I have had the opportunity to introduce many hundreds of patients to Autogenic Training. It never ceases to amaze and delight me to hear of the treasures they find within themselves by using this simple meditative practice. Dr Ann D. Bowden, M.B, Ch.B., D.C.H., MFHom
Finding time for me
Allowing myself to be free
I listen to myself more – find my own answers. Feel more connected with myself and with my life. I feel more in control. Trainee counsellor
Bringing calm and quiet to a busy mind where every day is always busy.
After 3 weeks of AT I experienced everything I wanted and failed to find, from 11 months of intensive CBT. Client – J.Bird, 2007
I have stopped taking painkillers. There is no panic when I found I had run out, then I realised I could cope with the pain. Client – J.Bird, 2009
Teaching autogenics to people profoundly relax and manage stress has been one of the most enjoyable and effective tools of my medical practice in helping people to help themselves. Dr Alice Green, 2009
AT researched and published ability (2004) to help early stage cancer patients to improve their immune systems and promote well-being. Margaret Hidderley
AT means to me
- daily pain – comforted
- daily exhaustion – reduced
- daily enjoyment – increased
Plus a skill I can pass on to others.
Autogenic Training has done wonders for my long-standing insomnia. Nida Ingham
Autogenic Training is the quickest and most effective tool in my life for reducing and even eliminating anxiety and stress. Janet C. Love
AT is the most wonderful self help technique, allowing me to become calm and focused. Bernice Lorenz
I have workied with children who find learning difficult since 1994. I have found AT helps them enormously and about 80% of them find it a useful tool. I use a modified version with children as young as 5 obviously parental help is required at this stage. Children as young as 9 can use it on their own. Izzie Harrap
AT has been crucial in enabling me to cope with loss of sight and carry on working when over 70. Marion C Brion Dr PhD Cert. Ed
British Autogenic Society (Registered Charity No 1092448), founded 1984
HELP YOURSELF TO WELL-BEING using Schultz’s six standard autogenic exercises, now 100 years old.
Serious short-term therapy using this simple and well-established method of self-help.
Autogenic Training (AT) is for the self-motivated person (you) wanting to take control of your well-being.
People learn AT for anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue, any condition made worse by stress, or to enhance creativity and improve energy and self-confidence.
Learn it in 8 to 10 weeks with a BAS trained therapist and you will have a skill for life.
In London, AT is available on the NHS.
During the last decades Autogenic Training / Therapy has been a subject of a wide range of research studies both in the UK and internationally. Here is a selection of clinical audits and evaluations, qualitative and quantitative research reports and articles. Some can be viewed in fullby following the links and others are available on request. more about research
The following are UK-based and International Members of the British Autogenic Society who have undergone training as Autogenic Therapists. Any person who is not a Member of the Society cannot be recommended as a suitable Autogenic Therapist. Some entries contain an email link, and a link to an individual practitioner web page.
How to access AT
If you live in or near London your GP can refer you for AT by writing to Dr. Ann Bowden, Lead Clinician, Autogenic Therapy, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR. Telephone 020 7391 8888, Fax 020 7391 8869. Courses run at the Hospital throughout the year.
For autogenic training in other parts of the UK and other provision in London, please use the Therapists tab at the top of the Home page. We can answer your questions over the phone on 07534 539425.