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Our Mission: To facilitate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills acquisition by teaching West African Drumming to patients already enrolled in DBT programs.
We aim to have each drumming lesson parallel the DBT skill being practiced. The drumming exercises, and discussions, reflect applications of music as a metaphor of DBT therapy. Sessions are taught in a supportive, positive environment, and withpatience. The goal is to help facilitate a healing process by acknowledging both acceptance and change.
Wula provides real African Drums handmade by our team in Guinea, West Africa. Our drums are made by hand to our specs by our team of master carvers. State side, we offer performances, classes, corporate team building, retreats, and drum wellness sessions. We have led programs for every age and walk of life. We can present one time programs, or long term residencies, as drums can be rented and/or purchased. We serve all populations, walks of life, and no program is too big, nor too small.
Michael Markus, BM, Co-founder and President of Wula Drum, has been playing, performing, and teaching African drumming for over 20 years. He is enthusiastic, patient, supportive, and believes that drumming can help improve focus, memory, and increase the energy required to facilitate healing.
Aaron Krasner, MD, is board certified for child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. Currently the director of the Adolescent Traditional Living Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, C.T., he is also the co-founder of The Wula Wellness Division. He is the assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.