The Music Diet
Join a community of companies who are taking a new approach and transforming their workplace wellness with us through sound, music and neuroscience
This workplace programme is based on The Music Diet book by neuroscientist Dr Julia Jones aka Dr Rock.
During the global pandemic Dr Rock's tips on remote working, mental health, brain resilience and productivity have been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, The Sun, Music Week, BBC Radio 5 Live and in 2019 were featured by Sky News Business TV, BBC One TV, BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music and The Sunday Express.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It's actually really simple. Sound and music trigger several key automated brain responses that influence mood, brain performance and wellbeing. Decades of neuroscience research clearly shows these effects.
Music also triggers strong emotional memories and can produce high levels of engagement because they are fun. Having fun is also a hugely important aspect of wellness.
We deliver a range of live events, talks, learning programmes and streaming soundtracks that are specifically designed to harness those brain responses.
As an employer you simply select modules from the Music Diet menu based on your requirements and budget.
We will show you how to appropriately harness sound as a highly effective tool for wellness and performance (through the human voice, natural sounds, music and the sound of silence)
THE MUSIC DIET STORY
Dr Julia Jones (aka Dr Rock) has been examining the effects of music on the brain for over 25 years. She promotes the importance of looking after brain health as well as body health. She shows how music and sound are particularly effective tools when it comes to brain health. Julia first began prescribing music in the 1990s while working as a psychologist, helping young GB Olympic squads achieve peak performance by controlling anxiety and boosting motivation, focus and confidence. Her MSc, MBA and PhD research has featured in scientific journals, trade publications and across print, TV and radio. She is a leading expert in this field, a member of the Royal Society for Public Health and the British Neuroscience Association. As a lifelong learner Julia is continuing to examine the neuroscience of mental health at King's College London. Julia sits on the Mayor of London's Music Board, the UK Parliamentary Group for AI, contributed to the UK Parliamentary Group for Longevity, presented at the UN's World Urban Forum, led the Music in Society inquiry at the House of Lords and wrote a music strategy for the NHS' first dementia village in 2019. She is also a Certified personal trainer, sleep scientist, a DJ, musician and published songwriter.
In 2019, Julia wrote 'The Music Diet' to spread awareness regarding the phenomenal effects of music and sound on the brain and body. The book highlighted decades of neuroscience research and gave simple tips showing how to use music to boost brain and body wellness. The aim was to encourage people to consume a little music every day (through listening, singing, dancing, learning, playing, moving) as part of their daily diet. Following the success of the book, The Music Diet in-office workplace wellness programme was launched in November 2019 to help employers offer their workforces a new approach to health. A virtual version of the programme was launched in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to help home workers maintain mental and physical wellbeing during lockdown.
Julia's latest book - The Brain Rocks - will be published in September 2020 and will act as a manual of 'brain hacks' showing you how to maximise the power of your brain to boost your wellbeing and performance.
(Photo: "Dr Rock by Rankin" for www.letsreset.com)
A third of current degenerative brain disease cases could have been prevented
The significant role that music can play in health and wellbeing is not being sufficiently recognised and exploited
World Health Organisation, 2019
The powerful effects of music and sound on the brain are well documented in neuroscience and psychology journals but this valuable knowledge is not yet reaching the workplace. We're going to change that.
Dr Julia Jones, Founder of The Music Diet
Poor mental health now costs UK employers £45bn per year (up from £37bn in 2016), but they now reap £5 of cost savings for every £1 invested on interventions
"Dr Rock is spot on. Music plays such an important role in our lives and her book The Music Diet demonstrates how what we listen to can influence our physical and mental health. That's why employers should listen up and take note. Music in the workplace is a logical extension of Dr Jones' work and bosses should get on board - they may be surprised by the positive results.”
Ian King, Sky News Business
GET IN TOUCH
If you're an employer who would like to know more details about our wellness programme or would like to book some private sessions or talks for your teams please email Flossie on the email below for more info
We've made some example content accessible for free on this website during Covid-19 lockdown, so feel free to browse and taste the Music Diet menu
WE ARE SOCIAL
You can now find us on the usual social channels below. However, as social media use is known to contribute to poor mental health we only pop there on Fridays to say a quick hello and share any useful wellness articles. We believe social media should be consumed in small portions and as infrequently as possible. The Royal Society for Public Health describes social media as more addictive than smoking or alcohol. It steals your time and is linked to increased anxiety, depression and poor sleep.
We prefer to be social with you in real-time in our virtual sessions or even in person once we're allowed to meet again.