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Autogenic training

  • 29-05-2018 9:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭ cloudatlas
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    I was thinking of doing a course in this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogenic_training essentially self hypnotic techniques but there doesn't seem to be a lot of up to date literature on it.

    I swerved transcendental meditation.

    Should I just continue with headspace and stop looking for alternatives.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 719 ✭✭✭ Hoof Hearted2
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    cloudatlas wrote: »
    I was thinking of doing a course in this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogenic_training essentially self hypnotic techniques but there doesn't seem to be a lot of up to date literature on it.

    I swerved transcendental meditation.

    Should I just continue with headspace and stop looking for alternatives.

    It sounds to me like you are having some doubts, which is perfectly natural and which seems to be the human condition, the mind is always trying to distract us.

    I would say yes, stick with the meditation, and understand that thoughts will naturally arise and fall as is the natural process, it's up to use whether you choose to engage with those thoughts or not.
    Hope that helps


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,668 ✭✭✭ cloudatlas
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    I’m just trying to find out more about it and the efficacy of this approach.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,635 CMod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil
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    Try Google Scholar for literature.


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    Conclusion from a 2000 systematic review of AT training for stress and anxiety:
    No firm conclusions could be drawn from this systematic review. AT, properly applied, remains to be tested in controlled trials that are appropriately planned and executed.


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