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Calm with an Udu drum

In this video, I play a claypot Udu drum to calm your nervous system. The sound of this drum is much sharper than the soft, rounded tone of the Gonga drum that I most often play, but the rhythms will still calm you.

If you wish, compare the calming effects of this Udu track with a recent track I played on the Gonga at: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-your-anxiety/

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Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

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Is 3 Beats-Per-Second the Best Tempo for Dissociative Out of Body Experiences?

A recent article in Nature suggests that when someone is experiencing a dissociative state (also known as an Out-of-body experience) the rhythm deep inside their brain is a 3 beat-per-second rhythm. Mind you, the article is based upon a single human subject with a seizure disorder whose brain stimulation implant induced the 3 beat-per-second rhythm at the beginning of the subject’s epileptic seizure. The beginning of a seizure commonly contains an aura— a host of symptoms that can include out-of-body sensations, dizziness, and hallucinations, among other physical symptoms.

But what if a 3-beats-per second tempo could be beneficial for meditation? This is a much slower tempo than the traditional 4 beat-per-second shamanic rhythm used to achieve an altered state of consciousness. In this video, we do an experiment so you can see if a 3 beat-per-second rhythm allows you to achieve a dissociative state or out-of-body experience.

Keep in mind that brainwave entrainment to such a deep state can take time to achieve. Download the track below and try it a few times to see if you are able to have a more profound experience over time.

3 Beat-per-second drumming for an out-of-body experience.

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Beyond Shamanism course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

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How to Calm a Sensitive Sensory System

Easily overwhelmed. Highly sensitive. Hyper-sensitive.

Does this describe you or your child? In this video, I show you how I calm a sensitive sensory system using muted tones and variable drumming rhythms at about 8 beats-per-second.

Download an MP3 of a longer drumming-only file of the performance above. Play this track at a low volume for episodic support.

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Get a generalized calm audio download at 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/

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.

Download the rhythm study PDF here https://simedia.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/Jeff-Strong-Calm-Anxiety-Rhythm-Study.pdf

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/