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This page lists upcoming events organized by DCFG as well as events by other organizations.

Upcoming Events

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 23 Jan 2019
    • Online
    The Business of Drumming in Business by Mary Tolena

    Super-charge your spirit and progress toward your facilitation business goals.
    7 video conference calls over a 5 month period. Each call will go deeper into each subject, particularly into members’ practical questions and experiences about what works best for them. Together the group will pace through the program, exchange advice and ideas, resolve specific challenges, and celebrate each others’ progress.

    Contact: Mary Tolena

    Click Here for website and registration.



    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Auckland, New Zealand

    Rhythm2Recovery present their two day training program that provides professionals working in the Health, Education and Personal Development fields with the skills to implement a wide range of fun and engaging rhythmic musical exercises linked to positive changes in social and emotional wellbeing.

    This evidence based training will leave participants with the skills necessary to employ rhythmical musical activities, linked to reflective discussions, in their practice, in a practical and impactful way.

    Developed by Simon Faulkner

    Venue:
    To be confirmed
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Contact:  Rhythm2Recovery Website: https://rhythm2recovery.com

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Encinitas, CA

    Using Music and Sound for Therapy, Wellness and Peace-Making
    Discover the keys to healing rhythms.  Write your own healing beat and learn rhythms of Life, Spirit and the World.  Practice the drum massage and learn the four element sounds on frame drums.  Learn to facilitation group drumming for spirituality and health using an evidence-based approach.

    Presenter: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

    For More Information Click Here

    • 25 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Christchurch, New Zealand

    Rhythm2Recovery present their two day training program that provides professionals working in the Health, Education and Personal Development fields with the skills to implement a wide range of fun and engaging rhythmic musical exercises linked to positive changes in social and emotional wellbeing.

    This evidence based training will leave participants with the skills necessary to employ rhythmical musical activities, linked to reflective discussions, in their practice, in a practical and impactful way.

    Developed by Simon Faulkner

    Venue:
    Christchurch Phillips Town Community Hub, 39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown Christchurch, New Zealand
    Phone: 020 406 9 1419 
    Website: http://www.phillipstown.org.nz/ 

    Contact:  Rhythm2Recovery Website: https://rhythm2recovery.com

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 27 Jan 2019
    • Tempe, AZ

    HealthRHYTHMS® Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitation Training (Basic Training) teaches a fun, evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout. On a deeper level it builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others. It is not really about drumming, but uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. This system can be integrated as a therapeutic strategy in group counseling sessions, support groups, rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, aging facilities and more.  Entrenamiento de Facilitación de HealthRHYTHMS Empoderamiento En Grupo Por Medio De Tamboreo (Entrenamiento Básico) Español/Ingles,  SPANISH/ENGLISH

    Entrenador/Trainer: Frank Thompson

    Ubicación del anfitrión/Host Location:
    Arizona State University Community Service Building
    200 E Curry Road
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    REGISTRATION OPENS/LA INSCRIPCIÓN SE ABRE  Oct 30, 2018

    More Information: HealthRhythms

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Beat the Odds® Facilitator Training: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming
    Beat the Odds® (BTO) integrates the power of contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.

    Click here for More Information

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • Ocean Creek Resort, 10600 North Kings Why, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Register

    14th Annual
    DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS GUILD CONFERENCE 2019

    February 24-26, 2019

    Ocean Creek Resort
    10600 North Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    Conference Fee: $385
    DCFG Members: 10% discount
    (Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)

    REGISTER NOW AND RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE RESORT.


    “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”


    It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired!  As we come together for our 14th year together, we do so with the focus and theme of “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”.  This year’s conference will once again be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.  


    DCFG Conference 2016 Group


    The 14
    th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

    The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics.  There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.  

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).

    TRAVEL AND LODGING

    We will be held at Ocean Creek Resort, a beautiful waterfront property in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is served by several major airlines including: Airtran, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, Continental and United. 

    Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. There will be no transportation provided to and from Ocean Creek Resort.

    We have secured very favorable rates at Ocean Creek, and are committed to keeping participant costs low.

    For more information about the resort, go to www.oceancreek.com.

    To make reservations, please contact the reservation department at 1-800-845-0353. Refer to your group name “Drum Circle Facilitators”.

    A one night deposit is required upon booking, the rest can be paid upon arrival. If anyone has any questions or requests, please feel free to contact Tiffany Stefan, the sales coordinator, or Matt Kempe, 843-272-7724 x1092.

    Room rates are good for 3 days pre- and post- for longer stays if desired.


    CLICK HERE FOR ROOM RATES AND RELATED INFORMATION


    FEES & REGISTRATION

    Conference Fee: $385 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

    Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)

    Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.




    CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

    We are currently looking for individuals that would like to share their expertise and experiences as DCFs to serve as session leaders and presenters.  This year, we will be emphasizing how we as facilitators take action with our DCF principles, methods, and business considerations, to truly be leaders that help us move drum circle facilitation into the future, rooted in the theme of “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”.  

    Given our theme, we are looking for sessions that truly take the community beyond “Show us what you do”, that push the envelope of our learning, and that help us grow, develop, and build the future of drum circle facilitation.  

    The application period is open for workshop session proposals covering the following general subject areas:

    A. DCF Business Development (building market presence, client base, equipment & logistics, start-up funding, etc.)

    B. Program Design & Activities for Specific Populations (children, special needs, workplace training, health & wellness, etc.)

    C. DCF Techniques and Strategies (activities, games, resources)

    D. DCF Mastery (personal presence, intention, self-development, inter-disciplinary resources, peer feedback, etc.)

    E. Other 

    If you are interested in proposing a session, please complete the online session proposal form. 

    Session Proposal Form

    The deadline for completed session proposal forms is December 15, 2018.

    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 03 Mar 2019
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Joshua Tree, CA

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

    Presenter: Christine Stevens

    For More Information and Tickets Click Here

    Location
    Joshua Tree Retreat Center
    59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • TBD

    Beat the Odds® Facilitator Training: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming
    Beat the Odds® (BTO) integrates the power of contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.

    Click here for More Information


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