Benefits of AT

AT enhances whole brain thinking and feeling, which may explain the benefits it can bring in many walks of life. In addition to its capacity to enhance the healing and recuperative powers of the body, AT rebalances our mental faculties and bring closer harmony between the analytical left hemisphere of the brain and the more emotional, inspirational and creative right hemisphere. The result seems to be an inner calmness, a sense of well-being, and a detachment that brings out the ‘best of both worlds’. Clients of AT report a greater access to feelings and intuition, but also an increased capacity for objectivity and rational thought, including an objectivity about their own emotional responses.

A summary of medical and psychosomatic disorders for which autogenic training has been used either solely or alongside medical treatment.

Types of DisorderSpecific Applications
Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac arrhythmias [irregular heartbeat] 
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Angina
  • Recovery from myocardial infarction [heart attack]
  • Hypertension
  • Disorders of peripheral circulation
  • Blushing
  • Cardioneurosis
Respiratory
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation syndrome
  • Nervous cough
  • Recurrent infections
Gastrointestinal
  • Functional disorders of deglutition
  • Food allergy
  • Dyspepsia 
  • Peptic ulceration
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Some biliary disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis. 
 Genitourinary
  •  Bladder disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pregnancy
Musculoskeletal
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Non-articular rheumatism
  • Arthralgia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Low-back syndrome
  • Pain-tension syndromes
Endocrine and Metabolic
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Some lipid disorders
  • Some forms of infertility
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Auto-immune disorders (HIV and AIDS)
Neurological
  • Headache,
  • Migraine,
  • Tremors, facial spasm,
  • Blepharospasm,
  • Neuralgias and phantom limb pains
  • Brain injuries,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Cerebral palsy,
  • Parkinsonism
Psychological
  • Anxiety
  • Phobic or free-floating anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tranquilliser addiction
  • Behavioural problems
  • Panic disorder
  • Stress syndrome
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Unresolved grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Distress of chronic illness
  • Some chronic fatigue states