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The Benefits of Drumming

Articles and Research

RESEARCH:

Here are just a few of the dozens of reports available about the benefits of drumming.

  • This first link will lead to abstracts for some early baseline studies, now 10 years old or so, by an

influential researcher, Barry Bittman, M.D.

http://www.yamahainstitute.org/vision-1/ 

  • An interesting overview from National Institutes of Health (NIH) published results:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447805/

ARTICLES:

A few random, anecdotal articles, with footnotes for further research.

I'll begin with a wonderful article from new friend, Gideon, in London, England:  https://drumhelper.com/guides/mindfulness-and-drumming/


https://www.thoughtco.com/drum-therapy-1729574 (footnotes at the end of Page 2, though some may be outdated)

         

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-about-trauma/201501/the-heart-is-drum-machine-drumming-therapy (overview article from Psychology Today’s site)
 

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-ways-drumming-heals-body-mind-and-soul  (Article from the Green Med Info site, with more links to others)

 

OTHER SOURCES:

Sandra Ingerman, MA, a prolific source for books, videos, etc., which include powerful sections devoted to drumming in a shamanic context. She has also produced some good recordings (can search YouTube, or get CDs, etc.), as have several other experts. 

 

Article:  http://www.sott.net/article/314281-6-evidence-based-ways-drumming-heals-body-mind-and-soul-a-fundamental-form-of-human-expression

a baby boy plays a shamanic drum
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