Various methods of verbal suggestion have been known in Europe since the end of the 19th century. One of the first self-hypnosis in the medical arsenal included a French pharmacist. He noted that using the same drugs, people with a positive attitude recover much faster than pessimists. Cue developed some simple installations and began advising their clients as an additional therapy.
The official progenitor of autogenous training (autogenous training) was recognized by German dermatologist and neuropathologist Johannes Schulz (Johannes Schultz), who published in 1932 the monograph “Autogenic training - concentrated self-relaxation”.
Schultz developed the technique after several years of studying the lifestyle of Indian yogis, as well as the effects of self-hypnosis on psycho-neurological patients. Subsequently, he repeatedly updated and supplemented it. The founder of the system saw his brainchild as a cure for mental disorders. But soon psychologists became interested in auto-training. It began to be used for removal from borderline states, neuroses, and just for relaxation after a hard day's work.
In auto-training for Schulz distinguish two stages. The first is the so-called autogenous immersion. With the help of special phrases, a person relaxes, balances breath, calms heart activity. Schultz connected the second stage with: patients plunged into real trance and traveled into the subconscious. Later, it began to be called autogenous. Mastering this type of exercise requires years of serious study. People who practice day-to-day autogenic meditation are not inferior to Indian yogis or Chinese masters in patient self-improvement.
It is believed that auto-training can cure gastritis, peptic ulcer, bronchial asthma, say goodbye to being overweight and defeat many skin diseases. Absolutely anyone can master the first stage of the system. The only restrictions are people with serious mental illness and epilepsy.
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Engage in auto-training can be lying, reclining or sitting in a comfortable position. Text-setting should consist of affirmative formulas. Each must be repeated several times, focusing on a specific part of the body, on the organ, or on the mental visualization of the target. During the session, muscle clamps are removed, a feeling of warmth and heaviness in the limbs appears. With complete relaxation, your text acts on the subconscious, which in turn gives a signal to a change in the body. Thus, the mechanism of self-regulation is launched. Duration of classes depends on the purpose and number of spoken settings. For example, if you want to get rid of a headache or lower pressure, a session may take about 10 minutes. If your goal is to increase your self-esteem or career change, reading sets may take half an hour or an hour.
The effectiveness of auto-training directly depends on the person's suggestibility, his psychological attitude and, most importantly, on the regularity of classes. Not for nothing, even in the very name of "auto-training" the word "training" is put.