Therapeutic Rhythm & Mindfulness
October 2016
Shari Geller

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Therapeutic Rhythm & Mindfulness

Meditating Off the Cushion

October 14, 2016 – October 16, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY
Shari Geller
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SM16-5502-425Shari Geller,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Formal seated meditation is one way to develop mindfulness. But it’s not the only way.

Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness (TRM™) integrates group drumming, music making, and imagery with mindfulness and reflection practices to create a fun, positive, and safe way to cultivate presence.

Using music as a way into the present moment, we experience many of the same benefits as meditation: an increase in positive emotions, social connectedness and mindful awareness, and a reduction of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and overall negative moods.

Guided by clinical psychologist Shari Geller, creator of TRM, we find a way to come into rhythm with ourselves, which increases our chance for optimum health, resiliency, and vitality. We also practice mindful photography as a way to learn to pay attention.

Anyone interested in becoming more present to life is welcome—no drumming or meditation experience is necessary. Parents, educators, and health professionals will be particularly interested in this technique.

More Information

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy by Shari Geller and Leslie Greenberg
  • Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat Zinn
  • The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life by Elisha Goldstein
  • Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness by Marsha Lucas
  • Music Medicine: The Science and Spirit of Healing Yourself with Sound by Christine Stevens
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel J. Siegel
Things to Bring:

Faculty asks that you bring:

  • Camera
  • Journal
  • Drum or other percussion instrument if you have one

Drums will be provided, but please email the faculty at if you are unable to bring a drum with you.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Shari Geller

Shari Geller is a clinical psychologist and creator of the Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness (TRM™). She is coauthor of Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy and creator of the CD Cultivating Presence: Mindfulness Practices for Opening to the Moment.