Mike Veny

Mike Veny

  • Professional Drummer
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Entrepreneur
Transforming Stigma Into Strength™

As a child, Mike Veny was hospitalized, expelled from 3 schools, medicated and put into special education, where he learned that tapping erasers on the desk make a great sound, a skill that would...

As a child, Mike Veny was hospitalized, expelled from 3 schools, medicated and put into special education, where he learned that tapping erasers on the desk make a great sound, a skill that would one day lead to a very successful career as a professional drummer. In his journey, Mike found that stigma not only affects those who struggle with mental health challenges; it also has a profound effect on professionals in the mental health field. This keynote presentation offers a fresh perspective on mental health stigma and simple steps on how to turn it into a strength.

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Drum Up Your Feelings™ - Leadership Edition

Similar to the above program, this one emphasizes critical leadership skill development. Your leaders and staff will learn The 10 Leadership Lessons That Drumming Teaches Us." Each participant will...

Similar to the above program, this one emphasizes critical leadership skill development. Your leaders and staff will learn The 10 Leadership Lessons That Drumming Teaches Us." Each participant will receive the Drum Up Your Feelings" Leadership Workbook. Great for staff development, training and retreats at mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse organizations.

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Drum Up Your Feelings™

Drumming creates a sense of connectedness with self and others.That's right, the simple act of having people gather in a circle and bang out a beat can be tremendously uniting, motivating, and...

Drumming creates a sense of connectedness with self and others.That's right, the simple act of having people gather in a circle and bang out a beat can be tremendously uniting, motivating, and downright fun. Participants will learn simple music skills, rhythms, and how to work as a team. By the end of this session, participants will be able to perform a complex percussion rhythm as a team, create an original percussion composition, and feel a stronger bond with participants. Lots of music will be made with Toca Percussion instruments. Participants will experience smiles, laughter, and excitement through interactive games - tremendously uniting, motivating, and downright FUN.

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Mike Veny requires United Airlines in business class, Hilton Hotels, a ride to and from event, $75 for food (or gluten free meals).

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