Ruth T Naylor, PhD

Chartered Psychologist – Worldwide Happiness Consultant and Mental Health Well-Being Coach

Here's who I am

Here's what I can do for you

  • I live and work in Hastings, East Sussex, England where I’m gran to two grands, and a fabric and paint artist.
  • I am also a psychotherapist, a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, and an autogenic therapist. 
  • I’ve worked in high tech, on inpatient mental hospital wards, on manufacturing shop floors, and in executive board rooms – so I know stress territory intimately.
  • I work with clients locally and by distance learning using the Zoom platform and if you are not able to come to my office, I will come to yours. 
  • You can read more about me here and here.  
  • I can teach you new skills – practical meditative autogenics, applied relaxation, and mindfulness.
  • I can work with you using brief psychotherapy and waking hypnosis techniques to help you achieve your well-being, creativity and performance goals.
  • I can guide you in very effective, proven ways to turn up your own capacity of self-healing and self-balancing, almost any time, anywhere.
  • I guide small groups of people with similar medical problems, such as cancer, CFS and IBS, to improve immune system responses and reduce fight, flight, freeze stress responses.

Autogenic Trainining
self-hypnosis, self-balancing, self-care
for a calmer, more productive & creative you

A natural, drug-free way to a good night’s sleep, relax on cue, boost your immune system, and discover a new and happier you.

Just about everyone lives a stressful life these days, even in the idyllic towns of the south coast of England!  Stresses from uneven work life balance, lots of pressure to constantly be ‘doing’, listening to news that’s frightening, or even simply being the one responsible for others so we can’t or don’t take time out to rest. Neuroscientists call this pile up ‘allostatic load’ and ‘overload’. 

To be our best we need to offload stress regularly and often – to follow our natural activity/rest cycle rhythm.  The beauty of Autogenic Training practice is that whilst we take just a few minutes time out to deeply rest and relax we are training ourselves to release our natural self-balancing relaxation response, our happiness and satisfaction hormones, at will. This deep rest can stabilise our blood pressure, balance our internal organs, improve our immune systems, and keep our brains and hormone systems working well.  

Only 5 minutes of rest and deep relaxation with Autogenics, on cue and self-directed, helps most people get back to daily living refreshed, focused and happy.   

What people say about Autogenics

Learn AT in a Group

“Autogenic Training [AT] in our group revealed me to me in a new way, so it’s got lots of layers. Taking me-time only a few minutes a day. So nourishing. I’m much calmer and more resilient than before.”

PatH, 48, Social Worker

Learn AT 1:1

“I feel happy and content now. I just had to get used to AT and build it up slowly. I’m a lot happier now with all these new emotions. Because I have gone from anxious and depressed to happy and relaxed.”

CharlesN, 50, Transport  Worker

Learn AT via Zoom or Skype

“My autogenic training practice helps me feel my body more vividly. When everything is silent at night, I can follow my breath and my blood and I think – ‘we are a wonderful masterpiece of nature’.  I feel whole and connected.”

VenaC, 61, Entrepreneur, Italy

More about Autogenics

Multiple benefits.  Regular AT practice can bring less disturbed sleep, less anxiety, more focused awareness and concentration, more calmness under stress, improved immune system functioning, lower blood pressure, less diabetes meds, better heart rate variability, greater self-confidence, stronger sense of self-control, greater productivity and creativity in work and play, more happiness and satisfaction with being YOU.

‘Autogenic’ means self-generated, naturally. AT is a mind body relaxation and connection process, taking time out for you for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day, simple phrases focus your attention on different parts of your body, training your brain and your mind in concentration and letting go, so you can relax and remain calm even in stressful situations, even when you’re under lots of pressure in work or at home. No special clothing or postures are required so you can use AT in almost any setting.

Autogenic Therapy:  Autogenic Training was developed by doctors in hospital settings and has been used around the world for multiple decades. Autogenic Therapy adds to standard Autogenics. It teaches you ways to safely feel and express the full range of emotions so that you can move forward with life more confidently and more at ease within yourself.

The developers of AT discovered it was a ‘small psychotherapy’.  And studies show that regular AT practice helps some people get off therapy wait-lists and for other people AT is a good complement to traditional talking therapy. There is both researach and anecdotal evidence that AT can help people come off some medications, too.

Private 1-to-1 or small group learning in southeast England or online with Zoom. The Zoom distance learning platform complies with data protection regulations in Europe and North America and it allows you to record the training sessions if you wish.

Classes are 60 to 90 minutes long, once weekly for between 8 and 10 weeks.  We first meet 1-to-1 before you start an AT course. Classes build on each other. There’s a 10 week follow up, too. You practice between classes and keep a diary to track your progress, and whether you learn in a group or privately, I tailor the training to your specific needs. In groups, it’s important to remember that whilst there’s social support and learning from each other, everything said is confidential.  Keep in mind that this is not group therapy!

Fees vary and can be adjusted to your ability to pay in either $USD, £GBP or €Euros.