Come along to this amazing Networking Event – The Reiki Drum Journey.

Wednesday 31 July, 7pm at Benson Hall


Throughout history, some sounds have come to be regarded as sacred and healing, the drumbeat being one of those. Drumming for meditation and relaxation has its root in pre-historic times. Stone age man found that the drum beat changed the way he felt and helped him gain a form of control over his environment. For thousands of years drumming has been a deep and sacred part of the indigenous cultures worldwide. The Celts, British, Irish, Native Americans, Siberian Tuvans, Laps, Northern African Arabic tribes and Mongolians have all known that drumming is a powerful spiritual tool and drumming has been customary at weddings, births, deaths, harvest and initiation ceremonies all over the world.

Reiki is a system of natural healing which has also been in use for many years. Rei-Ki means spiritual energy or universal life-force energy. At an atomic level everything which exists in the Universe is made up of energy vibrating at different rates. Humans are also comprised of electromagnetic energy and in healing Reiki acts holistically, affecting all the energies comprising the human body, physically, emotionally, entally and spiritually. Reiki is non invasive and has been shown to effectively stimulate the relaxation response.

Combining Reiki and Drumming creates the Reiki Drum Technique, utilising the drum to introduce Reiki energy into a person’s energy field to bring about deep relaxation thereby releasing deep seated tensions and achieving homeostasis. The drum rhythm reminds the body of its optimal vibration. Research has indicated that even drumming for a short period of time can induce an ‘alpha state’, those brainwaves associated with euphoria.

On a physiological level drumming in studies has shown to enter neuro endocrine and immunological response in a person facilitating a sense of peace and relaxation. Scientific research demonstrates that cortisol levels and blood pressure readings are positively altered, natural killer cells are more active and research indicates that drumming also aids the production of endorphins, assisting in pain control.

On a spiritual level, the vibrations of the drum beat encourage mental, emotional and spiritual energy bodies to realign and chakras to become balanced, resulting in emotional and mental harmony. Our consciousness shifts and we are able to reach our true spiritual selves.

When we lay down, make ourselves comfortable and close our eyes, listen to the steady beat of a drum at 120-130 beats per minute, our brains shift into a theta state. We then enter into a light, aware of trance, like lucid dreaming. Our personal experience of this state may vary each time we journey. You might experience vivid sensations and/ or sounds while another might have technicolour visions similar to watching TV. We may journey to the lower, middle or upper worlds. We make seek out our power animals or spirit guides, ancestors or angels to ask them questions about things, events or ourselves in relation to our lives.

Please note, it is advised that people with epilepsy or pace makers should avoid this session