begins by discovering </li></ul><ul><li>your personal rhythm </li></ul>The Quest for Well Being Group Empowerment Drumming Press Enter to advance
  3. 3. <ul><li>HealthRHYTHMS is an evidence-based program </li></ul><ul><li>being utilized as a cost-effective strategy for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clinical outcome-based programs for individuals facing the challenges of many common diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employee wellness initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building cohesive and supportive teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stress management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more… </li></ul></ul>What is Health RHYTHMS ? Press Enter to advance
  4. 4. Our Philosophy Press Enter to advance Group drumming is not about exceptional performance it’s about exceptional support and personal expression. Group drumming is not about teaching people to play it’s about giving people permission to play. Group drumming’s best facilitators are not only talented musicians they are caring, compassionate and intuitive guides. Group drumming is not about acquiring technique it’s about sharing for the sake of personal EMPOWERMENT. it’s about inspiring successful living. Group drumming is not about inspiring successful drumming
  5. 5. inspires successful living offers exceptional support and personal expression gives people permission to play allows people to share for the sake of personal trains facilitators to be caring, compassionate and intuitive guides EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT Group Empowerment Drumming® Press Enter to advance
  6. 6. What are the Personal Benefits? <ul><ul><li>Stress Reduction & Relaxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Support and Bonding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Musical Expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthened Immune System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul></ul>Press Enter to advance
  7. 7. Why should I get involved? <ul><ul><li>To create a health promoting environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower people to move beyond their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perceived boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring to the surface what is difficult to express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in words alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw people together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance communication & morale </li></ul></ul>Press Enter to advance
  8. 8. <ul><li>Barry Bittman, MD, CEO , Mind-Body Wellness Center &quot;Group drumming from a HealthRHYTHMS perspective is transcendent ... it empowers people to more effectively express themselves, while enabling them to move beyond their perceived limitations and put back into their lives what is missing.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Bernie S. Siegel, MD, Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and Prescriptions For Living . “Every group drumming experience I’ve participated in with EcaP (Exceptional Cancer Patients) brings to the surface remarkably deep heartfelt, healing emotions that are difficult to express with words alone.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey Ritterman, MD, Kaiser Permanente –   &quot;Many of our patients are socially isolated and the drumming sessions help them feel connected with each other.  In a short period of time they develop a mutually supportive, caring, healing community.  I would recommend the HealthRHYTHMS protocol to health care providers working with patients in a variety of settings.  One of the key challenges facing health care providers today is to help create a truly health promoting environment.  Group drumming sessions using the HealthRHYTHMS protocol can help this process tremendously.&quot; </li></ul>Don’t take our word for it… Get a second opinion. Press Enter to advance
  9. 9. You've already heard what we think... and you've heard from the experts. Group Empowerment Drumming® Here's the scientific evidence. Press Enter to advance
  10. 10. Immune System Research <ul><li>This research demonstrated that HealthRHYTHMS </li></ul><ul><li>Group Empowerment Drumming can boost the </li></ul><ul><li>immune system and increase the natural killer </li></ul><ul><li>(NK) cells, the circulating white blood cells that </li></ul><ul><li>seek out and destroy cancer and virally infected </li></ul><ul><li>cells. </li></ul>For an abstract of these studies contact REMO/HealthRHYTHMS ~ Psychoneuroimmunology Research (2001) Bittman BB, Berk LS, Felten DL, Westengard J, Simonton OD, Pappas J, Ninehouser M HealthRHYTHMS Strengthens the Immune System NK Cell destroying a tumor cell Press Enter to advance
  11. 11. Burnout & Mood States Research <ul><li>Recreational Music-Making Research (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Bittman MD, Karl T. Bruhn, Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, James Westengard, Paul O Umbach, MA </li></ul>Significant cost savings were demonstrated at the long-term care center where the research was conducted. This research showed that HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming as an employee wellness strategy can produce significant improvements in mood and reductions in employee turnover. HealthRHYTHMS Reduces Burnout and Improves Mood Press Enter to advance
  12. 12. Nursing Retention Rates Research HealthRHYTHMS integrated with proven health strategies supported students and positively impacted nursing student’s moods resulting in a projected improvement in retention rates. It has the potential to result in cost savings of more than 1.5 billion for the US healthcare industry. Recreational Music-Making Research (2004) Barry Bittman MD , Cherie Snyder MSS, Karl T. Bruhn, Fran Liebfried BSN, M.ED, RN Christine K. Stevens MSW, MT-BC, James Westengard BS, Paul O. Umbach MA HealthRHYTHMS Improves Retention Rates & Improves Mood Press Enter to advance
  13. 13. Genomics Research <ul><li>Recreational music-making modulates the human stress </li></ul><ul><li>response:Preliminary individualized gene expression </li></ul><ul><li>strategy.(2005) </li></ul>This scientific research demonstrated that Recreational Music-Making (RMM) reverses the DNA switches that literally turn on the biological stress responses that can lead to the development of a host of diseases. RMM Reverses Stress HealthRHYTHMS is a RMM protocol. Bittman, B., Berk, L., Shannon, M., Sharaf, M., Westengard, J., Guegler, K.J., and Ruff, D.W. DNA Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute Press Enter to advance
  14. 14. Group Drumming Research Benefits Summary <ul><li>Strengthens the Immune System – Natural killer(NK) cell activity was significantly boosted in subjects who drummed compared to controls. Natural killer cells seek out and destroy cancer and virally infected cells in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Burnout – Total Mood Disturbance in employees who drummed was improved by 46%, 62% 6 weeks after the intervention, suggesting that the benefits continue long afterward. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Employee Turnover – Mood improvements experienced by study participants resulted in a projected 18.3% reduction in employee turnover. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves Money - The study of HealthRHYTHMS conducted at a long-term care facility, resulted in projected cost savings averaging $89,100 per year at a typical 100-bed long-term care facility. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Stress - Actually RMM reverses the biological responses at the DNA level that can lead to the development of a host of common diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-Effective – Health benefits & reduction in burnout suggest increased work-force stability, lower employee turnover costs, and significant return on investment for HealthRHYTHMS ® Group Empowerment Drumming. </li></ul>Press Enter to advance
  15. 15. Health RHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming Health RHYTHMS…the pulse that unites us. Press Enter to advance
  16. 16. Creating the perfect fit. Integrating Health RHYTHMS ® <ul><li>HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming is supported by research that </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates significant health benefits in a variety of applications with one simplified </li></ul><ul><li>solution. Here’s a sampling of potential applications for this cost-effective, evidence- </li></ul><ul><li>based strategy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Morale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teambuilding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee Wellness Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools & Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Citizen Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HealthRHYTHMS Facilitation training is a tool that complements the skills of your facilitator. It is not intended to be a substitute for a credentialed counseling or healthcare professional where advisable. </li></ul>Press Enter to advance
  17. 17. Drum Up Health <ul><li>Talk to Your Health RHYTHMS ® Trained Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>about offering this exciting strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Or Visit: for more information about Health RHYTHMS Research & Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Music by Urbano Oliveira: people n’ drums </li></ul>REMO, Inc. in no way certifies the qualifications of any HealthRHYTHMS Trained Facilitator. REMO/HealthRHYTHMS offers materials, training, instruments and research and can only verify the training status of its trainees. For more information visit