Group Sound Therapy Training

Professional Diploma

Group Sound Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

Due to Covid-19, we are running the first few days of this course by virtual classroom. The virtual classroom runs 9.30am – 2pm each day via Zoom. We will be delivering modules through our online portal and you will have increased course material. You will only be required to attend in person for 2 days.

This course is perfect for anyone wanting to facilitate sessions that are more focused on a therapeutic process rather than an arts intervention. This course looks at how to give a wide range of active and passive sound and drum therapy sessions. During the course we will be working with Himalayan Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Gong, Drum and Therapeutic Percussion as well as the 5Rs process to help with deeper self-reflection and mindfulness.

The Group Sound Therapy course is our most popular course. It appeals to teachers, health-workers, occupational therapists, holistic health therapists and anyone wanting to use therapeutic sound in a group. It is packed full of techniques to enable you to build an exciting and diverse portfolio of group sound work sessions.

  • No previous experience needed

  • 1 x 2 day non-residential module

  • Easy to use online learning platform

  • Case study 'test' sessions

  • Video recordings & further study materials

  • Recorded learning sessions for case study period

  • Supported by on-going scientific research

  • 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

  • When?

    18th November – 22nd November 2020

  • Course Fees

    £1328 Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    Dip. GST (BAST)

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Full Course Details In Depth

Fundamental - A module delivered through the online Learning Zone

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with the voice as a therapeutic tool
  • Introducing the BAST Method of Group Sound Therapy
  • Exploring the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic sound-work and our growing body of research
  • Complete the online module at home in your own time before the module
Course Outline 2020

18th - 20th November
Virtual Classroom 9.30am - 2pm

Join your peers and tutors in the comfort of your own home to drill deeply into the theoretical underpinnings of the course. We will also have some fun and interactive discussions and playing sessions.

21st - 22nd November
In Person Attendance At The University of Chichester - Full Day

Come into class to get hands on experience and deepen your knowledge of your instruments.

What will I learn?

Sonic Immersion and Exploration

Bringing the threads through from the ‘Fundamental’ module on the Learning Zone, this experiential and fun day is full of practical activities, sound-bath sessions and exploring how each instrument moves mind, body and emotions in slightly different ways. The application of each instrument therapeutically will also be discussed.

Soundbaths and Relaxation Sessions

We will explore how to give relaxing sessions using the gong, Himalayan and crystal bowls.

Gongbaths and Soundbaths with reflective practice

Today we will cover the therapeutic use of the gong and look at creating different types of gong-bath for different therapeutic effects. We will also go deeper into soundbaths with the addition of the 5Rs reflective technique, enabling people to have a potentially transformative dialogue with the self through their interaction with the sound.

Drum Journeys and Rhythm

We will be using neuroscience and sound psychology to understand how and why drum journeys can be so effective. We will also explore the dynamic ‘Rhythm of Life’ sessions, reflecting on how rhythm can be used for balance and harmony.

Working with Unhelpful Narrative

Our reflective process (known as ‘The 5Rs’) combined with soundscaping offers a powerful way to question limiting beliefs and offers an outlet for expression beyond words. Unhelpful, negative beliefs and behaviours can be reframed into a new and more life-affirming way of being. This method takes sound-work to a new dimension.

Coursework and Home-study

You will be required to spend approximately 2 - 3 hours a week immersing yourself in therapeutic sound through interactive exercises on the Learning Zone as well as practical exercises with your instruments from home.

Case Studies, Webinars and Community Project

Put everything you have learned into practice during a case study period. You will receive lesson plans, support and webinars to help you through this rewarding part of your learning journey.

You can also join your peers and mentor for the research project.


Full Course Fee: £1328

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