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Every year, over 500 people die by suicide in Alberta. Those left behind are left to navigate an often complex grief process that comes with a loss by suicide. A drum circle is social gathering of individuals sitting in a circle who are all playing drum or percussion instruments to promote wellness, healthy physical activity and socialization.
Throughout this session you will connect with other survivors of suicide loss, learn hand drumming techniques, move through a drumming mindfulness exercise to assist in releasing feelings, validating one’s experience and normalizing your grief and loss experience.
Leading the event will be Alberta Health Services Recreation Therapist, Allen Rees. Allen has been employed with AHS for more years than he cares to admit! He is the co-founder of The Rhythm Project (2012-present) and the AHS Adventure Therapy Program (2004-2011) and is very active in the CBT and the DBT Skills Program. He is passionate about skiing, sailing, backpacking and drumming.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MST
Hosted: In-person at CMHA Calgary
*Proof of vaccination via QR code will be required upon entry. All participants will wear a mask, even while seated.
Address: #105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
Parking: Street parking
Registration Fee: No fee to participate
Registration is now closed.
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No. No musical instruments or special music abilities are required.