What does drumming have to do with it? Health Rhythms® researchers have conducted studies with focus groups from many walks of life:
- long-term care workers
- nursing students
- corporate employees
- senior citizens
- at-risk adolescents
Participants were present for a series of hour-long Group Empowerment Drumming sessions, which included relaxation and wellness techniques, drumming and music making, and rhythmic social activities. Each study reported significant improvements in mood, reduction of anxiety, reduced stress/burnout, and bonding with the other participants.
Drumming is fun, and it serves as a tool for connecting us with ourselves and with others around us. Check out more of the research here.
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