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Personal Autogenic Training for Professional Self-Care

Are you already involved in the helping professions – as an educator of youth or adults or as a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, carer, or counselor?


Research shows that AT practice reduces anxiety and burnout, so AT can be your own stress management tool for self-care and personal development.


If you’d like to learn Autogenic Training for yourself and then teach it to others, this is the training course that starts you on an exciting journey of discovery.


Many professional organisations accept this course for CPD, and 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.


AT is a simple structured meditative-style practice consisting of a set of easy mind-body exercises learned over 10 sessions.  These 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 learned, AT is a life-long skill for calming the body and clearing the mind, a skill that’s easily accessible as it can be practised anywhere, and for varying amounts of time.

For a research article on the psychological underpinnings of AT, you may read Yurdakul, Holttum & Bowden’s 2009 article 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.


Click on one of the Therapists listed below who are approved to teach you the PATP Self-Care course.  Learn more about them and how they work.  You can easily contact them directly from their Profile page.

Jane Bird – HERTFORDSHIRE, Skype   

Dr Ann Bowden – LONDON   

Dr Alice Greene – LONDON      

Jo House – DORSET

Nida Ingham – SURREY & W SUSSEX, Skype

Ruth T Naylor, PhD – SUSSEX, KENT, USA, Skype

Dr Ian Ross – EAST LOTHIAN, Skype

Ruth Sewell, PhD – DEVON, Skype

Lynne Stevens – LONDON & KENT, Skype

Patricia Toward – LONDON

Brigitte Vogelmann – LONDON

Greville Waterman – LONDON

Pauline Young – SUFFOLK