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, 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?

    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?

    Dates for 2022 Coming Soon

  • Course Fees

    TBC Earlybird Course Fee
    TBC 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

  • 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 

  • 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

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

In-class Intensive 1

  • 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 – 6.30pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm

Virtual Classroom 2 

  • The process deepens with the 1-2-1 case study process
  • Reflection deepens – practise supporting your client’s process with the ‘The 5Rs 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

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

In-class Intensive 2

  • Where the 1-2-1 process comes together
  • More advanced techniques are practised and experienced
  • Discuss different treatment scenarios
  • Receive new knowledge of the treatment process
  • Gain confidence and hands-on experience
Day 1: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Day 2: 9.30am – 6pm

Theory Assessment

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

Case Studies & Research Project

  • Take 6 – 12 months to complete your case studies
  • Gain valuable experience in the field whilst being supported by BAST
  • Choose a subject to research in more depth with your peer group. Past research groups have explored chronic pain, anxiety and mood state for example. Use your findings to further your work/business and create opportunities
  • Join your peers and mentor for the research webinar


  • 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: TBC

Full Course Fee: TBC

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