Capacitation in Autogenics has three degrees, as determined by ICAT (1975) following the principles of JH Schultz and W Luthe:
- Level 1: Basic Autogenic Training
Proprioceptive Autogenic Training
To achieve this level the student has to attend to a 110 hours course: 30 hours of classes and 80 hours of supervised personal practice. The course includes a complete personal therapeutic experience, learning the basic technique and introduction to advanced techniques. The teaching process is based on personal practice of proprioceptive meditation exercises, supervised closely during the course .
1.- To learn the basic techniques of Autogenics (Basic Proprioceptive Autogenic Training) as well as its indications, contraindications and risks in different pathologies .
2.- To be able to induce in oneself the autogenous state, in a controlled and regular way.
3.- To achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to introduce the techniques learned in its usual clinical practice.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student is awarded the Official Diploma of ICAT, accrediting that he has passed the level one of training.
- Level 2: Autogenic Therapy
Autogenic Meditation and Autogenic Modification
After having some practical experience in level 1, the health professional (doctor, clinical psychologist, nurse ...) who wishes to use the method with the patients must complete level 2, focusing on the methods of autogenous modification and meditation, especially on feelings. It requires the daily personal practice of Autogenics and supervised treatment of some patients.
There is an extra-clinical level 2, aimed at teachers, coaches, pedagogues ...
- Level 3: Autogenic Psychotherapy