Drum Healing

Try This to Fall Asleep Fast

In this video, I describe how playing fast drumming rhythms can transition your brain to help you fall asleep.

Download or stream the drumming-only audio

Read the sleep study article here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/resources/rei-for-sleep-cns-arousal-using-auditory-rhythm/

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Alpha or Theta State for Meditation: Which is better?

Conduct an experiment to see if you prefer alpha or theta tempo drumming for your meditations. In this video, I play my gonga drum at 8 beats-per-second to drive your brain into the low end of the alpha state. Then I play rhythms at 5 1/2 beats-per-second to facilitate low-mid theta.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Focus Your Brain With Complex Drumming Rhythms

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at about 8 beats-per-second to focus your brain. Though these rhythms use the same tempo as the Calm for Anxiety rhythms of my last video, their complex structure will focus your nervous system – a sharp contrast from the musically-variable rhythms needed to calm anxiety.

You may download or stream the free Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Lift Your Mood With These Drumming Rhythms

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at about 7 beats-per-second to lift your mood. I draw from ancient drumming rhythms based on ceremonial archetypes used around the world.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Calm Your Anxiety

This is a classic REI track. It is played at roughly 8 bps (beats per second) and will sink you into an alpha state of consciousness, a relaxed-alert state. Not entirely in 4/4 time, the shifting rhythms and varying time signatures are an intrinsic component of REI content.  

Drumming to Calm for Beginners

In this video, I show beginning drummers how to play a rhythm for calm based on the transcript of my video “Jeff Strong Calms Anxiety with Complex Drumming”. I break down the first rhythm from the transcript (below) to small sections and have you play along with me.

You may watch my previous video and download and stream the free REI Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

Learn to Play Drumming Rhythms to Calm Anxiety

In this video, I walk you through a transcript of the rhythms I played for my video “Jeff Strong Calms Anxiety with Complex Drumming”. I describe my thought process for the composition and explain why the rhythms are not in 4/4 time.

You may watch my previous video and download and stream the free REI Calm for Anxiety track here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-for-anxiety/

Here is What Your Brain Does When You Meditate or Take a Shamanic Journey

This video shows EEG brainwave activity of a mindfulness meditation and a shamanic journey. Activity is tracked in silence and with drumming. The discrepancy is interesting – and expected.

Learn how to do this at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/beyond-shamanism-course/

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/drum-healing-course/ Listen to my music for free at brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com

Try This if You Struggle Getting Into an Altered State of Consciousness When You Journey or Meditate

In this video, I describe why many people have trouble getting into a meditative or shamanic state of consciousness when journeying and how to fix it. I then guide you on a journey using this technique so you can feel the difference for yourself.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/drum-healing-course/ Listen to my music for free at brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com

You Need to Do These 3 Things if You Want a Successful Shamanic Journey

In this video, I share the 3 core components of a shamanic journey and describe what they do and why they are important for you to have a successful experience. I also guide you on a short journey to help you see what your body needs.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/drum-healing-course/ Listen to my music for free at brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com