The Biofeedback (TA) is a self-relaxation.The passive process that uses the view. It is a therapeutic relaxation technique , conceived in the 20th century by the neurologist and psychiatrist, Johannes Heinrich Schultz . In fact, physiological and rational exercises are designed to deeply relax the mind and the body . A few years after getting excited about psychoanalysis and hypnosis , Schultz’s goal was to find a therapeutic method that was less long and simpler than analysis and above all that did not involve any risk of dependence between the patient and his therapist. Moreover, Schultz admitted the similarity between autogenic training and Zen Buddhism. In fact, it is practiced in a lying position and the concept of “doing nothing” and “letting it happen” is very similar to oriental meditation practices such as yoga and tai chi.
You can practice autogenic training as a preventive measure or to cure many problems such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, etc. Moreover, based on your needs, you can decide to take individual, couple or group lessons. The advice is to start the practice with a therapist and then continue the exercises at home alone.
The method of Schutz has often been modified but remains, even today, the method most used by therapists, psychotherapists and sofrologists . With a protocol less rigorous than the original one (Schultz had coded it in minutes), autogenic training is today much less analytical. In fact, the main work is on the exercises of lower autogenic training .
Finally, autogenic training is recommended for athletes of a competitive level and for those who have a very stressful job such as doctors, speakers and actors.
A is a psychophysical relaxation technique that helps people to reach a state of relaxation on their own thanks to autosuggestions that refer to bodily sensations such as:
Johannes Heinrich Schultz sought to produce a state of inner peace similar to sleep or that induced by hypnosis. In fact, through the practice of precise techniques, you can achieve absolute relaxation that leads to harmony and the deep connection between mind and body .
This state allows to overcome psychosomatic discomforts, to improve contact with one’s “self” and to enhance daily performance and routine at school, at work or in sport.