Written by Joanna Bates My PLD journey began at the worst time imaginable – maybe… Within days of committing to the Practitioner Level Diploma Course in Sound Therapy for 2020 (monetarily and psychologically) along with a good many other students in several countries around the globe – the world seemed to stop in its tracks. February 2020 was exactly the …
BAST helps Morrisons in search of ‘the cheeriest voice in Britain’
We all know how stressful Christmas shopping could be. This is why Morrisons is trying to make this year’s holiday season a little bit more cheerful for us all. In collaboration with Lyz Cooper, founder of The British Academy of Sound Therapy, Morrisons came up with ‘Festive Fred’ who would replace the usual voice at the self-service tills at all Morrisons stores across the country.
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.
Sounding the Mind of God Description
This is an exciting time to be alive! Advancements in science are helping to support, and add a new dimension to, thousands of years of spiritual teachings. This process is helping to increase the awareness and credibility of holistic therapies in the mainstream.
As I write this long overdue post I am in an apartment in Byron Bay, Australia. I have just finished running a five day intensive diploma in voice therapy in Brisbane, drove to Byron and spent a long but enjoyable day today playing and choosing crystal bowls for the next group of students that I will be teaching in a …
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 …
7th & 8th February 2015 – Module 1 – Gongbaths, Soundbaths and Relaxation Sessions
Module 1 – Gongbaths, Soundbaths and Relaxation Sessions – We will explore how to give relaxing sessions using the gong, Himalayan and crystal bowls and how these relaxation sessions affect neurology, biology and psychology. We will practice specific techniques to encourage maximum relaxation.
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 …