Drum therapy hailed as viable mechanism for tackling trauma, stress, factors of violent behaviour

Drum therapy is being hailed as a viable mechanism for tackling trauma, stress and other non communicable factors, that tend to result in violent behaviour.

The intervention method has been successfully used in various communities in the island, by local group, Violence Prevention Alliance.

Chair of the alliance, Dr. Elizabeth Ward outlined the benefits of drum therapy during her presentation at a virtual health ministry forum, on Wednesday evening.

The forum, hosted by the National Committee on Non-Communicable Diseases, was held under the topic, “Effects of violence and its relationship to increasing NCD risks”.

Dr. Ward highlighted that drumming helps to improve well being.

She cited a recent study which looked at the impact of drumming on the brain of young people.

Dr. Ward said drum sessions conducted at children homes, led to marked improvement in the childrens behaviour.


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