A journey through Sound Therapy – 1994 to now

As we approach our 20th anniversary at BAST I’ve been reflecting on how far we’ve come since I started working with sound therapy. Lyz in 1995 I first started looking into sound therapy in 1994 when I was diagnosed with ME and found that therapeutic sound made me feel so much better. Here is a picture of me back then! …

a man playing the gong in a sound therapy treatment

What Is The BAST Method of Sound Therapy?

The therapeutic sound field is vast – there are so many different approaches from different backgrounds. At BAST, we use the BAST Method of Sound Therapy, but what is it and how is it used? We have two main ways of working at BAST, passively and actively. In all of our approaches the therapist needs to have a good understanding …

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What’s New At BAST for 2019

Our brand new prospectus is ready and it features more courses and choices than ever before! We’ve really enjoyed putting this programme together – it has been quite the mental agility test to get everything to work, but it has been so worth it. Due to the increasing number of people wanting to use sound and music for health and …

Google Home Device

Bring Sound Relaxation Into Your Home Using A Smart Home Device

Smart devices are not only there to tell you the weather, what the traffic is doing etc they can be used to create wonderful health-boosting ‘sonic atmospheres’ at home. Using sound therapy as a method of relaxation has helped people with a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, stress and pain. Anyone that has tried massaging their own tense …

Sound Affects

Have you ever been moved to tears or had goosebumps or chills when listening to your favourite track? Do you find high pitched sounds such as alarms or nails down a blackboard really intrusive or even annoying? Have you ever wondered why this is? The way we respond to sound and music is down to the way we have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years.

The Healing Power of Your Voice

The power of the human voice never ceases to amaze me. Not only does it enable us to communicate, to tell great stories, to share our problems and our successes but it also helps boost our immune system – more of this later in this post.  My first experience of the power of therapeutic sound was using the voice.  I …

28th February – 1st March – Module 2 – Rhythm Group Facilitation

Module 2 – Rhythm Group Facilitation – Express your story in a rhythmscape offering an outlet for communication beyond words, explore the application of rhythm in a therapeutic context and the use of rhythm games to develop social skills, communication, expression, team building, conflict resolution and group interaction.

28th & 29th march – Module 3 – Soundscapes & Sonic Art

Module 3 – Soundscapes, Interactive Sessions, Sonic Art – Explore how to use sound as a dynamic ‘healthy art’ form. Soundscape sessions are interactive, dynamic and fun, encouraging communication, collaboration and artistic and emotional expression. This module is a perfect way to combine sound with other visual and written art-forms such as poetry, creative writing, photography, sculpture and so on.

18th & 19th April – Module 4 – Narrative Soundscapes

Module 4 – Working with Unhelpful Narrative – How many of us go through life with unhelpful beliefs that hold us back? This module offers a powerful way to question these beliefs and offers an outlet for expression beyond words. As a result the unhelpful story can lose its power and a new potential way of being can be explored using …