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.

Learn how to help your clients to discover how their current life/health situation impacts their wellbeing in a deeper and focused way using a client centred reflective process. You will also learn to help your clients to reframe life-limiting beliefs and develop new and positive strategies for finding balance and flow in life.

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.

A distance learning option is also available for this course. Please request a prospectus for more information.

Course Modules & Timeline
Blended Learning Option

Equipment Webinar

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments to you
  • Help will be given if needed to help you choose the best instruments to work with
  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • Playing technique tutorials will get you started and practising at home before and after the virtual classroom

Foundation Module

  • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
  • Discuss how and why sound can be such an effective method for improving health and wellbeing
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

  • 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. A distance learning option is also available.

  • When?

    Course Starts January 17th 2023

  • Cost

    Full fee: £2369 – £2654 TBC

  • Qualification

    PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

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Virtual Classroom 1

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Practise playing techniques and experience sound bath sessions
  • Understand how different instruments affect mind, body and emotions in different ways and discuss the application of the instruments in more depth
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Sound Therapy will be introduced including current research in neuro-science, sound and music psychology and medical ethnomusicology

Coursework & Home Study for 14 – 16 weeks

  • Your bespoke learning pathway will be created for you
  • Embark on a wonderful investigation into your instruments and the method.
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos support this process
  • Coursework is estimated to take between 2 – 3 hours a week

Virtual Classroom 2 – Tutorial

  • During this session we will check all is well with your coursework and answer any questions you may have
  • We will check playing techniques
  • Have a valuable Q&A session with your tutors

In-class Intensive 1

  • Begin the 1-2-1 treatment process by practising your techniques with support from the tutor team
  • Receive new knowledge of the treatment process
  • Gain confidence and hands-on experience with your instruments

Day 1: 9.30am – 6.30pm

Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm

Day 3: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Virtual Classroom 3

  • The process deepens as we approach the start of the case study period
  • Look deeper into facilitating a reflective process with your client and holding a safe and potentially transformative therapeutic space
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups
  • Learn how to transition between instruments in a session and which instruments to apply

In-class Intensive 2

  • More advanced techniques are practised and experienced
  • Give and receive 1-2-1 treatments with support from your peer group and tutor team
  • Gain confidence and hands-on experience with your instruments

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

Case Studies & Research Project for 6 – 12 months

  • Take 6 – 12 months to complete your case studies
  • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by your tutors
  • 2 of your case study sessions will contribute to a research project which aims to further the field and provide work/business opportunities

Virtual Classroom 3 – Tutorial

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


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy


Create your own bespoke learning pathway

You can choose to study 1 instrument in depth on the Deeper Exploration Pathway or 3 or 4 instruments in our Mixed Methods Pathway – click here for details. Your course fee depends on what you choose.

Full fee: £2369 – £2654 TBC

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