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Drumming Group

What is the drumming group and how can I access it?

The drumming group is based in our Hospice Day Service, but is available to all Hospice patients, families and carers. The drumming group is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage in a physically active, cognitively challenging and socially stimulating activity. You can ask any of the Hospice team to refer you or speak directly with our Creative Musician to see if it could benefit you.

The Benefits

Drumming Therapy taps into layers of the mind and body. Studies have shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. The drumming group utilises the natural power of rhythm and sound as a holistic and supportive therapy, group drumming breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression, non-verbal communication, unity and coordination. It can particularly help to build confidence and relieve anxiety and depression. This group encourages relaxation when practising the meditation drumming and can help relieve pain.

What do we do?

Our aim is to enhance self-esteem and provide opportunities for self-expression, but also to develop social and communicative skills which will be fun and ultimately give you a safe place to meet your peers. 

There is a wide variety of cultural percussion instruments available to play. We will be using these instruments to experiment with different sounds and focusing our minds on releasing negative energy and embracing the positive energy through expressive drumming.   As well as being very therapeutic it is also enormous fun!

The drumming group runs on a Monday afternoon from 2pm in the Knole room at the Hospice.

For more information please contact Hannah Bruce - Creative Musician, on 01892 820558 or hannah.bruce@hospiceintheweald.org.uk