Integrating drumming and other contemplative practices

"When the drum stops, the stillness is palpable. Somehow with less sensory stimulation, we are more alert, more present, more in touch with our surroundings. And certainly more resilient to the overload of sensory stimulation that awaits us, ‘out there.’ "   – A contemplative drummer Although the general public might not consider drumming to be …

Reiki in A Long-Term Care Environment

“Your hands are so warm; they feel so good.  It feels soft.  I feel good all over!”  What’s this?  In a long term care center?  It’s Reiki! At Mary Immaculate Nursing/Restorative Care Center, Inc. in Lawrence, Massachusetts residents may receive Reiki through a grant funded activities program called, “Beyond Bingo.”  Initially begun to provide activity …