Meet Lyz Cooper
Founder and Principal
Meet Lyz Cooper – Founder and Principal
Lyz began her journey with sound in 1994 when she had to leave a busy career in advertising due to a life-limiting illness. During this time she found that sound and music not only helped her relax, but certain sounds actually improved her health and well-being. This life-changing personal journey motivated her to find out more about how why sound and music can affect mind, body and emotions – she went to university, got an MA in Education and an MSc in Applied Music Psychology and conducted research to find out more.
Today Lyz Cooper is one of the world’s thought leaders in the sound therapy field.
Lyz continues to conduct research, the results of which enrich the courses and projects at The British Academy of Sound Therapy and Lyz’s other companies under the Healthy Sound Group. Lyz is a published author of two successful books – ‘Sounding the Mind of God’ (O Books) and ‘What is Sound Healing?’ (Watkins). She is also a member of many different organisations that help her to bring therapeutic sound and music into the mainstream including The Royal Society for Public Health, the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, the New NHS Alliance, and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists to name a few. She is co-founder and director of the Therapeutic Sound Association – the first representing body of therapeutic sound in the world. She is also one of the original board members of the Global Listening Centre, an international organisation dedicated to promoting the importance of listening.
Lyz’s compositions and music projects have received excellent feedback – listeners have reported becoming pain free, deeply relaxed and uplifted. The launch of the Radox Spa campaign in 2011 was a turning point – confirming that the mainstream was ready for consciously designed therapeutic music. The piece created by Marconi Union in consultation with Lyz was voted the ‘Most Relaxing Music Ever’ and came 11th out of 50 in Time Magazine’s Top 50 Best Inventions Awards and is still getting media attention today.
Lyz’s music contains certain ‘sonic vitamins’ – formulae which are known to affect psychological states due to the way that sound and music is processed in the brain. The success of Weightless, and the independent research carried out by Mindlab has shown that Lyz’s techniques work.
There is limitless potential for therapeutic sound and music – stay in touch to find out more about our latest projects and courses.