Phoenix Rising Veterans Drum Circle

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 Studies have shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. Drumming is a practice that spans the globe and has a presence in every culture. It has been used for centuries in rituals, ceremonies, communication, rites of passage, music and dance, celebration, healing, community building, and cultural events.

Welcome to the official website of The Phoenix Rising Veterans Drum Circle. The Phoenix Rising Veterans Drum Circle was founded on October 9th, 2013 in Gainesville, Georgia. The motivation for starting The Phoenix Rising Veterans Drum Circle for the Veterans in our community grew from frustration with, all too frequent, reports of our Veterans receiving inadequate care. The vision was that it would be a place where veterans could come together, relax and relate with fellow veterans.
Stephanie Bailey is a licensed therapist who has a passion when it comes to serving our veterans.  We use drums to relax and for its therapeutic effects, which is a great way to reduce stress.  A Drum Circle induces harmony, euphoria and rhythm from the chaos of today's life. 
Did you know that drumming therapy taps into layers of the mind and body that other modalities cannot? Studies have shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness.
Drumming is a practice that spans the globe and has a presence in every culture. It has been used for centuries in rituals, ceremonies, communication, rites of passage, music and dance, celebration, healing, community building, and cultural events.

                         The Therapeutic Effects Of Drumming

Current research now shows the therapeutic effects of drumming techniques. Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system. In addition specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming:

  • Reduces tension, anxiety and stress
  • Helps control chronic pain
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma
In a specific study conducted by Barry Bittman, MD, group drumming actually increases cancer-killing cells, which help the body combat cancer as well as many other viruses

                        Quality Of Life Effects

Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma and reduces stress.

Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all diseases and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes and immune system breakdowns. Chronic pain, which many of our veterans experience, has a progressively draining effect on their quality of life.

Research suggests that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like pain killers, and can thereby help to control pain.



                     Community Effects


Drum Circles also provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. There are great benefits to feeling  connected to others, especially those in similar situations.

Specific studies show that Drum Circles Creates a sense of connectedness  with self and others.

  • Drum Circles helps us experience being in resonance with the natural rhythms of life.
  • Drum Circles provides a medium for individual self-realization,
don't be shy give us a visit . You don't have to be musically inclined ,and you don't have to own a drum  it's totally free ! Where: We are located at

751 Green St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501. (Inside the  Community Building) .




 
Drumming therapy taps into layers of the mind and body tha modalities cannot? Studies have shown that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. Drumming is a practice that spans the globe and has a presence in every culture.
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751 Green St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501

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