Ben Andrews

Youth Struggling with Trauma Use Drumming to Cope

The Cathedral Home for Children uses drumming to aid young students who have had traumatic experiences. 

“Once I started drumming and could feel that rhythm within my body, it was just amazing, so I’ve been kind of drumming ever since.”.. Two years ago, Koschnitzki started the community drum circle in Laramie when she wanted to find others to play with. She says she drums when she feels scattered or angry, as it brings her back to a quiet place… “One beat that is called the heartbeat and it’s kind of like that and it kind of centers us because that is first beat we are accustomed to in the womb, our mother’s heartbeat.”

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