Practiced for thousands of years, drumming is a type of sound healing that fosters physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Recent research reinforces the last fifty years of study, that drumming can accelerate physical healing, boost immunity, and produce a general sense of well-being while fostering a sense of connection with self and others. Therapeutic drumming focuses on the benefits of healing that may be done individually, one on one, or with a group. Clearing and calming, therapeutic drumming redirects one into the present moment. Make a practice of drumming a few times a week similar to that of a meditation practice, to achieve the noticeable benefits.
Present research continues to show therapeutic drumming having a calming and focusing effect for the memory impaired, those with learning disabilities, autism and those recovering from addiction. It is a valuable tool for combating stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, chronic pain, mental illness, migraines, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. In essence, therapeutic drumming tunes and orchestrates our biology and immunity so healing may take place.
In the more fragmented society of today where families and community support has become more disjointed, drumming creates a sense of community and connection with others that may not exist in today’s insular, high-tech society. Drumming enables one to connect with a group of like-minded people allowing them the opportunity to connect with their own spirit at a much deeper level. Drumming is a unique group activity that brings unity and physiological synchronicity alleviating self-centeredness, loneliness, and exclusion.
Rhythmic drumming produces a natural altered state of consciousness that can double our alpha brain wave activity (calm and relaxed) and reduce our Beta waves (focused on concentration and activity) reducing stress and increasing a sense of well-being.
Therapeutic drumming continues its growth in the alternative treatment spectrum because of all the notable benefits. One can find it in hospitals, integrative wellness programs, schools, churches and social programs.
Create a positive shift in your own life with therapeutic drumming for a positive change in on the physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual level.