Therapeutic Drumming Program
Providing Children with a Patterned and Rhythmic Activity to Self-Regulate
Our Therapeutic Drumming Program is an innovative approach to healing. Through our treatment model, based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™, drumming is an activity provided at our Charlotte Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) to rebuild behavioral patterns through synchronous brain activity.
Children create predictable, rhythmic patterns while drumming, which the brain recognizes. These patterns mimic healthy brain sequences typically disrupted by stress and trauma. By repeating rhythms in a self-regulative setting, children are able to form healthy brain patterns in response to stress and severe emotional situations.
While drumming, children are able to focus their energies on one task, rather than potential stressors around them. Drumming often allows children to feel:
- Empowered to externalize their emotions in a healthy and safe environment
- Connected to their inner-selves
- Relief from stress