JB Music Therapy: Free Drum 55
A Drum Circle for Anyone over 50ish who is on the quest for Aging Well!
No music experience required, no drumming experience required.
You are welcome to use our instruments or you can bring one that you prefer to use.
Our Drum Circles Will:
PROVIDE MILD EXERCISE: Drumming is an accessible exercise which burns calories and improves mood and may reduce the risk of disease. (Thune, Brenn, Lund, Gaard, 1997)
EMPOWER PEOPLE: Drumming powers people to move beyond their perceived boundaries.
PROVIDE CAMARADERIE AND SUPPORT: Drumming builds camaraderie and support by creating a safe space where people feel comfortable sharing and offering support.
GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MUSIC MAKING: Music making offers extensive exercise for brain cells and their synapses (connections). It would be difficult to find another activity that engages so many of the brains systems.â€(Weinberger, N., 1998)
REDUCE STRESS: Group drumming strengthened the immune system by increasing Natural Killer (NK) cell activity. (Bittman, Alternative Therapies, 2001) This protocol also reversed multiple components of the human stress response on the genomic level, not just reducing but reversing 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed responsible in the development of common diseases. (Bittman, Medical Science Monitor, 2005)
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