The Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy – international news

Upcoming international event in Hungary


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

BUDAPEST, 25-26-27 June 2020


“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.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 25th February 2020.
We ask applicants to submit two copies of the abstract: one in the native language of the presenter, and one in English, the conference proceedings volume will be Hungarian-English.

The speakers may present in English or in their native language. If you give a presentation in your native language, please also send us an extended summary of your presentation by 25th February.

Further information will be posted on the website of the Hungarian Association of Relaxation and Symboltherapy and our Facebook page.

Best regards, on behalf of the organizers:

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