March 29, 2018
Drumming for your best life
Anglicare Central Queensland is utilising the ancient, tribal tradition of drum beating to help those living with a disability to tap into their emotions and improve their wellbeing.
Every Wednesday for the next three weeks, Anglicare Central Queensland’s Lifestyle Support team are offering workshops to NDIS participants and their carers/supports as a social inclusion and community participation opportunity.
The free workshops, led by experienced drumming facilitator, Raylee Rees, are part of Anglicare Central Queensland’s commitment to work with people to make the best of their lives.
“I continue to be impressed by how powerful drums can be in a group session,” shared Raylee.
“Drumming is great for the soul, for your rhythm and the functioning of your whole body.”
Our first workshop which was held on 28th March uplifted and soothed the few participants attending.
One participant, Kevin, said that he can’t put into words how enlightened the drumming made him feel.
“I haven’t felt like this for a long time due to my mental health and I love listening to the drums in a group session – it’s a good leveller,” shared Kevin.
Group drumming brings people together in a non competitive space and becomes a vehicle that can empower the human spirit, realign the body’s energy system, stimulate creativity, build community, foster team spirit, promote healing and enhance general wellbeing and quality of life.
Drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Anglicare Central Queensland currently works with many people in our local community living with a disability. Our Lifestyle Support team provides ‘strengths based’ individual and group support to many communities across the region.
“We’re offering Tribal Drumming Workshops to introduce participants to the range of supports and services offered through our Lifestyle Support Programs,” said Janelle Coe, Manager – Lifestyle Support Program.
“We plan to deliver similar group activities for NDIS participants who choose Anglicare Central Queensland as their local service provider. We are committed to working with our participants to meet their individual requirements and preferences, and are always looking to innovative ways of supporting people to realise their dreams.
For more information on Anglicare Central Queensland’s Lifestyle Support Program, and other programs including NDIS, contact our team on 1300 769 814, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit anglicarecq.org.au.