(Greek: self, same, spontaneous; directed from within)
2. Spontaneous erotism, self-erotism; sexual gratification aroused or obtained by oneself, i.e. not with another person; masturbation.
2. In biology, descriptive terms for the fusion of sister-cells or of pairs of nuclei within a cell.
2. In biology, the union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as with certain protozoans and fungi.
3. Reproduction in which a single cell undergoes reduction division producing two autogametes that subsequently fuse.
2. The process by which a vaccine is made from bacteria obtained from the patient's own body.
2. Origination within the organism.
2. Produced by the activities of living organisms within a system and acting upon that system.
2. A relaxation technique utilizing self-suggestion, and meditation.
Autogenic Therapy is a research based relaxation technique that promotes self empowerment and peace of mind.
"Autogenic" means generated from within and once learned, Autogenic Therapy becomes a skill for life which can help to reduce stress and increase well being.
Autogenic Training (AT) is a relaxation technique, a psycho-physiologically-based form of autonomic self-regulation, and a self-help resource for health.
It is a method of inducing the relaxation response which is opposite to the stress response, bringing about a healthy balance between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest renewal and repair) activities of the body's autonomic nervous system.
Autogenic training, devised in the early 1900s by German psychiatrist and neurologist, J. H. Schultz, first published in 1932, is a way of using suggestive words or phrases; such as, "I feel calm" or "I feel heavy" to passively encourage your body to relax.
Dr. Schultz' method, known as autogenous training, teaches a people to create a feeling of warmth and heaviness throughout their bodies; thereby experiencing a profound state of physical relaxation, bodily health, and mental peace.
Once you become proficient at it, you can use autogenics to overcome addictions (such as smoking or gambling), change unwanted behaviors (such as nail biting), and resolve anxieties (such as fear of flying).
In fact, you can use autogenics to help overcome just about any psychological or physiological problem; and the results will vary (a) according to the severity of the problem and (b) according to your own discipline and confidence.
2. A term used by the Germans to mean self-generating or self-induced: "Autogenous exercises or training can refer to self-hypnosis; that is, making suggestions to oneself that can result in relaxation, calmness under stress, or even putting oneself to sleep."
This is accomplished through self-suggestion methods or repetitive, constant self-affirmations, and may be seen by some as a form of "self-induced brainwashing".
Whatever one thinks, whether with a negative attitude or a positive belief, it will usually determine what the results will be!