au·​to·​gen·​ics ˌȯ-tə-ˈje-niks How to pronounce autogenics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: autogenic training
Autogenics is a relaxation technique which involves a series of attention-focusing exercises designed to induce relaxation and enhance the body's self-healing powers. Similar to self-hypnosis and meditation, its purpose is to enable people to learn how to put themselves in a relaxed state which can release muscle tension and help them deal with anxiety without the need of a trainer or therapists.Mike Ponton

Word History


autogen(ic) + -ics

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autogenics was in 1971

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“Autogenics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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