Drumming for youth mental health and recovery.
According to Dr. Barry B. Bittman, drumming circles help boost the immune system and promote physical healing. Drum therapy encourages people to release inner trauma through physical movement and meditative rhythms, as well as bringing people together. The drum circle can be a safe space where participants can express themselves and interact through percussion on an even playing field. Nonverbal communication and bonding with others make for a comforting and gentle community experience.