Recently on a sunny afternoon on the patio, Healthcare residents were treated to a real live Drum Circle performance by our very own, Derek Danner, Recreation Therapy Director! Our residents enjoyed the sensory experience of hearing different sounds and feeling the various vibrations they produced.
Therapeutic drumming is a unique method of expression and is able to provides an opportunity to access your entire brain which other modalities cannot. Studies have shown that drumming with a variety of percussion instruments stimulates brain activity, inducing a sense of calm and focused awareness. It 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. It can elevate the mood, decrease anxiety, and stress, and it boosts immune system functioning and benefits physical health.