Are you a therapist, life coach, teacher, counselor, or equine professional? Do you help people with or without the help of horses?
Harness the power of rhythm to help yourself and others heal and connect.
Learn a variety of ways to use a drum or other tools to create rhythm in sessions with or without horses.
See the process demonstrated.
EARN 4.5 CE Credits
Welcome to the NL Connection Kit – Drum Kit Course
This course comes with the purchase of the NL Drum Connection Kit or the DIY Connection Kit, or it may be purchased without a connection kit as a stand-alone course. Choose how you’d like to purchase this course. If you’ve already purchased the course, keep reading.
- Natural Lifemanship Drum Connection Kit Stand Alone Course (get the course without the drum – perfect if you already have a drum)
- Natural Lifemanship Drum Connection Kit (includes the Remo black Bahia Buffalo Drum)
- NL Do-it-Yourself Connection Kit (Get downloads and courses for both the Essential Connection Kit and Drum Connection Kit)
In this course, you will find videos that:
- Review the science that informs how, why, and to what ends the Drum Connection Kit may be used to facilitate regulation, connection and integration.
- Demonstrate activities using the drum to promote regulation of the brainstem, diecephalon, limbic system, and neocortex, and that engage all areas of the brain simultaneously to powerfully facilitate integration.
- Demonstrate drum activities with and without horses.
How the Course is Structured and How to Use It
This course is comprised of a series of lessons, each with a video providing instruction on a particular topic related to the Drum Kit. The course is divided into 6 modules: Essential Foundations, Brainstem, Diencephalon, Limbic System, Neocortex, and Earn CE Hours.
Essential Foundations is comprised of 4 lessons addressing trauma and the brain, the practice of “bottom up regulation”, and how the Connection Kit may be used in the context of trauma informed care to promote bottom up regulation and integration of the brain. These lessons should be viewed prior to using the kit and reviewed as necessary as a refresher. They provide an important high level understanding of what it is we are trying to accomplish by targeting specific areas of the brain in a particular sequence with different activities.
Note: the Essential Foundations lessons are provided in each of the Connection Kit courses. If you have already completed these four lessons as part of a different Connection Kit course, you may skip them here, if you wish.
The next four modules, Brainstem, Diencephalon, Limbic System, and Neocortex deliver lessons focusing on various activities that target each respective area of the brain and/or that integrate the entire brain by engaging all major brain regions simultaneously.
Earn CE Hours is an optional module at the end of the course. It has only one lesson, which contains the final quiz. To obtain a certificate of completion for the course, the final quiz must be passed with a minimum of 80% accuracy.
You may view these lessons in any order you wish so that you may quickly access the content you need. However, we strongly recommend you go through each lesson in order at least once and then revisit parts of the course as needed or desired.
How to Earn CE Credit Hours for Completing This Course
4.5 NBCC-approved CE credit hours may be awarded for completion of this course. To award CE hours, we are required to ensure that participants have completed the course in its entirety, which includes viewing each video (one per lesson). If you wish to be awarded CE hours for this course, you must demonstrate this by successfully completing the end-of-course assessment* containing questions specifically related to each lesson. This end-of-course quiz is delivered in a separate lesson at the end of the course in the Earn CE Hours module. Upon successful completion of the entire course including the quiz at the end, 4.5 CEs are awarded. We are an approved home study provider recognized by NBCC (ACEP #6807).
*The final quiz is optional for those not seeking CEs but is required for anyone either seeking CEs or wishing to print an end-of-course certificate.
End of Course Evaluation
Upon completion of the course, you will receive an end of course evaluation link via email. It will take 5-7 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for taking the time to give us valuable feedback about your experience with this online course.