Simon Faulkner

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website: rhythm2recovery.com
Email: simon@rhythm2recovery.com

Village Music Circle Playshops

  • Hawaii 7 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2006
  • Perth, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2007
  • Melbourne, Australia, 3 DayVMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2009
  • Perth, Australia, 3 Day FRAP, 2009
  • Perth, Australia, 3 Day FRAP, 2011
  • Perth, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2015
  • Sydney, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2016
  • Brisbane, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2016
  • Woolongong, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2017
  • Byron Bay, Australia, 3 Day VMC Drum-circle Facilitator Training, 2018

Simon Faulkner is a Master level counselor with a background in psychology and addiction, who uses rhythm to develop social and emotional health in his work with children, and adults dealing with adversity.

Simon developed a model of rhythm and reflection for personal development that has given rise to a number of award winning psycho-social interventions used by therapists internationally. He is the author of the book Rhythm2Recovery – a practical guide to the use of rhythm for psycho-social health.

Simon has experience working in schools, prisons, mental health and trauma services and has led research into the health benefits of rhythmic music. He is a passionate advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged and the power of rhythmic music to transform lives.

Simon's story

I am a therapist, and was working with drumming in my practice for several years before I discovered the VMC model and won a 'Churchill Fellowship' allowing me to attend a workshop in Hawaii in 2006. It was transformational and provided a unique pathway to extend the benefits of the work I was already doing into the broader community. Arthur's wealth of experience and focus on empowering participants to share their spirit in a safe and uplifting way was a combination that resonated with my therapeutic focus. I love the energy, the camaraderie and the inclusiveness that this form of music making offers.

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