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New Monthly Drumming Circle at Benet Retreat Center

Drumming Circle (Ongoing Retreat) at Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island IL

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen has initiated and participated in many drumming circles in the Quad Cities.

“Rhythm is a means of organizing sound into formulas to harmonize the mind and body.” – Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women

Kathleen Collins will lead a drumming circle on the third Friday of each month at The Benet Retreat Center in Rock Island IL.

Drum Circles create an environment in which participants can feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support.  Connecting to others brings great benefits, especially when connecting to others in similar situations. A drum circle also provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts the immune system. Moreover, specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health reveal that drumming

  1. reduces tension, anxiety and stress;

  2. helps control chronic pain;

  3. boosts the immune system and

  4. releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma.

Facilitator: Kathleen Collins. Event begins at 5:30 pm (optional Soup Supper); 6:15-8:15 pm Drumming Circle; Fee: $10 (Drumming Circle only); $19 (includes Soup Supper).

Monthly Fridays:  Aug. 17; Oct. 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 18; Feb. 22; Mar. 22; Apr. 26; May 17; June 14

It’s advisable to register in advance, if you can, particularly if you wish to participate in the soup supper. However, registration is not absolutely mandatory.


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