Scientific studies have shown that drumming can help decrease stress, release negative feelings, induce deep relaxation, control chronic pain, ground you in the moment, and boost your immunity.
What’s more, renowned music therapist Christine Stevens says that you can use drums and rhythms to create your own kind of “individualized medicine” to address any number of afflictions in your life — from grief to difficulty sleeping.
In the 3-minute video above, Christine briefly demonstrates the three keys for becoming the composer of your own healing rhythms.
Don’t miss the following highlights:
(0:22) — Christine explains how individualized medicine is a wisdom inside each of us
(0:36) — Learn to combine an intention with playing the drum to express your inner healing wisdom
(1:16) — Christine demonstrates her individualized healing rhythm for getting a good night’s sleep
(2:24) — How the drum can be a language for feelings and emotions that we don’t have words for
Take a few minutes to drop in and listen — perhaps you’ll be inspired to create a rhythm (with a drum, a bucket, or just your hands and feet) to heal something in your life.
Have you ever experienced healing through drumming or rhythm? Share your thoughts in the comments below.