Why Drumming Improvisation Is Therapeutic

How is improvisation therapeutic? Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, walks you through why drumming isn’t about the snare, cymbal, counting, or subdivisions. Actually, it’s about intuitive improvisational drumming.

When we improvise there is an activation/deactivation response in the brain. According to the research, improvisation deactivates monitoring and self-judgment. Improvisational drumming is a powerful way to access a freer state of mind. Watch and learn more by clicking play below!

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Join us in delving into a multitude of populations with drumming. Christine is a PRO when it comes to teaching, building relationships, achieving therapeutic objectives, and INSPIRING you to be your best clinician! By taking the course the Clinical Applications of Drumming course, you will:

  • Watch 25 segments to infuse your work with research-based drumming methods so that you will WOW your administrators when you drum with your clients.
  • Walk away with dozens of new ideas on using the most effective drumming techniques in a variety of settings including developmental disabilities, PTSD, refugees, survivors of abuse, seniors, mental health, recovery, rehabilitation, and kids.
  • Turn your clinical experiences into successful formulas you can use to bring fun, engagement, and depth into your clinical work.

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