AN EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE SELF-HELP THERAPY
A UNIQUE MIND AND BODY THERAPY WHICH GIVES SELF CONTROL OVER HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Autogenic Therapy uses simple mental exercises to bring about profound physical relaxation and a state of inner peace. This allows the mind/body system to tap into its own self-curative processes. These mental exercises are easily learned silent formulae related to the body in a relaxed state (e.g. heaviness and warmth in the limbs). Repetition of these formulae induce a deeply relaxed state which allows the mind to calm itself by switching off the body's stress responses. A variety of changes in physical function and brain wave activity can be measured during autogenic practice, showing that a normalising process takes place.
'Autogenic' means 'self-generating'. The method is self administered and taps into the system's remarkable capacity for healing and re-balancing of both physical and psychological functions. Once mastered, AT is always available without the need for a therapist or any equipment.
The Autogenic Standard Exercises can be adapted to include personalised formulae to help with specific goals in performance, motivation or healing. Once learned, AT is an important and invaluable life skill, providing the inner resources to maintain healthy balance and deal with stress in body and mind.
A variety of complementary exercises are introduced to deal with the effect of unresolved emotions on our health and well-being. These address feelings such as anxiety and fear, anger and frustration, sadness and hurt.
The combination of using a deep relaxation programme, with the added dimension of emotional release when required, gives an individual a remarkable tool-kit for maintaining emotional and physical equilibrium for the rest of their lives.
Autogenic Therapy is a permanent life skill.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AUTOGENIC THERAPY ?
Significant improvement can occur within a few weeks.
People who have learned AT commonly report:
Autogenic Therapists work in many different fields, including:
AUTOGENIC THERAPY - THE NINE SESSION COURSE
The standard exercise is built up gradually over a nine session course and is made up of a number of mental formulae practised for a few minutes each day which utilise the body's natural ability to reverse stress
An individual interview to assess the suitability of AT and the individual needs of the well being client
Gives information on comfortable postures for practising AT and focuses on heaviness in the limbs as a common manifestation of relaxation
Extends heaviness to the neck and shoulders, which carry a lot of tension and introduces complementary techniques to facilitate the autogenic process
Introduces warmth to the limbs as deepened relaxation reverses the stress response and blood flow to the skin increases
Focuses on a calm, regular heart beat
Focuses on breathing
Focuses on abdominal warmth
Focuses on cooling the forehead and on remaining cool headed even when not doing an AT exercise
Introduces personal formulae giving a chance to personalise the message to the system
Is a follow-up session six weeks or so after completing the course
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AUTOGENIC THERAPY ?
Autogenic Therapy can be used to provide a non drug approach for many problems or to support and enhance progress in other therapies. It has been clinically applied over a wide range of disorders.
It is not necessary to be ill to benefit from AT. Many people learn AT in order to improve their work efficiency by sharpening their awareness and discernment. Others use AT to mobilise creativity, improve sports performance or facilitate personal growth and inner development.
CONDITIONS AND PROBLEMS HELPED BY AUTOGENIC THERAPY
BOWEL PROBLEMS (Irritable bowel, Colitis)
INABILITY TO RELAX
LACK OF CONFIDENCE
LOSS OF CREATIVITY
MUSCULAR PAIN AND TENSION
PENT UP AGGRESSION
PRE MENSTRUAL TENSION
RAISED BLOOD PRESSURE
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