“When people drum, something happens to their brain that only happens when people are drumming together or when people are in deep meditation,” he explained. “The brain usually operates with either the left or right side independently. People generally cycle in 20 minutes per side. But when drumming, we experience something called hemispheric synchronization, where both sides work at the same time. Scientists believe this is the basis of transcendent states of consciousness. People feel two opposite emotions simultaneously: energized and relaxed.”
Friedman authored The Healing Power of the Drum - Read more here
Drumming as a therapy can be used to aid in the healing of many different illness, it can be used with Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, giving them an external stimuli. It helps with attention and focus. It can be used for Parkinsons, post traumatic stress disorder to name but a few. InRhythm have been utilising the therapeutic benefits of rhythm and drumming since early 2002 to help individuals and groups unveil the natural peace and joy that is every humans birthright. In this regard drumming works!
Drumming Therapy Is a Powerful and Effective Way To Learn Valuable Coping Skills:
Group drumming brings people together in a non competitive space and becomes a vehicle that can empower the human spirit, realign the body's energy system, stimulate creativity, build community, foster team spirit, promote healing and enhance general wellbeing and quality of life.
Rhythm has been proven to regulate our brain & nervous system, calming the fight/flight response, brining online our cognitive capacity...Read More Here
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The facilitation of group drumming requires sensitivity and awareness to the group dynamic - to the personalities of the group. A drumming facilitator influences the drum circle and can encourage and empower those who are timid and self-conscious about being heard. Become a Drum Therapy Facilitator!
"Drumming Therapy taps into layers of the mind and body that other modalities cannot. Studies have shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. Drumming Therapy is a method of utilizing the natural power of rhythm and sound and applying it to an individual or group for the purpose of healing. A truly holistic healing approach, group drumming breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression, non-verbal communication, unity and cooperation. Drumming awakens dormant emotions and unexplainable feelings of excitement, peace, and ecstacy. It can elevate the mood, decrease anxiety, and stress, and it boosts immune system functioning and benefits physical health."
Ben Schwarcz, Licensed Psychotherapist Read more here