Spirit Drum Meditation for Therapists with Lauren
Saturday, September 8th, 11am-1pm
As therapists, it's important to take time for self-care, especially meditation. Meditation gives back to our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Not only is participating in a drum meditation taking time for yourself, it can be life-changing! The powerful and compelling rhythm of drum can still the body and focus the mind, allowing space for healing, transformation, growth, and resilience.
Why the drum? The American Journal of Public Health reviewed drum therapy in its April 2003 edition concluding that “drumming directly supports the introduction of spiritual factors found significant in the healing process.”
Psychology and science have identified both drumming and mindfulness meditations as helpful, therapeutic tools to prevent burn out, reduce stress, address chronic pain and fatigue, and combat mental and emotional disorders.
“We moderns are the last people on the planet to uncover what older cultures have known for thousands of years; the act of drumming contains a therapeutic potential to relax the tense, energize the tired, and soothe the emotionally wounded.” - Gary Diggins, Psychology Today
Evidence-Based Benefits of Drumming for Health
According to a well-cited article on Green Med, there are six evidence-based benefits to drumming (beyond the enhanced mindfulness aspect):
- Reduces blood pressure, anxiety and stress: 2014 study published in Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine.
- Improves cognitive function: 2014 study in Journal of Huntington’s Disease.
- Pain Reduction: 2012 study published in Evolutionary Psychology
- Improve Immunity: 2011 study published in Alternative Therapies and Health Medicine
- Induces Theta; enhanced meditation: 2004 study published in the Journal Multiple Sclerosis
- Depression and Emotional Disorders: 2001 study published in the Journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Join Lauren Corsillo, Licensed Professional Counselor, as she leads you through the healing sound meditation of the drum.
We make meditation easy! Everything you need for this incredible experience is provided: specialty reclining zero-gravity chairs and luxurious blankets in a sacred space that has been energetically and lovingly cleared and prepared just for you.
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