A trained practitioner will use AutoSomatic Training™ (AST) in conjunction with coaching or alone with either individuals, couples or groups. Liliane de Vries, Certified Coach and AutoSomatic Training™ Practitioner, believes that in order to move forward we must deal with the beliefs and blockages that stop us and AutoSomatic Training™ does exactly this.
What is AutoSomatic Training™?
As the name suggests, AutoSomatic Training™ (AST) involves a training or learning process. The learning is about the self. ‘Auto’ comes from Greek and refers to the ‘self’, or ‘directed from within’. In this sense AST is about self examination. That the self is what is studied, and the study or learning is self-directed. So AST is self-directed learning that is done through examination of the body (‘soma’ in Greek). What gets specifically examined in the body are the body sensations or feelings. These feelings may be simple body sensations, uncomfortable or painful feelings, and, more importantly, the emotions. So, AutoSomatic Training™ is about learning the techniques of self-examination via examining the emotions and feelings.
Why learn AutoSomatic Training™?
Examining the emotions is about learning what moves us – what drives us. With AST you can learn:
- the source and structure of inner motivation.
- the opportunity to manage ourselves at the level of our inner drive mechanisms,
- live a life of our own choosing, as opposed to being driven about by rogue moods and impulses induced in us by the negative experiences of our past personal history.
When we have choice, we have a sense of personal freedom and self-direction. We are in charge of our destiny.
What is the origin of AutoSomatic Training™?
AST came from the personal experience of Dr. Phil Walsh in 1978, when he was going through a deep soul searching at about 40 years of age. He had a spontaneous transformative experience that radically altered his understanding of himself and the world. Having had such an unexpected and profound experience, it occurred to him that perhaps it was no accident, and that the experience could be spontaneously and deliberately reproduced. He discovered that it could, and that it could be repeated systematically for all of his negative past and current experiences. He was able to achieve what appeared to be complete, mental, emotional, and psychological clearing. He discovered with time that he could also coach others to have the .