Intensive Workshop


…as seen at Oxford University, on NineMSN, BBC, Future Health and Australian Mining Magazine

  • Accredited by ICAT (The International Committee of Autogenic Therapy, Lyon, France).ICAT
  • Accredited by ISATAP (International Society of Autogenic Training and Autogenic Psychotherapy).
  • Accredited by AAS (Australian Autogenic Society).
  • This course is designated a Focused Psychological Strategy and qualifies for Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) by the Australian Psychological Society and the Department of Health for many health and allied health professions


Workshop Duration: Two days

Cost: please contact us for pricing

Payment details:  By bank transfer.

Bank: NAB

Account Name: Helen Gibbons

BSB: 082 080

Account number:  48 371 1543

Location and Dates:
Please contact us for workshop dates

Registration: with full contact details. (please note that places are strictly limited and not secure until full payment received)

Course includes:       

  • experiential learning, class hand-outs, Well-Being Questionnaire, The Autogenic Stress Checklist © as a self-measurement tool of before and after practice effects, email attachments

Course content:

  • History of AT, applications and research
  • What are the differences and similarities between AT, Eastern forms of Meditation, Mindfulness and Biofeedback Training and Hypnosis?
  • The science of AT: the neuro-psychological, biochemical and physiological dynamics (cognitive, emotional, behavioural and physical)
  • A ‘treatment’ vs a spiritual process towards a sense of ‘oneness’ and self-actualisation.
  • Stages and phases of the Autogenic Process
  • What is the ‘neutral’ and ‘altered’ state of consciousness during AT?
  • What is the Autogenic Switch?
  • What is The Autogenic State?
  • Autogenic Training postures and environmental considerations
  • Training protocols
  • The difference between passive concentration, passive awareness and passive acceptance
  • Training Symptoms vs Autogenic Discharges
  • The Body Feedback Communication Channel ©
  • The Preliminary/Priming Exercise
  • Measuring and monitoring before and after Formula effects
  • The 6 Standard Formulae or Exercises
  • The Supportive Formula
  • The Short Exercises
  • The Jaw, Neck and Shoulders Exercise
  • The Close/Cancellation Technique
  • The Personal and Motivational Formulae
  • The Physical Healing Formulae
  • The Autogenic Bio-memory Formula © (Gibbons, J; 2015)

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About the trainer:

Professional recommendation

January, 2016

“I am writing this letter in support of Helen Gibbons and the Australian Autogenic Project. Ms Gibbons is not only an internationally recognized expert in Autogenics, but also an outstanding leader who will not only make this project successful but make it thrive….this project has the opportunity to become an international best practice standard for treatment and care. I believe that Ms. Gibbons will make a significant difference in the way we provide health services internationally.”

Dr Kori D. Novak, Ph.D., MBA


Oxford University Researcher

Affiliation: Stanford University


About Helen Gibbons

Helen Gibbons, Director and Founder of Autogenic Training Institute has worked for over 20 years in organizational and clinical settings as an expert in the science of stress management, mental health and performance. As Chief Psychologist she specializes in the interplay between the brain and body, utilizing research in the field of neuroscience and psychology to target techniques that build up neuro-psychophysiological resilience leading to improvements in emotional, cognitive and physical well-being as well as performance. She developed and runs Australia’s only internationally accredited professional qualification course leading to the Diploma of Autogenic Training, a qualification which is recognized by the International Committee of Autogenic Therapy in Lyon, France. Considered an international expert on Autogenic Training and Autogenic Therapy she has presented at Oxford University, was a co-plenary speaker with the 2015 Peace Prize Nominee Claudio Neranjo at the 2015 International Congress of Science and Meditation in Las Palmas, Spain and was invited to become a Founding Member, a Member of the Board as well as Head of the Oceania Chapter of The International Society of Autogenic Training and Autogenic Psychotherapy (established in Madrid in 2014 by the President, Professor Luis de Rivera), Due to Helen’s contributions to Autogenic Training worldwide she was awarded an Honorary Membership by the British Autogenic Society.

She is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is Australia’s leading Autogenic Trainer and Therapist. Her paper titled ‘The Effectiveness of Autogenic Training for Occupational Health and Safety in High Risk Industries: Mining and Police in Australia’ will be published in the March edition of The European Journal of Autogenic and Bionomic Studies.