Summer Institute: Finding our Rhythms – Rhythmic Cognitive Restructuring

Rhythmic Cognitive Restructuring

Dates: June 8, 15 & 22, 2021
Time: 2-5pm PDT
Format: Online through Zoom

In cultures from ancient to modern times, people have created and played drums to reflect and connect with the rhythms of our lives and the heartbeat of Mother Earth; to communicate meaningful messages and music. Canada’s First Nations and most every immigrant group that’s come to Canada use drumming as part of rituals and ceremonies to unite people seeking common goals through shared expression.

The significance of drumming resonates in recognizing the breadth of Canadian culture. This Summer Institute aims to include people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities all meeting up to play and say messages that are meaningful in modern Canadian context, more memorable when put to a beat in which all can participate.

Self-Management Techniques

This unique course will prepare participants of all levels of experience to explore rhythmic applications of widely used self-management techniques, to include:

  • Breathing with Relaxed Focus
  • Thinking more Positively
  • Finding our Rhythms

Register HERE 

Learn more about the summer institute HERE

Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Glidden-Tracey

A counselling psychologist by day and world music enthusiast by night, Dr. Glidden-Tracey enjoys sharing concepts and techniques for enhancing well-being, addressing human conflicts, and improving learning, communication, and motivation to change.

She is developing a method, using insights from explorations of both psychology and cultural variations in musical expression, that combines cognitive restructuring with rhythmic reinforcement with hopes of strengthening clients’ memories and motivations to use the positive messages they learn to tell themselves in counselling.

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Canada Day Drumming Celebration is sponsoring incentives to register for “Finding our Rhythms” by offering a free hand drum to the first 15 people who sign up. 

The 2021 Canada Day Drumming Celebration (CDDC) includes a Guinness Book of Records attempt.  Let’s add an ECPS drumming team!