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.