Holistic Voice Therapy Training

Practitioner Level Diploma

Holistic Voice Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma)

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 distance learning option.

  • 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?

    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 begins 7th February 2023

  • Course Fees

    £1869 Earlybird Fee – Ends 30th November 2022
    £2055 Full Course Fee
    Instalment Plan Available

  • Qualification

    PL.Dip. HVT (BAST)

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Course Contents

  • The key concepts and research underpinning working with the voice as a therapeutic tool
  • 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 7Rs 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

Equipment Webinar – From 14th December 2022

  • 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 – From 28th December 2022

  • 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 7th – 10th February 2023 9.30am – 2pm

  • 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

Coursework & 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 – Coursework Check-in 10th March 2023 9.30am – 11.30am

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

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

  • The process deepens with the 1-2-1 case study process
  • Reflection deepens – practise supporting your client’s process with the ‘The 7Rs Process’
  • Hypothetical case studies will be discussed in small peer groups with a tutor to support the process
  • We will unpack the BAST Method in more depth and more Vocal Processing Techniques will be discussed and delivered

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

    • Enjoy practising different techniques with your peers
    • Get support from the tutor team
    • Develop the techniques further
    • Gain confidence and experience with practical in-class sessions

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

    Virtual Classroom 4 – 28th – 30th June 2023 9.30am – 2pm 

    • Hypothetical case study sessions 1

    In-class Intensive 2 – 14th – 16th July 2023 

    • Perfect your techniques learned at Intensive classroom 1
    • Learn more advanced vocal techniques
    • Practice as a group and 1:1
    • Gain confidence and experience with practical in-class sessions

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

    Virtual Classroom 5 – 13th – 15th September 2023 9.30am – 2pm

    • Hypothetical case study sessions 2

    Virtual Classroom 6 – 1st December 9.30am – 11.00am 

    • Case study check-in


    • 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: £1869 – Discount ends 30th November 2022

    Full Course Fee: £2055

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