The healing power of drumming is something incredible. Possibly because musical experience is not a criteria. No matter what the level of musical understanding, everyone can share their rhythmical spirit in a drumming circle. The energy also empowers the participants to celebrate their community through rhythm and music.
When people in the circle play together, they fall into rhythm together.
Benefits of Drumming
- Group empowerment & community building
- Improved communication
- Anger & stress management
- Self expression & confidence building
- Left / right co-ordination to promote grounding & balance within individuals
- A sense of belonging
Drumming, through the ages, has been used as a form of communication. Subsequently also for therapy and to promote healing of the mind, body and soul. Celebrations & festivals have also featured drumming.
Today drumming is extensively used as a tool in team-building exercises, for stress relief and also in therapy. Drumming is a powerful healing tool for people of all ages. It breaks down racial & social barriers and allows individuals to get in touch with themselves. You therefore get an opportunity to “BE HERE NOW”.
Where and how?
Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. For thousands of years, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been to create and maintain physical, mental, and also spiritual health. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa
Subsequently, current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews also indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing. It boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being. It also provides a release of emotional trauma and reintegration of self.
The healing power of drumming is also evident in the valuable treatment for:
- chronic pain,
- mental illness,
- multiple sclerosis,
- Parkinson’s disease,
- emotional disorders,
- as well as a wide range of physical disabilities.
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