Interactive Conference Keynote and Breakout Presentations with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Jim Donovan Conference Keynote Presentations

Program 1: Self Care

Mindfulness Self Care Strategies Using Rhythm and Sound for the “Non­Musician” 

Join us for an energizing and enjoyable program of practical strategies to elicit calm, mental focus and mindfulness ­especially during the most challenging times. The active use of rhythm is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Musical experience is not required. Beginners are warmly welcomed and instruments are provided. 

 

Program 2: Autism

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Introduction to Drumming & Autism

ASD professionals face many challenges when working with those whom they serve. Fortunately, rhythm can be an effective strategy that these professionals can use to meet some of these challenges. This session will explore how to use rhythm to meet goals such as: (1) increased attention to task, (2) socialization and (3) stress reduction for individuals on the Autism spectrum and other disabilities. Musical experience is not required. Beginners are warmly welcomed, and percussion instruments are provided for all participants to use during the program.

 

Program 3: Addiction & Recovery

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Promoting Self-Care through Rhythm and Sound for Recovery Professionals

Addiction professionals face many stresses that can lead to burnout. Fortunately, self-care is one of the most powerful tools these professionals can use to overcome burnout. This session will explore how rhythm and sound can be used to promote self-care by eliciting calm, mental focus and mindfulness – especially during the most challenging times. The active use of rhythm and sound is scientifically proven to improve mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Musical experience is not required. Beginners are warmly welcomed, and percussion instruments are provided for all participants to use during the program.

 

Program 4: Team Building & Leadership Development

RhythmTeam: Team Building, Professional Development, Wellness Programs for Corporate, University & Healthcare Organizations

Disconnected, unfocused participants leads to a lack of engagement that can ruin any event- no matter how well-organized it is. RhythmTeam with Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a fail-proof solution to quickly focusing and energizing your group in a short period of time using the universal language of rhythm. Imagine your group aligning on one purpose together while getting to immediately feel, see and hear the result of their collective action!

That's what RhythmTeam does.

Find out why organizations such as DelMonte, Johnson & Johnson, EQT, Comcast, University of Pittsburgh, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University all trust Jim Donovan with their teams.