As interactive, solution-focused therapists, our treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and change long-standing behavioral patterns on their own.
With great sensitivity and understanding, our Djembe Drumming therapists help our clients to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. We work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
When our hands connect with a drum that vibrates with our energy, vitality, emotion, exhilaration, hope, sensitivity, giving, sharing and unity, we become whole again.
The drum has to be allowed to do its healing work on our spirit.
From the moment of conception, we are exposed to rhythm from the womb via our mother’s heartbeat. Rhythm is a universal, intrinsic part of our being and, as such, can have very powerful healing affects.
Drum therapy is used to treat a number of ailments including those with developmental disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, etc.), adults with Parkinson’s disease, patients with alzheimer’s, etc., and also people just looking to relieve stress / extend their lifespan in the process.
Studies performed over the last 50 years have shown the significant impact drum therapy can have on those with these conditions. For example, music therapy (particularly music with a percussive element) has been found to be extremely effective in memory recall for alzheimer’s patients, can increase reality-orientation in severe psychiatric patients and can be used to regulate heart and respiratory rates. It’s also clinically proven to lessen the brain’s perception of pain as well as to reduce blood pressure.
Music stimulates the entire brain in a way that nothing else can. Working with patients with physical impairment, the rhythm and steady beat of music helps them to complete a motion in a time-ordered manner.
Given these striking benefits of music and drum therapy, it’s no wonder that we’ve witnessed a recent boom in drum and music therapy in the alternative treatment spectrum.
It is easy to get started using djembe drumming as a therapeutic tool. In fact, worst-case scenario it doesn’t even require a drum to get started. Movements like tapping a foot or finger to the beat naturally begin enhancing motor skills used in drumming, and are a great way to learn to keep the beat along to music. Not only that, but the simple act of listening to music that gives you pleasure while doing this practice is likely to have a therapeutic effect as well.
Once you have a hand drum, simply transfer the finger-tapping onto the surface of the drum for a while until you get used to this. The most important part is to simply relax and allow yourself to enjoy the process.
We have been working in the counseling sector for many years and have a wealth of education and experience to offer our clients. Find out more about our training and the history of our practice. Feel free to contact us at any time to find out more about our approach and the types of therapies we offer.
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The team of the GCLCA and Chastity House members would like to thank you and look forward to you receiving your Life Coaching Certification and Continuing Education.
With truest regards,
Kai Ashby, PhD
CEO / Founder
Chris Scott, M.A., MCLC
Ahisha N. Hood, B.A.S., CLC
Life Coach Instructor
Georgia Certified Life Coach Training Academy
Center for the Healing
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McDonough, GA 30253
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