Drumming and Health 2016 (in China April to August 2015)

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“House of I” Family House opening, West Town, China, May 2015.

Facilitating interactive, fun and healing musical and rhythm-based events locally and globally, to calm the mind, tune the body and revitalize the spirit!

WHAT IS A DRUM CIRCLE?


A drum circle is a rhythm-based event where people gather in a circle to express themselves with African drums and percussion instruments. A facilitator guides the session, encouraging and supporting people as they reconnect with their innate sense of rhythm. Inclusiveness is a core principle – people of all backgrounds, mobility, ages and skill levels (even first-time beginners) can participate. It becomes a model for our world family, an opportunity to engage in this age-old activity where young and old play and celebrate together.
TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE JOURNAL, APRIL 2013. Dr. Daniel Levitin, Psychologist, McGill University: “… studies found that older adults can boost their immune function, reversing age-related declines, by making music as participants in drumming circles.”
“I really really enjoyed just taking the morning to enjoy music (one of my passions) and learn a little about a new instrument, and work in a creative way with my team. I think we all very much enjoyed it. Thank you again. I feel rejuvenated!!” Staff Member, Training Session, Mountain Institution, Corrections Canada, Feb 18, 2014.

2015 Update – Drumming and Health in China:

The drum circle has potential to teach us about:

Focus on health:

“I have neck problems and tension headaches. So far, neither sport nor stretching or relaxation have made a difference. But I completely forgot about it during the drumming – it was gone!” UBC Sauder School of Business “Meeting the Leadership Challenge” team building session participant.

Drumming and Health would like to acknowledge and express appreciation for working relationships with the following organizations: