JIM ANDERSON, MFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
MUSIC BASED THERAPY
Kids are hungry for new positive experiences, motivation and
creative connections. Learning to play a musical instrument can be therapeutic in and of itself. I utilize the power of music both in individual therapy sessions and in my life coaching and personal development groups.
As a clinical tool in individual session, music based therapy helps kids to improve creativity, cognitive functions and decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. Music has also been found to build self esteem, cohesion and social connections with others. Physiologically, music boosts endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin levels, which are natures natural feel good antidepressants, enhancing mood and a sense of wellness.
THE DRUM OUT
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT / LIFE COACHING
GROUPS FOR KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS
Our innovative multimedia platform integrates music, rhythm and drumming to promote focus, awareness, motivation and self-confidence. These are not psychotherapy groups, but rather experiential personal development groups - educational in nature. The educational component has been specifically designed to teach problem solving, stress management and improve coping strategies.
The groups are engaging and fun, combining the energy of drumming and music into the arena of personal development and life skills. The process is non-competitive, building connection, cooperation and cohesion thru playing drums and constructing beats together! And best of all, you need no prior drumming experience a part of the BoomDrum Crew!
Groups begin with simple sticking patterns on the blue warm-up pads. At this time we do a basic check in and cover the life skills lesson for the week, while we warm up together! Each member will receive a handout that covers our weekly theme.
From here we transition to playing and recording a selection of unique percussion instruments. This part of the experience gets everyone in tune, promoting
listening and communication skills that help synchronize the group together as a single unit. If a recording is created, it will be made available as text or email for mp3 download - as time permits.
The group will then transition to the multimedia platform which incorporates digital drums, computerized beats, songs from youtube, and a variety of exercises and experiences designed to reinforce motivation, self-confidence, and improved listening and social skills.
GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 4 PER SESSION