Bridging through Drumming

On the longest day of the year, Bridge Leader Cissy Brady-Rogers organized a drum circle to create a rhythm of celebration and benefit her non-profit, Alive and Well Women.

Fingers on drum

Together about 20 adults celebrated the beginning of summer while discovering a powerful tool for empowerment and well-being.
From their flyer:
“Recreational drumming is not about the music. It’s about having fun, reducing stress, inspiring self-expression, creating community and celebrating life! It’s an opportunity to get out of your head and into rhythm with your heart as you move your body.

You don’t have to be musical or be able to keep a beat to enjoy the recreational and health benefits of drumming. Yet many first time drummers discover their inner music maker as part of the experience.


In addition to being a whole lot of fun, emerging research indicates group drumming has multiple health benefits, including:

  • Reduced depression, anger, interpersonal problems, burnout
  • Improved school/work performance, self-esteem, behavior toward others


The summer solstice announces the beginning of summer. The sun (sol) appears to stand still (stice) on this longest day of the year—creating an ideal opportunity to spend the last few hours of daylight outside, celebrating life and setting intentions for the summer season.”

Congratulations to Cissy and her team for putting together this wonderful opportunity for relationship-building around integrated health.


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