Foundation Course in Autogenic Therapy

In 3 weekends over 3 months

The six-day Foundation Course in AT is the second of three courses which, if all three are completed, lead to the Post Graduate Certificate in Autogenic Therapy. Completion of the Foundation Course confers a Certificate of Attendance which may be used for CPD by many professionals.

Course Dates 2019:  Please write to for further information.  Dates will be set in September 2018 and weekends are spread over 3 months.

The foundation course prepares participants to teach autogenic training (AT) to others. You will already be familiar with this meditative form of stress-management as you have learned AT for yourself. With your personal experience of AT at the heart of the training, you will take part in the curriculum of Module 1 of the PGCertAT training course.

This comprises:

  • classroom training over 2 weekend days per month
  • reading and continuing personal AT practice
  • test at the final weekend
  • you teach AT to one client, with supervision
  • you present this as a written case study.

After successful assessment you will gain:

  • Associate Membership of the British Autogenic Society for two years
  • Certificate of Attendance of the Foundation Course in AT
  • And opportunity to teach AT under supervision of a BAS trained Autogenic Therapist of your choice.

We recommend that you complete your PGCertAT within the two years of beginning your associate membership.  

Foundation Course Content

  • philosophy, history and concepts of AT
  • theory (basic principles of AT’s mechanisms)
  • practice and background of each of the six standard AT exercises
  • intentional offloading exercises: rationale and practical teaching
  • basic elements of instructing clients (postures, difficulties, process facilitation).

All of this is set within the context of the kinds of problems (e.g. anxiety, insomnia, stress related conditions) clients typically bring. The application of AT is very broad: it is suitable for any age (over 5) and any setting. 

Please email our Course Administrator at or phone  07902 365165 for more information.