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Masters: Autogenic Psychotherapy

Autogenic psychotherapy is an approach to the treatment of the Person based on an organic conception of the personality. This advocates the modification of the disharmonies of the personality of the patient, educating the self-conscience and the self-fulfilment of oneself following the principles of introspection, learning and training.
These aims are achieved by means of a qualified therapeutic relation with the use of the autogenic/bionomic method. This is achieved by an in depth introspective work which gradually widens to the interior dimension so to allow self-consciousness of the various elements of nature and culture that form Man, eventually allowing the conscious formation of the “sense” of one’s own life.
Johan Heinrich Schultz (1887-1970) placed the foundations of Autogenic Psychotherapy ,which today is practised all over the world, widened by the contributions of his students and collaborators: W.Luthe, H. Wallnöfer, E.Thomas etc. The Dynamic Psychotherapy Centre has continued this evolution adding the perspective of "the dimension of feeling”.
The technical apparatus of Autogenic Psychotherapy is put into practice schematically in four graded stages:

1) Basic Autogenic Training
The course aims to transmit and teach the theoretical and practical Knowledge of basic T.A.; the history of T.A.; the standard exercises; the analysis of experience; clinical directions and counter-directions, the difference from other psychotherapy methods.

2) Analytically Orientated Higher Autogenic Training.
The course is open to all those who have already completed the basic training course. Teaches the exercises of the higher cycle of T.A. as codified by H. Wallnöfer and the psychoanalytical orientation.

3) Image in Psychotherapy
The course offers the possibility of understanding “the psychic Image” from the perspective of self knowledge in the clinical environment.

4) Autogenic Neutralization
W. Luthe's technique is seen again in the psychoanalytical perspective and in the method of " the sense of the emotion".