Autogenic Training (AT) provides the core of the 'Help for Stress' course. AT is an effective stress-management technique which was developed by medical practitioners. It is supported by a respected and growing body of research and is available in London on the NHS. A controlled trial with 50 nursing students found that the number of working days lost through sickness was reduced by Autogenic Training compared with no treatment. A second trial reported improvement in Trait Anxiety.The AT group also showed significantly greater reduction in blood pressure and pulse rate immediately after taking the course.
Dr. Roger Neighbour OBE DSc FRCGP FRCP, Past President RCGP
is a patron of the British Autogenic Society.