Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – BAST Alumni Gary’s journey with a client

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding the disease. Lots of research has been undertaken about how sound and music can help to relieve behavioural and emotional symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. British neurologist Oliver Sacks states that music is processed more widely in the brain than any other activity that we do. …

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Happy Solstice

Today is the winter solstice – the shortest day. Roughly translated solstice means ‘sun standing still’. It is a time when the sun appears to pause before reversing the direction of its seasonal path across the sky.  The winter solstice is the perfect time for reflection, it is the darkest time before the days start to lengthen – a time to …

Sleep Soundly in 5 Days for Insight Timer

We are delighted to present a new course developed for Insight Timer – Sleep Soundly In 5 Days. Insomnia is a growing problem that many associate with. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), ‘insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical or other occupational errors’. There are also links between …

What’s New At BAST for 2021

Introducing the 2021 prospectus, a new course and our big announcement…online courses!Those of you on our mailing list will already have received our 2021 prospectus and we’re excited to be sharing it to the public! New Distance Learning Courses The COVID-19 pandemic presented us with a massive learning curve this year – how could we continue to deliver high quality …

Overcoming Anxiety Using Sound Programme on Insight Timer

Our research over the last 25 years has showed that our music and sound therapy techniques really help people with wide range of stress related conditions including chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety. With this in mind, we were thrilled when the world’s number one meditation app, Insight Timer approached Lyz recently to create a programme for their users which aimed …

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Reflection on 20 years of teaching Sound Therapists

The British Academy of Sound Therapy is celebrating it’s 20th birthday this year, we aren’t sure where the time has gone! We were hoping to celebrate with a sonic boom, however Covid-19 has put a rain-check on any celebrations for now. Over the past 20 years, our teaching methods, research and position in the holistic industry has grown enormously, and …

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Face The Music – Singing For Younger Looking Skin With FOREO

We were asked by technology experts at FOREO to understand whether singing can be good for your skin and if so, how? We’ve known about the benefits of singing for health and wellbeing for decades – this is something we teach our students during our Voice Therapy courses. FOREO asked us to conduct a research project to investigate whether the …

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Our Sonic Sound Art Challenge

Due to the COVID-19 situation the theoretical parts of our professional diploma courses were held in virtual classrooms.  The Professional Diploma in Group Sound Art Therapy students were asked to create a soundscape piece and were given a piece of art as inspiration (see below). The aim of the soundscape was ‘to paint what you see using sound’.  We divided …

5 top tips for using sound and music to thrive during lockdown

Feeling anxious, on edge or low is common right now. Coronavirus lockdown isn’t easy and everyone is coping differently. It’s an unprecedented time and keeping safe and well has never been so important. Uplifting your mood state can boost your immune system so we have got some tips to keep you cheerful and relaxed during this outbreak 1) Listen to …

Project Global Sound team up with Peace One Day

And we need you. Project Global Sound is back! Having been established in 2011 in order to promote health, wellbeing and unity across the globe through sound, the resounding success has meant we are doing it all over again. This year has seen us couple with Peace One Day to not only promote peace but also to unite people in …