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Holistic Voice Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma)

This course offers the opportunity for both 1-2-1 and group work.

This course incorporates two very different therapeutic approaches. The first approach, ‘Passive Voice Therapy’ is where the client receives a treatment of gentle tones and overtones (harmonic singing) in a technique designed to place them into a deep state of relaxation similar to deep meditation. Our research has shown that many physical, emotional and mental health benefits can be achieved using this approach.

The second approach, known as ‘Vocal Processing Techniques,’ is where the practitioner supports the client to use voice, breath, movement and visualisation exercises that are relevant to the client’s symptoms/ situation (the practitioner has 22 different techniques to choose from). As well as the research we have conducted, singing has also been shown to increase salivary Immunoglobulin A – one of the body’s primary defence mechanisms.

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with the voice as a therapeutic tool
  • The BAST Method of Voice Therapy
  • Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism
  • Exploring the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic voice-work
  • How the voice affects the immune system and the release of certain neurotransmitters and hormones
  • Breath-work, vocal warm-up and vocal development exercises help to develop and free your voice
  • Voice-bath relaxation sessions using vowel sounds, overtones and therapeutic percussion
  • The PramAna sequence – Similar to Tai Chi, this exercise is relaxing as well as balancing for mind, body and emotions
  • Vocal Processing Techniques – practitioners have over 22 different specific techniques using the breath, movement, visualisation and voice to help a client to improve health and wellbeing and explore their personal process in more depth
  • The 7Rs Reflective process helps you hold a safe and potentially transformative therapeutic space – help a client to see themselves more deeply through working with the voice.

This course offers the opportunity for both 1-2-1 and group work.

This course incorporates two very different therapeutic approaches. The first approach, ‘Passive Voice Therapy’ is where the client receives a treatment of gentle tones and overtones (harmonic singing) in a technique designed to place them into a deep state of relaxation similar to deep meditation. Our research has shown that many physical, emotional and mental health benefits can be achieved using this approach.

The second approach, known as ‘Vocal Processing Techniques,’ is where the practitioner supports the client to use voice, breath, movement and visualisation exercises that are relevant to the client’s symptoms/ situation (the practitioner has 22 different techniques to choose from). As well as the research we have conducted, singing has also been shown to increase salivary Immunoglobulin A – one of the body’s primary defence mechanisms.

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with the voice as a therapeutic tool
  • The BAST Method of Voice Therapy
  • Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism
  • Exploring the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic voice-work
  • How the voice affects the immune system and the release of certain neurotransmitters and hormones
  • Breath-work, vocal warm-up and vocal development exercises help to develop and free your voice
  • Voice-bath relaxation sessions using vowel sounds, overtones and therapeutic percussion
  • The PramAna sequence – Similar to Tai Chi, this exercise is relaxing as well as balancing for mind, body and emotions
  • Vocal Processing Techniques – practitioners have over 22 different specific techniques using the breath, movement, visualisation and voice to help a client to improve health and wellbeing and explore their personal process in more depth
  • The 7Rs Reflective process helps you hold a safe and potentially transformative therapeutic space – help a client to see themselves more deeply through working with the voice.

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
January 16 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1869 Ends 31/10/2023
General
£2055
Qualification
PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)
Work with
Individuals and Groups
Where?
Online
Starts
January 16 2024
Course Fees (instalment plan available)
Early Bird
£1869 Ends 31/10/2023
General
£2055
Qualification
PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)
Course Content & Modules

From 5th December 2023

A couple of months before the course starts, this information will be available for you to access online in your own time but 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.

Equipment Ordering

Equipment release: 7th November

  • A therapeutic percussion kit is a wonderful addition to your work and all facilitators are required to have one
  • It comprises shakers, rainstick and chimes and a specific sequence is used to help people to come back from a deeply relaxed to a more awake state
  • Good quality professional standard instruments will be hand selected for you and sent to your home

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

16th, 17th, 18th & 19th January 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 think 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
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Explore research underpinning how and why voicework can be so effective
  • Experience voice-bath and vocal sessions to understand how the voice affects 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 deepen your learning.

  • Embark on a wonderful investigation using a range of different vocal and breathwork exercises
  • Explore how, when and why to implement active ‘Vocal Processing Techniques’ in a treatment
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support this process
  • Coursework is estimated to take an average of 3 – 4 hours a week

Virtual Classroom 2 & 3 – Your Learning Deepens

Classroom 2: 16th February 9.30am – 11.00am

Classroom 3: 15th March 9.30am – 11.00am

These 1.5 hour tutorials are held on a monthly basis and offer valuable support and extra learning throughout the coursework process. 

  • Share how you are getting on with your personal vocal journey
  • Get support with your techniques from your peers and tutors
  • Learn new techniques to take your journey deeper

In-class Intensive 1 – Group Techniques and Passive Voice Therapy

13th and 14th April 2024 

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

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us in class for a weekend packed full of vocal exploration and deep learning with voice, breathwork, movement and reflective practice.  Lots of interactive workshops will be delivered and deep discussions will take place throughout the weekend.  It is our aim that at the end of the weekend you will have a clear idea how to deliver a range of different passive and active techniques.

  • Enjoy practising different techniques with your peers
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Learn to give a passive voicebath as well as deliver a range of active techniques
  • Gain confidence and experience with practical in-class workshop sessions

Virtual Classroom 4 – Tutorial Session

Classroom 4: 31st May 9.30am – 11.00am

In-class Intensive 2 – The 1-2-1 Therapeutic Process Deepens

8th & 9th June 2024 

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

This is where we go deeper into 1-2-1 vocal practice with more Vocal Processing Techniques being learned and experienced. Take turns to role play being a client and practitioner and explore different techniques for a range of conditions.  The reflective process deepens, giving you confidence to hold a potentially transformative therapeutic space. It is our aim that at the end of the weekend you will have a clear idea how to deliver a range of different 1-2-1 techniques and be confident to prepare for the start of the case study process.

  • Enjoy practising different techniques with your peers
  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Work on treatment couches in a more formal 1-2-1 setting, role-playing how to hold a range of sessions.
  • Learn how to hold a safe and potentially deep healing space for your clients
  • Learn how to give ongoing support sessions to your client to support them during treatments
  • Discuss ways to develop your business and your practice

Virtual Classroom 5 – Hypothetical Case Studies

20th & 21st 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

Virtual Classroom 6 – Case Study Check In

4th October 2024 11.30am – 1pm

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 opportunites for us all.

  • Share your successes and challenges with your peers
  • Get advice and support from your tutor
  • Ask questions about your work so far
  • Discuss the research project with your group
Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

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

You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’ in this qualification.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1869 Ends 31/10/2023

General

£2055

Course Content & Modules

From 5th December 2023

A couple of months before the course starts, this information will be available for you to access online in your own time but 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.

Equipment Ordering

Equipment release: 7th November

  • A therapeutic percussion kit is a wonderful addition to your work and all facilitators are required to have one
  • It comprises shakers, rainstick and chimes and a specific sequence is used to help people to come back from a deeply relaxed to a more awake state
  • Good quality professional standard instruments will be hand selected for you and sent to your home

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

16th, 17th, 18th & 19th January 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 think 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
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Explore research underpinning how and why voicework can be so effective
  • Experience voice-bath and vocal sessions to understand how the voice affects 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 deepen your learning.

  • Embark on a wonderful investigation using a range of different vocal and breathwork exercises
  • Explore how, when and why to implement active ‘Vocal Processing Techniques’ in a treatment
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support this process
  • Coursework is estimated to take an average of 3 – 4 hours a week

Virtual Tutorial Sessions – Your Learning Deepens

Classroom 2: 16th February 9.30am – 11.00am

Classroom 3: 15th March 9.30am – 11.00am

These 1.5 hour tutorials are held on a monthly basis and offer valuable support and extra learning throughout the coursework process.

  • Share how you are progressing with your personal vocal journey
  • Get support with your techniques from your peers and tutors
  • Learn new techniques to take your journey deeper

Virtual Classroom 4 – Group Techniques and Passive Voice Therapy

23rd – 24th April 2024 9.30am – 2pm

This is where the work comes to life!  Join us in the virtual classroom for a sonic adventure full of vocal exploration and deep learning with voice, breathwork, movement and reflective practice.

We will discover and unpack different approaches and discuss application in depth. It is our aim that at the end of this classroom you will have a clear idea how to deliver a range of different passive and active techniques.

  • Get support from the tutor team
  • Develop the techniques further
  • Learn to give a passive voice-bath as well as deliver a range of active techniques
  • Gain confidence
  • Prepare for the case study process

Virtual Classroom 5 – Tutorial Session

Classroom 5: 31st May 11.30am – 1pm

Virtual Classroom 6 – Hypothetical Case Studies

18th, 19th, 20th & 21st 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

1-2-1 Tutorial Assessment

July

Book an online tutorial assessment with your tutor who will support you with your chosen techniques and prepare you for your case study sessions.

Virtual Classroom 7 – Case Study Check-in

4th October 2024 11.30am – 1pm 

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
  • Get advice and support from your tutor
  • Ask questions about your work so far
  • Discuss the research project with your group
Assessment & Qualification

Qualify!

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

You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’ in this qualification.

Qualification Awarded

PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)

Fees

Early Bird

£1869 Ends 31/10/2023

General

£2055

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are any of your courses online?

We believe that a hands on approach to learning is best however we know that for some this isn’t practical. Most of our courses have a distance learning option meaning you can study from home if you’d like to. You must still be join the virtual classrooms and meet your deadlines. Full information is in our prospectus.