About IAN ROSSAT Dynamics - Autogenic Training
Autogenic Therapist and Member of the British Autogenic Society
Ian Ross graduated in medicine (MB.ChB.) in 1970, and worked as a junior doctor in Glasgow, Dunfermline, Edinburgh and Haddington. He then undertook General Practice training with Dr W. Gordon Batters and partners in a Leith practice, before joining a group practice in Preston, Lancashire for a few years.
He returned to his old training practice in Edinburgh in 1977, and soon became involved with the teaching of medical students and G.P. registrars – and this stimulated his interest in the whole process of learning and the concept of health and well-being. In particular, this teaching role focused his attention on the role of stress on physical and emotional well-being, and in developing (non-drug) ways to reduce the ill effects of stress.
He subsequently attended a two year course at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations and Counselling, before undergoing training in Autogenic Therapy (1994-1997). Since then he has taught over seventy groups at the Rose Garden Medical Centre, Leith (more recently known as Mill Lane Surgery).
During the 2000s, he was for several years a member of the Education & Training Team (ETT) of the British Autogenic Society, thus becoming involved in the teaching of students for the Diploma in Autogenic Therapy; this was a very fulfilling experience.
Around this time his (now) late wife Maggie became increasingly ill with Alzheimer’s disease, and as a result he resigned from the ETT so as to be with her more of the time at their home in Gullane, East Lothian. Her condition subsequently deteriorated, and she had some spells in care / hospital. However, thanks to wonderful support from a local nursing and home-care team, she was back at home for the last thirty two months of her life, where she died peacefully.
About four years ago, Ian Ross met Bernie Rowen when they were both attending a Jungian workshop, and they are now very happily married.
Over the last few years Ian Ross has developed a particular interest in the interface between Autogenic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Visualisation techniques, Meditative type practices and neuro-science.
As a result of administrative changes at the practice during 2017, NHS Lothian no longer allows the Group AT courses to be run at the surgery. However, a group course was run in Leith in the Spring of 2018, and a further one is planned for this Autumn. This will be at a venue very close to the Rose Garden Medical Centre, and still in Mill Lane.
Ian Ross also teaches AT on a one to one basis from his home in East Lothian.
A sample of courses attended and talks given in recent years can be seen by selecting the link BELOW.