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ADHD Programs

Gain Clarity and Confidence!

If you’d like an alternative to stimulants or a fun way to beat stress and help you focus, check out my comprehensive and innovative programs! I’ve created personalized systems for success, based on 20-years of my personal research and hundreds of case studies, and over 20 years of experience as an educational consultant, tutor, and ADHD coach.

Sure, there are franchises out there who address learning issues and ADHD but none that work as fast and are nearly as fun! Results can be seen in 3 months or less!

As someone who has a creative “ADD brain,” I know the daily challenges. I just have a different take on things. I believe that people with ADHD symptoms are not broken or defective. ADHD is a superpower. My job is to teach you or your child how to harness it so you can fly.

**Due to COVID-19, these programs are being offered virtually until further notice.**

Programs for preschool to elementary-age students include:

* A 30-minute drum therapy session each week
* Tips for home and school

Cost: Sessions are $50, using a hand drum or drum pads and drum sticks. Recommended number of sessions would be between 4 and 8. Students who also practice at home will feel additional benefits. They would need to purchase their own drum or drum pad and sticks. I have pretty djembe drums available for sale that can be shipped directly to you!

**An expanded version of this program is available but it involves a high level of commitment and parental involvement to be effective. It’s 12 weeks in length and includes a free and very colorful hand drum. The cost is $1,500 and can be paid in monthly installments.

Programs for ages 12-adult include:

* One 90-minute session per week for 3 months which includes 30-min. of drum therapy
* A personalized system that keeps you (or your child) on track
* Goal-setting and time management techniques
* Right-brained learning techniques (for students)
* Dietary recommendations to boost brain power and focusing
* Accountability via weekly check-ins
* Unlimited access to me via email
* A free drum!

Cost: 12 private sessions for a total of $2,500. 12 group sessions for a total of $1,500. Monthly payment plans available.

Sessions for students can also include success coaching or college or career planning. Sessions for adults can include business or success coaching or music biz coaching. Students will get homework, including drumming exercises, so this program involves a certain level of commitment and parental involvement (for teens and pre-teens).

Location: At Next Stage Drumming, Fuquay-Varina, NC (when the quarantine restrictions are lifted), or online via Zoom (Yes, a drum is included in either case!).

Click here to schedule a complimentary, 30-min. consult via phone, Skype, or Zoom to see if my services would be a good fit for you. Haven’t you waited long enough?

Hi! I’m Dori Staehle, founder and CEO of Next Stage Drumming. I’m a Certified Drum Therapist (The only one in the state of North Carolina!). I’m also a percussionist, drum teacher, and ADHD specialist. It was when our very bright and creative kids were recommended for Ritalin in 1995 that my research began. In the process, I discovered a pattern of underlying issues that triggered ADHD symptoms in hundreds of kids that I worked with, include my own. I had a team of referral partners that included doctors, psychologists, and specialists who helped confirm my observations. Stimulants weren’t needed in 98% of the cases.

I started creating these programs in 1998 when I was an educational consultant and private tutor. As a percussionist, I discovered that hand drumming helped me focus better and it literally beat stress (The #1 trigger for ADHD symptoms, as I discovered). I began adding drum therapy to my sessions. It was not only fun but it provided quick results. Although today’s kids are different than those I originally worked with, drum therapy is still a highly effective tool.

I’m certified with Drums and Disabilities and I serve on their Board of Advisors. I’ve also received training from Health Rhythms Health Rhythms which is a therapeutic drumming program developed by neurologist Dr. Barry Bittman, as well as training in Christian counseling from the American Association of Christian Counselors. I’ve been writing about ADHD and giftedness for over 20 years, have been a featured speaker at educational conferences, and have appeared on many podcasts.

In addition, I’m the best-selling author of Find Your Divine Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula and a professional musician and Toca Percussion Artist. I help people rise up and rock the Next Stage of their lives!

Dori, you gave me my rhythm back! You have given me the tools to push me towards greater success. I am doing much better with the system you have taught me and I’m so proud of what I have accomplished! You are an excellent and very effective coach! ~ Anita B., Apex, NC