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Group Sound & Voice Arts Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

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!  Our sound and voice arts therapy approach is perfect if you are creative and are looking for something different to passive soundbath sessions. Help people to use therapeutic sound for relaxation, stress, pain control and management and mood-state.

This course aims to give you the confidence to work professionally with the BAST Method of Sound and Voice Arts Therapy and is a perfect addition to any of the other courses or if taken as a stand-alone course.

On this course, you will learn:

  • Drum circles and rhythm groups
  • Soundscapes of different kinds
  • The importance of space and place and your ‘sonic landscape’
  • Co-ordinating and running performances
  • Vocal improvisation sessions
  • To create beautiful ‘tone poems’
  • Voicescapes, community voice groups
  • Games, icebreakers and other fun and creative sound and voice techniques
  • Help people to navigate and process difficult life experiences using therapeutic sound
  • Sound, voice and movement in creative arts therapy
  • How different musical intervals affect mind, body and emotions and how to apply them in a therapeutic setting
  • The research in the field to support how and why sound can be so transformative
  • The 7Rs Method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply and hold a potentially transformative therapeutic space for others
  • The therapeutic benefits and application of the different techniques

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!  Our sound and voice arts therapy approach is perfect if you are creative and are looking for something different to passive soundbath sessions. Help people to use therapeutic sound for relaxation, stress, pain control and management and mood-state.

This course aims to give you the confidence to work professionally with the BAST Method of Sound and Voice Arts Therapy and is a perfect addition to any of the other courses or if taken as a stand-alone course.

On this course, you will learn:

  • Drum circles and rhythm groups
  • Soundscapes of different kinds
  • The importance of space and place and your ‘sonic landscape’
  • Co-ordinating and running performances
  • Vocal improvisation sessions
  • To create beautiful ‘tone poems’
  • Voicescapes, community voice groups
  • Games, icebreakers and other fun and creative sound and voice techniques
  • Help people to navigate and process difficult life experiences using therapeutic sound
  • Sound, voice and movement in creative arts therapy
  • How different musical intervals affect mind, body and emotions and how to apply them in a therapeutic setting
  • The research in the field to support how and why sound can be so transformative
  • The 7Rs Method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply and hold a potentially transformative therapeutic space for others
  • The therapeutic benefits and application of the different techniques

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. There is no distance learning option available for this course.
Starts
March 19 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1125 Ends 31/12/2023
General
£1238
Qualification
Dip. GSVAT (BAST)
Work with
Groups Only
Starts
March 19 2024
Qualification
Dip. GSVAT (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

From 6th February 2024

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

You do not have to have a lot of equipment to join this course.  Videos will explain more about the ‘Sonic Colours Kit’ that comprises instruments that will enable you to paint your beautiful sonic landscapes with. A typical kit contains a range of shakers, chimes, a drum or two and some singing bowls and tonal instruments.  Guidance will be given to help you to choose the instruments that suit your needs and budget.

  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • 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 will be introduced
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1 – Theoretical Underpinnings and Interactive Work

19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd March 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 sound.  You will need to be able to activate your video and audio for these classrooms.  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 and Voice Arts 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

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 and Voice Arts 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 hours a week on average and will last 4 months

Virtual Tutorial Sessions

Virtual Classroom 2: 19th April, 9.30am – 11am

Virtual Classroom 3: 10th May, 9.30am – 11am

In-Class Module  – The Method Comes to Life!

15th & 16th June 09.30am – 6pm both days

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us for this interactive classroom where will put everything that we have learned together. Create a graphic score and take part in different therapeutic sound and voicescapes together. Participate in a range of different group sessions and create a ‘tone poem’ – beautiful non-sensical songs that bring people together. This and so much more will be explored during this weekend.

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 and techniques and be ready to go to the next stage of the course.

  • Enjoy practising the different techniques with your peers
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments in participative sessions
  • Receive new knowledge of different techniques

Virtual Classroom 4 – Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

5th & 6th September 9.30am – 2pm

During this interactive VC we will focus on putting different hypothetical case study sessions together.  We will cover advanced techniques and deeper reflection as we explore different approaches.  It is our aim that by the end of this virtual classroom you will have a greater understanding of how, when and why to hold different sessions.  We also will help you to focus your vision for the future and give you confidence to start your case studies.

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.

  • Advanced techniques are covered in this module
  • Learn how to hold a safe and potentially deep healing space for your groups
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • 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

6th December – 09.30am – 11am

Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

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

Higher and Advanced Level Qualifications are also available by joining courses together.

Qualification Awarded

Dip. GSVAT (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1125 Ends 31/12/2023

General

£1238

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

From 6th February 2024

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

You do not have to have a lot of equipment to join this course.  Videos will explain more about the ‘Sonic Colours Kit’ that comprises instruments that will enable you to paint your beautiful sonic landscapes with. A typical kit contains a range of shakers, chimes, a drum or two and some singing bowls and tonal instruments.  Guidance will be given to help you to choose the instruments that suit your needs and budget.

  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • 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 will be introduced
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1 – Theoretical Underpinnings and Interactive Work

19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd March 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 sound.  You will need to be able to activate your video and audio for these classrooms.  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 and Voice Arts 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

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 and Voice Arts 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 hours a week on average and will last 4 months

Virtual Tutorial Sessions

Virtual Classroom 2: 19th April, 9.30am – 11am

Virtual Classroom 3: 10th May, 9.30am – 11am

In-Class Module  – The Method Comes to Life!

15th & 16th June 09.30am – 6pm both days

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us for this interactive classroom where will put everything that we have learned together. Create a graphic score and take part in different therapeutic sound and voicescapes together. Participate in a range of different group sessions and create a ‘tone poem’ – beautiful non-sensical songs that bring people together. This and so much more will be explored during this weekend.

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 and techniques and be ready to go to the next stage of the course.

  • Enjoy practising the different techniques with your peers
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Gain confidence and experience of the layout and application of instruments in participative sessions
  • Receive new knowledge of different techniques

Virtual Classroom 4 – Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

5th & 6th September 9.30am – 2pm

During this interactive VC we will focus on putting different hypothetical case study sessions together.  We will cover advanced techniques and deeper reflection as we explore different approaches.  It is our aim that by the end of this virtual classroom you will have a greater understanding of how, when and why to hold different sessions.  We also will help you to focus your vision for the future and give you confidence to start your case studies.

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.

  • Advanced techniques are covered in this module
  • Learn how to hold a safe and potentially deep healing space for your groups
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • 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

6th December – 09.30am – 11am

Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

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

Higher and Advanced Level Qualifications are also available by joining courses together.

Qualification Awarded

Dip. GSVAT (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1125 Ends 31/12/2023

General

£1238

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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.