DRUMBEAT is a registered trademark of Holyoake.
For centuries, ancient cultures have used hand drumming to bring people together. Drawing on this wisdom and in collaboration with Aboriginal people and the community, the team at Holyoake developed the DRUMBEAT program in 2003.
Holyoake's DRUMBEAT is the world's first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others. The brand name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.
Holyoake's DRUMBEAT program is facilitated around the world including Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Europe. It is an evidence-based program with proven social outcomes. The program continues to evolve in line with the latest research, and in response to the work of a vast network of accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitators.
While Holyoake's DRUMBEAT program is structured across 10 sessions, its universal principles are easily customised. Over the years, Holyoake and DRUMBEAT Facilitators have developed a range of adaptations to meet the needs of different groups, including:
- Primary and high schools
- Youth services
- Indigenous and First Nations communities
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
- Child protection services
- Mental health settings
- Refugee services
- Youth justice and adult prisons
- Returned service personnel (veterans)
- Trauma recovery programs
- Disability services
- Aged care services
- Corporate teams
Each DRUMBEAT session focuses on different relationship themes such as identity and social responsibility, values, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork. If desired, the program may conclude with a performance which gives participants an opportunity to share their progress with family, friends and other respected people in their lives.
Holyoake has trained over 5,000 DRUMBEAT Facilitators around the world, many of whom run the program in their organisations and communities. It is estimated that over 50,000 people have participated in and experienced the benefits of the program to date.
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