Group Sound Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

Learning Options
  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Learning

This is our most popular course. The course is packed full of well researched techniques that will enable you to build an exciting and diverse portfolio of group sound work sessions. This course enables you to deliver a diverse range of therapeutic sound interventions, rhythm sessions and cutting edge sonic artistry to groups!

Dedicated to improving health and well-being using therapeutic sound and music.

The British Academy of Sound Therapy have been conducting ongoing research and development into Sound Therapy since 1994 which gives our courses a scientific, well documented foundation. Our aim is to give our students the knowledge and skills to be able to develop professional and safe businesses using tried and tested techniques. Our vision is to continue to raise awareness of this important field with training courses, projects, events and a growing range of products.

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Which course is right for me?

Our Sound Therapy research helps us understand why sound has such a profound effect on the mind and body. This is something we teach our students in every course they take.

The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) was the first training establishment to offer formal qualifications in sound and voice therapy. The BAST Method of Sound Therapy combines therapeutic sound and voicework with self-reflection, mindfulness and self-awareness. This method is supported by research conducted by Lyz Cooper as well as research in related fields such as cognitive neuroscience, music psychology, sound cognition and medical ethno-musicology.

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Lyz Cooper, BAST Founder, composes consciously designed music. The music draws on cognitive neuroscience, music psychology and research into sound therapy.
One of our most well known pieces is ‘Weightless’, co-created with Marconi Union, officially named the most relaxing song in the world and winner of a Time Magazine Award, coming 11th in the ‘Top 50 Best Inventions’ for 2011.

Lyz still regularly collaborates and writes new tracks in this genre. These are published on Lyz’s spotify playlist for those who would like to listen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need Instruments?

You will require instruments for the Sound Therapy courses. We will help you choose and order these. Instruments are not included in the course prices.

How much do I need to invest in my instruments?

This depends on which course you take. We can help you to choose the right equipment to suit your needs, and your budget. Investing in your professional sound therapy equipment is an important step in becoming a sound therapist. We will discuss this with you in full when you interview with us.

Do I need to be a musician or be able to play a musical instrument?

No, you don’t need to be a musician or already play an instrument. We will support you in learning playing techniques, specific to the instruments that you choose. We help you to develop an ear for pitch, rhythm and volume and to understand how sound affects mind, body and emotions.

Which course should I choose if I want to give gongbaths to groups?

If you would like to learn to give Gongbaths to groups only, then you should choose the Group Sound Relaxation Therapy course. If you want to provide a wider range of treatments to Groups then choose the Group Sound Therapy Training.

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