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Intermountain Teens host healing drum circle at Hill Valley Clinic

More than 40 people gathered at the Hill Country Clinic on Wednesday evening November 14 to participate in a healing drum circle sponsored by the Intermountain Teen Center.

Intermountain Teen Center Healing Drum Circle

The teens invited everyone in community and drew drummers and shakers ranging in age from a young toddler to senior citizens.

This young fellow tried many different instruments

Circle of Friends in Burney brought a bus load and two vans and people came from Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, and Big Bend. There were lots of drums, shakers, clacking sticks and other rhythm instruments so that everyone was able to participate.

Teen Center Program Coordinator Theresa Callahan welcomed everybody and then introduced experienced drummer Verena Compton, who facilitated the drum circle together with her husband Randy.

Verena began with a prayer in both German and English. She advised people that the African djembes were meant to be played with hands only. Then she began a beat and everyone joined in. After a period of time the drumming came to an end and then Verena or Randy began a new beat for another period. And so it was for one hour as people joined in with djembes, bongos, Native American drums, gourds, shakers, and sticks. The drum circle continued for about one hour.

Twin drummers Britney and Sara

Communal drum circles have existed amongst indigenous people around the world for thousands of years. They began becoming popular in the United States during the counterculture movement in the  late 1960’s. Over the years, it has been found that drumming is therapeutic.

In 1991, during testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart stated:

Typically, people gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.

In his book “The Healing Power of the Drum”, Robert Lawrence Friedman states:

Some of the psychological applications in which hand drums are being used include assisting veterans to release the emotional pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, releasing the pent-up anger and negative emotions of “at-risk” adolescents, and promoting health in corporate executives through releasing their day-to-day stress, in addition to many other applications.

The Intermountain Teen Center plans to host more drum circles for the community in the future.

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InterMountain Teen Centers will host Healing Drum Circle November 14

The InterMountain Teen Centers is hosting a Healing Drum Circle Wednesday, November 14 from 6-7 p.m. in the great room at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain.

Drumming is fun, creative, stress-relieving and therapeutic.

In his book “The Healing Power of the Drum”, Robert Lawrence Friedman states:

Some of the psychological applications in which hand drums are being used include assisting veterans to release the emotional pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, releasing the pent-up anger and negative emotions of “at-risk” adolescents, and promoting health in corporate executives through releasing their day-to-day stress, in addition to many other applications.

The healing ability of rhythm is boundless

Mr. Friedman is a corporate trainer, psychotherapist, author, professional speaker, and musician.  He has worked in the area of rhythm-based exercises and their effects on health and wellness for over 30 years. Based upon his work he believes that drumming

… provides those who use it with a link to others. The drum seems to have the capacity to unite all individuals who choose to experience it together. Despite race, religion, color, creed, background, or ideology, all are joined together through this ancient instrument’s calling. The drum, therefore, becomes a vehicle for transporting all who utilize it, across all boundaries, to an experience of wholeness and community.

The  Intermountain Teens Healing Drum Circle will be led by Verena Compton an experienced drummer who has participated in drum circles for many years.

The event is free and open to the public. Experienced and novice drummers alike are welcome. Bring drums and other rhythm instruments if you have them. If you can, bring one to share. If you don’t have a drum but want to learn, come.

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Intermountain Teen Center announces summer hours and fun programs

The Intermountain Teen Center will be beginning summer hours starting June 12.

The center in Burney, located in the Circle of Friends building at the corner of Hwy 299 and Tamarack Ave, will be open from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and the center in Round Mountain, located at Hill Country Clinic, will be open 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Program Coordinator Theresa Callahan says that center activities will include  “all our regular summer fun; cooking, making ice cream, having water balloon fights, hanging out using the computers, playing video games, pool and air-hockey etc. We will be kicking off our first summer hour days June 12 and 13 with the always popular make your own pizza night. ”

On Thursdays the center will have field trips including kayaking, sailing, and visiting local waterfalls and swimming holes. Suggestions for additional activities from parents and teens are welcome.

In addition to the regular weekly activities, there are two special trips planned. The first is the annual Santa Cruz trip, which will be June 25 thru the 29. Teens who wish to participate need to have their parents or guardians fill out a permission slip. Permission slips are available at either the Burney or the Round Mountain centers.

There will also be a trip to Lassen National Park July 24 to 27.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Cen7ter serving teens ages 13-17.  Monthly calendars and information on activities and trips are available at both centers. Or call Theresa Callahan at 338-4733.

 

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Intermountain Teen Center Mother’s Day Candy Fundraiser and Raffle

The Intermountain Teen Center is beginning a dual Mother’s Day fundraiser that includes a raffle to be held at the Craft Fair at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain on May 2nd and a candy sale. According to their flier:

Raffle Gift Basket 1

“Dakaro Cellars donated two very nice bottles of Port wine, one red, and one white (yes there is such a thing as white port). These will be raffled off as part of two very nice gift packages including gourmet chocolates and some very nice butcher-block cutting boards. These gift sets will be on display at the Behavioral Health front desk. The Drawing will take place after the craft fair on Wednesday May 2nd.  Raffle tickets are also available at The Behavioral Health desk. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

“We will also be making Turtles and Jumbo Peanut butter cups, in your choice of milk or dark chocolate, or you may choose a mix.   You can purchase from the limited amount we will have available at the craft fair, or we will be taking orders now through Friday May 4th. Orders should be ready for pick up on May 9th in Round Mountain and May 10th in Burney. As always, it’s best to place orders or purchase tickets from teens if you can or you can or ask Theresa Callahan.”

Raffle Gift Basket 2

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The center operates in two locations one in Round Mountain and one at the Circle of Friends center on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including field trips, contests, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.

During the school year the center is open in Round Mountain on Wednesdays and Fridays after school. In Burney the center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

For more information about the Intermountain Teen Center, the raffle, or the candy sale call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Burney Lions Club donates $300 to Intermountain Teen Center

On Tuesday June 20, Lion George Whitfield presented a check for $300 to support youth activities at the Intermountain Teen Center.

Lion George Whitfield presents Chelsea Sabin with a donation from the Burney Lions Club

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The center operates in two locations one in Round Mountain and one at the Circle of Friends center on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.

During the school year the center is open in Round Mountain on Wednesdays and Fridays after school. In Burney the center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Summer hours are 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday in Burney and 1-4 p,m. on Wednesday in Round Mountain. On Thursday, the center sponsors local field trips for teens from both locations.

This week teen center coordinators, Theresa Callahan and Jed Smith, took some of the teens on and extended excursion to the Santa Cruz area.

According to Whitfield,  the Burney Lions Club gives donations to more that 25 local charitable causes, including $12,000 in scholarships for local youth.

For more information about the Intermountain Teen Center call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Intermountain Teen’s Tamale Sale

Theresa Callahan, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center, announced that the center will be doing a Tamale Fundraiser. Money will go to help year-round programs and trips for Intermountain teens.

Starting on December 1, people can order either chicken or pork tamales. The cost is $15 a dozen. Orders must be placed by December 14th.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

Teens from teen center will be taking orders, or people can go to either of the above locations during teen center hours to place an order.

People in Round Mountain will be able to pick up their tamales at the teen center in Round Mountain on December 19th. People in Burney will be able to pick up their tamales at the center in Burney on December 20th.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use.

All profits from the Intermountain Teen Center Fundraisers go directly back to the program to benefit the teens. During the summer of 2016, teens were able to go on a trip to Santa Cruz with the money they raised throughout the 2015/2016 school year, as well as go on many outings to places such as Ice Skating in Mt. Shasta, Turtle Bay, Camping in Lassen Park, Skating in Redding.

If you would like more information call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Theresa Callahan new Intermountain Teen Center Coordinator

Theresa Callahan is the new Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center. Ms. Callahan worked for ten years with the McConnell Foundation on internship programs with Shasta Community College and other youth projects. She has led volunteer youth groups at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding and has organized many outdoor activities for young people.

Theresa Callahan and Jedediah Smith at the Burney Teen Center

Theresa Callahan and Jedediah Smith at the Burney Teen Center

Ms. Callahan will be working with Jedediah Smith who is the Youth Program Manager.  Ms. Callahan will help plan after-school activities at both locations. She will also be responsible for organizing at least one special activity a month and two overnight trips a year.  Monthly activities could include hikes, museum field trips, community events, or concerts. Overnight trips would involve camping, rafting, college field trips, and other worthwhile activities.

Mr. Smith works one-on-one with at-risk teens and their families to provide counseling and other services. Chelsea Sabin, a Coach Coordinator at Circle of Friends, also helps to coordinate activities at the center in Burney.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.

Ms. Callahan said, “I am looking forward to getting to  know everyone and developing new ideas.”

If you would like more information, or if you would like to volunteer or donate supplies call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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