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Rhythm for Corporate life: a new approach for employee health and wellbeing

"The health and wellbeing of employees makes an essential contribution to business success" Professor Dame Carol Black National Director for Health and Work

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) estimated the cost to UK employers due to work-related stress, anxiety and depression was £28bn. This represented 13m working days lost.

Your people are everything

People are the heartbeat of every company. By promoting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of their employees, businesses can shape healthy workplace communities in which staff are productively engaged with their work and with the people around them; where absenteeism is low and retention levels are high; where people are proud to work for the company and encourage others to join, diversify and enrich the company; where people in the wider community feel good about the business, so buy its products and services and help sustain and develop the company as a profitable enterprise.


"The health and wellbeing of employees is mission critical to the ongoing recovery of the UK" Louise Aston Director, Business Action on Health

The Remo HealthRHYTHMS® Group Empowerment Drumming programme is a structured and research-based drumming programme that has demonstrated significant and tangible health benefits from exercise, boosting the immune system, nurturing and social support, to intellectual stimulation, spirituality and stress reduction. The drum plays a unique and key role in enabling people to experience the health benefits of rhythm therapy and recreational music making and is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

Summary of relevant research (more details on these and other research projects can be found here)

  • Employee burnout & turnover study - Improves Mood, Reduces Burnout & Turnover (2003)
  • Genomic impact study - Reverses Stress on the Genomic Level (2005)
  • Corporate employee wellness benefits study - Strengthens the Immune System of Corporate Employees (2007)

Benefits summary of the research

  • Reduces Burnout - Total Mood Disturbance (TMD) in employees after 6 sessions was improved by 46%. 6 weeks after the intervention TMD was improved 62%, suggesting that the benefits continue long afterward
  • Reduces Employee Turnover - Mood improvements experienced by study participants resulted in a projected 18.3% reduction in employee turnover. (Actual reduction was greater)
  • Saves Money - The study of HealthRHYTHMS conducted at a long-term care facility, resulted in projected cost savings averaging $89,100 per year at a typical 100-bed long-term care facility.
  • Reduces Stress - HealthRHYTHMS protocol actually reverses biological responses at the DNA level that can lead to the development of a host of common diseases
  • Cost-Effective - Health benefits & reduction in burnout suggest increased work-force stability, lower employee turnover costs, and significant return on investment for HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming

How your business will benefit:

  • Develop group cohesiveness and build team spirit
  • Increase loyalty and reduce absenteeism
  • Energise staff by reducing stress
  • Reduced recruitment and staff turnover costs
  • Increase staff confidence from learning and embracing new ideas and challenges
  • Maximise individual and company potential by working as a team
  • Enhance communication and listening skills
  • Appreciate and celebrate diversity amongst team members
  • Understand that you can be an individual within a team

How you can use our services:

  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Stress management
  • Events to boost morale during times of change

HealthRHTYTHMS programmes can be specifically tailored to suit your requirements.

The HealthRHYTHMS programme is not designed as a one-off fix. It is recommended that at least six weekly or bi-weekly sessions be planned for. This maximises the impact of the programme and gives the best chance for lasting benefits.

One-off rhythm and drumming events for training days, away days and ice-breakers at conferences also catered for.

Throughout history people have been inspired to create their own natural rhythms. If you are looking for new ways to improve your health and wellbeing strategy and to inspire, motivate and empower your employees, talk to us; we will put your business in touch with its natural rhythm.

Download a HealthRHYTHMS brochure here, or use the contact form here to request a printed copy.

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Read an interview with us about good team work in Business West Update Magazine - January 2005

Our clients include:

Environment Agency
Central Office of Information
Extreme Networks
Lloyds TSB Bank
Chartered Institue of  Public Relations
AXA Sun-Life
Thistle Hotels
Salzgitter Mannesmann (Germany)
Rethink charity
Cranfield University
Stride Treglown
Ministry of Defence
St Martin of Tours Housing Association
National Osteoporosis Society
Number UK Limited
Diageo PLC
Heber technology
Motivation charity
Department of Health
North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol Drugs Project
Action for Children

Telephone: 0117 952 5273 or use the contact form here

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“On behalf of all the Forum members and staff I would like to thank you for your services for the forum and the recent Business Support Meeting at Ikea. The Drum Circle was certainly a wonderful “ice breaker” and undoubtedly aided better team working and of course, it helped individuals to loosen up and be a lot less inhibited.”
Sarah Gornall - Project Director, BREAZ

“The evening was so well managed by your natural talent and your team members, just brilliant - highest honours.”
Charles Charrington - Institute of Chartered Surveyors