au·​to·​gen·​ics | \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈje-niks How to pronounce autogenics (audio) \

Definition of autogenics

: 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

First Known Use of autogenics

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autogenics

autogen(ic) + -ics

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“Autogenics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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