Leading Integrated Healthcare

Autogenic Training

Autogenic Training (aka Autogenic Therapy) is a powerful form of deep relaxation that can help a huge spectrum of physical and psychological problems that are made worse by stress. At the end of the 8 session course, you will be able to go into a relaxed, meditative state  whenever you wish. As you continue to practise the simple process, this relaxation becomes deeper and deeper.

Many patients have found that they feel better quite early in the course and with time many illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, high blood pressure, phobias, colitis, sleep problems, bladder disorders, unresolved grief, tension in the muscles, migraines and many other problems are greatly improved.

In the stressful world in which we live, Autogenic Training is one of the finest things you can do for yourself or your health. It requires some motivation and discipline but the results are often remarkable. Doctors agree that stress can cause and aggravate most illnesses but few actually prescribe a specific course of treatment for stress.

Autogenic Therapy is one of the most effectively taught systems of deep relaxation ever devised. Once learned, the technique is yours for life making it a highly cost-effective form of treatment for many of life’s challenges.


You will need 8 appointments. Each lasts aproximately an hour and most should be one week apart though a longer gap between some appointments is allowable. A follow-up appointment is scheduled for two months after the course ends. Each session builds on the last session and you will be given a printed handout of what you have learned in each session. You will need to practise what you have learned on a daily basis so be prepared to spend 20 – 30 minutes a day relaxing! During the week, you will be able to telephone Dr. Kaplan directly at any time  to answer any questions about your daily practice sessions.

Dr. Kaplan teaches Autogenic Therapy to couples and small groups of friends but these need to be arranged with him personally. Anyone wanting to learn Autogenic Therapy will need to be assessed by Dr. Kaplan to make sure that Autogenic Therapy will suit their particular needs.