Holistic Voice Therapy Training
Practitioner Level Diploma
Holistic Voice Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma)
This course is one of the most in-depth voice therapy training courses that exists to date and comprises both active and passive elements. In a passive treatment the practitioner uses specific vocal techniques called ‘toning’ and ‘overtoning’ to affect the brain and nervous system, producing a therapeutic effect for the mind, body and emotions. The active method uses 21 different exercises incorporating movement, breath-work and visualisation. We also use a method of self-reflection and self-enquiry known as ‘The 5Rs’ which helps us to understand the impact that our symptoms and/or life situation is having on us and empowers us to move forward in a life-affirming and positive way.
We draw on the latest developments in sound cognition, music psychology and medical ethno-musicology to inform our work as well as our own research and development spanning 22 years. Singing has been shown to increase salivary Immunoglobulin A – one of the body’s primary defence mechanisms, for example.(1) Although this is a 1-2-1 therapy course you are able to apply the techniques learned to groups as well, enabling you to work in a deep and potentially transformative way with a wide range health conditions.
Starting May 2017 – enrolling now
THE COURSE IN
22nd May – 16th June – Fundamental Module
Before the first 5 day intensive starts your learning will begin as we introduce some of the key concepts we will be working with on the course through the BAST Learning Zone, our easy to use interactive online platform.
23rd – 25th June – Module 1 – 3 Day Intensive
This intensive is a wonderful exploration into using the voice as a therapeutic tool. We will explore how to release and develop the voice for professional therapeutic voice-work. Voice-baths and experiential voice work will enhance this process. Learn how to develop and free the voice, control the breath and align the posture for optimum voice production. We will explore the psychology of therapeutic voice work and practise a valuable self-diagnostic tool known as ‘The 5Rs’. We will also learn how to use pitch, tone and harmonic singing known as overtoning for therapeutic effect.
27th June – 15th September – Learning Pod and Coursework
Following module 1 of Voice Therapy Training a Learning Pod containing instructional videos, articles, research, coursework, experiential exercises and course notes will be available on the BAST Learning Zone – our interactive online learning platform. This enables you to explore Holistic Voice Therapy and the 22 different ‘Vocal Processing Techniques’ develop your voice and study therapeutic voice work in the comfort of your home and at your convenience (within deadlines set).
28th September – 1st October – Module 2 – 4 Day Intensive
Our work comes alive with in-class practical sessions plus a deepening of the 22 Vocal Processing Techniques. These powerful techniques encourage the expression and movement of imbalances held on the mental, emotional, physical levels of being. In-depth enquiry and diagnosis methods will also be explored.
The course continues with 5 bi-monthly webinars lasting approximately 1.5 hours (depending on the material to be covered). The aim of these webinars is to support you through your case study period as well as offer support regarding building a successful business.
At the end of the case study period you will be required to submit a video showing a practical session for assessment.
Earlybird Fee – £1339 – deadline 31st January
Full Course Fee – £1472 – (if paying after the earlybird deadline or in instalments)
(1) Beck, Gotfried, Hall & Cisler (2006), ‘Supporting the Health of College Solo Singers: the relationship of positive emotions and stress to changes in salivary lgA and cortisol during singing.’