Group Empowerment Drumming harnesses so many elements of wellness in one activity that anyone can enjoy. Drumming is an enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling activity for young and old alike. From exercise, nurturing and social support, to intellectual stimulation, spirituality and stress reduction, group drumming stimulates creative expression that unites our minds, bodies and spirits.
Drumming together can also serve as a rather effective means for restoring a sense of inner balance amidst the incredible challenges of life. "Parents and children came to our drum circle silent, apprehensive and disconnected. At first it was difficult to even maintain eye contact. Knowing words could never communicate what each of us felt that day, we slowly began drumming together. The sadness we shared was overwhelming at first, as tears dampened our hands and instruments. Yet as we drummed, renewed support for each other and a collective sense of hope for a better tomorrow gradually replaced our despair. Our experience was more than therapeutic-- it connected us on many levels." says Christine.
After all, our ability to connect with and support each other is why we're here in the first place. It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to realize group drumming is an incredible unifying tool that simply brings out the best in us.
Endless research has shown how drumming is beneficial to health, not only does it break down barriers and encourage diversity, it also empowers the players by stimulating creativity and communication. Drumming helps to build community and promotes an over all feeling of well being.
Workshops are available for the following groups to cultivate positive mental health, stress relief and fun:
Special Educational Needs (dance, dress up and drum)
Mental Health (Respite, schizophrenic, & dementia groups)
Physical Health (Adapt all instruments)
Social Inclusion Groups
Closed Women Only (Muslim & Victims of abuse)
Club Final Presentations
Youth at Risk
Drug and Alcohol Abuse