Group Voice Therapy Training

Professional Diploma

Group Voice Therapy Training (Professional Diploma)

Learn how to use a range of vocal techniques to improve health and wellbeing. This course enables you to run professional and potentially transformative voice therapy groups using breath, movement, visualisation and a range of vocal techniques.

A distance learning option is also available for this course.

  • No previous experience needed

  • 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

  • Community Project

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  • Work With

    Groups Only

  • Where?

    A blend of home study & 1 class-room based module held at University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. A distance learning option is also available.

  • When?

    Course begins 7th February 2023

  • Course Fees

    £1125 Earlybird Fee – Ends 30th Nov 22
    £1238 Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    Dip. GVT (BAST)

Course Contents

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with the voice as a therapeutic tool
  • Reflective practice – the 7Rs method of experiential processing – a way to understand ourselves more deeply
  • The BAST Method of Voice Therapy
  • Anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism
  • Exploring the neuroscience and psychology of therapeutic voice-work
  • How the voice affects the immune system and the release of certain neurotransmitters and hormones
  • Breath-work, vocal warm-up and vocal development exercises help to develop and free your voice
  • Voice-bath relaxation sessions using vowel sounds, overtones and therapeutic percussion
  • The PramAna sequence – Similar to Tai Chi, this exercise is relaxing as well as balancing for mind, body and emotions
  • Vocal Processing Techniques – Specific techniques using the breath, movement, visualisation and voice to help improve health and wellbeing
  • The Narrative Voicescape process – an interactive session to help people to help reframe negative thoughts and behaviours in a new and more positive way. This is beneficial for working with grief, bereavement, trauma, fears, phobias as well as anything that holds a person back in life

Course Modules & Timeline
Blended Learning Option

Equipment Webinar – 14th December 22

  • A therapeutic percussion kit is a wonderful addition to your work and all facilitators are required to have one
  • It comprises shakers, rainstick and chimes and is used to help people come back from being relaxed to more aware
  • You can order from our trusted suppliers through us. Good quality professional standard instruments will be hand selected for you and sent to your home

Foundation Module – 28th December 22

  • An online course to take at your leisure before the deadline
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Group Voice Therapy will be introduced
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

Virtual Classroom 1 – 7th – 10th February 2023 – 9.30am – 2pm

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth
  • Explore research underpinning how and why voicework can be so effective
  • Experience voice-bath and vocal sessions to understand how different techniques affect mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss the application of the therapeutic percussion instruments

    Coursework and Home Study

    • Embark on a wonderful investigation using a range of different vocal and breathwork exercises
    • Explore how, when and why to implement gentle bodywork (active exercises)
    • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support this process
    • Coursework is estimated to take between 2 – 3 hours a week

    Virtual Classroom 2 – 10th March 2023 – 9.30am – 11am – Coursework check-in

    • A chance to meet your peers
    • A quick coursework check-in
    • Checking playing techniques and Q&A session with your tutors

    Virtual Classroom 3 – 5th May 2023 – 9.30am – 11am

    • Check-in with your peers and tutors
    • Have a valuable Q & A session and discuss your case studies in more depth
    • Discuss research and ongoing business/professional development

    In-class Intensive Module 1 – 20th – 21st May 2023 

    • Try a range of different approaches with your peer group
    • Discuss the application of the techniques for different therapeutic outcomes such as chronic pain, anxiety, confidence for example
    • Gain confidence and deepen your knowledge and skills with
      support from the tutor team

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

    Virtual Classroom 4 –  8th – 9th June 2023 – 9.30am – 2pm

    • Hypothetical group sessions

    Virtual Classroom 5 – 24th November 2023 – 9.30am – 11.00am – Case study check-in


    • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma in Group Voice Therapy
    • You can achieve a ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’


    Earlybird Course Fee: £1125 – Ends 30th November 2022

    Full Course Fee: £1238

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