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 …

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Coronavirus Advice for Sound Therapists

Everyone is talking about Coronavirus and it’s important to take caution if you are running group sound bath events. Here is our advice to our students, alumni and other sound therapists who might be running these sessions. For further advice on keeping yourself and your clients protected, see the latest government advice. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19   Share this Post

Music as Medicine – The Musical Recommended Daily Allowance

When was the last time you listened to music? Today, yesterday, right now? Most people hear or actively listen to music every day and as humans we tend to change our playlists based on our mood. Music psychologists have proven time and time again, that music can have an effect on our health. So with that in mind, wouldn’t it …

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6 ways to beat January blues with therapeutic sound & music

It’s half-way through January, the tinsel has been packed away and the bubble and sparkle of the New Year is ebbing away. As the long grey days of winter set in, what do we do to help banish those winter blues? It’s actually a lot easier than you think. Due to the way we have evolved to respond to sound, …

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New research project with music streaming service Deezer

  We are conducting research with Deezer, global music streaming service into the uses of music and what it means to you and your health & wellbeing. We’re looking for as many people are possible to fill in the survey linked below to let us know the power of music in your life. We are setting out to discover the secret ingredients in …

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Uniting People Through Music For Peace Day

Today we are celebrating International Peace Day. Peace One Day’s objective is to make 21st September an annual day of global unity and intercultural cooperation. Humans have been influenced by sound and music before boundaries even existed on Earth so what better way to express Peace One Day than to bring clips from all over the world together. To support …

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 …

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How can sound and music help mental health?

These days it is widely accepted that ‘wellbeing’ is just as important as ‘health’, but what does it mean to be mentally ‘well’, how do we know when something isn’t right and what can we do about it? Lyz Cooper, founder of The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) talks about her experience and shares her research on how to …

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What is voice arts therapy?

There is an increasing amount of research that shows the benefits of arts-based activities on health and wellbeing. With social prescribing being a hot topic within the NHS there has never been a better time to work within the arts in health field. At BAST we have been working with sound and voice as a therapeutic art-form within our Group …

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Music to improve your sleep by up to 45%

Back in November, Lyz wrote SOMNUS X is a 10 minute piece of Consciously Designed Music specifically designed to help induce sleep. We asked our friends, followers and members of the public to take part in a sleep study to test the track and monitor their quality of sleep. Sleep affects almost every aspect of our lives including our general …