Step 3: Post Graduate Certificate in Autogenic Therapy

In 4 weekends over 9 months

We welcome applicants who are now working in these professions and roles:  counsellor,  psychotherapist, psychologist, complementary therapist, doctor, nurse, social worker, teacher, manager or a similar role in the allied health professions or in voluntary work.  We know that gender identification, race, culture, age, class, disability or other differences are unrelated to competence to practice as an Autogenic Therapist. We have had successful practitioners from all walks of life. 

The eight-day PGCert Course in AT is the last of three courses you must complete to earn the Post Graduate Certificate in Autogenic Therapy.  You may download our Application Form here.  

Dates in 2019 and cost will be set by November 2018.  Please write to to be put on our mailing list of course updates. 

Course Content

Afternoons – Supervision Tutorials: therapeutic skill development, case study presentations, discussions of current research, and practical understanding and experience of alternative techniques such as PMR/AR and MBSR. 

Theoretical content also includes: Psychopathology; creating Personal and Motivational formulae; Neurosciences and AT; Audit and research; Group dynamics; Sleep problems

Practical content includes: developing your clinical practice; abiding by and implementing BAS Codes of Ethics and Practice and BAS Safeguarding and Complaints policies; business planning; and governmental and regulatory guidelines.

Throughout this course we revisit teaching and managing all the Standard exercises and the Intentional off-loading exercises as occasions arise.

Written and Oral work

  • In class exams
  • Two in-depth case histories of two clients – your first and another
  • Extended essay
  • Viva

Case Studies

Discuss your cases studies with your tutor who will guide you as you go. Keep in mind to include all the processes you use to teach AT to others and to show how you guide your client to engage in their autogenic process. Client outcomes vary  widely.  Reflect on what you have learned, discuss how you might approach the work differently another time, reflect on your tutor’s and your client’s feedback  and say whether there were any conflicts.  If there were, describe how you resolved them.


Write a 2,000 – 3,000 word essay on a topic of your choice and agreed with your tutor.  This essay needs to  have the potential to be submitted for publication in a peer-review journal, to a magazine, or in social media.


Meet with one Trustee and one Tutor for 45 minutes to talk about your learning and your plans for the future.  You may bring a colleague or friend to your viva.

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