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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.

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 contributed to this with their best-selling publications and the amount of research being done in the field of music and emotion, music psychology and music therapy is growing rapidly, which is extremely exciting for us!

At The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) we are at the forefront of research and development in therapeutic sound and are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing through this versatile and accessible modality. Over a span of more than 20 years our founder, Lyz Cooper and the team have created a range of sound therapy training courses and voice therapy training courses  that are among the most comprehensive in the world today. We include 1-2-1 sound therapy courses as well as community music making, arts in health – which incorporates sonic art, soundscapes, drum circles, vocal improvisation and harmonic choirs, to name a few. Our approach is different from but complementary to music therapy. We are based in Chichester, West Sussex, U.K, and also run sound therapy courses in Australia and New Zealand.

Whether you are a qualified therapist, teacher, community health-worker, music therapist or are brand new to sound therapy, we are confident that we will have a course to suit your needs. Our courses have a high content of experiential and practical exercises and no previous experience is necessary. The latest research provides a firm foundation for your healthy sound business and adds depth to the journey of discovery that unfolds as you go through your chosen course.
Please browse around our site for more information. For a free e-book, exercises and tips on how to work with this effective tool you can sign up by putting your details in the box at the top of this page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always glad to speak to anyone that is interested in knowing more.

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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.