If you are interested holding participative sound and voice therapy sessions, soundscapes, improvisation, drum and rhythm groups and community music making this course could be for you!
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.Request a Prospectus 23/24
Sound Therapy Courses
Learn how to use sound on a deeper therapeutic level. This course looks at how to give a wide range of sessions. We will work with gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, drum and therapeutic percussion as well as guided self-reflection and mindfulness. You will learn how to use the 5Rs method to provide treatments.
Group and 1-2-1 therapy training course options available.
Gongbaths & soundbaths are in high demand and this course teaches you how to create a wide range of sessions to keep your clients coming back.
Learn to play a range of soundbath instruments & how to differentiate your sessions by combining sound with guided self-reflection and mindfulness. We will be working with Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and gong.
Voice Therapy Courses
Learn to harness the power of the voice. During this course we will teach you to how to provide treatments using vocal techniques to improve the health and wellbeing of yourself and others. You’ll learn to run professional & transformative sessions.
Group and 1-2-1 treatment course options available.
Arts For Health Courses
Learn how to provide Sound Arts or Voice Arts workshops which are dynamic, creative, fun and a boost for health & wellbeing. Learn to facilitate participative sessions for groups.
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.Take a look at the research
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.