In this fast-paced age, it's increasingly difficult to look inward, leaving this critical process unexamined. Drumming Toward Self-Actualization offers participants the opportunity to look inward and explore emotional well-being through improvised drumming, singing and movement. No musical experience is necessary. Sessions are designed and implemented by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Participants will explore emotional well-being, transitions and creativity. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided. The program will conclude with a ceremony celebrating the participants' journey.
Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs lays out five major needs: Physiological needs, Safety needs, Love/Belonging needs, Esteem needs, and Self-actualization needs. Most people address the first three or four readily. The fifth, self-actualization, is the heading Maslow used to reference higher-order thinking such as creativity and morality. He believed it is important to engage in these experiences to more fully develop, to aid in self-actualizing. Through this lens, a holistic approach to self-care is presented.
John Hebert is a Board-Certified Music Therapist currently practicing in the Phoenix metro area. He was a professional musician touring the Gulf South and the West Coast before earning his bachelor's degree in music therapy from Mississippi University for Women in 2014. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in music therapy at Arizona State University. Hebert has worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities, autism, older adults and adults facing existential change. Hebert is from Louisiana, where he practiced music therapy before moving to Arizona.