Genevaâ€”The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center invites the public to a pair of drumming circles from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, July 15 and Aug. 19.
According to the center, research shows drumming to be a valuable tool to support the healing of stress, chronic pain, cancer, trauma, emotional imbalances and a wide range of physical disabilities. Benefits include relaxation, healing, increased energy, clarity and connection with oneself and others. The drumming circle will be led by Pat Mglej, Healing Touch Practitioner and student of Native American traditions.
â€œDrumming is so excellent for letting go of stress and emotional pain, and affirming your choices,â€ Mglej said. â€œI can meditate, but when I do it to a drum beat, the meditation becomes dynamic and powerful.â€
Attendees are asked to bring drums, bells, rattles, rain sticks, milk bottles, spoons or anything you can use to make soundsâ€”if you donâ€™t bring a sound maker, the center will provide you with something to use.The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at (630) 262-1111.
The drumming circle is the first of the Stress Relief Thursdays Program for the summer quarter at LivingWell. The Thursday night series of stress reduction programs will teach you a variety of skills to reduce stress and anxiety and increase health and happiness. Additional sessions include Sudoku; Practical Applications of Meditation; Laughter to Manage Pain & Stress; and Walk the Labyrinth.
LivingWell is a provider of non-medical support at no cost for people living with cancer.
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center provides information and support services that address the challenges of people living with cancer, their family members and their friends. All services are provided at no charge to participants. LivingWell offers networking and support groups, educational programs, mind-body fitness classes, youth programs, a library, individual psychological and nutritional counseling and other services. The center is at 1803 W. State St., Geneva and online at www.LivingWellCRC.org. LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be called at (630) 262-1111. LivingWell is a certified 501(c) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Delnor Heath System.