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Sound Therapy and Music for Health and Well-being

At some point in our lives we have all been moved by sound or music.

The British Academy of Sound Therapy is dedicated to improving health and well-being with therapeutic sound and music. As well as running award winning training courses we have been conducting ongoing research and development since 1994. Our aim is to give our students the knowledge and skills to be able to develop professional and safe businesses using tried and tested techniques. As well as this our vision is continue to raise awareness of this important field with projects, events and a growing range of products.

Whether it is the sound of the dawn chorus, a breeze through the trees on a summer’s day or your favourite music track that always brings you to tears, the ability that sound and music has to move us is well recognised. There is increasing interest in the transformative power of sound and music, Daniel Levitin and Oliver Sacks have helped popularise this field with their best-selling publications.

Who are The British Academy of Sound Therapy?
The British Academy of Sound Therapy (also known as BAST) was the first training establishment to offer formal qualifications in sound and voice therapy. BAST was founded by Lyz Cooper in 2000 to meet the growing need for high quality training and ongoing professional development. The BAST Method of Sound Therapy is a specific method that combines therapeutic sound and voicework with self-reflection , mindfulness and self-awareness. This method is supported by research conducted by Lyz Cooper as well as research in related fields such as cognitive neuroscience, music psychology, sound cognition and medical ethno-musicology. BAST is dedicated to integrating the BAST Method into mainstream healthcare and education as well as for everyday use. We are working with various organisations to achieve this aim.

We are based in Chichester, West Sussex and also run sound therapy courses internationally.

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The healing benefits BAST sound-bath method – Lyz Cooper has just released the latest research showing that a regular sound bath can have far-reaching health benefits. Read more or why not treat yourself to a sound-bath now by plugging in your headphones and listening here.