Our graduates are renowned for their ability to create soundbaths and sound treatments that deliver therapeutic effects and as such they work across a wide range of sectors including:-
- Education, including special educational needs
- Speech therapy
- Health & Care – Palliative care, dementia, Parkinsons, MS, carer respite, pain
- Neurological diversities including Autism spectrum
- Pre/post-natal and child care
- Mental Health
- Cancer Care
- The Arts & Drama
- Creative counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches
- Community arts and health projects
Choosing the right path can be a challenge. There are so many different courses out there and with well-being on the rise, it can be really hard to find the right course to help you achieve your vision without spending a lot of unnecessary time and money to find you are at a dead-end.
I (Lyz) did exactly that myself so I know how it hurts! I was made redundant and chose to spend every penny of my redundancy on training only to find out that my qualification wouldn’t actually take me where I wanted to go to make a full-time career in therapy.
When I set up The British Academy of Sound Therapy, I made a promise that the qualifications we offered would be valuable and I always make sure I help people choose the best pathway to help them achieve their goals.
We are often asked what the career prospects are for those who choose to study Sound Therapy or Voice Therapy. Since 2000, we’ve supported many students through our programmes and we know that our courses can change people’s lives and careers for the better. We asked some of our past students how training with us has made a difference to their lives and they’d like to share their stories with you.
All my previous work with sound had been very empirical and the course provided me with a method. That allowed me to structure all my work better. The voice is a magical, primal, deeply emotional and intuitive force. I’ve mainly been working in groups and but am also qualified to do 1-2-1 sessions. I’ve used it to enrich my practice with pregnant couples as a pain management tool and to enhance breathing; I’ve also used it in my menstrual health workshops and women’s circles. It’s given me the framework to start focusing on what I actually want to achieve at my practice. Additionally I love that there’s opportunities to grow within BAST. I’m now working closely with Lyz to develop a new program so the best is actually yet to come!
I have been a vocal teacher for more than 10 years. I started my therapeutic sound work slightly more than a year ago. However, all along I have been guiding and healing my students through the vocal lessons. I am currently working as a vocal teacher in a professional music school and a sound therapist in a holistic and wellness Center. I have been using the methods for my students and clients. The methods work very well for people who have lost their sense of purpose in their life. So far 99% of people managed to gain greater clarity after the session, their emotions also changed to become more positive as well. I have helped many people who experience body problems or pain for example skin issues, thyroid problems, female health problems, lower back pain, nerve pain, insomnia, migraine, heart issues, chest pain etc. My clients experience very good results from the sessions, the average improvement rate of each client is 80% after 3 sessions. While treating my clients, I experience benefits to my personal well-being as well. The method has helped me to observe things from different angles, including observing my own issues. On top of that, I am also better able to explain issues to my clients whenever they have any questions. They found my explanation and knowledge very professional.
The course has helped raise of awareness and discovered my deep connection with sound as a tool for healing. I use what I have learned with middle aged women mainly, as relief from stress and focusing on bringing more balance into their lives. I work mainly in health centres and yoga studios. Training with BAST changed my life beyond my expectations, I found my vocation and deep love for sound therapy. Connected with yoga teaching and Reiki, like the missing piece of the puzzle has been found.
Since qualifying I have been working with 1-2-1 clients & I run monthly group sound baths. I have worked in mainstream & special needs schools running sound baths & workshops. I have worked with autistic groups & elderly people with dementia & also in hospices. I have run sound baths at a number of festivals and yoga centres, often combined with yoga. This year I will also be running a weekend retreat which will be a combination of yoga & sound work. I feel sound & the training has helped me on all levels of being & enables me to not only process things more effectively but to also have a form of work that nourishes me rather than adds stress to my life.
I quit my job in retail that I have been in for 7 years. The course provided me with a clearer idea of what it is that I wanted to do in life. I now work as a Music Practitioner and Group Leader with Disabled People, giving disabled adults and children the opportunity to be who they want to be as visible and valuable members of the community. I am now providing calming or stimulating sessions and social opportunities for disabled adults and children. I work in Dementia Centres, Special schools for children and young people aged 3-19 years, who have severe learning disabilities and I have a private practice. The course taught me to start allowing time for mindfulness for myself and others.
When you qualify with the British Academy of Sound Therapy, we’ll make sure you have all the tools you need to be a successful sound or voice practitioner. You can take your skills into many professional environments, these are just a few!