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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 …

Tone Poems – What are they & how can we use them for therapeutic effect?

A tone poem is a simple song made from non-sensical language.  They need to be easy to sing and join in with and simple to share. The aim is to unite people in song, dissolve barriers and open hearts and minds. Tone poems are non-sensical words because this echoes the sharing of language that would have happened as people met …

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is important at every stage of your life, it includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how you think, feel, the choices you make and your behaviour. It also has an influence on how you bounce back from difficult situations that we all face from time to time. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, you …

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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 …