BAST® Training

In order to apply the BAST® diagnostic system in a reliable manner in a clinical and research context, it is recommended to take part in the BAST® training. The training is conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team of lecturers. To become a certified BAST® rater, a successful passing of the exam is required. BAST® is registered as European trademark by the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The BAST® certificate can only be acquired by trainings and exams conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team.



Currently, we offer four types of training:

1. BAST® Training as part (Module C3) of the master studies M.A. Dance culture V.I.E.W. in Cologne, Germany
The BAST® training comprises 2 weekend trainings including altogether 32 hours. The BAST training can be booked as a separate module independent of participation in the master studies M.A. Dance culture V.I.E.W. The exam to achieve the BAST® rater certificate can be taken after the training. This type of training is offered every third year in the winter term. The last training took place in the winter term 2018/19.

2. BAST® Training as a Crash Course in Cologne, Germany
The BAST® Crash Course comprises 1 weekend training including altogether 16 hours. The participation in the Crash Course requires a self-study of the BAST diagnostic system (see below, self-study training package) prior to the training. The exam to achieve the BAST® rater certificate can be taken after the training.

3. BAST® Training at other locations
On request the BAST® training can also be conducted at other locations and other times, if, for a example, a group of researchers needs to be trained for a specific research project. The fee depends on the number of lectures and the number of participants who have to be examined and certified and it includes the costs for travelling and accommodation for the lecturer(s).

4. Self-study training program
The trainings described above include theoretical lectures, practical coding training sessions, exercises to improve movement perception, and personalized supervision. The individual background in research and movement experience as well as the research questions of each participant are considered. Therefore, we recommend participation in the trainings. However, for those who cannot attend a BAST® training (options 1 and 2) or organize an external training (option 3), we offer a self-study training program.

Upcoming Seminars

Momentan sind keine aktuellen Seminare in unserer Datenbank hinterlegt.


Annette Degener

Dr. phil. Annette Degener (Dipl. Sportwissenschaftlerin)
Christian Büning

Institut für Tanz- und Bewegungskultur, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
Hedda Lausberg

Full Professor of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychiatry

Seminar Archiv

01. May 2022

BAST Einführung am 1. Mai 2022 in Köln

Im Rahmen des MA Tanz der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln gibt Prof. Lausberg am 1. Mai 2022 von 9:00 bis 16:30 Uhr eine Einführung in das BAST-System.

02. October 2021 - 03. October 2021

The Dancing Brain

Dance Movement Therapy and its Contributions to Neurocognitive Health.
October 2nd-3rd, 2021 in Maastricht with BAST workshop.

25. October 2018 - 26. October 2018

BAST® Training as part (Module C3) of the master studies M.A. Dance culture V.I.E.W.

at the German Sport University Cologne.
Part 1, October 25 – 26, 2018: Introduction to BAST
Part 2, December 14 – 15, 2018: Application of BAST in artistic, educational, and therapeutic contexts.

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04. May 2017

BAST® crash course on 4 and 11 May 2017

Im Rahmen eines Seminars an der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln.

30. January 2009

BewegungsAnalyse Ärztekammer Berlin

BewegungsAnalyse Skalen & Test (BAST) & KörperbildSkulpturTest (KST).
Ärztekammer Berlin

10. October 2008 - 11. October 2008

Körpererlebensorientierte Bewegungsanalyse und Körperbildskulpturtest

Körpererlebensorientierte Bewegungsanalyse und Körperbildskulpturtest.
Workshop IV: Supervision von Forschungsprojekten.

20. April 2007 - 21. April 2007

Einführungsworkshop in die körpererlebensfokussierende Bewegungsanalyse und den Körperbildskulpturtest

Einführungsworkshop in die körpererlebensfokussierende Bewegungsanalyse und den Körperbildskulpturtest© – Beobachtungs- und Diagnoseverfahren zum Körpererleben,
Berlin, 20. und 21. April 2007.

Mit Angela von Arnim und Hedda Lausberg.

02. July 2006 - 04. July 2006

Analysis of nonverbal behaviour

Analysis of nonverbal behaviour
– Introduction and Training Workshop to the Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory© and the Nonverbal Interaction and States Scales©, Berlin, August 2–4, 2006 and August 2007.

With Martha Davis, Hedda Lausberg, Robyn Flaum Cruz, and Miriam Roskin Berger.