AT Dynamics – IAN ROSS Autogenic Training
Autogenic Training (AT) is a well-researched form of Mental Training that was developed in Berlin in the 1930s, and thus predates by a number of years more recent approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness approaches – yet it shares many aspects of these.
Most of us are aware that, to keep physically fit, we need to exercise the body regularly. In the west, it has taken us a long time to appreciate that to maintain general well-being and mental stability, we also need to exercise the mind on a regular basis. A fit body helps to keep a healthy mind, and a fit mind helps to keep a healthy body.
People who have learned AT commonly report:
- general well-being
- emotional balance
- coping ability
- inner strength
- ability to relax
- Improvements in quality of sleep
- reduced anxiety
- reduced pain
- less reliance on medication or other forms of therapy
- increased concentration
- increased self-confidence
- ability to remain calm under pressure
- helping to see life as a path / journey towards increasing wholeness.
This website includes:
- How to contact an Autogenic Therapist in the UK via the British Autogenic Society website which has a list of AT registered therapists.
- How to contact Ian Ross, and his approach to teaching AT.
- An extended Autogenic Dynamics section which includes papers / articles / talks by Ian Ross over the last decade or so. This section is mainly intended as a resource for other therapists, and as further reading for AT students who have completed or are learning basic AT – and are interested in the interlinks between well-being, how our brains work, and effective therapeutic approaches.