Why Drumming Works

Rhythm is truly the foundation of life.
We are bathed in rhythmic cycles.
From the sound of our mother’s
heartbeat in the womb,
to every breath we take,
to the cycle of the seasons
and the cycle of life,
rhythm is deeply
ingrained in all of us.

has been used
for thousands of years
to strengthen the bonds
of the community. In celebration,
storytelling, healing, and mourning,
and even on the way into battle,
the language of rhythm has been used
to express emotion throughout the world.

Benefits of Group Drumming

Emotional Development

  • Socialization
  • Fellowship
  • Team Building
  • Camaraderie
  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Verbal/Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Stress Relief
  • Impulse Control
  • Modulation of Emotion
  • Creativity
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Meditation Skills

Cognitive Development

  • Cognitive Function
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Listening
  • Attention Span
  • Short Term Memory Development
  • Empowerment
  • Behavior Modeling
  • Reality Orientation
  • Stress Relief
  • Improve Neural Plasticity
  • Mathematical Orientation

Physical Development

  • Low Impact Exercise
  • Coordination
  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills
  • Stress Relief
  • Pain Management
  • Gait Training
  • Range of Motion
  • Cardiovascular
  • Balance
  • Kinesthetic Synergy
  • Visual / Spatial Orientation
  • Entrainment
  • Strength Training
  • Stamina

Science has only recently begun to study the myriad benefits of rhythm and music throughout the brain and body.

Since World War II, the Veterans Administration has used music in therapeutic settings to address the phycological and physical injuries of battle.

As scientific understanding grows, sound and rhythm are being used more and more in the healing process for those recovering from physical, neurological, and emotional trauma.

brain and body

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