The Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy – international news



The Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy (MRSZE) organizes an online international panel discussion for professionals practicing autogenic methods on 26th June 2021 at 9am in Europe (CEST), 5pm in Australia.

We are going to discuss experiences on how the pandemic period (March 2020-June 2021) affected the practice of autogenic therapy and the professional trainings. Please register for the event below, the registration is open for the first 100 participants, until 5th June 2021.

Themes of the discussion:

  • How we moved psychotherapy, relaxation, professional training to online platforms?
  • What kind of experience have we gathered?
  • How will this experience affect our future practice?
  • Psychotherapy and relaxation in lockdown – is it a blessing or a curse?

Registration form:

Upcoming in 2021: International panel discussion (online)

We are organizing an online meeting on the ways of coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How we moved psychotherapy, relaxation, professional training to online platforms?

What kind of experience did we gather?

How will this experience affect our future practice?

Psychotherapy and relaxation in lockdown – is it a blessing or a curse?

The planned date for the online meeting is 26th June 2021. The starting time will be determined based on the participants’ time zones. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the event at

Postponing 7th International Congress of MRSzE

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

We regret to inform you that after thoughtful consideration, we decided to postpone our 7th international congress. We took into account the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the safety instructions given by the national authorities.

We keep on monitoring the epidemic situation and will keep you informed.

Warm regards,

Éva Szombathelyi

President of MRSzE

Upcoming international event in Hungary


The 7th International Congress
of the Hungarian Association
of Relaxation and Symboltherapy


“In search of time lost and regained*
– the matter of time in relaxation and symboltherapies –”

The 7th International Congress of the Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy (MRSzE) examines the psychological aspects of time in the course and efficiency of the therapeutic process.

Time is reality and also subjectivity of the psyche. Being in time not only means a way of existence, but it is also an individual and collective necessity.

Recommended topics:

  • THE CONCEPT OF TIME, its archetype, sybolism
  • THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME, conscientious presence, altered states of consciousness
  • INDIVIDUAL AND COSMIC PERSPECTIVE, historical periods, transgenerational inheritance, symptoms and pathologies of our times
  • MOMENTOUS STAGES OF LIFE, age, timeliness, pastime
  • RYTHM IN TIME, internal and external rythm, everything has its time. The importance of the timeframe in therapy
  • THE MEASURE OF TREASURED TIME, valued and wasted times
  • PERIODS OF TRANSITION, like waiting, birth, change, ending

The real treasure hunt is to find the best time.
How do we spend our time, what do we spend it on, how do we sacrifice it and how would we spare it.
How do we search, find, and waste times of the lifespan we have on our hands?
We would have endless opportunities to manage time and yet  one of our basic defense is to complain about the lack of time.
How does time become a tool and a framework for psychological work?

At our 7th international congress we would like to take the time to foster professional and personal relationships, to encourage a deep involvement in our method, and to help making a conncetion among different professional fields. We welcome all interested.

Speakers may present in their first language or English.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th June 2020

All abstracts should be written both in English and in the first language of the presenter. To help us provide the audience with translations, please also submit an extended summary of your program in English or in your first language.

For further information on the format and content requirements of abstracts please open:

>> Guidelines for presenters <<

The organisers will help the audience with translations and provide personal assistance for international presenters to understand Hungarian lectures.

FOR APPLICATION please click on the following link:


FINAL DATES TO REGISTER for presenters: 15th June 2020 (modified due to epdemic situation; dates may change, please follow updates)

Villányi úti Conference Centre
Address: Villányi street 11-13 Budapest 1114, Hungary

Early bird: 180 Euros
Regular: 210 Euros

via bank transfer:
IBAN: HU45 1040 1093 4952 5456 4952 1005
Bank name: K&H Bank Zrt.
Bank address: H-1095, Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9.
Recipient’s bank country: Hungary (Magyarország)
Recipient’s name: Magyar Relaxációs és Szimbólumterápiás Egyesület (abbreviation: MRSzE)
Recipient’s address: H-1088, Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 10.
Please indicate „Congress 2020, YOUR NAME, Early/ Regular” in the comment.

CONTACT AND ASSISTANCE (available in English):

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We welcome all interested friends and colleagues!

See you in Budapest in September,

Szombathelyi Éva
President of MRSzE

*: Marcel Proust: Á la recherche du temps perdu, Grasset, 1913

ISATAP V World Congress
“Evolution and Tradition – After Schultz and Luthe”
15/16/17 June 2018
Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid

V Congreso Mundial, los días 15-17 de junio de 2018 en en un lugar maravilloso en plena Sierra de Madrid. El formato elegido te permitirá una inmersión total en los últimos grandes avances que constituyen Autogenics 3.0.


En la web encontrarás toda la información del Congreso, incluyendo la forma de registrarse.

Colloque SFRP 2018

Le COLLOQUE DES 30 ANS DE LA SFRP aura lieu les 5 et 6 octobre 2018 à Paris.
“La relaxation: une thérapie de l’espace sensoriel et tonique”

The 14th  symposium of the French society of Relaxation (SFRP):
“Relaxation: a psychotherapy in the extent of sensations and body tone”
to be held in Paris, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2018



Upcoming international event in Chiavari

chiavariThe Italian conference organized by centro Progetto Divenire will be held in Chiavari (Genoa) on 12-13-14 May 2017.

The main theme of the conference is “AUTOGENIA E CREATIVITA – L’azione creativa nelle metodologie autogene” 

International presenters are welcome at the conference. The main language of the event is Italian.

The next ISATAP Board meeting takes place in Chiavari on occasion of the conference.

Information and Programme

Contact for MRSzE and KORSzEF members: and

ISATAP III World Congress (Seville, 2016) report


The Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy and the ‘Hungarian school’ was represented by Erika Pap at the 2016 ISATAP professional meeting.

The congress – Brain, Retina & Autogenics – offered many interesting presentations by the Spanish colleagues and also by Italian, French and Brazilian presenters in the Free Communications Session.

Erika Pap brought a 90 minute workshop with the title ‘Open the treasure box’. She showed how she uses inner images in her clinical work. The group could try the method, which they enjoyed very much, and they got to know more about symboltherapy and the work and trainings of the Hungarian association. The treasure box was filled with many new impulses and shared knowledge.

We are looking forward to the future cooperation with our AT colleagues from all over the world and meeting them again – hopefully in Budapest soon.

Open the treasure box – from Autogenic Training to Symbol Therapy in Hungary

The purpose of this argument is to discover together how basic relaxation processes can be self-sanctuarying for people who have disturbed states of mind and how components of Autogenic Training (AT) (Luthe and Schultz, 2001),  and Symbol Therapy in meditative state may be working together and separately in a self-developing process. My aim is to show how we can use inner images and body sensations which may occur under relaxation and symbol therapy which both happen in altered states of consciousness. We try to discern how we can emerge our coping using these techniques, and how these altered mind states support our spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. I hold up  the treasures of our Society and the way we work with autogenics and also with the levels of Symbol Therapy. Erika Pap -clinical psychologist, Symbol Therapist, DipAT

ISATAP III World Congress: Brain, Retina and Autogenics

The third World Congress of ISATAP will be held in Sevilla (Spain)

from 30thSeptember to 2nd October 2016.seville2

Download the programme and conditions in PDF.

For further details and updates on the congress, please visit