Communication Aids Recovery: Drumming Aids Communication
Drumming helps the mind focus and meditate, it releases blocked emotions and relieves stress. It gets a group communicating, listening to one another and working as a team, which helps aid group therapy and involvement in the therapeutic community.
How it Works
After a quick warm-up one of the drummers starts a rhythm. One by one each drummer joins in with their own rhythm until a strong, vibrant beat is flowing. The facilitator then uses signals to give a series of instructions to the group. Patients can step up to take the place of the facilitator if they wish. The emphasis is on cohesion and fun.
We combine drumming with the 12 steps, enabling patients to relax and talk about forgiveness and acceptance, and work on releasing the negative emotions produced from their addictions.