Next Practice Allied Health

EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES GROUPS & EVENTS INFORMATION

DRUM TO REGULATE — DRUM TO COMMUNICATE — DRUM TO CONNECT

WHAT IS DRUM THERAPY?

Drum Therapy can be an outlet for emotional blockages, it provides the ability to experience flow & release of emotion and assist with connection to self and others. Drumming will provide an introduction to rhythm for concentration and enhanced learning. The Health Hub’s DRUM TO groups are available in 3 streams and aim to support emotional regulation, improve social connection and enhance communication skills. 

All group participants are matched with age and goals. 

The Health Hub’s DRUM FOR groups are run by a qualified Rhythm to Recovery instructor. Rhythm to Recovery is an evidence-based program that focuses on Rhythm to Support Mental Health. 

DRUM TO REGULATE

BOOKINGS FOR TERM 4 OPEN

Rhythm can regulate your emotions, as sound connects with our body on a deeper level.
This group focuses on learning to connect, express and settle our body by making rhythms.

DRUM TO COMMUNICATE

ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF
INTEREST FOR TERM 1 2022

Identify different ways we communicate and how you can change your style of communication to achieve different outcomes. This group allows members the opportunity to take various roles, improve collaboration and develop excellent listening skills.

DRUM TO CONNECT

ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR TERM 1 2022

Build stronger connections with your family through using drumming. You will learn to communicate in a different way through listening, learning and collaborating.

SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-IDENTITY FOR TEENS

Being a teenager is hard with all the changes occurring physically and socially, let alone feeling good about yourself throughout it all. Especially when you see everyone else around you as being different or possibly “better than” you. As part of growing up you may feel lost in trying to figure out who you want to become, leaving aside what you want to do! This group is aimed at supporting teenagers with improving self-esteem, discovering their self-identity and learning how to be content with themselves. Some of the activities will be using art activities, physical activities, understanding our internal worlds and fun games.

Through the group working together, we hope to build a safe environment where mutual support and encouragement are the keys to communication in the group.

MINDFULNESS

This group has a focus on learning and practising a variety of mindfulness activities to support emotional regulation. Many people struggling with constant thoughts of what could happen in the future or memories from the past impacting the way we feel. Mindfulness focuses on learning to at the moment and focusing our attention where we want it to be. This in turn quietens the mind and allows us to regain control of our choices.
Throughout these sessions, you will gain an understanding of what happens to the brain when your emotions feel too big to handle and then get to try a variety of mindfulness strategies to find which ones work best to help you manage these overwhelming emotions.

YOGA THERAPY

Yoga therapy integrates ancient practices of yoga to support therapy for mental health and physical difficulties. Yoga Therapy supports people to integrate the body and breath improving their ability to control the mind, while connecting with the body and learning to identify emotions within their bodies. This is provided through grounding techniques;
  • Basic Asana (yoga shapes) movements,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Pranayama (breath techniques) and
  • Guided visualisations.
These sessions will also integrate aspects of the evidence-based psychological therapy of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills to support the individuals to ground their experiences, disconnect from unhelpful thinking and support them to live in the moment, rather than the past or future which is often a contributing factor to individual distress. These groups will be focused on the needs of participants varying depending on the needs; including more fun play-based activities for younger people, activities to support forming positive connections within the group and even learning to lead, while other groups will be more internal connections with self.

ROCK & WATER

Rock and Water is a physical activity-based program aimed to support teenagers with managing conflict, anger, bullying and social interactions. Through the fun physical activities’ teenagers will improve their body awareness, enhance their ability to consider alternatives to problems, improve self-esteem, encourage them to reflect on their behaviours and engage well with others in the group.

FLOW ARTS

Flow Arts group will be taught during the day. In the last week, the group time will change to be an evening event to showcase the flow of lights from the tools utilised.

Flow Arts are a variety of movement-based props disciplines including dance, juggling, fire
spinning and object manipulation. Flow arts improve body awareness and connection, improves bilateral motor skills and coordination, improves mindfulness and focus, reduces stress, cultivates patience and persistence, and fosters creativity. The groups will also support social interaction with peers while exploring self-expression. This group will explore some of the different styles of flow arts, encourage participants at different stages to find one they may enjoy. Participants will also make their own poi to take home and practice or be shown and given instruction about make or purchasing their own props.

Different flow arts include:

  • Poi
  • Dragon staff
  • Juggling
  • Fans
  • Hooping
  • Contact Juggling
  • Levitation Wand
  • Gloving
  • Orbit
  • Light Whipping
  • Rope Dart
  • Juggling Sticks
  • Isis Wings
  • Nunchucks
  • Staff
  • Double Staff
  • Buugeng
  • Devil Sticks.

D.I.Y YOGA MAT

This group allows participants to make their own space for self-care to take home. This is
done through painting your own yoga mat. During the session, you will be provided with a yoga mat, an introduction to the purpose of the session, things you may like to consider while painting and how you may choose to be mindful in the process. You will be provided with the option to join a brief yoga session to help your expression if you wish or you can follow your own mindful practice to decorate your mat. At the end, you will have your individual yoga mat.

Please note this is a messy one, paints will be water-soluble, but you may like to wear something you don’t mind getting dirty in and something to protect your car for the drive home.

ZONES OF REGULATION

Zones of regulation is a framework to support people to understand their feelings and alertness, then learn strategies to shift between these zones. This is a half-day activity-based family session supporting families to explore the zones and form an understanding of activities or things that will shift their zones. The activities will be set up to gain an understanding of the zones then moving between stations to test and try activities including physical activities, sensory activities and relaxation activities to complete everyone’s Zones passports. Some fun challenges will be in the mix to encourage the fun while learning about each other.