Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
Pregnancy - pregnant woman on sofe - Autogenics - Stress Management Centre

Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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

  
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Pregnancy and Autogenics

It has been well documented that Autogenics can be extremely beneficial for the various stages of pregnancy.

For example: Autogenics can minimise unpleasant symptoms during the ante natal period; help speed the stages of labour and minimise pain; assist in the period of recovery following childbirth.

Autogenics also has the added benefit of providing a high level of relaxation and recuperation so that lack of sleep in the early days, when babies often wake frequently during the night, becomes less of a problem for young mums.

It has been noted that a 15 minute session of Autogenics can provide the equivalent rest and recuperation benefits of 3-4 hours of normal sleep!

Benefits of Autogenics during the Ante-Natal Period

The regular practice of Autogenics can help significantly reduce – and even eradicate – many of the problems typical of pregnancy: nausea and vomiting, indigestion and constipation, tension and anxiety, discomfort and sleeping problemsas well as normalising blood pressure and heart rate and preventing toxaemia in pregnancy.

Labour and Delivery

The ability of Autogenics to produce a deep state of rest and recuperation is a major benefit in helping to prevent exhaustion during the period of labour.  Research has shown that women who practise Autogenics during labour experienced less pain and irritability due to the reduction of stress, tension and muscle spasm.  

Autogenics has also been shown to reduce the period of cervical dilation by 3-4 hours and to increase the strength and effectiveness of contractions so that labour becomes approximately one third shorter.  

In her article: Clinical Autogenic Training Pregnancy, Dr Alice Greene MRCGP, DCH, Dip Obst, Dip AP reports on the following research showing the benefits of Autogenics during labour and childbirth:

“The work of Professor Prill (on the use of AT (Autogenics Training) helping mothers in labour) in the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Warzburg was particularly impressive.  One of his several studies, involving 1,000 women, showed very convincing advantages of using AT over no treatment for the reduction and length of labour pain.  AT  trained mothers had 30% shorter labour (for both first and subsequent babies), 20% fewer contractions and a subjectively less distressing birth experience”.   

“Another study of 302 women who had used AT during their pregnancies found about 70% of them said they had experienced ‘notable pain relief’ .  Professor Prill, in agreement with observations reported by other authors, concluded that:

‘Autogenic Training helps significantly in facilitating, economising and accelerating the physiological processes of natural delivery’.”

“In a Japanese pilot study in 1977 the authors commented that even a very small number of Autogenic exercises may: 1) shorten the 1st and 2nd stages of labour; 2) decrease  or prevent asphyxia in the newborn; 3) reduce plasma cortisol levels during labour and delivery.”

“A variation on traditional AT was tested against a Lamaze trained group in Italy in 1979.  Both groups tested similarly for many birth outcomes, but the Autogenics trained women reported less anxiety prior to and less pain during labour.  Also the expulsion time was shorter, thus replicating Prill’s observations.”

The Lamaze method specifically specifically prepared women for the deep and forced respiration used during labour.

Autogenics and the Post Natal Period

Women who practice Autogenics experience a faster recovery period after the physical and emotional upheavals of childbirth.  Autogenics also helps to increase lactation and rebalance hormones, so that the incidence of post natal depression is less.

Autogenics is an invaluable self help technique for both mothers and fathers of new born children in that it enables them to cope with being frequently woken at night for night feeds.  With night waking, Autogenics helps in two ways: firstly by enabling parents to get back to sleep more easily once they have attended to their child and secondly by providing a high level of rest and recuperation, within the Autogenics session, that can be equivalent to the benefits of 3-4 hours sleep. 

Hence, even though the amount of sleep may be less, the autogenics exercise can enable parents to regain the amount of rest and recuperation they need to function effectively for the following day.


The Stress Management Centre runs group and one to one courses in Autogenics. 

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).  


Research Papers

Prill H.J. ‘Das Autogene Training in der Geburtshilfe und Gynakologie’, W. Luthe MD, Editor.

Prill H. J.  Autogene Training: Correlationes Psychosomaticae. G Thieme Verlag Stuttgart 1965.

Prill H.J. Schmerzbeeinflussung durch autogenes training in der geburtshilfe, J Psychother. Psychosom, 1966, 14, 429-436.

Y Okatnura MD., & T Goto MD, ‘Autogenic Training in Painless Childbirth’ in abstracts and papers, Int. Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnosis July 12-14 1967 Kyoto, Japan.


 

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