Holistic Voice Therapy Training
Distance Learning Option

Practitioner Level Diploma

Holistic Voice Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma) – Distance Learning

This course offers the opportunity for both 1-2-1 and group work.

This course incorporates two very different therapeutic approaches. The first approach, ‘Passive Voice Therapy’ is where the client receives a treatment of gentle tones and overtones (harmonic singing) in a technique designed to place them into a deep state of relaxation similar to deep meditation. Our research has shown that many physical, emotional and mental health benefits can be achieved using this approach.

The second approach, known as ‘Vocal Processing Techniques,’ is where the practitioner supports the client to use voice, breath, movement and visualisation exercises that are relevant to the client’s symptoms/ situation (the practitioner has 22 different techniques to choose from). As well as the research we have conducted, singing has also been shown to increase salivary Immunoglobulin A – one of the body’s primary defence mechanisms

This course also has a blended learning option with in person modules, please request a full prospectus for more information.

  • 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

  • CPD Options

  • Work With

    Individuals and Groups

  • Where?

    Study from home via virtual classroom

  • When?

    Course begins 10th March 2021

  • Course Fees

    £1,731 Earlybird Course Fee
    £1,923 Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)

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Course Contents

  • 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 – practitioners have over 22 different specific techniques using the breath, movement, visualisation and voice to help a client to improve health and wellbeing and explore their personal process in more depth
  • The 5Rs Reflective process helps you hold a safe and potentially transformative therapeutic space – help a client to see themselves more deeply through working with the voice.
  • 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

Foundation Module – 12th February 2021

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

Virtual Classroom 1 – 1oth – 12th March 2021

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Explore research underpinning how and why voicework can be so effective
  • Experience voice-bath and vocal sessions to understand how the voice affects mind, body and emotions in different ways
  • Discuss the application of the therapeutic percussion instruments

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

Distance learning with your voice – 15th March – 10th September 2021

  • 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
  • Practise the sessions you have chosen to qualify in – videos and tutorials aim to support you with this process

Theory Assessment 4th September 2021

  • Put your knowledge to the test
  • The online theory assessment is the culmination of your work

Virtual Classroom 2 – 29th – 1st October 2021

  • Exploring the passive voice therapy sessions in more depth
  • Case study sheets are introduced and discussed
  • Hypothetical case studies are explored in smaller group sessions
  • Prepare for your upcoming practical assessment

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

Practical Assessment

  • Send in a video of you giving a passive voice therapy session
  • Your own personal tutor will give you feedback and guidance

Case Studies & Research Project November 2021

  • Take 6 – 12 months to complete your case studies
  • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by BAST
  • Webinars help you through this rewarding part of your learning journey
  • Join your peers and mentor for the research webinar

Virtual Classroom 3 – 2nd – 3rd December 2021

  • Exploring the active method practical sessions in more depth
  • Reflection deepens – practise supporting your client’s process with the ‘The 5Rs Process’
  • The application of the Vocal Processing Techniques is explored in more depth
  • Hypothetical case studies are discussed in smaller group sessions

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time


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


Earlybird Course Fee: £1,731 – you must enrol before 31st January to qualify for this discount

Full Course Fee: £1,923

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