Each person’s response to AT is uniquely their own. Here’s what some people have said about AT’s benefits.
+ I’ve learned how to choose to bring myself to a calm and relaxed state
+ I enjoy sliding into a more restful nightly sleep much more easily
+ Now I notice if I feel anxious or moody early on
+ I am kinder to me, I judge myself less often and less harshly
+ I have a better understanding and acceptance of myself and who I am
+ I’ve found new meaning in life itself and in my relationships
+ I’m now able to set clear, realistic goals and figure out how to achieve them
AT is about illness and wellness, about stress management and prevention, about performance improvement and creativity enhancement, too.
Read the research reports on AT with a variety of situations and conditions including anxiety, multiple sclerosis, heart health, post-traumatic stress, migraine, sport, business, NASA astronauts, and more.
Read UK News stories about AT, and take a look at recommended reading in books and manuals.
AT’s developers called AT a “small psychotherapy”.
That’s because of the way it helped hospital patients on wait-lists for psychotherapy come off the lists, feeling better.
Although AT is not a talking therapy, regular AT practice may bring similar benefits. British Autogenic Society therapists teach Dr Wolfgang Luthe’s Intentional Expression of Emotion exercises along with Schultz’s Autogenic Training. These are to help people learn to feel, acknowledge and express emotions safely and in a healthy way.
And, research shows that when Schultz AT is combined with other talking therapies those therapies work better, with positive benefits carrying on for longer.
Learn more about what ‘autogenic’ means and about how AT is taught.