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Tuning Fork Therapy (Practitioner Level Diploma)

This course aims to give you the confidence to work professionally with the BAST Method of reflection, tuning forks and muscle testing (kinesiology).  You have the choice to work with a small set of 8, or large set of 13 lovely tuning forks.

This method is a perfect addition to the other Practitioner Level Diploma Courses in Sound and/or Holistic Voice Therapy.  Muscle testing is used to help select the forks needed for the client’s individual needs, and students will also learn to apply different intervals and other techniques, giving you different approaches to choose from.

You will also learn advanced techniques including the use of multiple forks and the reframing of life-limiting beliefs, thoughts, and feelings in a more positive and life-affirming way (including fear, anxiety, grief, phobia, and trauma).  We will also explore a range of different exercises to give your clients between sessions using breathwork, voice, movement, and visualisation.

This course aims to give you the confidence to work professionally with the BAST Method of reflection, tuning forks and muscle testing (kinesiology).  You have the choice to work with a small set of 8, or large set of 13 lovely tuning forks.

This method is a perfect addition to the other Practitioner Level Diploma Courses in Sound and/or Holistic Voice Therapy.  Muscle testing is used to help select the forks needed for the client’s individual needs, and students will also learn to apply different intervals and other techniques, giving you different approaches to choose from.

You will also learn advanced techniques including the use of multiple forks and the reframing of life-limiting beliefs, thoughts, and feelings in a more positive and life-affirming way (including fear, anxiety, grief, phobia, and trauma).  We will also explore a range of different exercises to give your clients between sessions using breathwork, voice, movement, and visualisation.

Overview

Work with
Individuals
Where?
A blend of home study & 1 class-room based module held at University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. There is no distance learning option for this course.
Starts
May 30 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1657 Ends 29/02/2024
General
£1807
Qualification
PL.Dip.ST (BAST)
Work with
Individuals
Starts
May 30 2024
Qualification
PL.Dip.ST (BAST)
Who is this course for?

Some of the things you will do on this course

  • Immerse yourself in a range of different techniques using muscle testing and tuning forks
  • Learn how to work with fear, phobia and life-limiting beliefs using reflective practice, the tuning forks and muscle testing techniques
  • Learn how different musical intervals affect mind, body and emotions and how to apply them in a therapeutic setting
  • Explore current research in the field to support how and why sound can be so transformative
  • Learn the 7Rs Method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply and hold a potentially transformative therapeutic space for others
  • Discuss the therapeutic benefits and application of the different techniques
  • Practise the different techniques in-class with your peers
Course Content & Modules

From 16th April 2024

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

Choose which set of tuning forks that you’d like to work with.  Our tuning forks are made from high quality medical grade stainless steel.  They come with a magnet (for switching muscles on and off) and a wallet to store them. You will also need to order a therapeutic percussion kit (details will be given online before the course starts).

Please note, due to the type of method we use, it is likely that you will need to order our specific set of tuning forks, but if you already have some, you can contact us to discuss further.

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments that you will be working with (support will be given to help you make your choice if needed).
  • 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

30th & 31st May 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 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 2 – 3 hours a week on average and will last 3 months

In-Class Module  – The Method Comes to Life!

29th & 30th 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. Practice muscle testing with your peers and give and receive a range of different sessions, role-playing being a client and practitioner.

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 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 2 – Mixed Methods and Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

12th & 13th 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 and 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 apply different tuning forks and techniques.  to 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 clients
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • Prepare for the case study process and 1-2-1 tutorial assessment
  • 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 – September 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 3 – Case Study Check In

29th November 2024

Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Tuning Fork Therapy. Higher and Advanced Level Qualifications are also available by joining courses together.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1657 Ends 29/02/2024

General

£1807

Who is this course for?

Some of the things you will do on this course

  • Immerse yourself in a range of different techniques using muscle testing and tuning forks
  • Learn how to work with fear, phobia and life-limiting beliefs using reflective practice, the tuning forks and muscle testing techniques
  • Learn how different musical intervals affect mind, body and emotions and how to apply them in a therapeutic setting
  • Explore current research in the field to support how and why sound can be so transformative
  • Learn the 7Rs Method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply and hold a potentially transformative therapeutic space for others
  • Discuss the therapeutic benefits and application of the different techniques
  • Practise the different techniques in-class with your peers
Course Content & Modules

From 16th April 2024

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

Choose which set of tuning forks that you’d like to work with.  Our tuning forks are made from high quality medical grade stainless steel.  They come with a magnet (for switching muscles on and off) and a wallet to store them. You will also need to order a therapeutic percussion kit (details will be given online before the course starts).

Please note, due to the type of method we use, it is likely that you will need to order our specific set of tuning forks, but if you already have some, you can contact us to discuss further.

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments that you will be working with (support will be given to help you make your choice if needed).
  • 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

30th & 31st May 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 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 2 – 3 hours a week on average and will last 3 months

In-Class Module  – The Method Comes to Life!

29th & 30th 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. Practice muscle testing with your peers and give and receive a range of different sessions, role-playing being a client and practitioner.

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 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 2 – Mixed Methods and Hypothetical Case Study Sessions

12th & 13th 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 and 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 apply different tuning forks and techniques.  to 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 clients
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • Prepare for the case study process and 1-2-1 tutorial assessment
  • 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 – September 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 3 – Case Study Check In

29th November 2024

Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Tuning Fork Therapy. Higher and Advanced Level Qualifications are also available by joining courses together.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1657 Ends 29/02/2024

General

£1807

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