Group Sound & Movement Therapy Training
Distance Learning Option

Professional Diploma

Group Sound & Movement Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

We are delighted to be adding this dynamic course to our portfolio in 2021!

A Sound and Movement Therapist uses Gong, Drum and Crystal bowls to hold a space where people can explore themselves through gentle spontaneous and intuitive movement. Specific playing sequences allow participants to deepen their relationship with themselves and in doing so, gain greater understanding, facilitate release and flow on mental, emotional and physical levels.

Sound and Movement Therapy is perfect for grounding, centering and attaining a deeper understanding of ‘self’ and your relationship to the ‘other’ in your life.

A blended learning option with a face to face module is also available if you prefer.

  • Work With

    Groups Only

  • Where?

    Study from home via virtual classroom

  • When?

    Course starts 19th May 2021

  • Course Fees

    £860 – Earlybird Course Fee
    £985 – Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    Dip.GSAT (BAST)

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Course Contents

  • Exploring the current research in sound and movement therapy and therapeutic sound
  • The neuroscience and psychology of sound
  • Introducing the BAST Method of Sound and Movement Therapy
  • Group dynamics – ‘the hats we wear’ and how to hold and facilitate a transformative and therapeutic space
  • Reflective practice – the 5Rs method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply
  • Explore different types of sound and movement therapy sessions
  • Understanding your instruments in more depth – how they move you mentally, emotionally and physically
  • How to apply the instruments in a session
  • Musicality, dynamic, ebb and flow – how to make a session ‘live’
  • ‘The Rhythm of Life’ – different rhythm and movements to create balance and flow
  • Stillness – creating time and space for stillness and silence in a session
  • Creating a gong score – a composition specifically for SAMT sessions
  • Crystal sound – how intervals and the crystal bowls work in a session
  • Body awareness, mindfulness and inner listening

Course Modules & Timeline
Distance Learning Option

Equipment Webinar – 19th March 2021

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments to you
  • Choose the best equipment to suit your needs – help will be provided and if you order through us we will send them to your home
  • Playing technique tutorials will get you started and practising at home

    Foundation Module – 16th April 2021

    • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
    • Explore current research in sound psychology and neuroscience to support how and why therapeutic sound and movement can be so effective at improving health and wellbeing
    • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

    Virtual Classroom – 19th – 21st May 2021

    • Unpack the BAST Method of Sound and Movement Therapy in more depth in the comfort of your home
    • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
    • Understand more about the transformative nature of the instruments
    • The psychology of sound and the playing techniques
    • Discuss therapeutic application in more depth

    9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

    Distance Learning with your chosen instruments 24th May – 29th October 2021

    • Embark on a wonderful journey with your instruments
    • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos deepen your learning
    • Coursework is estimated to take 2 – 3 hours a week
    • Practise the sessions you have chosen to qualify in – videos and tutorials aim to support you with this process

    Virtual Classroom 2 – 4th – 5th November 2021

    • Exploring the practical sessions in more depth
    • Hypothetical case studies are explored and discussed in smaller group sessions
    • Prepare for the practical assessment

    9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

    Practical Assessment – December 2021

    • Send in a video of you giving a session
    • Your own personal tutor will give you feedback and guidance

    Case Studies & Research Project – January 2022

    • Take 6 – 9 months to complete your case studies
    • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by BAST
    • Webinars help you through this rewarding part of your learning journey
    • Join your peers and mentor for the research webinar


    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Group Sound And Movement Therapy

    You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’


    Earlybird Course Fee: £946 – you must enrol before 31st January 2021 to qualify for this discount

    Full Course Fee: £1,084

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