What does it mean to live life in rhythm? Rhythm is something that is all around us, it’s in seasons of the year, heartbeats of our bodies, modulations of our speech, it’s even in our breath.
In today’s episode we get together with Jorge Ochoa to talk about his work as an Occupational Therapist and musician and how he has been able to combine them by establishing TamboRhythms.
Jorge recounts the many ways that drumming benefits young children, from having a positive effect on one's mood to teaching social-emotional skills like sharing, impulse control, and improving attention span. He also shares deeply affecting stories of children with special needs responding to the drumming practice in surprising and beautiful ways.
Jorge talks about the connective power of drumming and how it can help adults in a myriad of ways, from easing symptoms of depression and anxiety to supporting the emotional health of cancer patients. We learned so much from having Jorge on the show. We even had a mini jam session!
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
TamboRhythms on Twitter
TamboRhythms on Youtube
TamboRhythms on Facebook
TamboRhythms on Instagram
'60 BPM Relaxing Conga Drumming Video'
All Things Sensory on Instagram
All Things Sensory on Facebook