A charitable organisation formed in 1984 as the British Association for Autogenic Training and Therapy, the British Autogenic Society — as we have been known since 1999 — is the professional and regulatory body for Autogenic Therapists and practitioners in the UK.
The BAS is working to establish Autogenic Therapy, or AT, as a widely-used form of treatment in the UK – available on recommendation from doctors, health centres, primary care centres and schools.
TOP Our primary activities
• Setting the educational and qualification standards for practitioners
• Providing professional training in Autogenic Therapy
• Raising the profile of AT so that practitioners benefit from increased awareness
• Maintaining and promoting the benefits of membership, including networking opportunities and the circulation of relevant information through the BAS newsletter
• Maintaining the links and continuous dialogue with other professional organisations and the medical establishment
• Supporting our members, friends and associates to undertake quality research on AT
TOP Our Patrons
We are very pleased to welcome four eminent people as Patrons of the BAS. They are:
• Professor Edzard Ernst FRCP – Professor of Complementary Medicine at Exeter University
• Leslie Kenton – Author and expert on a range of complementary therapies
• Dr Roger Neighbour FRCGP – 2004-2007 President of the Royal College of General Practitioners and author of standard GP training works
• Patrick Pietroni FRCGP – Founder of the first General Practice surgery to incorporate complementary medicine, Marylebone Road, London, UK
TOP BAS Board – Who’s Who
The British Autogenic Society is led by a voluntary Board, whose officers have chosen to dedicate their time and energies to ensure Autogenic Therapists receive the support they need to continue practising AT, and that more people learn and gain from the benefits of this effective non-drug, self-help approach to reducing the symptoms of stress and other conditions.
Prof Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FRCP
Dr Roger Neighbour MA, DSc, FRCGP, FRCP, FRACGP