Healthy Drumming About Us

About Us

Healthy Drumming Institute and Medicinal Drumming Circles are led by Sal Núñez, Ph.D.  Sal is a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant, researcher, and professor with interest in cultural healing practices, health and wellness, recovery, neuropsychology, indigenous and behavioral medicine, and medicinal drumming as a healing methodology.  Over the course of a decade, he developed the medicinal drumming practice that integrates behavioral medicine, indigenous schema, and psychological principles.  For the past 13 years, he has been investigating the curative properties of specific percussive patterns, songs, rhythms, and medicinal plants.  In 2009, a review of the methodology (medicinal drumming) he developed was found to meet the standards of community defined evidence practices by the University of South Florida in a project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Currently, Sal is training practitioners in the methodology, which has been integrated into local and state wide behavioral health clinics as a culturally congruent therapeutic approach for communities, groups, and families.


Edith Guillen-Núñez, J.D., M.S.  Edith is a licensed marriage family therapist, a practicing attorney, consultant, and professor.  Her interest lie in wellness and recovery in mental health, education and health, solution focused, cultural congruent practices, and promoting transformation through empowerment. 


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