How an Ancient Tradition Strengthens Community While Healing Trauma
Why does a therapeutic boarding school for girls have a drumming program?
For centuries, numerous cultures throughout the world have known what clinical studies have only recently proven. The rhythms of group drumming synch a listener’s brain hemispheres and bring about moments of clear intuition, reduce anxiety and stress, release emotional trauma and create a sense of connectedness with self and others.
Group drumming has long been considered a sacred practice and, in fact, was often performed by the women of the tribe.
“Drumming is what made me feel like I was a part of the school when I first got here.”
In Greenbrier’s Therapeutic Drumming program, your daughter is handed down rhythms from more practiced students as she becomes part of the Greenbrier sisterhood. Her daily group practice provides an entirely different context for connectedness than our other signature programs while opening her mind to accept the new, positive self-beliefs she is working to discover.