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Drumming Therapy

Communication Aids Recovery: Drumming Aids Communication

Drumming helps the mind focus and meditate, it releases blocked emotions and relieves stress. It gets a group communicating, listening to one another and working as a team, which helps aid group therapy and involvement in the therapeutic community.

How it Works

After a quick warm-up one of the drummers starts a rhythm. One by one each drummer joins in with their own rhythm until a strong, vibrant beat is flowing. The facilitator then uses signals to give a series of instructions to the group. Patients can step up to take the place of the facilitator if they wish. The emphasis is on cohesion and fun.

We combine drumming with the 12 steps, enabling patients to relax and talk about forgiveness and acceptance, and work on releasing the negative emotions produced from their addictions.

"All patients benefit, but those who benefit the most are the ones who have difficulty in expressing themselves with words. They come alive! They find they can express themselves and become comfortable with others."

-Phil Grant, Specialist in Drumming Therapy


Watch our drumming video

What Our Patients Think


Drumming Therapy comments from alcoholic and drug addiction patients.

Drumming Picture Gallery