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Drum Circle Facilitation as a Therapeutic Tool: Assessment & Treatment

Heather Hodorowski, MS, MT-BC, LPC

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop


Drum Circle Facilitation as a Therapeutic Tool:  Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Beyond


Presented by

Heather Hodorowski, MS, MT-BC, LPC

Founder/Director, 'Inana Rhythms

Music Therapy Coordinator





7:30 am - 8:00 am      Registration

8:00 am - 9:00 am      Welcome/Introductions/Opening Drum Circle

9:00 am - 9:45 am      Drum Circle Facilitation Fundamentals:  Tools & Techniques

9:45 am - 10:00 am    Morning Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am   Drum Circle Facilitation Fundamentals: Concepts & Intentions    

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Applications of Drum Circle Facilitation to Clinical Assessment

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Lunch on your own.  A list of local restaurants at various price points will be provided at the workshop.  

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm     Applications of Drum Circle Facilitation to Clinical Treatment

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm     Afternoon Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm     Drum Circle Facilitation as Therapeutic Metaphor

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm     Wrap-up/Evaluation



Learning Objectives


Drum circle facilitation is prevalent across the world as a tool for building community, corporate team building, and general health/wellness.  Drum circle facilitation can also be adapted and applied very effectively with various clinical populations as a means toward therapeutic growth.


In this engaging and interactive workshop participants will develop an understanding of:

1.  Basic Arthurian drum circle facilitation skills, tools, and techniques.

2.  Fundamental concepts, philosophies, and intentions of Arthurian drum circle facilitation.

3.  Applications of drum circle faciitation to the clinical assessment process. 

4.  Application and adaptation of drum circle facilitation to clinical treatment with various populations (i.e., medical, mental health, developmental disabilities, seniors).

5.  Use of drum circle facilitation as therapuetic metaphor.



Music Therapists, music therapy students and interns, social workers, therapists, counselors, clinicians, and anyone truly interested in the application of drum circle faciitation to a clinical context is welcome and invited to attend.


No music and/or drumming experience required!


All drums and percussion will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own drum or percussion instruments if you have favorites.  Hand drums and percussion instruments including shakers, wooden instruments, and bells will be played throughout the day.  This is your training, make it your own by bringing your favorite instrument!


Be prepared to be interactive, to drum, to connect through rhythm, . . . and to have some fun along the way!


For further information or if you have questions please contact:

Heather Hodorowski






Have questions about Drum Circle Facilitation as a Therapeutic Tool: Assessment & Treatment? Contact Heather Hodorowski, MS, MT-BC, LPC

When & Where

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - North Shore/Skokie (North Shore A & B)
5201 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Heather Hodorowski, MS, MT-BC, LPC

'Inana is a Hawaiian word that means "to bring to life".  Heather's passion for recreational drumming and drum circle facilitation began at a training on the shores of Oahu, so 'Inana Rhythms is the perfect fit.

Heather earned a degree in Music Therapy in 2000 and completed a Medical Music Therapy internship at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.  As Music Therapy Coordinator at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois, she specializes in working with medical populations including oncology, intensive care, cardiac, medical/surgical, and psychiatric care. 

Heather received an MS in Community Counseling and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. 

Heather has received extensive training in drum circle facilitation and mentoring from Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles.  She is currently a Village Music Circles Certified Drum Circle Facilitator as well as Vice-President and Conference Committee Chair of the Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild (DCFG). 

Heather has had the opportunity to facilitate drum circles as a part of her clinical music therapy work as well as with graduate students, children experiencing grief/bereavement at Camp Erin, The World Burn Congress in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gold Start Military families, seniors, and many others.   

It is Heather's desire to share her passion for drumming with individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds so they too can experience the power of rhythm to build community, enhance connection, and facilitate change!

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