Sound Therapy Training

Practitioner Level Diploma

Sound Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma)

A Practitioner helps their clients to discover how their current life/health situation impacts their wellbeing in a deeper and focused way. On this course you will learn how to choose the best instruments and techniques to support your clients and how to apply those techniques to suit their individual needs. You can also apply the techniques to groups. As well as having specific techniques, there is room for professional judgment and creativity – it is rare that any two treatments are exactly the same.

This course is perfect if you want an in-depth look in 1-2-1 sound therapy, a variety of instrument choices and to also be able to give group sound sessions.

Full Course Details In Depth

‘Fundamental’ – A module delivered through the online Learning Zone

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with therapeutic sound, the BAST Method of Sound Therapy and the 5Rs framework
  • Exploring the neuroscience, psychology and our growing body of research on the benefits of therapeutic sound
    Quizzes and interactive exercises to check your understanding of our key concepts and deepen your knowledge
  • Complete the online module at home in your own time before the deadline.

  • Work With

    Individuals and Groups

  • Where?

    A blend of home study & 2 class-room based modules held at University of Chichester Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR

  • When?

    Module 1: 1st – 5th April 2020
    Module 2: 1st – 5th July 2020

  • Cost

    Full core curriculum fee: £1386
    Plus 3 or 4 instrument pods at £267 (Full Fee)
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

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Intensive module 1 1st – 5th April 2020

Day 1 – Sonic Immersion and Exploration

Bringing the threads through from the ‘Fundamental’ module and our research on sound induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASC). Try different sound-bath sessions and explore how each instrument affects mind, body and emotions in different ways. The therapeutic application of each instrument is also discussed.

Day 2 – ‘The Metals’ – Himalayan Bowls and Gongs

Enjoy exploring different playing techniques with the Himalayan singing bowls and gongs. If Himalayan singing bowls is one of your module choices, you will be able to choose from a large selection of ethically sourced Himalayan singing bowls individually chosen by Lyz Cooper.

Day 3 – Crystal Bowls and Monochord

We will learn that there is nothing sonically quite like the crystal bowls. We will explore the use and application of music intervals and discover that, according to research, each interval affects mind, body and emotions in different ways. We will also explore the monochord. This wonderful instrument is a new addition to our family and adds the rich harmonic warmth of strings to our therapeutic tool kit.

Day 4 – Rhythm and Voice

Today we will look at how and why the drum is such an effective therapeutic instrument and feel how different rhythms affect us in different ways. We will also explore the power of the human voice with toning and overtone singing.

Day 5 – Sonic Experience Sessions

Today we put into practice what we have learned by putting together different types of practical therapeutic sound sessions based on the instruments we will be qualifying in.

Coursework & home-study with your instruments

After the first intensive your bespoke learning pathway will be created for you. This comprises articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos. Coursework is estimated to take between 2 – 3 hours a week.

Module 2 – 1st July – 5th July 2020

This module is full of in-depth practical exploration – practise and develop your techniques through 1-2-1 sessions with your peers. Learn a range of different exercises to support your clients between sessions and the reflective element of the treatment deepens.

Following an online assessment process, put everything you have learned into practice during your case study period. You will receive webinars to help you through this rewarding part of your learning journey. You will have the opportunity to join your peers and mentor for a research project.


Create your own bespoke learning pathway

You can choose to study 1 or 2 instruments in depth on the Deeper Exploration Pathway or 3 or 4 instruments in our Mixed Methods Pathway – click here for details.

Full core curriculum fee: £1386.00

Plus 3 or 4 instrument pods at £267 (full fee)

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