Flatbush Drum Clinic
Cellphone: 646 461 6487
Drum Therapy can introduce people struggling with mental health issues such as mood disorders, ADHD, stress, anxiety and emotional dysregulation to mindfulness practices around drumming. From simple rhythms involving 4 beat counts and hand drums to complex rhythms involving all 4 limbs, it offers a powerful and immediate experience of a flow state.
Sessions at the Flatbush Drum Clinic offers coaching and mentoring relationship based with an experienced therapist that draws on the therapeutic approaches of ACT and DBT and Object Relations.
1. Drum work can be an adjunctive and alternative therapy for help with ADHD, mood, anxiety and other issues in its capacity for brain entrainment, enhanced executive function, hemispheric coordination and neurotransmitter elevation (dopamine, norepinepherine, serotonin, and acetylcholine). There is a good deal of research on the neuroscience of drumming.
2. As a way of learning about process, the accumulated power of many small steps, patience, distress tolerance and persistence.
Drumming offers a way of connecting with the energetic center in the mind-body connection. Learning and playing drums offers many metaphorical levels of understanding which can be applied generally to other areas of life and positively support character development.
3. As a mechanism for enhanced well being. A daily practice and mind-body exercise unlike any other. Drumming uses cognitive process, creativity, sense of time, coordination, kinesthetic movement, aesthetics, and pattern recognition. Drumming involves the entire body in powerful and extremely fine-tuned movements and offers creative expression and interpersonal connection.