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Breathing to music videos with Prof. Nigel Osborne

On this page, Professor Nigel Osborne offers slow breathing exercises that use music to harmonise respiration with the rhythms of your heart and the flow of your circulation. Why breathe to music? Breathing to Bach Breathing to Bossa Nova Breathing to Marvin Gaye Why breathe to music? Hello, my name is Nigel Osborne, I am […]

About Music For Wellbeing

Music & Videos Wellbeing diary Discover the science Meet the team Feedback Welcome Music can help you change the way you feel. From Mozart to Marvin Gaye, and from Metallica to Mongolian voices, here you can listen to playlists to lead you from one state of mind and body to another in the way that […]

Music For Care Homes playlists

Welcome. On this page you can find playlists for the elderly, designed to be played by staff and carers at care homes and in the community. The playlists are approximately fifty minutes to an hour long, created for easy use. Artists and repertoire have been selected on the basis of the musical interests of residents […]

Calming movement videos with Dr Laurie Rauch

On this page, Dr. Laurie Rauch offers slow movement videos that will help calm your heart and soothe jangled nerves, using a series of simple rotational and circular movements. Why slow movement helps with stress About the movement videos Watch the videos Music to support slow movement More about Dr. Laurie’s work on our primate […]

“I am feeling my usual self – relax me” playlists

Welcome. If you’ve joined us here, you are feeling your usual self but would like to relax. If you are participating in the wellbeing diary you will find a link back to it once the playlist is complete. Please click on any playlist to begin. The music will begin close to your current state of […]

“I am feeling my usual self – enliven me” playlists

Welcome. If you’ve come to this page, you are feeling your usual self but would like to liven up. If you are participating in the wellbeing diary you will find a link back to it once the playlist is complete. Please click on any playlist to begin. The music will begin at a “normal” level […]

“Help me manage my mood and feelings” playlists

Welcome. This is a page for musical self-care. Here you can stay relaxed, help modestly support your immune system (Professor Dave Lee’s lists), simply feel better, feel less lonely and more “connected”, increase your motivation or seek comfort or solace. Please select a mood, then click on any playlist to begin. To achieve these effects, […]

Coronavirus

These free online courses have been developed for everyone in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. There is information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people and some […]

Become a virtual tourist!

Being in lockdown with my children I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to connect to the outside world.  We discovered some interesting virtual walks around Venice and Hollywood, then thought where else could we go? The next day a colleague sent some links to a few museums and suggested adding an ‘I […]