Group Sound Therapy Training

Professional Diploma

Group Sound Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

Our Group Sound Therapy training for 2019 is now full. This information relates to our 2020 course for which enrolment is open.

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.

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    No previous experience needed

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    1 x 5 day non-residential module

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    Easy to use online learning platform

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    Case study 'test' sessions

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    Video recordings & further study materials

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    Recorded learning sessions for case study period

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    Supported by on-going scientific research

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    University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR

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    18th November – 22nd November 2020

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    Earlybird Discount Price £1195
    Earlybird Ends 31st July 2020

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    Dip. GST (BAST)

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    Group Course

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Full Course Details In Depth

The intensive module will run 18th November – 22nd November 2020.

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

Day 1 – 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.

Day 2 – Soundbaths and Relaxation Sessions

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

Day 3 – 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.

Day 4 – 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.

Day 5 – 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 and takes sound-work to a new dimension.

Coursework and Home-study
23rd November 2020 – 26th February 2021

During this three month period you will 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. There is also further information including articles, videos and quizzes.

Case Studies, Webinars and Community Project
26th March 2021 for 6 – 9 months

Put everything you have learned into practice during this 6 – 9 month case study period. You will receive lesson plans, support and webinars to help you through this rewarding part of your learning journey.

Join your peers and mentor for the research project. Submit a copy of your finished portfolio to us for final assessment by the deadline. We ask for the assessment fee of £75 only on submission of your portfolio to spread the cost of your training.


Earlybird Fee: £1195

Full Course Fee: £1328

To Qualify For The Earlybird Price, Enrol Before 31st July 2020. After this, full fees apply.

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