Sussex Sound Therapy Expert to Hold Awareness Event


One of the country’s leading pioneers in Sound Therapy is planning a special event at the University of Chichester so people can get a taste of the life-changing and healing benefits of sound therapy and help mark her academy’s tenth birthday.
Founder of Soundworks and the British Academy of Sound Therapy Lyz Cooper, from Chichester, is inviting people to experience ‘sound baths’, ‘sonic massages’ and ‘sonic hot chocolate’ during the course on 5 June which will culminate in a ‘sonic boom’ using instruments such as Himalayan bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and drums.

Lyz, who is also a tutor and author, said: “Most people can relate to a piece of music being relaxing or energising. In a sound therapy treatment we play a combination of ancient and modern instruments to gently relax or stimulate the energy system, rather like an acupuncturist but with sound instead of needles! This technique may sound strange, but the methodology is supported by the latest cutting edge science”.

“Over the years, many of our clients have made life-changing recoveries from their symptoms. We have worked with individuals with fertility issues, chronic pain, cancer, stress-related illnesses, IBS, ME, tinnitus, mild depression, anxiety, arthritis and so much more. Whether people have a regular ‘tune up’ or relaxation session, or have a chronic long-term illness, sound could help people to enjoy a better quality of life.”

Some of Lyz’s students have had amazing results which have included a woman who was suffering with cancer being able to walk around the supermarket for the first time in years and helping a man with a paralysed arm regain mobility.

“One in five Britons are now using complementary therapies and alternative medicines, but the benefits of sound are still relatively unknown in this country. In Germany and the US, it is much more widely used. I’m now really keen to make as many people as possible aware of the power of sound therapy.

“We also need more people around the UK to train as professional sound therapists so we can offer help to people who need it as demand for the service grows,” Lyz explained.

The ‘Sonic Boom’ event takes place on 5 June at the University of Chichester, Bognor Campus. For more information go to