Noise and Silence - The integration of drums, movement and sticks in therapeutic work
Journal/Book: Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 1984; 5: STUTTGART. 255-270.
Abstract: Free, improvised drumming can be a means of experiencing one's own body and mind intensively, an opportunity to act out repressed impulses and to regain physical and mental balance. This is exemplified by the work of the Psychosomatic Ward of a children's hospital, where for children and adolescents taking part in a drumming group has been a supportive factor in the therapeutic process. As well as the work with drums there is movement around the room and work with sticks, where the accent is on quiet and concentration.
Keyword(s): Improvisation, psychosomatic, therapeutic-process.