This simple but powerful therapy is used both for general self-development and as a therapy for a wide range of conditions. Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and problems stemming from childhood experiences may benefit from this therapy. It is particularly helpful with psychosomatic symptoms.
Autogenic Neutralisation is undertaken individually with the therapist, who acts as a guide and a support during the process.
Unlike more conventional therapies, Autogenic Neutralisation allows the client to take immediate charge of the process. This greatly increases their sense of independence and self-confidence.
As in Autogenic Training, Autogenic Neutralisation requires passive observation and acceptance. It involves free flowing verbal expression whilst in the autogenic state, the therapist being present to the needs of the client. In the autogenic state, the brain knows exactly what issues need addressing and how to resolve these with the minimum of trauma.
The material is recorded and then transcribed and commented on at home by the client. These notes are brought to the next session. The therapist does not interpret the material.
Sessions last about 90 minutes and are initially undertaken on a weekly basis.
Once the process is well-established individuals can continue the therapy on their own, consulting the therapist at intervals.
Autogenic Neutralisation Therapists
Jane Bird – Hertfordshire
Nida Ingham – Surrey & West Sussex
Lynne Stevens – Kent