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Group Sound Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

This diverse course enables you to facilitate a range of different passive and participative group sound therapy sessions. It not only includes soundbaths and gongbaths but also covers drum journeys (the ancient roots of many 21st century sound therapy methods), ‘Rhythm of Life’ sessions – where we use rhythm, movement and mindfulness to bring balance and harmony.

This course is perfect if you want to deliver a variety of different sessions but equally you can select the methods you want to qualify in.

 

This diverse course enables you to facilitate a range of different passive and participative group sound therapy sessions. It not only includes soundbaths and gongbaths but also covers drum journeys (the ancient roots of many 21st century sound therapy methods), ‘Rhythm of Life’ sessions – where we use rhythm, movement and mindfulness to bring balance and harmony.

This course is perfect if you want to deliver a variety of different sessions but equally you can select the methods you want to qualify in.

Overview

Work with
Groups Only
Where?
A blend of home study & 1 class-room based module held at the University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. A distance learning option is also available.
Starts
September 24 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1445 Ends 30/06/2024
General
£1560
Qualification
Dip. GST (BAST)
Work with
Groups Only
Where?
Online
Starts
September 24 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1445 Ends 30/06/2024
General
£1560
Qualification
Dip. GST (BAST)
Who is this course for?
  • No previous experience needed
  • Easy to use online learning platform
  • Case study ‘test’ sessions
  • Video recordings & further study materials
  • Recorded learning sessions for case study period
  • Supported by on-going scientific research
Course Content & Modules
  • Exploring the current research in the field, the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic sound- work
  • Our research supporting the therapeutic benefits of sound induced altered states of consciousness
  • Introducing the BAST Method techniques
  • Group dynamics – ‘the hats we wear’ and how to hold and facilitate a transformative and therapeutic space
  • Reflective practice – the 7Rs method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply
  • The therapeutic benefits of improvisation
  • The power of sound and rhythm – how our brains have evolved to respond to sound and rhythm and how to apply in a variety of different sessions
  • The ‘Rhythm of Life’ technique – how, when and why we use it
  • Remembering the drum journey – the ancient use of sound viewed through a 21st century lens
  • Community research project – taking your work into the community to further the body of research
  • Exploring the ‘sound signature’ of each different instrument and how and why it affects us in certain ways
  • Exploring the application of sound to maximise relaxation
  • Playing techniques for the Himalayan and crystal singing bowls and gong
  • How to write a ‘gongscore’ (a composition for your gongbath)
  • Creating stillness and emotion with your crystal bowls – how each interval affects mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Transitioning between instruments – enjoying the ‘bridging’ places
  • Musicality, ebb and flow – making your session ‘live’

Equipment Release – 16th July 2024

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments (Himalayan bowls, gong, crystal singing bowls, drum and therapeutic percussion) to you
  • Good quality professional standard instruments can be hand selected for you and sent to your home via our trusted suppliers.

Foundation Module – 13th August 2024

  • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1

24th, 25th, 26th & 27th September 2024 9.30am – 2pm

  • Unpack the BAST Method of Group Sound Therapy in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Enjoy immersing yourself in sound sessions
  • Explore the sound signatures of the different instruments and discuss how and why they move mind body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss therapeutic application in different settings and for different conditions
  • Understand more about the transformative nature of sound
  • Explore current research in the field, including sound psychology and neuroscience to support how and why sound can be so effective at improving health and wellbeing

Virtual Classroom 2 – Coursework check-in

25th October 2024 9.30am – 11am

  • During this session we will check all is well with your coursework and answer any questions you may have
  • We will check playing techniques
  • Have a valuable Q&A session with your tutors

Virtual Classroom 3

22nd November 2024 9.30am – 11am

  • Your online check-in before the intensive module

In-class Intensive Module 1

7th & 8th December 2024

Day 1: 9.30am – 6pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm

  • Put together what you’ve learned with your peers
  • Get in-class support from the tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience with your instruments
  • Practice different types of soundbaths and rhythm of life sessions
  • Discuss therapeutic application of the techniques and instruments

Virtual Classroom 4 – Hypothetical case studies

9th & 10th January 2025 9.30am – 2pm

This virtual classroom is devoted to exploring a range of hypothetical case studies to help you to focus your vision for the future and give you confidence to start your case studies.  Working in small peer-group breakout sessions you will discuss how you would design different treatment programmes for hypothetical clients.  Students tell us that this is such a valuable part of the course because it allows them to run through scenarios and gain another level of understanding.  By the end of this class it is our aim that you will be confident in delivering treatments and be ready to start your case studies.

  • Check in with your peers and tutors
  • Prepare for the case study process
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Design a range of soundbath and gongbath sessions in small breakout groups
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development

Virtual Classroom 5 – Case Study Check In

11th April 2025 9.30am – 11am

This classroom, held part-way through your case study period, aims to support you with your case studies and answer any questions you may have.  We will also discuss the research project that all students at BAST take part in.  This is a valuable part of our ongoing commitment to further the sound and voice therapy field and to provide opportunities for us all.

  • Share your successes and challenges with your peers
  • Ask questions about your work so far
  • Explore your case studies in more depth
  • Get advice and support from your tutor
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development
Assessment & Qualification

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Group Sound Therapy

You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’

Qualification Awarded

Dip. GST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1445 Ends 30/06/2024

General

£1560

Who is this course for?
  • No previous experience needed
  • Easy to use online learning platform
  • Case study ‘test’ sessions
  • Video recordings & further study materials
  • Recorded learning sessions for case study period
  • Supported by on-going scientific research
Course Content & Modules
  • Exploring the current research in the field, the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic sound- work
  • Our research supporting the therapeutic benefits of sound induced altered states of consciousness
  • Introducing the BAST Method techniques
  • Group dynamics – ‘the hats we wear’ and how to hold and facilitate a transformative and therapeutic space
  • Reflective practice – the 7Rs method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply
  • The therapeutic benefits of improvisation
  • The power of sound and rhythm – how our brains have evolved to respond to sound and rhythm and how to apply in a variety of different sessions
  • The ‘Rhythm of Life’ technique – how, when and why we use it
  • Remembering the drum journey – the ancient use of sound viewed through a 21st century lens
  • Community research project – taking your work into the community to further the body of research
  • Exploring the ‘sound signature’ of each different instrument and how and why it affects us in certain ways
  • Exploring the application of sound to maximise relaxation
  • Playing techniques for the Himalayan and crystal singing bowls and gong
  • How to write a ‘gongscore’ (a composition for your gongbath)
  • Creating stillness and emotion with your crystal bowls – how each interval affects mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Transitioning between instruments – enjoying the ‘bridging’ places
  • Musicality, ebb and flow – making your session ‘live’

Equipment Release – 16th July 2024

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments (Himalayan bowls, gong, crystal singing bowls, drum and therapeutic percussion) to you
  • Good quality professional standard instruments can be hand selected for you and sent to your home via our trusted suppliers.

Foundation Module – 13th August 2024

  • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1

24th, 25th, 26th & 27th September 2024 9.30am – 2pm

  • Unpack the BAST Method of Group Sound Therapy in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Enjoy immersing yourself in sound sessions
  • Explore the sound signatures of the different instruments and discuss how and why they move mind body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss therapeutic application in different settings and for different conditions
  • Understand more about the transformative nature of sound
  • Explore current research in the field, including sound psychology and neuroscience to support how and why sound can be so effective at improving health and wellbeing

Virtual Classroom 2 – Coursework check-in

25th October 2024 9.30am – 11am

  • During this session we will check all is well with your coursework and answer any questions you may have
  • We will check playing techniques
  • Have a valuable Q&A session with your tutors

Virtual Classroom 3

22nd November 2024 9.30am – 11am

  • Your online check-in before the intensive module

Virtual Classroom 4 – The method Comes to Life!

11th, 12th & 13th December 2024 – 9.30am – 2pm

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us in this virtual classroom for sonic exploration and deep learning with your instruments as well as the reflective process. Discuss different soundbath sessions in small groups and unpack the methods, learning how and why to use different instruments and techniques. It is our aim that by the end of this virtual classroom you will have a clear idea how to give a range of different soundbaths with your chosen instruments.

  • Put together what you’ve learned with your peers
  • Gain confidence and experience with your instruments
  • Practice different types of soundbaths and rhythm of life sessions
  • Discuss therapeutic application of the techniques and instruments

Virtual Classroom 5 – Hypothetical case studies

7th, 8th, 9th & 10th January 2025 9.30am – 2pm

This virtual classroom is devoted to exploring a range of hypothetical case studies to help you to focus your vision for the future and give you confidence to start your case studies.  Working in small peer-group breakout sessions you will discuss how you would design different treatment programmes for hypothetical clients.  Students tell us that this is such a valuable part of the course because it allows them to run through scenarios and gain another level of understanding.  By the end of this class it is our aim that you will be confident in delivering treatments and be ready to start your case studies.

  • Check in with your peers and tutors
  • Prepare for the case study process
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Design a range of soundbath and gongbath sessions in small breakout groups
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development

1-2-1 Tutorial Assessment from January/February 2025

Book a 1-2-1 tutorial with your tutor to go through the techniques and get extra support before starting your case studies.

Virtual Classroom 6 – Case Study Check In

11th April 2025 9.30am – 11am

This classroom, held part-way through your case study period, aims to support you with your case studies and answer any questions you may have.  We will also discuss the research project that all students at BAST take part in.  This is a valuable part of our ongoing commitment to further the sound and voice therapy field and to provide opportunities for us all.

  • Share your successes and challenges with your peers
  • Ask questions about your work so far
  • Explore your case studies in more depth
  • Get advice and support from your tutor
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development
Assessment & Qualification

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Group Sound Therapy

You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’

Qualification Awarded

Dip. GST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1445 Ends 30/06/2024

General

£1560

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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?

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

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