Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203 

Insomnia and Sleep Deprived Mums … and Other Pregnancy Related Issues

Sleep Deprived Mums - Mum feeding baby in bed in middle of night

Insomnia and other sleep problems faced by mothers with young babies, pre and post labour conditions, fertility, post and ante – natal conditions. A role for Autogenics.

Autogenics is an ideal self help technique for insomnia and sleep deprived mothers; it can provide high levels of rest and recuperation in a matter of minutes. 

Many people have found that a 15 minute session of Autogenics is equivalent to the benefits of having 3-4 hours sleep!

The technique is easy to learn and can easily be fitted into the busiest mum’s lifestyle to help maximize energy and the ability to cope more effectively with high levels of stress entailed in running family life. 

Autogenics is a useful technique for all stages of motherhood; it can assist with:

  • fertility
  • pre and post labour conditions
  • helping mothers cope with the process of labour itself. 

Fertility

Due to the ability of Autogenics to reduce stress and anxiety and regulate hormonal imbalances, it has been used for many years in the treatment of primary infertility.  Autogenics can also provide a supportive and effective therapy alongside IVF treatment for infertility.

Autogenics has been used for many years both in the treatment of primary infertility (1) and in pregnancy and childbirth. It has been shown to bring significant benefits during the ante-natal period, labour itself, and also post-natally. Documented clinical trials show that using Autogenics can reduce the pains of labour and help speed up the first and second stages. Based on all the research findings(2), the use of AT for birth preparation appears highly commendable.

Ante-natal

Regular practice of Autogenics can help to significantly reduce and even eradicate many of the common complaints during pregnancy. These include: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, anxiety, muscular tension and insomnia.  Research has shown that it can also help to normalize blood pressure and prevent the onset of toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour

Due to the deep relaxation that Autogenics can bring about, the process of labour is generally easier.  Autogenics has been shown to shorten the time of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours, to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter. 

Using the Autogenics exercises in a particular way can also help to  reduce fatigue and exhaustion and help mothers to cope more calmly and more easily.  By reducing stress, tension and muscle spasm, Autogenics is able to help minimize levels of pain and irritability. 

Post-natal

Regular use of Autogenics can also help bring about a quick recovery from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery.  The technique can also help to increase milk production and reduce post natal depression. 

Other benefits include the ability to get back to sleep more easily after waking for night feeds. 

Autogenics Research

Research by Professor Prill at the Department of Obstetrics, University of Warzburg, involving a study of 1,000 pregnant women showed that those who had learned Autogenics had shorter periods of labour (30% shorter than non Autogenics mothers) and reported less distressing birth experiences. 

Another similar study of 302 women showed that 70% of them reported significant pain relief from using Autogenics. 

A Japanese pilot study in 1977 reported that women using Autogenics had shorter first and second stages of labour and that it reduced plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery. 

When to learn Autogenics

The ideal time to learn Autogenics – if you wish to use it to help with labour and delivery – is during the first six months of pregnancy.  However, some benefits can still be obtained if the process is started later. 

Of course, Autogenics can be learned at any time to help cope more effectively with the stresses that inevitably come with family life.  For mothers who wish to return to work, it can prove to be an invaluable self help tool for maximizing the rest and recuperation needed for performing both roles calmly and efficiently. 

Autogenics can also be beneficial for new fathers, to help them cope with the often erratic waking and sleeping hours of a young baby and to maximize their energy for maintaining their performance at work and supporting their partner when they return home at the end of the day. 


Research References:

(1a) O’Moore, O’Moore, Hardson, Murphy & Caruthers: Psychosomatic aspects in idiopathic infertility: effects of treatment with Autogenic Training; Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2 7, p145-151 1983.

and

(1b) Prof. Y Sakakura, S lwabuchi MD, & T Murata MD: Psychosomatic Studies on Infertility due to tubal factors; Int Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine; Kyoto Japan; July 12-14 1967.

(2) Linden W, Univ of British Columbia: Autogenic Training: A Narrative and Quantitative Review of Clinical Outcome: Biofeedback and Self Regulation, Vol 19, No 3 1994.

See Articles and Research Papers


The Stress Management Centre runs occasional groups and one to one courses in Autogenics from their centre in South West London SW14.

Our Autogenics Training therapist has many years experience teaching Autogenics for a wide range of applications and became one of the first Autogenics Training Therapists when the British Centre for Autogenics Training was established in the 1980s. 

Additional training was also taken with Dr W Luthe, who – with Dr J H Schultz – developed the Autogenics therapeutic programme. This included instructions in one of Luthe’s later therapeutic applications – Creative Mobilisation Therapy (CMT).  


Our Consulting Practice covers Southwest London: SW13, SW14 and SW15:  Barnes, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Putney, Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham. 

For further information, you can contact us by email using the Contact Form on our About Us page. However, feel free to give us a call on:

Tel: 020 8878 1355
Mob: 07522 279203