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Sound Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma)

New instruments this year Tuning forks and Crystal pyramids!

A practitioner can treat specific conditions and work with a client in a potentially deep and transformative way. Although this is a higher qualification than other sound therapy courses on offer, you do not have to have any previous experience to join us. We are committed to providing excellence in training and care and attention is taken to maximise the learning process. Our courses offer you a comprehensive, high standard of professional training in a range of different instruments. Choose 3 or 4 instruments* to major in from the following.

Tuning forks*, Gongs, crystal bowls, voice, drum, crystal pyramids, Himalayan singing bowls and monochord.

*If you are choosing tuning forks this will be a 4th instrument choice – please see the Tuning Fork Therapy course.

On this course you will learn how to support your clients to discover how their current life/health situation impacts their wellbeing in a deeper and focused way using a client centred reflective process known as the 7Rs. You will also learn to help your clients to reframe life-limiting beliefs and develop new and positive strategies for finding balance and flow in life.

You will also learn how to choose the best instruments and techniques to suit a client’s needs. As well as having specific techniques, there is room for professional judgment and creativity – it is rare that any two treatments are exactly the same, making this method wonderfully dynamic and transformative.

A distance learning option is also available for this course.

New instruments this year Tuning forks and Crystal pyramids!

A practitioner can treat specific conditions and work with a client in a potentially deep and transformative way. Although this is a higher qualification than other sound therapy courses on offer, you do not have to have any previous experience to join us. We are committed to providing excellence in training and care and attention is taken to maximise the learning process. Our courses offer you a comprehensive, high standard of professional training in a range of different instruments. Choose 3 or 4 instruments* to major in from the following.

Tuning forks*, Gongs, crystal bowls, voice, drum, crystal pyramids, Himalayan singing bowls and monochord.

*If you are choosing tuning forks this will be a 4th instrument choice – please see the Tuning Fork Therapy course.

On this course you will learn how to support your clients to discover how their current life/health situation impacts their wellbeing in a deeper and focused way using a client centred reflective process known as the 7Rs. You will also learn to help your clients to reframe life-limiting beliefs and develop new and positive strategies for finding balance and flow in life.

You will also learn how to choose the best instruments and techniques to suit a client’s needs. As well as having specific techniques, there is room for professional judgment and creativity – it is rare that any two treatments are exactly the same, making this method wonderfully dynamic and transformative.

Overview

Work with
Individuals and Groups
Where?
A blend of home study & 2 class-room based modules held at University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. A distance learning option is also available.
Starts
February 6 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£2369 Ends 31/10/2023
General
£2532
Qualification
PL.Dip.ST (BAST)
Work with
Individuals and Groups
Where?
Online
Starts
February 6 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£2369 Ends 31/10/2023
General
£2532
Qualification
PL.Dip.ST (BAST)
Who is this course for?

This course is perfect if you want an in-depth look in 1-2-1 sound therapy, a variety of instrument choices and to also be able to give group sound sessions.

Course Content & Modules

From 19th December 2023

A couple of months before the course starts, a range of information will be available for you to access and complete online in your own time and send back to us before the deadlines.  You can still enrol on the course (providing there are spaces) after this information has been released up to the final cut-off date.

Equipment Ordering

We have spent many years forming relationships with manufacturers and suppliers all over the world.  Our valued partner, Soundworks, offers instruments at discounted rates to the students of BAST.

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments to you
  • Help will be given if needed to help you choose the best instruments to work with
  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • Choose the instruments you would like to study in more depth
  • Playing technique tutorials will get you started and practising at home before and after the virtual classroom

Foundation Module

  • An online course to take at your leisure before the deadline.
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Holistic Voice Therapy will be introduced
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

 

Blended Learning

Virtual Classroom 1 – Theoretical Underpinnings and Interactive Work

6th, 7th 8th & 9th February 2024 9.30am – 2pm

Many people lead busy lives and time can be short. At BAST we have spent many years refining our training courses to save you valuable time and money but without compromising your learning experience. In fact, we believe that our courses are now the best that they’ve ever been!

The virtual classrooms are a wonderful rich learning environment where we take a deep dive into therapeutic voicework.  You will need to be able to activate your video and audio for these classrooms as we will discuss voice work and the reflective process in depth.  A pair of headphones will also be needed.

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Sound Therapy will be introduced including current research in neuro-science, sound and music psychology and medical ethnomusicology
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Experience therapeutic sound sessions to understand how different sounds affect mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss the application of the therapeutic percussion instruments and take part in a fun and interactive ‘shake down’ session!

Coursework & Home Study

The coursework period is where your work really comes to life!  Immerse yourself in the exercises taught and discover how the different techniques affect your own health and wellbeing. Use the reflective method to go deeper into your personal healing journey.  Check-in tutorial sessions with your tutor will enable you to get extra support and further inspiration.

  • Your bespoke learning pathway will be created for you
  • Take a deep dive with your instruments, learning different playing techniques and how to move mind, body and emotions with different sounds.
  • Experiment with BAST method of Sound Therapy at a deeper level through ‘self-treat’ exercises
  • The reflective process deepens with the aim of facilitating a rich and potentially enlightening personal process
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support you through your journey
  • Coursework is estimated to take approximately 3-4 hours a week on average

Virtual Classroom Tutorial Sessions

Learning deepens and support is given during these valuable 1.5 hour tutorial sessions.  Each one has a different aim, such as helping with techniques, organising case study groups and best practice.

Classroom 2: 8th March 9.30am – 11am

Classroom 3: 19th April 9.30am – 11am

In-class Intensive 1 – Single Methods in Depth

4th, 5th & 6th May 2024

Day 1: 9.30am – 6pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm
Day 3: 9.30am – 5pm

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us in class for a long-weekend packed full of sonic exploration and deep learning with your instruments as well as the reflective process. Role-play being a client and a practitioner and experience different types of sound therapy session with single instruments only (mixing instruments together comes during the next In-class module).  It is our aim that at the end of the weekend you will have a clear idea how to give a range of different treatments with your chosen instruments. If tuning forks is one of your chosen instruments, please see the dates here.

  • Enjoy practising the different techniques with your peers in role-play
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments by working in professional sound therapy workstations
  • Receive new knowledge of the treatment process
  • Develop your skill-set with your chosen instruments

In-class Intensive Module 2 – Mixed Methods in Depth

25th, 26th & 27th May

Day 1: 9.30am – 6pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm
Day 3: 9.30am – 5pm

Another intensive weekend packed full of sonic adventures! This time we will focus on mixing methods (Himalayan singing bowls to gong for example) and how, when and why to mix.   We will cover advanced techniques and deeper reflection and there will be plenty of time for hands-on work with your instruments.  It is our aim that at the end of the weekend you will have a clear idea how to give a range of different mixed-methods treatments with your chosen instruments, as well as a range of exercises you can give your clients to support them between treatments. If tuning forks is one of your chosen instruments, please see the dates here.

  • New techniques are practised and experienced in role-play settings
  • Give and receive 1-2-1 treatments with support from your peer group and tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments in a mixed method setting by working in professional sound therapy workstations
  • Learn how to blend instruments together and which ones to use for different intended therapeutic outcomes
  • Advanced techniques are covered in this module

Virtual Classroom 4 – Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

13th & 14th June 2024 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.

  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Role-play the client-practitioner process in small breakout groups
  • Learn how to hold a safe and potentially deep healing space for your clients
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • Prepare for the case study process
  • Discuss best practice guidelines and ethical practice and learn how to apply to be a member of International membership bodies to gain extra recognition
  • Information on how to find clients and inspiration for growing your business will be discussed.

Virtual Classroom 5 – Case Study Check In

Classroom 5: 11th October 2024 11.30am – 1pm

  • Share how you are getting on with your coursework
  • Get support with your techniques from your peers and tutors
  • Learn new techniques to take your journey deeper
  • Explore your case studies in more depth
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development
Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£2369 Ends 31/10/2023

General

£2532

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect if you want an in-depth look in 1-2-1 sound therapy, a variety of instrument choices and to also be able to give group sound sessions.

Course Content & Modules

From 19th December 2023

A couple of months before the course starts, a range of information will be available for you to access and complete online in your own time and send back to us before the deadlines.  You can still enrol on the course (providing there are spaces) after this information has been released up to the final cut-off date.

Equipment Ordering

We have spent many years forming relationships with manufacturers and suppliers all over the world.  Our valued partner, Soundworks, offers instruments at discounted rates to the students of BAST.

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments to you
  • Help will be given if needed to help you choose the best instruments to work with
  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • Choose the instruments you would like to study in more depth
  • Playing technique tutorials will get you started and practising at home before and after the virtual classroom

Foundation Module

  • An online course to take at your leisure before the deadline.
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Holistic Voice Therapy will be introduced
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Distance Learning

Virtual Classroom 1 – Theoretical Underpinnings and Interactive Work

6th, 7th, 8th & 9th February 2024 9.30am – 2pm

Many people lead busy lives and time can be short. At BAST we have spent many years refining our training courses to save you valuable time and money but without compromising your learning experience. In fact, we believe that our courses are now the best that they’ve ever been!

The virtual classrooms are a wonderful rich learning environment where we take a deep dive into therapeutic voicework.  You will need to be able to activate your video and audio for these classrooms as we will discuss voice work and the reflective process in depth.  A pair of headphones will also be needed.

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Sound Therapy will be introduced including current research in neuro-science, sound and music psychology and medical ethnomusicology
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Experience therapeutic sound sessions to understand how different sounds affect mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss the application of the therapeutic percussion instruments and take part in a fun and interactive ‘shake down’ session!

Coursework & Home Study

The coursework period is where your work really comes to life!  Immerse yourself in the exercises taught and discover how the different techniques affect your own health and wellbeing. Use the reflective method to go deeper into your personal healing journey.  Check-in tutorial sessions with your tutor will enable you to get extra support and further inspiration.

  • Your bespoke learning pathway will be created for you
  • Take a deep dive with your instruments, learning different playing techniques and how to move mind, body and emotions with different sounds.
  • Experiment with BAST method of Sound Therapy at a deeper level through ‘self-treat’ exercises
  • The reflective process deepens with the aim of facilitating a rich and potentially enlightening personal process
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support you through your journey
  • Coursework is estimated to take approximately 3-4 hours a week on average

Virtual Classroom Tutorial Sessions

Learning deepens and support is given during these valuable 1.5 hour tutorial sessions.  Each one has a different aim, such as helping with techniques, organising case study groups and best practice.

Classroom 2 – 8th March 9.30am – 11am

Classroom 3 – 19th April 9.30am – 11am

Virtual Classroom 4 – Single Methods in Depth

14th, 15th, 16th & 17th May – 9.30am – 2pm each day (extra simple tasks may be given after class to bring to the next day for discussion)

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us for this interactive virtual classroom where will explore your single method sessions in small peer groups. Take part in deep learning sessions with your instruments and deepen your knowledge of the reflective method. Role-play being a client and a practitioner and experience different types of sound therapy session with single instruments only (mixing instruments together comes at the next VC).  It is our aim that at the end of the class you will have a clear idea how to give a range of different treatments with your chosen instruments. If tuning forks is one of your chosen instruments, please see the dates here.

  • Enjoy practising the different techniques with your peers in role-play
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments
  • Receive new knowledge of the treatment process
  • Develop your skill-set with your chosen instruments

Virtual Classroom 5 – Mixed Methods and Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

11th, 12th, 13th & 14th June 9.30am – 2pm

During this interactive VC we will focus on mixing methods (Himalayan singing bowls to gong for example) and how, when and why to mix.   We will cover advanced techniques and deeper reflection and we explore different approaches.  We will also unpack and discuss

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.

It is our aim that at the end of the VC you will have a clear idea how to give a range of different mixed-methods treatments with your chosen instruments, as well as a range of exercises you can give your clients to support them between treatments. If tuning forks is one of your chosen instruments, please see the dates here.

  • New techniques are practised and experienced in role-play settings
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments
  • Learn how to blend instruments together and which ones to use for different intended therapeutic outcomes
  • Advanced techniques are covered in this module
  • Learn how to hold a safe and potentially deep healing space for your clients
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • Prepare for the case study process
  • Discuss best practice guidelines and ethical practice and learn how to apply to be a member of International membership bodies to gain extra recognition
  • Information on how to find clients and inspiration for growing your business will be discussed.

1-2-1 Tutorial Assessment from July 2024

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

Classroom 6 – 11th October 11.30am – 1pm

  • Share how you are getting on with your coursework
  • Get support with your techniques from your peers and tutors
  • Learn new techniques to take your journey deeper
  • Explore your case studies in more depth
  • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development
Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£2369 Ends 31/10/2023

General

£2532

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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.