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Better Sleep with AT: Daily Mail 29-8-16, ‘How I beat my insomnia’ – by Arifa Akbar

Arifa Akbar, 44, had suffered from insomnia from the age of ten. She tried everything from sleeping pills to giving up coffee and sugar and finally stumbled upon AT. By week four, the incredible exercise had worked and she now sleeps well.   Read More 

Click HERE for research about AT and insomnia and HERE for 10 sleep better tips from PositiveHealthWellness.

British Heart Foundation, Heart Health Magazine, February 2007, by Victoria Hoban (pdf)

Living with a heart condition can be a stressful experience. Getting used to new medication, or making adjustments to activity levels, can leave you feeling anxious and out of control.  But what if you could relax on demand, no matter where you were or what you were doing? A simple technique known as autogenic training can help you to do precisely that.   Read more

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Royal National Institute of the Blind, Insight Magazine, March 2007, Using Autogenic Therapy, by Jean Cavanagh (pdf)

Losing your sight, to whatever degree, is a distressing and shocking experience. Is the emotional impact any worse in adolescence than at other times of life? Jean Cavanagh believes it may be, but that Autogenic Therapy can help.   Read more

The Independent – UK, May 3rd 2004, Become Your Own Doctor, by Karen Hainsworth

Simple Relaxation Technique Helps Ease Many Stress-Related Ailments I am not being massaged, buffed or pampered in any way, but within a few hours of starting this therapy I am relishing a delicious warmth that seeps across my aching back and into my arms. Turn the lights out, and you’d see me glow.   Read more

Woman’s Own, November 2006, What’s the Alternative? Autogenic Therapy (pdf)

When Susan Noble, 62, was told she needed to lower her blood pressure, she turned to an unusual technique.   Read more

The Guardian, Tuesday June 15, 2004, ‘Medicine Man’ Column, by Professor Edzard Ernst

It’s a cheap, effective, virtually risk-free treatment for stress – so why aren’t more of us trying autogenic training?  Read more

Daily Mail, Give your mind a workout: The relaxation technique that will help banish stress for ever, by Jane Alexander

We all know that too much stress can play havoc with our lives and our health. It can wreck marriages and scupper careers. It’s a prime suspect in migraine and many cases of heart disease, and has also been linked to cancer and a vast array of other diseases.  Read more

Hale Journal, October 2007, Autogenic Therapy: A Powerful Stress reduction Technique, by Sam Rodin, PhD. Published with permission from

Life in the 21st century feels more stressful than ever. The evening news bombards us with stories of crime, health risks, war, economic and political instability. Both work and relationships become more demanding as new technologies and the faster pace of life put more pressure on all of us. General practitioners agree that at l east half of their patients suffer from physical or emotional problems either caused by stress or aggravated by it. The conventional remedies, medication or long-term therapy, often focus on alleviating the symptoms rather than dealing with the cause and can lead to dependency on medication or on the practitioner.   Read more


Health & Fitness Magazine, April 2006, This Month We Try…Autogenic Training, by Evelyn Dale

Evelyn Dale discovers a stress-relieving therapy with far-reaching benefits for body and mind. There’s no doubt that stress can make you sick; in recent years hundreds of studies have shown it contributes to many illnesses. So is there a simple way of reducing the negative effects without resorting to medication?   Read more

Positive Health Magazine, February 2006, Autogenic Therapy: Short Term Therapy for Long Term Gain, by Sonia Saunders

Consequences of Stress Are we not stressed out just seeing and hearing the word repeated over and over again? Newspapers filled on a daily basis with stories about road-rage, violence, the breakdown of relationships, problems at work. We all feel life is more stressful in the 2lst century, but does it have to be? Stress is usually thought of as a negative and destructive force in our lives, which can eventually lead to our physical or mental breakdown.   Read more

Psychotherapists’ Use Of Autogenic Therapy – by Marion Brion (pdf)

During its early years the British Autogenic Society (BAS), and its predecessor British Association for Autogenic Training and Therapy, had to concentrate its recruitment effort and publicity in key areas. For a small  organisation it has been very successful in gaining publicity in the press and books. It has been essential to project a clear image of what Autogenic Therapy (AT) can do for most people and to target the medical profession as well as the general public. GPs are the gatekeepers to free treatment and to referrals, while consultants and professors control much of the access to research money within the NHS. Another area where there is…    Read More

International Therapist, Issue 68 Jan/Feb 2006, Autogenic Therapy, by Jane Bird

Every complementary therapy surely aims for the same thing: to restore good balance in both physical and mental wellbeing. The agents and methods by which this is carried out, usually involve at least a second party (therapist), if not a third (equipment, remedies, supplements), in order to give the treatment.   Read more

NCH Hypnotherapy Journal, summer 2007. Autogenic Therapy for the Hypnotherapist, by Marion Brion, published with permission from the NCH Hypnotherapy Journal. (pdf)

Why do you want to do Autogenic Therapy when you already have NLP and self hypnosis?” This is the question I was asked when I went to my first Autogenic Therapist for the basic nine session AT course. It is worth exploring here because AT is a fully worked out system for emotional self management and can be used as part of a course of therapy or on its own.   Read more

The Guardian, Wednesday November 16, 2005, Autogenic Therapy’s healing power, by Sonia Saunders

Druin Burch’s views (The Sceptic, G2, November 10) proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the time has come for more people to learn everything they can about Autogenic Therapy (AT). That way, they can reap the benefits of what experience has proven time and again – despite what The Sceptic may wish to believe – to relieve the symptoms of stress, whether acute, short-term, chronic or involving long-term distress.   Read more

Article from British Holistic Medical Association Journal – Holistic Health, Summer 1999, Autogenic Therapy: life force management for health, by Dr Alice Greene

The orthodox medical model shows disease to be a complex interaction of the host, his behaviour and his environment. Sophisticated biochemical engineering has led to major advances in the treatment of acute illnesses and some chronic ones, but we are left with a large number of disorders for which modern medicine appears to have no satisfactory solutions. In the area of chronic disease, applied technology, surgery, drugs and remedial therapies all have their place. But they are expensive, particularly drugs.   Read more

The CompMed Supplement, May 1999, Autogenic Therapy and Training Overview, by Dr Alice Greene and Dr Ann Bowden 

Autogenic Therapy (AT), is a complete conceptualized therapy based on the mind/body relationship, engaging mental and bodily functions simultaneously. ‘Autogenic’ refers to the self-generated process which distinguishes the method. In the Autogenic state there are EEG changes, closely resembling those of meditation, where there is an increase in alpha waves, balancing of the right and left hemispheres and an upward shift into the theta region.  Read more

Human factors in aviation, A non-pharmacological approach to stress control in Flight Operations, by Capt. Frank Hawkins MPhil FRAes

The concept of stress is not new. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians talked of sleep problems, no doubt associated with their own stressful living and working situations. And more than a century ago people were already writing of “the stresses of modern living”. It seems that although we have been evolving genetically throughout time to match the developing environment, we are always lagging behind.Read more

AT and The Tool Freud Was Looking For by J.L.G De Rivera   Read more 

Evolution – AT and Psychotherapy by J.L.G De Rivera   Read more