Credibility & Benefits
Teaching AT is a rewarding experience, and the extent of the rewards can surprise the practitioner. We know that preventative approaches to maintaining and enhancing well-being are most effective, and we are committed to helping people help themselves. We are motivated by our conviction that stress lies behind many our clients’ symptoms. Those who are on medications feel that these treatments can be enhanced with Autogenic Training, and all our clients want to play an active role in their healing process. Our training programme teaches you to teach AT to others. It is an evidence-based programme that aims to integrate the theory and practice of Autogenic Therapy into the larger stress management and positive psychology contexts.
The BAS’s one-year part-time diploma course is open to those already working in the helping professions, and to those who can demonstrate equivalent experience.
Those who already work in health care add AT to their therapeutic armoury. Those who demonstrate equivalent experience become Lay AT Therapists, setting up practices which cater to people with a variety of psychophysiological problems and are under the care of a GP. They also work with well people who want to enhance their quality of life and choose AT as one of their ways of accomplishing their goals.
The Diploma in Autogenic Training (DipAT) qualifies you to teach Autogenic Training in your chosen setting as a Full Member of the British Autogenic Society. You may then undertake a three-year part-time post-graduate course, leading to a Diploma in Autogenic Psychotherapy (DipAP). This Diploma leads you to be eligible for individual registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), of which BAS is a member.