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Coasting : Issue 8 Feb 2010
16 central coast • new south wales EVER been so mad that you just wanted to hit something? If so, InRhythm has the anger management course for you. The African drumming company runs "therapeutic" drumming sessions which aim to reduce stress, anger and even depression through the power of rhythm. Company director Beau Bruderlin says drumming is a form of meditation which leaves people feeling connected and surprisingly calm. "As a team bonding idea, drumming has taken the corporate world by storm over the past decade or so," he said. "The most potent team-building activities are those which encourage people to transform individually and collectively. When we beat a drum we align ourselves to the present moment. When we doitinagroupwealignasone.Itishere that we can truly find ourselves. "By showing that we are all connected we can make life changes that support sustainability in people in companies and in turn help create a sustainable world." Bruderlin's claims may sound a little hippy, but he's quick to point to scientific research which has found that group drumming has several health benefits. "From an individual health point of view, drumming is known to have excellent calming effects. Studies have found it increases the endorphins in our blood stream and lowers the levels of stress hormones in the blood," he said. "Participants in even a short drum session COASTING HEALTH to good health IN TOUCH: Heath Jeffrey facilitates InRhythm's healing drum circles. The therapeutic sessions are a great way to release stress and stimulate feel-good endorphins. Beccy Cole AdamHarvey Jonahs Road Catherine Britt Paul Costa McAlister Kemp 3 big days of COUNTRY 12-14 MARCH 2010 at The Entrance, Central Coast, NSW info line 1800 335 377 By JILL ARMSBERRY
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