The Healing Drum
A Drum Percussion Teacher
Phone: (619) 829-7899
Ky Washington has performed and toured in Africa, the Caribbean, and Cuba. Founder and musical director of Manjani African Dance company in San Diego California. Ky has worked in the field of Mental Health since 1975. To add to his credits, he has used his drum therapy at the Betty Ford Center, Charter Hospital, Bayview Hospital, The San Diego Job Corps, and has created therapeutic drum circles in Southern California and the Mid-West. Incorporating Tai Chi and meditation.
The Healing Drum
The healing drum has been used since the beginning of time in every culture since the onset of existence and has documented therapeutic evidenced results.
Can calm your emotions, using a physical/psychological pathway to reduce depression and post pandemic stress. Discovers a sense of expression, inclusion, relaxation and belonging. The healing drum works well in many aspects of improving mental health.
Biological effects on the brain:
Cytokine: a category of signaling modules that mediate and regulate immunity, information and hematopoiesis, immunological responses: is how the body recognizes and defends itself against, bacteria, viruses, and substances that appear foreign.
Drumming/MUSIC is a complex composite intervention with the potential to modulate specific NEUROENDOCRINE and NEUROIMMUNE PARAMETERS.
Group drumming opens doors, enhances self-esteem, ensures a healthy workout, and stimulates our minds, boost our creative potential, makes us laugh and connect us on many levels. It also builds bridges, heighten awareness and strengthen bonds.
Group drumming tunes our biology, orchestrates our immunity, and enables healing to begin. It's simply matter of letting go and joining in and having fun.
Cite: Bittman, BB, Berk, L. Fellen, DL Westengard, J Simonten, OC Pappas. J. Nine Houses, Ky (A'ky'a) Washington