VALENCIA, Calif., July 18 The following statement is beingissued by Remo, Inc.:
Some believe our politicians have forgotten how to communicateeffectively. They have decided by their votes that they must resort toeavesdropping to protect our citizens from terrorism. While many are angryabout this new legislation, Alyssa Janney, of Remo's Health Rhythms Divisionsays, "we don't care". Remo, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of weatherresistant, synthetic drum heads and drums, not oil drums, musical drums, Madein U.S.A. drums, Made from Recycled Material drums. No matter which side ofthe wiretapping issue you stand on it is clear that the only way to conquerterrorism is to address the hopelessness and hatred at the root of it. That'swhy we hope our legislators will listen in on our program. We can help!
The Health Rhythms Division develops and provides materials, programs,training and the latest research supporting the use of drumming as aneffective means for promoting and maintaining health and well-being.
"We are so amazed by the success of our HealthRHYTHMS(R) Group EmpowermentDrumming program for building camaraderie and support and for facilitatingcommunications between groups of people that we want our Senators andCongressional leaders to listen in to what we're doing," says Janney.
In a recent survey of the nurses, doctors, social workers, therapists,educators, musicians, retirees, corporate and non-profit leaders who haveattended our training, 80% of respondents said that their experiencefacilitating HealthRHYTHMS has changed their life. Bonnie Harr, MSN, MS, RNClinical Nurse Specialist from Pennsylvania says in a HealthRHYTHMS session,"The clinical knowledge is married to the personal story and something biggerthan life happens."
"There's a tremendous process that takes place...connecting them to theircommunity at large," says Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI. What takesplace is as varied as the colors in a rainbow. But there is a common themethat comes through each session -- stress reduction, respect, communication &support!
Even in the face of tremendous challenges the program creates anirresistible platform for communication. After an intergenerational Mother'sDay HealthRHYTHMS session Bonnie Harr heard from an overjoyed young mother."You don't realize what just happened here. My mother has Alzheimer's diseaseand I brought her here believing it would mean nothing to her. But during oneof those power drumming moments my mother looked at my 8 year old daughter andspoke her name for the first time ever. My mother won't remember this day, butmy daughter will never forget it!" If this program can help someone challengedby a debilitating disease to communicate, do you think it can help your team,or our politicians?
Christine Stevens, one of the founders of the training program offeredHealthRHYTHMS training in war torn regions of Iraq recently. NAMM, theInternational Music Products Industry reported on the event in their industrypublication saying, according to a community economic development director forthe Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers inOverseas Cooperative Assistance organization, "The group discovered andimplemented key leadership skills within the drum circle program to addresselements of peacemaking, youth empowerment, economic development, alternativehealth applications and preservation of drumming, which is indigenous in theIraq culture." The training was translated into three languages becauseparticipants came from seven different governances. One participant said, "Youcannot imagine. Our lives are terrible; this is like a dream for us. We havecome together to share and learn." Another participant said, "This has beenthe best five days of my life." According to an officer for Kurdistan Save theChildren, "This program is good for conflict-resolution and reconst