Why Me – How I Beat Stress Using Autogenic Therapy

Greville WatermanFirstly many thanks for taking the time to visit my website and read this article.

I have been told that if I want to attract some attention to Autogenic Therapy in general and my website in particular it is important that I start to blog.

I have therefore been sitting here for quite some time wondering what on earth I have to say that anybody might have the slightest bit of interest in and struggling to come up with the answer.

I do not want to try and blind anyone with science or just make an unmitigated sales pitch so eventually I just thought that I would try to be totally honest and sincere and merely try and explain how it all came about, how a seemingly successful businessman decided to stop doing what he had done for so many years and take up some supposedly “alternative” or “weird” therapy.

For many years I had run my own successful marketing and sponsorship consultancy and had thrived on and taken great satisfaction from the relentless pressure of gaining and keeping clients, doing good work on their behalf and keeping my head above water.

Suddenly, a few short years ago everything changed and I started to develop an ever-increasing range of worrying symptoms:

I couldn’t sleep well and kept waking up in the middle of the night turning problems around in my head. I became grumpy, snappy and much quicker to lose my temper with those around me and, far more worryingly, I stopped looking forward to going to work and started looking for excuses not to do so.

I wasn’t sure what to do and tried to get through what I felt was just a difficult phase but the more I worried, the worse I felt and it became a vicious circle.

Clearly I needed to get some help but it took me a few weeks to get my head around things and accept the fact.

I felt that this was my own problem and that I could sort it out on my own.

I didn’t tell anyone until I woke up early one morning and had a full-scale panic attack, which terrified me – the cat was out of the bag!

My wife was wonderfully supportive and I felt a massive relief that I had finally shared my problem with somebody.

I knew that I needed to do something and started to read up about stress in the workplace and found out how common it was, and I would recommend Tom Whipple’s enlightening article from The Times on “Stress In The City”  which details just how serious and prevalent the problem is – and it is growing!

In my next blog I will talk about how I found the right solution for myself and the results that it enabled me to achieve.

In the meantime if you would like any further information or have any questions then please contact me by clicking here.


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