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James was the CEO of a well-known organization. The referral letter from his GP noted that he had high blood pressure, insomnia and suffered from headaches. 

When James arrived for his appointment to see me he complained that I was late for our appointment. I was taken by surprise as the appointment was scheduled for 1.00pm and it wasn’t yet 1.05pm. I was already beginning to ‘get to know’ him. During the assessment, I found out that he was a high achiever and a perfectionist who feared negative evaluation from others (actually he was his own greatest critic). He was finding it hard to prioritize and wasn’t comfortable delegating to others. He tried to maintain total control and feared that if he ‘lost control’ then things would be very bad indeed. 

The stress that he had put himself under was making him irritable and less resilient and he was flying off the handle with work colleagues damaging his relationship with them. He was finding it hard to concentrate and was noticing difficulty with his short term memory. His self-esteem had nose-dived and he felt a failure. 

With the known interplay between mind and body it was no surprise that he was suffering from high blood pressure, headaches and insomnia. High stress levels were severely undermining his health. 

I began teaching him Autogenics, and despite initially feeling anxious about the technique because of an irrational fear that he might lose control, he took to it like a duck to water. After six weeks of Autogenic Training, he was now a lot more trusting of me, so I began Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in combination with the Autogenics. After fifteen weeks of therapy, he was sleeping better, his headaches had lessened in frequency and intensity and his blood pressure had normalized . And that is not all. He was feeling notably less irritable, was calmer with his family and colleagues, clearer in his thinking, beginning to delegate more and in general felt more positive. All without medication!

Client Experiences of Autogenic Training

(Names and other identifying features have been changed in order to protect privacy and confidentiality)