Autogenic Training Course
The relaxation method of Autogenic Training offers a particularly creative pathway to profound relaxation by combining relaxed awareness with intentional mental activity. It was developed in the field of Western medicine/psychotherapy and evidence-based research has documented its effectiveness since the 1920s.
This 10-week course comprises the foundation and intermediate levels of Autogenic Training and an introduction to upper-level practice (autogenic meditation). Course materials include weekly handouts and support for your individual practice between sessions.
Deep relaxation tends to be an enjoyable experience in itself. It can also support your concentration, general well-being, inner peace, creativity, meditation, and sleep, as well as gentle psychological processing to release physical and emotional tensions and anxieties. Over the course of the training, you can learn to relax more deeply, personalise your practice, and experiment with intermediate exercises. Furthermore, with daily practice, there is the possibility of establishing a quick relaxation routine that can support you during the day, wherever you are.
Autogenic Training complements, and can also be a lead-in to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and meditation.
Requirements and recommendations
Autogenic Training requires daily practice (15-30 minutes), which over time can establish a particularly comprehensive pathway to deep relaxation. With commitment to the training, you can then explore ways of working with yourself in deep relaxation towards the end of the course.
Autogenic training is not suitable for people with psychiatric illness, addiction to mind-altering substances, or depression; or if you had a stroke in the last four months. Please contact Sarvatajnana beforehand to discuss any personal health concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are wondering whether Autogenic Training could work for you, please contact Sarvatajnana. You can find more information about relaxation and autogenic training at www.relaxationpathways.eu.
Sarvatajnana is a certified relaxation therapist. She has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching since 2017.