Group Sound & Movement Therapy Training

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.

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

  • Work With

    Groups Only

  • Where?

    A blend of home study & 1 class-room based module held at the University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. A full distance learning option of this course is available, see our prospectus for more information.

  • When?

    Dates for 2022 Coming Soon

  • Course Fees

    TBC – Earlybird Course Fee
    TBC – Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    Dip.GSAT (BAST)

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Course Modules & Timeline
Blended Learning Option

Equipment Webinar

  • This is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after 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

    • A pre-recorded online course to take before 19th May 2021
    • You can complete this at any time 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

    • 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

    Coursework & Home Study

    • Embark on a wonderful journey with your instruments
    • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos deepen your learning
    • Coursework is estimated to take between 2 – 3 hours a week
    • Practise different types of session and explore the therapeutic potential of the techniques
    • Prepare for the in-class intensive by practising with your instruments

    In-class Intensive

    • Put together what you’ve learned with your peers
    • Get in-class support from the tutor team
    • Gain confidence and experience with your instruments Give and receive SAMT sessions in small groups

    Day 1: 9.30am – 6.30pm
    Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm

    Case Studies & Research Project

    • Take 6 – 9 months to complete your case studies
    • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by BAST
    • Choose a subject to research in more depth with your peer group. Past research groups have explored chronic pain, anxiety and mood state for example. Use your findings to further your work/business and create opportunities


    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: £TBC

    Full Course Fee: £TBC

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