Due to the global pandemic our in-office workplace wellness programme is now running fully via Zoom since April 2020
Chronic workplace stress ruins lives, costs billions and increases the risk of neurodegenerative diseases (dementias) in later life. That's why we've developed a neuroscience led programme to help workforces understand how to maximise their brain's potential, look after their mental health, improve their performance at work, stay on top of workload (the leading cause of work related stress) and have more fun.
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 for UK employers has risen to £45bn per year, but they now reap £5 of cost savings for every £1 invested on interventions
Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear
Prof Oliver Sachs
& EDUCATION RESOURCES
Our experts explain the science and show your workforce how to harness the effects of music on the brain to achieve peak performance and stay on top of workload.
You will be amazed at how transformational this knowledge can be, and how effective it is in boosting your general performance and mood.
& STREAMING PLAYLISTS
One of our Music Coaches will be assigned to spend one day a week at your office leading singalongs, DJ lessons, instrument tuition, lunchtime gigs and music socials.
Our fully licensed music soundtracks and playlists are beamed into your social spaces daily via wifi, helping create relaxed areas away from the desk.
Get your work done faster at your desk with our Focus Dashboard designed to focus the brain on the task at hand as quickly as possible.
Access our online masterclasses to improve your musical instrument skills and brain health knowledge. The ears provide a valuable input channel to the brain and we show you how to maximise the effects.
Our workplace programme is founded in science and based on The Music Diet book by Dr Julia Jones. It's been featured on BBC 1 TV, Sky News TV, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 3 and in The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Express and The Sun. The book explains why consuming a little music in some form as part of your daily diet can improve brain health and performance and deliver broad wellness benefits (when done appropriately).
We're a startup. We launched in the UK in November 2019 and some of the world's largest companies are already on The Music Diet workplace programme and loving it. Welcome to The Roaring 20s, the decade of workplace transformation.
INTRODUCING DR ROCK
Our workplace wellness programme is based on the principles outlined in The Music Diet book by Dr Julia Jones (aka Dr Rock). Julia read her first music neuroscience research paper in the early 1990s while studying psychology. She has spent the past 25 years harnessing the effects of music on the brain.
While working as a Sport Psychologist with GB Olympic squads, her MSc research examining the effects of music on focused performance, resilience and motivation was published in the Journal of Sport Sciences. Julia's PhD research examining the effects of music exposure during youth forms the basis of her current work with the NHS' first dementia village opening 2020. She contributes to a number of UK Government groups and commissions relating to health, technology and education. She is a member of the British Neuroscience Association and currently studying applied neuroscience principles and the effects of music on stress, attention, mental health and brain function at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College, London.
Her mission is to transform workplace wellness, combat work-related stress and reduce the risk of developing degenerative brain diseases in later life through the promotion of brain health and functional use of music at work. As part of this work Julia created Music At Work Week (25 Nov - 1 Dec 2019), a non-profit promotional campaign to raise awareness regarding the benefits of music and sound and encourage employers to harness it appropriately as a tool in their workplaces.
Click here to listen to Dr Rock's "3 Minute Epiphany" on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC 6 Music Show
For press and media enquiries contact Dominic Mohan Media here
Photo: "Dr Rock by Rankin"
for the 'Let's Reset' book at www.letsreset.com
"Music is a key component in human life. The Music Diet is a compelling and authoritative book showing a clear link between what we hear and our mental and physical health.
I support the drive to encourage bosses to help their employees listen to music in the workplace. This can help stimulate productivity and ease stress in an increasingly complex world of working patterns and environments.
Dr Rock is setting the pace and leading the debate - she is someone who we all need to listen to.”
Chief Executive, UK Music
"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 Live, Sky News Business
“Music can transform lives and help physical and mental wellbeing for those of all ages. Employers will see - and hear - the benefits of allowing staff to listen to music of any genre in the workplace.
Having opera in the background continually at ENO (and pop and hip hop in the background when I worked at MTV) can have a transformative effect on the happiness of staff.
The Music Diet is a must read and totally nails the crucial importance of music in human beings' lives and for their health."
Chief Executive, English National Opera
Dr Julia Jones AKA Dr Rock
London / 3rd March
London / 12 March
Neuromarketing World Forum
Los Angeles / 3rd April
Illuminate Book Festival
Godalming / 2nd May
Wax Lyrical Book Festival
London / 4th June
Music With Meaning Festival
(World Suicide Prevention Day)
Online / 10th Sept
SXSW Music Conference
Austin, Texas / 15th March
Music Cities Convention
Chengdu, China / 12th April
Big Ideas Tent Festival
London, UK / 31st August
Future of Audio Conference
London, UK / 15th October
Healthy City Design Conference
London, UK / 15th October
Social Value of Music Conference
London, UK / 3rd December 2019