Dallisa and G’s Drum Circle -- Raise Your Vibration with the Beat!
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15-$20 (see options below); Please bring anything that you'd like to drum or shake during this circle.
Drumming gives us an experience where we can be free to connect with ourselves and others, in order to release, restore and heal. It is a universal language where all people can be a part, free from words and concepts so we can experience life with an open heart. As we drum together the rhythm can bring us closer to one another with respect and courage as we move towards healing wounds and restoring hope.
Current research now shows the therapeutic effects of drumming techniques. Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system. In addition specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming:
Reduces tension, anxiety and stress
Helps control chronic pain
Boosts the immune system
Releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma
In a specific study conducted by Barry Bittman, MD, group drumming actually increases cancer-killing cells, which help the body combat cancer as well as many other viruses.
Life Quality Effects
Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma and reduces stress.
Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all diseases and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes and immune system breakdowns. Chronic pain, which many of our veterans experience, has a progressively draining effect on the quality of life.
Research suggests that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like pain killers, and can thereby help to control pain.
Drum Circles also provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. There are great benefits to feeling connected to others, especially those in similar situations.
Specific studies show:
Creates a sense of connectedness with self and others
Helps us experience being in resonance with the natural rhythms of life
Provides a medium for individual self-realization
About G. Eric Miles, Drum Circle Facilitator: G. Eric Miles has always believed in sound advice and good vibrations.
Having sung as an adult in a gospel choir for 11 years G experienced firsthand the effects music can have on people's moods, attitudes, perception and mindset. The theme of sound and rhythm have been a common thread throughout his life. A life in the arts as an actor and poet and an introduction to music thearapy in 2008 led G to discover the treasure of intentional drumming. He now studies the history and prime impact of the drum on human beings and our continued existence on this planet.
Now as a Drum Circle Facilitator G Eric has discovered a gateway to human transformation. Through an understanding of energy movement in the creation of all things in the universe G has been able to heal deficiences in his own life. G believes a true understanding of who and what we are will enable us to heal any (dis)ease of mind, body, spirit or emotion.
G has always believed that artistic expression is our way of manifesting our connection to the Higher Power within each of us. G has written, “My mission is to promote the personal growth of every individual, including myself by challenging the parameters by which we measure success in our society. The goal is to enhance the quality of every experience by dispelling the limitations we place on our mind, body and spirit. I will always encourage each one to live fearlessly and actively choosing your reality. And always be mindful that you control our own destiny regardless of the circumstances.”