What is Autogenic Therapy?

(Aka Autogenic Training) is a powerful form of deep relaxation that can help a huge spectrum of physical and psychological problems that are made worse by stress. At the end of the 8 session course, you will be able to go into a relaxed, meditative state at will. As you continue to practise the simple process, this relaxation becomes deeper and deeper.

Many patients have found that they feel better quite early in the course and with time many illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, high blood pressure, phobias, colitis, sleep problems, bladder disorders, unresolved grief, tension in the muscles, migraines and many other problems are greatly improved. In a stressful world, Autogenic Training is one of the finest things you can do for yourself or your health. It does require some motivation and discipline but the results can be remarkable. All doctors know that stress can cause and aggravate most illnesses but few actually prescribe a specific course of treatment for stress. Autogenic Therapy is one of the most effectively taught systems of deep relaxation ever devised. Once learned, the technique is yours for life making it a highly cost-effective form of treatment for many of life’s challenges.


A: Autogenic Therapy or (Autogenic Training as it used to be called) is simple technique that allows you to put yourself into a state of very profound relaxation.
A: Yes it is similar to meditation in many ways. One major difference between Autogenic Therapy (AT) and meditation, is that it is completely non-religious and unlike most forms of meditation is not even related to any religion or religious belief.
A: It’s amazingly simple. We know what physical sensations are experienced by people in deep effective meditation. So we teach people (who may not have had experience of meditation) to get comfortable and then suggest to their bodies that they are experiencing the same sensations felt by people in deep meditative relaxation. Doing this effectively puts you into a very profound relaxed state.
A: Well it is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to learn and that you won’t have a lot of questions to ask while you are learning. The British Autogenic Society firmly encourages you to learn from a qualifed teacher and actively discourages people from writing self-help books on the subject. Even the author of just such a book admits that it’s much better to learn from a qualified teacher!
A: An Autogenic Course comprises 8-12 lessons depending on the teacher.  Each lesson lasts 45 – 60 minutes.
A: Yes, groups are a good and economical way to learn AT. The length of a group session tends to be 2 hours and the size of a group is 8 or less./toggle]
A: About 80 years. But of course the physical, mental and even spiritual benefits of meditations have been known for thousands of years. Autogenics is a highly XXX
A: Interestingly, Autogenic Therapy (AT), unlike most forms of complementary medicine, has only ever been praised by the orthodox medical profession. Even Prof. Edzard Ernst (a professor of Complementary Medicine) but vicious critic of homeopathy and other forms of alternative medicine) has written glowingly about Autogenic Therapy.
A: Yes you can, but unfortunately the provision of Autogenic Therapy on the NHS is not widespread. It’s available at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. All you need is a referral letter from your GP.
A: It’s hard to answer that. I’ve never heard any doctor or patient say anything other than praise for AT. In addition, most XXX
A: Certainly. I think people are entitled to ask a few questions before consulting a homeopathic doctor who will ask you all sorts of questions. You are welcome to phone me on my mobile for short conversation. Obviously it will not be viable for me to listen to the entire story of your illness on the phone or give any guarantee of success but I will be more than happy to answer a few questions that haven’t been addressed here. My telephone number is: +44 (7956) 870 951. If I’m consulting at the time, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you. Alternatively feel free to email me.

Autogenic Therapy Appointments

You will need 8 appointments. Each lasts aproximately an hour and most should be one week apart though a longer gap between some appointments is allowable. A follow-up appointment is scheduled for two months after the course ends. Each session builds on the last session and you will be given a printed handout of what you have learned in each session. You will need to practise what you have learned on a daily basis so be prepared to spend 20 – 30 minutes a day relaxing! During the week, you will be able to telephone Dr. Kaplan if necessary, to answer any questions about your daily practise sessions.

Dr. Kaplan teaches Autogenic Therapy to couples and small groups of friends but these need to be arranged with him personally. Anyone wanting to learn Autogenic Therapy will need to be assessed by Dr. Kaplan to make sure that Autogenic Therapy will suit their particular needs.

Make an Appointment to see Dr. Kaplan

Phone: +44 (207) 487 3416
8.30 am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday

86 Harley Street

NOTE: If you would like to ask Dr. Kaplan a few questions before making an appointment, please feel free to leave a message for him on 07956 870 951 and he will get back to you as soon as possible.