Corporate Wellness Programs in Singapore
DRUMGYM PROGRAM DETAILS
Group Size: 10-20pax
Goal: Play a medley of Rock Classics together as a Corporate Drum Band
Duration: 2-Hour Program
Corporate Benefits: Leadership Agility / Team Chemistry / Change Management
Health Benefits: Therapeutic / Stress Reduction / Boosts Immunity / Deeper Self Awareness / Negativity Release / Communication & Involvement / Natural Rhythm Connection / Access to Higher Power / Present Moment Grounding / Self Realization / Fun
Learning Points: Clarity / Competence / Concentration / Consistency / Common Sense / Chemistry / Creativity / Commitment / Courage / Confidence
Favourite Clients: Schools, Corporate Companies, Government Agencies, MNCs, Families, Non-Profit Organizations
Program Flow: Welcome / Orientation / Warmup / Practice / Photo-taking / Video-Taking / Debrief
Musical Instruments: Drumming Devices
Songs: Recommended song list or client selection
Pre-Requisite: No prior musical experience needed for this team-building activity
Charges: Include Rental of venue, Musical equipment, Facilitator & Instructor fees, Video recording
Music is not just an art – it’s entertainment, pleasure and medicine for the body, mind and spirit. It can help learn languages, boost memory and attentiveness, and encourage physical coordination and development.
Music has many benefits for corporate wellness programs such as:
1. Healing through Music
Relief from Pain
Music positively affects pain management by lessening chronic pain, postoperative pain sensation and distress.
It also reduces chronic pain in conditions such as disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, as per the UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.
There are many theories about music’s positive effects on pain:
- Music leads to withdrawal
- Music may help the patient feel in control
- Music makes the body release endorphins, to neutralize pain
- Slow music promotes relaxation by slowing down breathing and heart rate
Reduction in Blood Pressure
As per research conducted at the American Society of Hypertension meeting, listening to 30 minutes of classical, Celtic or raga music every day can sufficiently lower high blood pressure.
Treatment for the Heart
Italian and British researchers signed on participants who put on head phones and listened to six different styles of music, with random two-minute pauses.
While the participants were listening to music, the researchers started monitoring their respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure. The participants experienced quicker heart and breathing rates while listening to lively music. When the music slowed down, their heart and respiratory rates also reduced.
Promotion of Post-Stroke Recovery
Listening to one’s favorite music on a daily basis can facilitate recovery from impairing strokes. When stroke patients in Finland listened to music for a few hours daily, their verbal memory and attention span improved vastly in comparison to patients who had no musical stimulation.
Cure for Chronic Headaches & Migraines
Music relieves those suffering from migraine and chronic headaches, by reducing their intensity, frequency, and duration.
Boosts the Immune System
According to scientists, a particular type of music can lead to a positive and deep-seated emotional experience, which encourages secretion of immunity-boosting hormones.
A recent study in the year 2014 showed that listening to Mozart K 448 (Sonata for Two Pianos in D major) decreased seizure recurrences and epileptiform discharges in children suffering from epilepsy.
Listening to therapeutic music during childbirth reduces post-natal anxiety and pain, and increases the satisfaction levels associated with childbirth. It also decreases the chances of postpartum depression.
Music therapy during an early stage of tinnitus works by preventing it from developing into a chronic condition.
2. Music’s Effects on the Brain
Music works by activating multiple regions of the brain, such as auditory, motor and limbic (related to emotions). Such prevalent brain activation has many advantageous emotional and cognitive effects.
Music Improves Intelligence, Learning, and IQ
Listening to music or playing an instrument can help you learn better, and this fact has already been confirmed by research.
Music boosts the following types of higher brain function:
- Reading and Literacy skills
- Spatial-temporal Reasoning
- Mathematical Abilities - Kids with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder perform better in math tests by listening to music beforehand.
- Emotional Intelligence
- Recalling Autobiographical and Episodic Information
The Positive Effect of Music
It was previously believed that listening to music lead to enhanced performances on cognitive tests. However, findings have shown that listening to any personally-favored music affects cognition positively.
Music boosts Memory Function
Mozart's music and baroque music, which have a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, work by activating the left and right brain. The simultaneous action of the left and right brain maximize learning plus information retention.
Music Enhances Concentration and Attention
Whether it’s listening to music or relaxing classics – melodies enhance the duration and intensity of concentration across all age groups and ability levels.
3. Music Boosts Physical Performance
Music Raises Athletic Performance
Choosing motivational music makes moving, walking, dancing, or any other exercise enjoyable. Music makes exercise feel more like a recreational activity and less like a chore.
There are four central hypotheses to explain the positive effects of music over exercise performance:
- Reduced feelings of Fatigue
- Increased levels of Psychological Arousal
- Relaxation Response on a Physiological Level
- Improved Motor Coordination
Music Advances Body Movement and Coordination
Music helps in reducing muscle tension and improving body movement and coordination. It also develops, maintains and restores physical functioning in rehabilitating people with movement disorders.
4. Music Boosts Productivity
Fights Fatigue Effectively
Upbeat music is ideal for eliminating exercise-induced fatigue and other symptoms of fatigue brought about by monotony at work.
Music Enhances Productivity
As per a report in the Neuroscience of Behavior and Physiology journal, a person can quickly recognize visual images, such as letters and numbers, with rock or classical background music.
5. Music Induces Calmness, Relaxation and Sleep
Relaxing Music Triggers Sleep
If you want to tackle insomnia, music is a safe, cheap and easy alternative. Researchers have proven that listening to just 45 minutes of relaxing music before bed can induce sleep.
Music Decreases Stress and Promotes Relaxation
It’s been proven that listening to slow and soothing music reduces stress. Countless studies have showed that music has a relaxing effect on everyone, even newborns.
How Does Music Decrease Stress?
- Promotes Physical Relaxation - Music stimulates relaxation of tense muscles, which enables one to let go some of the tension carried within after a stressful day.
- Contributes to Stress Relief - Music enables one to get "into the zone" during yoga, self-hypnosis or guided imagery.
- Minimizes Negative Emotions – Upbeat musical tunes work by taking your mind off stressors, and facilitating an optimistic and positive frame of mind.
6. Music - A Mood-Booster and Depression-Fighter
Remedy for the Blues
Music is famous for being able to “heal the soul", and is the stuff of legend in most cultures. Most people find listening to music uplifting, and its psychotherapeutic benefits have been confirmed by research.
Simply listening to music also benefits those with preoperative anxiety, and can calm down anxious patients before they go for dental procedures.