Autogenous


The term autogenous is related to that which is generated or exists by itself. Hence, this word is attributed to a method of relationship that consists of a type of practice that arises within the individual himself and that receives the name of autogenic training.

Within psychotherapy the word autogenic is attributed to a technique, which is based on the passive concentration of physical emotions, called autogenic training. This technique was first developed by the German neurologist Johannes H. Schultz in 1927. This relaxation method is based on self-management and is created from hypnosis.

Self-hypnosis can be applied in different essential situations, in order to form a balance between stress and relaxation. Those who control this technique are able to influence certain involuntary bodily functions, such as breathing, digestion or cardiovascular reactions.

The purpose of these practices is to relax the muscles, reduce or eliminate pain, achieve calm and increase physical and mental performance.

The best place to perform autogenic training is in totally quiet environments, away from all disturbing noise. The room where you are should be at a suitable temperature and with very subtle lighting, in such a way that it can facilitate relaxation.

In the same way, the adjective “autogenous” is applied within the field of metallurgy, to define a kind of metallic welding that is carried out without the participation of foreign elements, something that is achieved by melting the parts that are to be welded.