Autogenic training can be defined as a technique of medical therapy designed to exert a normalising influence upon mental and bodily functions.
By the late 1920s, Schulz had evolved the six standard psycho-physiological exercises of autogenic training which he called the autogenic standard series. These exercises involve a series of verbal formulae upon which subjects passively concentrate, while lying with their eyes closed in a quiet room. Each exercise is practised several times under the supervision of a trained therapist, until the subject is able to shift voluntarily from a high arousal state to a wakeful low arousal state.
Another important, but more advanced type of autogenic training which can be practised after the standard exercises have been learned, is meditative training. A substantial advance on autogenic training, this begins with passive concentration on a number of visual phenomena and proceeds through a series of personal interrogatory exercises which lead to deep personal insights.
Students who seek to use their new-found skills in gainful employment in a private capacity will find that the opportunities are wide-ranging. Currently, management of the large number of persons whose psychological disorder causes only mild or intermittent disturbance to their lives often presents a dilemma for doctors and psychiatric services that are overstretched in dealing with the more serious depressions and psychoses. Such minor disorders, if unchecked over a long period, could lead to serious depression and possibly suicide.
So many people can benefit from help in resolving personal difficulties that there is clearly a role for non medically qualified personnel who have carefully trained to assist in this area.
The problems that the techniques of autogenic training and meditative training can deal with particularly effectively include -
- chronic stress
- drug withdrawals
- executive stress
- examination nerves
- guilt feelings
- irritable bowel
- memory problems
- nail biting
- over eating
- rejection feelings
- stage fright
- weight control
Introduction and Background
The Nervous System
Defining Self Hypnosis
Techniques and Exercises
Client & Therapist Relationships
The Nervous System - What can go Wrong
The Initial Consultation
Treatments and After-Care
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 96 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Autogenic Training Diploma
Autogenic Training Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.