keeping a beat to keep yourself regulated
Dr. Bruce Perry is a world-renown psychiatrist, author, and trauma researcher. He emphasizes that one of the most important ways we can help ourselves stay grounded and feeling safe and organized during times of stress is to incorporate patterned, repetitive, rhythmic, somatosensory activity into our daily routines. One of the best, and most enjoyable, ways to do this is by using our bodies to feel and keep a beat! Music therapist, Allison Davies, has a wonderful video up on her YouTube channel teaching children (and adults!) a fun way to do this. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!