Are you already involved in the helping professions in a paid or volunteer capacity? As an educator of youth or adults or as a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, carer, or counselor? Perhaps you are working in an allied health profession, for example, as a nutritionist, yoga teacher or similar?
If you’d like to become an Autogenic Therapist, this is the training course that starts you on an exciting journey of self-discovery and self-care. Many professional organisations accept this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The British Psychological Society has approved it for 20 CPD hours. So you can earn CPD at the same time as you learn AT for yourself and earn a Certificate of Competence in Personal AT.
To earn this certificate you must take the standard autogenic training course which is described in our About AT page and also briefly below. Choose one of the therapists from the list at the bottom of this page. Those with an asterix offer distance learning by Zoom or Skype. Click through to read their profiles and to contact them.
Certificate of Competence in Personal AT
Autogenic Training is a simple structured meditative-style practice consisting of a set of easy mind-body exercises learned over 10 once weekly sessions, in a group or one to one. These exercises can be practiced for just a few minutes at a time, almost anywhere. The resulting altered state of consciousness allows spontaneous, often subtle, psychological and physiological changes – known as the ‘autogenic switching process’. It’s a unique experience for each person. With regular practice, quietening the autonomic nervous system’s sympathetic (fight-flight) activity can help you manage stress and can allow subtle and gentle psychological processing to release old physical and emotional traumas, tensions and anxieties.
Once you have earned your Certificate, there are two further steps to take to become and Autogenic Therapist: the Foundation Course and the Post Graduate Certificate in AT Course. Click on the links to read more about these follow-on courses.
For a research article on the psychological underpinnings of AT, see Yurdakul, Holttum and Bowden (2009) in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. For an article on including AT in your healthcare client work, you may read Naylor & Marshall’s 2007 article in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare.
Here is the list of BAS members approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre to teach Certificate of Competence in Personal AT.