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Workplace Wellness

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The creative arts are universal languages that speak across barriers and allow us all to express ourselves in a unique fashion. Music with it's rhythm, melody, harmony  and silence, and art with it's ability to access non-verbal expression, are effective tools in improving work environments. Expressive Therapies offers corporate group therapy in the form of day-long retreats, workshops, and/or weekly courses.


Corporate music and art therapy are non-threatening tools that are very helpful in achieving workplace wellness!  They allow for numerous benefits including, but not exclusive to:

  • improved communication

  • healthy expression of frustrations

  • team building

  • stress reduction

  • increased productivity

  • improved self-care

  • conflict transformation

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Drumming - Conflict Transformation

Drumming is a beautiful tool that allows for individuals to express themselves, to release anger and frustration and to have an opportunity for fun, while drumming, with colleagues.  Through a thoughtfully facilitated drum circle, individuals are drawn into the rhythm and are engaged in numerous activities focusing on team building, expression, increasing morale and finding harmony.  Different skills are utilized by each team member throughout a drum circle and these skills include: active listening, respecting, contributing, and connecting.   Drumming can provide an outlet for individuals like they've never had an opportunity to experience!  

Through drumming individuals learn that self-expression may be easier on a drum as the drum becomes a voice of emotions for which words alone cannot express, allowing individuals to release emotional tension.  

Drumming is also very physical - it is a great exercise in learning to release physical tension in a healthy manner. Morale is often boosted as drumming provides a safe environment to have to work together and to have a sense of camaraderie, building trust and empowering those involved! The drum is a powerful instrument. Strong. Percussive. Loud. The drum empowers us to be our strongest self and to work together.

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Art Therapy 

Expressive Therapies will custom-tailor your workplace-focused Art Therapy session based on the needs of your individual corporation.

Exploration of different mediums in the presence of an art therapist can:

  • Provide opportunities for team building, 

  • Promote connection, relationships and communication among staff

  • Provide opportunities for staff to come together and process difficult situations (interactions with customers, patients, policies) to prevent burnout and engage in self-care

  • Create a space for collaboration – (one example - having staff engage in an art piece that could potentially be in an installation piece in their building)

  • Enhance self-awareness and professional development – one example being: learning how stress affects our body and how engaging in the creative process can be healing

  • Provide opportunity and space for relaxation and inspiration

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Drumming - Motivational and Fun 

Dynamic Drumming is an energizing music and cardio combo that is great for a team at work, the whole family or with friends! The class is customizable with a variety of music genres and can be held in person at your location, in person in our offices, or virtually.

Our internal rhythms – our heartbeat, rate of breathing, the speed we talk, walk and move are all unique to us. Because of this, drumming can be a motivator, an avenue for collaboration and conflict transformation while having fun! Much laughter encourages stress relief!

Rhythm is used around the world to promote healing and self-expression. Research shows that group drumming:

  • reduces blood pressure, depression, and anxiety symptoms,

  • produces feelings of well-being.

  • reduces tension and stress.

  • promotes healing and self-expression.

  • reduces pain

  • strengthens concentration, memory, attention, and focus.

  • releases negative feelings, blockages, and emotional trauma.

  • connects participants to a deeper part of themselves and to the larger world.

  • reduces cortisol levels.

  • boosts the Immune system.

  • Is a great workout for your brain and body!


"Playing music is found to be three times more effective for reducing stress related gene expression than simply just 'chilling out'!"   

~ Christine Stevens MSW, MT-BC and Barry Bittman MD

All services are facilitated by board-certified, licensed therapists. 


Therapy and enrichment services are offered at  245 N Metro Dr in Appleton WI. 

These services may also be a better fit in the community and/or a client's home/place of service. 

Expressive Therapies is happy to travel to best meet these needs as well.

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