Autogenic Training (AT)

Autogenic Therapy is a comprehensive therapeutic system encompassing the mind and body which teaches skills to facilitate people to make the most of their own capacity for self-healing and self-development.

Autogenic training is a series of mental exercises which brings about profound relaxation similar to certain meditation states. The exercises allow the mind to calm itself by switching off the body’s stress response. Physiological changes have been measured in the body showing that this occurs. This in turn boosts the immune system function towards repair of the body and recovery. The result is a more balanced activity of mind and body and an ability to switch into a calm state of mind easily and at will.

Training offers the opportunity to learn and experience passive concentration, being alert but detached and, once learnt, these techniques form a lifelong skill that can become part of a health-promoting lifestyle.

Autogenic training can benefit almost anyone to improve efficiency and general health. It helps deal with emotional difficulties and can be used to support other therapies undertaken. It can also be a helpful therapy for many physical problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperventilation
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Muscular Pain and Tension
  • Panic Attacks
  • Pre-Menstrual Tension
  • Sleep Disorders

The Autogenic Technique is one of self-help which can enable the individual to manage health and other problems more successfully.

For further information, visit The British Autogenic Society

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