Stress Reduction:
Health RHYTHMS (Group Composite Drumming) strengthened the immune system by increasing Natural Killer (NK) cell activity.  (Bittman, Alternative Therapies, 2001)  This protocol also reversed multiple components of the human stress response on the genomic level, not just reducing but reversing 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed responsible in the development of common diseases.  (Bittman, Medical Science Monitor, 2005)

Self-Expression:
Health RHYTHMS empowers people to move beyond their perceived boundaries.

Camaraderie/Support:
A 1992 Duke University Study linked lengthened lifespan with having a close confidant.  HealthRHYTHMS protocol builds camaraderie and support by creating a safe space where people feel comfortable sharing and offering support.

Nurturing:
HealthRHYTHMS protocol creates a level playing field where support of growth and development is encouraged.  As equal partners in this process participants often discover inner strength and encouragement by those sharing the experience.

Music-Making:
Systematic inquiry into the relationship between music and brain function is one of the most rapidly developing fields of human research.  “Music making offers extensive exercise for brain cells and their synapses (connections).  It would be difficult to find another activity that engages so many of the brain’s systems.”  (Weinberger, N. 1998)

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References
Bittman, B., Stevens, C. & Bruhn (2006)  HealthRHYTHMS group empowerment drumming facilitators training manual,Valencia, CA Remo, Inc. (used with permission)

Health RHYTHMS 
Group Empowerment Drumming
Health RHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming protocol, which has demonstrated biological and psychosocial benefits
Health RHYTHMS is at La Tijera!  Relax and have fun playing drums creating "in the moment" music & rhythms.  No experience necessary and drums are provided.  Adults only.  Health RHYTHMS has demonstrated significant health benefits, including a boost to the immune system, reduction in stress and an improvement in mood states.  Check our "News and Events" page to keep up to date on when the next Health Rhythms Drum Circle will be happening!
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