The traditional healing properties of the drum merge with the latest research from the fields of neuroscience and trauma informed care.
Overview of current work underway to measure the effects of drumming on emotional health and why it does by measuring affects the brain using MRI.
Drumming Technique for Assertiveness and Anger Management in the Short-Term Psychiatric Setting for Adult and Adolescent Survivors of Trauma
Music Therapy Perspectives, Volume 12, Issue 2, 1 January 1994, Pages 111–116
Survivors of trauma often have difficulty with assertiveness and anger management. This paper describes an Improvisational technique which utilizes drumming and cognitive-behavioral methods to address issues of power in an experiential and symbolic manner. This drumming technique was developed in an inpatient short-term psychiatric setting with adults and adolescents who had a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.