The British Academy of Sound Therapy
improve health and wellbeing through award winning courses, consciously designed music and ongoing research.


Dedicated to improving health and well-being using therapeutic sound and music.


The British Academy of Sound Therapy have been conducting ongoing research and development into Sound Therapy since 1994 which gives our courses a scientific, well documented foundation. 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. Our vision is to continue to raise awareness of this important field with training courses, projects, events and a growing range of products.


Sound Therapy Courses

Learn how to use sound on a deeper therapeutic level. This course looks at how to give a wide range of sessions. We will work with gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, drum and therapeutic percussion as well as guided self-reflection and mindfulness. You will learn how to use the 5Rs method to provide treatments.

Group and 1-2-1 therapy training course options available.

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Soundbath Training

Gongbaths & soundbaths are in high demand and this course teaches you how to create a wide range of sessions to keep your clients coming back.

Learn to play a range of soundbath instruments & how differentiate your sessions by combining sound with guided self-reflection and mindfulness. We will be working with Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and gong.

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Voice Therapy Courses

Learn to harness the power of the voice. During this course we will teach you to how to provide treatments using vocal techniques to improve the health and wellbeing of yourself and others. You’ll learn to run professional & transformative sessions.

Group and 1-2-1 treatment course options available.

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Arts For Health Courses

Learn how to provide Sound Arts or Voice Arts workshops which are dynamic, creative, fun and a boost for health & wellbeing. Learn to facilitate participative sessions for groups.

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Our Sound Therapy research helps us understand why sound has such a profound effect on the mind and body. This is something we teach our students in every course they take.

The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) was the first training establishment to offer formal qualifications in sound and voice therapy. The BAST Method of Sound Therapy 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.



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. Sound Therapy can be used to encourage mindfulness, self awareness and calming which in turn can encourage healing through stress relief. 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.


Lyz Cooper, BAST Founder, composes consciously designed music. The music draws on cognitive neuroscience, music psychology and research into sound therapy. One of our most well known pieces is ‘Weightless’, co-created with Marconi Union, officially named the most relaxing song in the world and winner of a Time Magazine Award, coming 11th in the ‘Top 50 Best Inventions’ for 2011.

Lyz still regularly collaborates and writes new tracks in this genre. These are published on Lyz’s spotify playlist for those who would like to listen.

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