Drumming Therapy

Drumming Therapy at Castle Craig

Discover the Healing Power of Music and Connect with Others through the Beat of the Drum

Drumming Aids Communication

Drumming therapy is a therapeutic method that promotes self-expression and healing by either listening to the sounds of drumming or patients actively participating in drumming. This ancient method has been used for thousands of years to help maintain physical, spiritual, and mental health.

Research shows that drumming strengthens physical healing, feelings of well-being, and boosts your immune system, and confidence. Drumming therapy also has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and lessen the attention to chronic pain.

Drumming helps the mind focus and meditate, it releases blocked emotions and relieves stress.

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How it Works

Drumming uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. It gets a group communicating, listening to one another and working as a team, which helps aid group therapy and involvement in the therapeutic community.

After a quick warm-up, one of the drummers starts a rhythm. One by one each drummer joins in with their own rhythm until a strong, vibrant beat is flowing. The facilitator then uses signals to give a series of instructions to the group. Patients can step up to take the place of the facilitator if they wish.

When you drum with a circle of people, you can find a connection with other people. You will no longer feel isolated or alienated. The emphasis is on cohesion and fun in our experiential therapies.

Communication Aids Recovery

We combine drumming with the 12 steps, enabling patients to relax and talk about forgiveness and acceptance and work on releasing the negative emotions produced by their addictions.

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How Can Castle Craig Help?

How Do I Pay For Rehab?

One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.

How Long Is the Rehab Programme?

Residential rehab treatment starts at 4 weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.

Who Will I Speak to When I Call?

When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.

What Happens at the End of My Treatment?

Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.

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