Drumming & Healing

Our modern society has never been more connected, but lacking real connection. Group drumming provides people a powerful and visceral ability to deeply connect, to be heard, to share non-verbally, and to come into the present moment and stay there for a while. Drumming with others in ancient, and universal to all cultures Today it is evidence-based and used in hospitals, recovery centers, churches and other places of worship, cancer support centers, homes for older adults and long term care facilities.

Drumming helps relieve conflict in families and workplaces, alleviate the effects of trauma, bring connection to the lonely and isolated, lower burnout and attrition and HR costs, significantly decrease stress in schools, workplaces, hospitals and healing centers, stimulate memory and connection with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and even improve immune function.

HealthRHYTHMS & Rhythm to Recovery

Rufus is one of the few facilitators in Canada who has been trained in both evidence-based health and wellness drumming protocols, that are each backed by solid research, and have been clinically proven to have significant positive health outcomes. He has over a decade of experience helping:

  • People living with too much stress, anxiety and fear
  • People in danger of burning out at work
  • People with cancer and their caregivers
  • People with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.
  • Youth and adults who have experienced trauma
  • Youth and adults with mental illness
  • At-risk youth
  • People with developmental disabilities
  • People dealing with addiction
  • Incarcerated youth and adults
  • Refugees
  • People in conflict / toxic workplaces

Helping Veterans & First Responders Heal From Trauma

Shamanic Drum Circles

Frame Drum Making Classes

Wellness Workshops for Staff – See Workplace Workshops