$125 – $595

Music Medicine Training & Retreat (Certificate Optional)

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Joshua Tree Retreat Center

59700 Twentynine Palms Highway

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Join us for a very special weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, led by music therapist and author, Christine Stevens.

About this Event

Join us for a very special weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, led by music therapist and internationally acclaimed author, Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC.

Combining ancient indigenous wisdom with modern science, Christine has designed a professional training retreat that empowers you deeply and holistically through the path of music medicine.

Whether you want to use Music Medicine for you personal growth or to infuse it into your career, this training will transform your life.

What You'll Experience

EMPOWER YOURSELF: Connect to your inner music and the music of the earth

- Identify the four elements of music medicine and the practical application in wellness for mind, body, spirit and soul

- Release judgements limiting you from creating music

- Embrace sound more deeply for self-care. Identify the music area most missing in your life to reduce and prevent burn-out.

- Listen more deeply to yourself, others, and nature.

- Free your voice and find your inner rhythm

- Experience nature through a mini vision quest, deepening your relationship to the earth’s music

LEAD AND EMPOWER OTHERS: Learn how to lead, facilitate, and serve others with music medicine

- Learn a protocol to lead musical experiences for community building, wellness, and uplifting consciousness.

- Learn specific rhythms for life, spirit, and the world to use in your programs with groups and individuals.

- Break out into smaller groups to practice leading and following

BUILD COMMUNITY: Meet like-hearted individuals serving with music

- Meet other educators, therapists, coaches, and musicians who are bringing music into the world to uplift humanity and orchestrate change

- Join a global community of Music Medicine Practitioners with similar intentions of applying music to uplift humanity from Scotland to Japan to the USA

- Integration call 10 days after the training retreat to check in and provide support for each other, facilitated by Christine

- Added to a private social media group after the experience for continued community building (opt-in)

COME PLAY with us in the labyrinth under the stars!

Recommended pre-reading: "Music Medicine: The Science and Spirit of Healing Yourself with Sound". Amazon link: http://a.co/f45FuVH.

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Learning Objectives

***specifically for counselors, therapists, educators, and coaches***

1. Identify the four elements of music medicine and the practical application in wellness for mind, body, spirit and soul

2. Demonstrate ability to lead a wellness music protocol using all elements of music for community building, health and wellness.

3. Identify the music area most missing in your life to reduce and prevent burn out.

4. Learn specific rhythms for life, spirit, and the world to use in your programs with groups and individuals.Music Medicine Professional Training Retreat & Certificate

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Pricing

Weekend Experience (March 21-24, 2019)

- $495 for workshop tution **Early Bird** ($595 regular price after February 21st)

- $150 for daily meals (9 total, veg/gf/etc. available)

- $125 for dorm style accommodations (4-5 to a room) at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center

- $175 for double accommodations at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center

- $350 for private room upgrade (bedrooms are in a private home 10-minutes from the retreat center; shared bathroom)

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Also Included in Workshop Tution:

- Training Manual

- Access to global community page

- Follow up group call 2 weeks post training

- Dedicated Sound Cloud page with weekend recordings

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OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION:

Participants of the weekend experience can choose to become certified in Music Medicine Facilitation (MMF). Music Medicine certificate is provided by UCLArts & Healing.

Music Medicine Facilitator certification exam fee is an additional $95 and is payable to UCLArts and Healing. The exam takes place Sunday from 2-3pm immediately following the weekend. Please make sure you meet the requirements to sit for the exam.

Requirements for certificate exam:

- 20 hours of training in music faciliation (Health Rhythms, Beat the Odds, Arthur Hull, etc.)

- 20 hours of experience facilitating drum circles, music circles, music ceremonies for healing and wellness

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us with any questions at info@ubdrumcircles.com

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About the Venue and Accomodations:

The retreat takes place at the beatiful Joshua Tree Retreat Center at 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA.

The rooming situation in the Ding Le Mei Wing of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center is very uniqe. Double rooms and dorm style rooms are available at the retreat center. Bathrooms will also be shared.

If you prefer to have your own private accommodation, we do have limited rooms available in a local AirBnB. You are more than welcome to find your own local AirBnB as well.

If you'd prefer to camp in a tent on-site, this is available through Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Contact the center for camping options (www.jtcampground.com).

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What to Bring

- Instruments are provided. Bring an acoustic instrument you love to play; Native American flute, guitar, drums, hand percussion, etc.

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*** This training is for advanced facilitators, who have taken facilitation training with Christine Stevens, Arthur Hull, HealthRHYTHMS or Beat the Odds. Online courses count as well; including Drumming for Healing, Drum Circle Facilitation 101, and Clinical Applications of Group Drumming

Contact us with any questions - info@ubdrumcircles.com

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The Music Medicine Team:

Christine Stevens, Creator of Music Medicine

Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and is a featured speaker in the DVD Discover the Gift. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries in the evidence-based REMO group drumming HealthRHYTHMS program. Christine has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq.

www.ubdrumcircles.com

Christine@ubdrumcircles.com

(310)770-3398

Andrew Belinsky, Event Coordinator

Andrew Belinsky RYT-500 is a yogic counselor and music facilitator who's on a mission to inspire joy and wellness in individuals and communities across the globe. He leads online group programs and retreats that are designed to help people activate their inner healer using daily movement, breath and meditation practices. Find more information at www.AndrewBelinsky.com He currently lives in San Diego with his wife Flow and daughter Eva. He has been with Christine since the beginning of the Music Medicine Retreats and is honored to continue to hold the torch.

andrew@ubdrumcircles.com

(917)670-8972

Malcolm Moore, Facilitator

Malcolm Moore is a drummer, singer, songwriter, educator, & drum circle facilitator who lives and works in Hollywood, CA. As a drummer, singer, songwriter Malcolm Moore (aka Lord Boom Boom Stick or

King Malcolm) has lived in Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Hollywood, CA. As an educator with over 25 years experience working

with youth in education, music, and mental health, Malcolm is the Music Teacher and a Behaviorist at Larchmont Charter Hollygrove

in Hollywood, CA. He also facilitates weekly drum circles and teaches drums privately.

Summer Mencher, Facilitator

Summer Lall, MT-BC, is a Board Certified Music Therapist and obtained her degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2008, and is the founder of the organization Rhythm & Truth Music Therapy, specifically aimed at empowering youth at-risk. As a Music Therapist, Lall uses a wide variety of music modalities (including a diverse selection of instruments, songs, improvisational techniques, relaxation techniques and creative arts) to establish non-musical goals. Summer has brought her music therapy to schools, hospitals (both medical and psychiatric), hospice, shelters, daycares, camps, yoga studios, and treatment centers, as well as 1:1 individual therapy. In addition to her broad local outreach, music has taken her to over 20 countries to share in the healing universal language of rhythm and song. In addition, Summer is trained as a birth doula as well as MTACB (Music Therapy Assisted Child Birth), and started CradleSong Birthing which offers services for labor & delivery and pre/postnatal care. When she is not practicing music therapy, Summer is writing, recording or performing with her band Indian Summer, hoping to inspire positive change through music however she can.

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