Drumming Through Trauma

What's This About?

  Is a class at Cotuit Center for the Arts, called Drumming Through Trauma. It is designed for veterans and first responders with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).    


  Group drumming is supported by ample scientific research to mitigate symptoms of PTSD. Group drumming is also an ancient healing practice used for thousands of years for stress reduction, self-expression and community building.  Drumming Through Trauma is a unique drumming program that gives participants a physical and emotional outlet to relieve the feelings they have internally suppressed.  


  Group drumming is supported by ample scientific research to mitigate symptoms of PTSD. Group drumming is also an ancient healing practice used for thousands of years for stress reduction, self-expression and community building.  Drumming Through Trauma is a unique drumming program that gives participants a physical and emotional outlet to relieve the feelings they have internally suppressed.  


  The class is taught by Sam Holmstock, a founding member of the band Entrain and teacher of Afro-Caribbean drumming for 30 years.  For the last 7, he has taught on the Cape at Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Brewster Treatment Center, a residential program for incarcerated teen boys. Sam has led drumming groups for The Brain Injury Assoc as well as various special needs organizations and “at risk” youth programs.    


  Drumming Through Trauma happens every Tuesday, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and is open to all veterans and First Responders dealing with PTSD. The class will be held in the art barn at Cotuit Center for the Arts.    


  All veterans and first responders with or without PTSD and Family and Friends are invited to participate. The class is free to veterans and first responders with PTSD and drums are provided.    This is a weekly, ongoing class funded by the TGC fund.