Rhythm​2​Recovery Facilitator Training

Aboriginal Focused Training


Professional Development for people working in the health, wellness, and education sectors.

Only 12 Places Available

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Fun, Engaging, Practical, Empowering

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Our standard facilitator training is a practical two-day workshop, suitable for counsellors, psychologists, music therapists, youth workers, music teachers, educators and other people working in the personal development field.

These standard training workshops extend on the model Simon Faulkner from Rhythm2Recovery created with the Holyoake Drumbeat program, to include over 100 new exercises for groups, families and individuals, that combine rhythmic music with reflection to support social and emotional health.

No previous music skills are required.


Rhythm & Reflection in support of Social & Emotional Health

Fun and Empowering

The R2R model is used by counsellors and educators around the world working in diverse fields including trauma, mental health, behavioral education, custodial facilities, child protection and refugee integration.

Practical and Engaging

The exercises are fun, engaging and practical and require no prior musical experience. This work is strongly evidence based and client focused with an emphasis on empowerment.

Incorporating Positive Psychology and mindfulness

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.

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Simon Faulkner

BSocSc (Psychology & Addiction), MCouns.

The Rhythm2Recovery team is led by Simon Faulkner, a leading practitioner in the design and delivery of evidence based interventions utilising rhythm to assist with social and emotional learning and recovery from trauma. He has been closely involved in research into the benefits of drumming and authored over a dozen, peer reviewed, journal articles.

Simon has worked with a broad range of people dealing with a diverse range of challenging issues and designed a wide number of programs for different populations. These include young people ‘at risk’, people dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health challenges and developmental disorders such as those on the autism spectrum, as well as for parents, and corporate employees.

Simon is well known for his work with the Drug & Alcohol prevention service ‘The Holyoake Institute’ where he conceived, designed and delivered the multi-award winning DRUMBEAT intervention and its extension, the computer game DRUMBEAT Quest — used by health and education services in countries across the world. Since leaving Holyoake, Simon has worked to broaden the R2R model and increase the diversity of its application.

Simon has extensive experience working cross culturally and has delivered therapeutic interventions and training programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia as well as 1st Nations communities in both the USA and Canada. Simon has also worked closely with trauma services supporting refugee populations from a wide range of backgrounds.

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Dion Storey

General Manager, Corporate & Executive Services

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