"Feel The Power...Awaken Your Spirit...Share The Joy!" 
         Facilitated by Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
Music Therapy & Healing

It's 2019 and as we look back at a few of our past wellness and empowerment events, we are grateful for the opportunity to share the healing power of drumming with the community.

Life Spire Assisted Living
October/December 2016
NE Heights, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Cancer Services Family Retreats - 2015 - 2016
Albuquerque, NM 

Rio At Cabezon Assisted Living
July 2015
Rio Rancho, NM

Surviving & Thriving Cancer Support Group- Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

"East Meets West Health Fair"
Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Meadowlark Senior Center
Rio Rancho, NM

"Community  Drum Circle"
Meadowlark Senior Center
Mon., Mar. 12th, 2007
Rio Rancho, NM

HealthRHYTHMS TM Drum Circle
Tues., Nov. 28th, 2006
Apple Mtn. Music, Albuquerque, NM

"Creating Personal Rhythms For Healthy Living”
American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
Sat., Nov. 4th, 2006
NM Chapter Symposium, Albuquerque, NM

Sponsored by Lovelace Sandia Health Systems
Sat., Feb. 25th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM

Rhythms For Wellness – Winter 06 Series
Wed. Jan-Feb, 2006
Co-Sponsored by City of Albuquerque
Highland Senior Center, Albuquerque, NM

5th Annual Alzheimer's Eldercare Conference
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference Center, Albuquerque, NM

8th Annual "What's New in Breast Cancer"
Seminar & Health Fair
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Women's Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

The 27th New Mexico Conference on Aging:
"Sharing Wisdom, Knowledge and Experience"
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
Glorieta Lifeway Conference Center, Glorieta, NM

Aging Network Training Event
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque, NM

The 26th New Mexico Conference on Aging:
"Finding Meaning: Growing, Learning and Loving"
Tuesday - Thursday, August 16-18th, 2004
Glorieta Lifeway Conference Center, Glorieta, NM

Drumming & Wellness Programs...Empowering Individuals
Private Consultations, Group Facilitation, Workshops 
Facilitation for Your Special Event or Retreat 

Let us drum up some relaxation & fun at your group's retreat or event.... Just like this:

 “What a wonderful complement to the yoga experience.  I feel energized and relaxed
 at the  same time.  You are amazing.    Thank you. Namaste”  
Gloria Drayer, Yoga Simple and Sacred, Retreat Facilitator

“Wow! Simply amazing.  What a way to let it out, while tuning-in.  A therapeutic treat
for anyone who works long hours on a computer.”   Barbara Kiernan 

“Very inspirational, exhilarating and empowering.” Kelly Rice 

If you or your organization are looking for a fun and creative way to promote wellness and reduce stress,
join us for a
HealthRHYTHMSTM Group Empowerment Drumming TM Circle, and/or, 
one of our other personalized rhythm-based music therapy or wellness programs. 

The latest drumming and wellness research suggests the value and benefits of participating in an active music-making activity with rhythm instruments: reduction of physical stress, improved immunity, emotional stress release, social connection, personal renewal, and improved relationships with others/team/management.  These are just a few of the impressive outcomes.  This innovative and fun personal self-care and wellness enhancement program requires no previous musical experience and focuses not on performance but personal empowerment.  This evidence-based (fancy way of saying well-researched and tested) program/protocol has been used in hospitals, corporations, educational settings, health and wellness centers, and offered via community venues to the public at large.   All instruments are provided, or participants are welcome to bring their own world percussion. Program can meet for four to six 1-hour sessions, as a single session, or can be tailored depending on venue and organizational goals.    

Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT is a 2002 graduate of Remo, Inc.'s, HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming, Facilitators Training, led by Barry Bittman, MD and Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC.   Click here for more information about HealthRHYTHMS and the latest drumming wellness research from Remo.

We are happy to announce the addition of the BEAT THE ODDS  program to our music therapy consulting curriculum. Here's a description:

"Beat the Odds integrates activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling to teach skills to children in 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."

"UCLA researchers have shown that Beat the Odds can significantly improve a spectrum of behavior problems in children, such as inattention, withdrawn/depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo."

Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT provides rhythm-based music therapy consultations, facilitator mentoring and program development for specialized populations.  Click here to contact her about your organizations needs.

oin us for an empowering weekend of personal renewal and play
 in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Relax Into The Rhythm

Reclaim the magic of hand drumming and the joy of active music making
as tools for healing and personal empowerment.

Reconnect to the inner rhythms of the Self
 that promote wellness, self-awareness, inner joy and peace.

During this supportive and engaging retreat, Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT, Music Therapy & Wellness Consultant and Drum Circle Facilitator, will guide you in an exploration of the power of rhythmic music making. In addition, participants will experience and gain awareness of simple mind/body/energy wellness techniques that enhance overall well being. Instruments provided or bring your personal hand drums and percussion toys. By the end of the weekend, you will discover how best to integrate rhythm and active music making into your life to facilitate your personal intentions for recreation and leisure, community connection, wellness, spirituality, peace and creative self-expression. Adults 21+ welcome. 

Contact Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT for more information about upcoming programs and event facilitation for your meeting or retreat.