Further reading/information

Resources relating to pain and pain management as important educative and  societal issues

Challenges in pain management

Change Pain

Components of pain

Panel Discussion SIP Symposium 2014

PhD in Psycho-Oncology. S.Wright (1999)

Useful links

ARC Cancer Support Centre

British Autogenic Society

British Pain Society

Chronic Pain Ireland


European Association for Palliative Care

International Association for the Study of Pain

Irish Cancer Society

 Irish Pain Society


Psychological Society of Ireland


Autogenic Training information

Relaxation techniques for Self-management of Chronic Pain-the
Role of Autogenic Training      CPI Newsletter June 2017

Autogenic Training and Chronic Pain


Further information for Autogenic Training

Bibliography: books, medical journals and conference presentations

Bird, J. ( 2015) I could do with some of that! The power of autogenics. UK. Legends.

Bowden, A., Lorenc, A.and Robinson, N. (2011) Autogenic training as a behavioural approach to insomnia: A prospective cohort study. Primary Health Care Research & Development 1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1463423611000181.

Crowther, D. (2001) Autogenic training. In D. Rankin-Box (Ed.) The Nurses’ Handbook of Complementary Therapies. London. Baillière Tindall/Royal College of Nursing.

Carruthers, M. (1979). Autogenic Training. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 23, 437-440.

Kanji, N. (2000) Management of pain through Autogenic Training.   ComplementaryTherapies in Nursing & Midwifery, 6: 143-148.

Kanji, N. (1997) Autogenic Training. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 5: 162-167.

Kanji, N., White, A.R. & Ernst, E. (2004) Autogenic training reduces anxiety after coronary angioplasty: a randomised clinical trial. American Heart Journal, 147 (3) e10.

Kermani, K. (1996; 1990) Autogenic Training -The Effective, Holistic Way to Better Health. London: Souvenir

Kiba, T., Kanbara, K., Ban, I., Kato, F., Kawashima, S., Saka, Y., Yamamoto, K., Nishiyama, J., Mizuno, Y., Abe, T. and Fukunaga, M. (2015) Saliva Amylase as a measure of sympathetic change elicited by autogenic training in patients with functional somatic syndrome is. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 40: 339-347.

Linden, W. (1990) Autogenic Training; A Clinical Guide. New York: Guilford.

Luthe, W. (1982) Intentional Exercises Workshop. British Autogenic Society Training Manual 2016.

Luthe, W., Jus, A. and Geissman, P. (1963) Autogenic state and autogenic shift: psychophysiologic and neurophysiologic aspects. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 11.1:1-13.

Manzoni, G.M., Pagnini, F . Castelnuova, G. and Molinari, E. (2008) Relaxation training for anxiety: A ten-year systematic review with meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 8: 41.

Sadigh, M.R. (2012) Autogenic Training: A Mind Body Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome and Stress-related Disorders, 2nd Ed. USA: McFarland.

Schultz, J.H. and Luthe, W. (1969) Vol 1: Autogenic Methods, New York. Grune & Stratton.

Shinozaki, M., Kanazawa, M., Kano, M., Endo, Y., Nakaya, N., Hongo, M. and Fukudo, S. (2010) Effect of autogenic training on general improvement in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A randomised controlled trial. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35: 189-198.

Stetter, F. and Kupper, S. (2002) Autogenic Training: A meta-analysis of clinical outcome studies. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 27.1: 45-98.

Wright, S. Plunkett, G. (CPI), Buckmaster, A. Murray, M. Crowther, D. Perceived Benefits of Autogenic Training For Patients With Chronic Pain. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain 27-31st August 2012, Milan, Italy.

Wright, S. Crowther,D., Chronic Pain Ireland, Buckmaster, A. & Murray, M. Benefits of Autogenic Training for a group of people with chronic pain. Paper presented Saturday 12th November 2011 at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway Bay Hotel.

Wright, S., Courtney, U., and Crowther, D. (2002) A quantitative and qualitative pilot study of the perceived benefits of autogenic training for a group of people with cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 11: 122-130.

Zsombok,T., Juhasz, G., Budavari, A., Vitrai, J. and Bagdy, G. (2003) Effect of autogenic training on drug consumption in patients with primary headache: an 8-month follow-up study. Headache, 43:251-257.


Bird, J. Autogenic Therapy: Healing from Within. Embody. Autumn 2012.

Hainsworth, K. Become your own Doctor.The Independent. May 3rd 2004.

Kenton, L. Hanging Loose. Harpers and Queen. September 1980.