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Luthe Dr W & Schultz Dr JH, “Autogenic Therapy”
in six volumes. First published by Grune and Stratton, Inc., New York, 1969. This edition published in 2001 by The British Autogenic Society.
Vol. 1 Autogenic Methods
Vol. 2 Medical Applications
Vol. 3 Applications in Psychotherapy
Vol. 4 Research and Theory
Vol. 5 Dynamics of Autogenic Neutralisation
Vol. 6 Treatment with Autogenic Neutralisation

These seminal volumes by the originators of Autogenic Therapy, reprinted by the British Autogenic Society, have been adopted as textbooks at an international level, and function as a source of reference for many therapists in different countries. Each volume in the series covers specific areas of autogenic therapy. Since rigorous attempts have been made to remain brief and to avoid repetition, the entire series has been organised to function as one unit. An extended multi-volume table of contents, a glossary, a subject index at the end of each volume, and frequent use of cross-references guiding the reader to specific sections in other volumes, are designed to facilitate rapid orientation in the entire field of autogenic therapy.

This set of books would be of interest to those involved in psychotherapy and the healing professions, and to University and Hospital Medical Libraries. They would be unlikely to be of interest to the general public, and should certainly not be considered as a “do-it-yourself” method of learning Autogenic Therapy.

If you are interested in knowing more about these books, and their availability, please contact us at the address on the Contacts Page.


Bird J, and Pinch C, “Autogenic Therapy – Self-help for Mind and Body”, Newleaf, 2002
ISBN 0 7171 3422 9

Coleman, Jean MSc., “Luthe’s Cathartic Autogenic Training – A Therapist’s Handbook”, J Coleman, 1988

Kermani Dr K, “Autogenic Training – the effective way to conquer stress”, Thorsons 1992 (First by Souvenir Press 1990)

Lindemann Dr H, “Relieve Tension the Autogenic Way”, Peter H Wyden, New York, 1974

Linden Dr W, PhD, “Autogenic Training – A Clinical Guide”, Guilford Press, 1990

O’Donovan Dr JB, MRCGP, “Autogenic Training in Organic Illness”, J B O’Donovan, 1989

Rosa Dr K R, “You and AT” (translated from the German), E P Dutton & Co, Inc. New York, 1973

Sadigh Dr M R, PhD, “Autogenic Training – a Mind-Body approach to the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome” Haworth Press Inc, New York, 2001



Bradford, Nikki and Chamberlain, Geoffrey, “Pain Relief in Childbirth” – see chapter on Natural Pain Relief – section on Autogenic Training pp. 153-160, Harper Collins, 1995

O’Hanlon, Brenda, “Sleep – the common sense approach” – see chapter 7 on Autogenic Training, Newleaf, Republic of Ireland, 1997

O’Hanlon, Brenda, “Stress – the common sense approach” – see chapter 12 on Autogenic Training under stress management techniques, Newleaf, Republic of Ireland, 1997



Carruthers Dr M, “Health promotion by mental and physical training”, “British Journal of Holistic Medicine” Vol. 1, No. 2, 1984

Carruthers Dr M, “Train the mind to calm itself”, “General Practitioner” 16th July 1982

Carruthers Dr M, Patel et al, “Trial of relaxation in reducing coronary risk: 4 year follow-up”, “BMJ” 290

Farné, M and Corallo, A, “Autogenic Training and signs of distress: an experimental study”, Dipartimento do Psicologia dell’universita di Bologna; Boll Soc It Sper, No. 6, Vol. LXVIII, Idelson Napoli 1992

Kermani Dr K, “Stress, Emotions, Autogenic Training and AIDS: A Holistic Approach to the management of HIV-infected individuals”, Holistic Medicine Vol. 2

Linden W, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, “Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome”, in “Biofeedback and Self-Regulation”, Vol. 19, No 3, 1994-5

O’Moore, O’Moore, Harrison, Murphy and Carruthers “Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: Effects of treatment with Autogenic Training”, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 27, 145-151, 1983



Hamilton Dr D, PhD, “It’s the thought that counts – the astounding evidence of the power of mind over matter”, Hay House UK Ltd, 2006

Leader, D and Corfield D, “Why Do People Get Ill?” The Penguin Group 2007      ISBN 978 0 241 14316 2

Pelletier K, “Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer – a holistic approach to preventing stress disorders”, Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, New York, 1977

Pert C, “Molecules of Emotion – why you feel the way you feel”, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 1998
ISBN 0 671 03397 2

Selye Professor Hans, “Selye’s Guide to Stress Research, Vol 2: ‘Stress and Autogenic Therapy’”

Selye Professor Hans, “The Physiology and Pathology of Exposure to Stress”, Acta, Inc., Montreal, 1950

Selye Professor Hans, “The Stress of Life”, McGraw Hill, New York, 1956

Shealy, C Norman MD, “90 Days to Self-Health – Biogenics: How to control all types of stress by yourself through a complete health program of Autogenics, diet, vitamins and exercise”, The Dial Press, New York, 1977

Simonton, O Carl, Matthews-Simonton S, Creighton J L, “Getting Well Again”, J P Tarcher, New York 1978; Bantam re-issue, most recent 1992 ISBN 0 553 28033-3