What is Sophrology?
A mind-body training for wellbeing!
“The science of consciousness in harmony”
Sophrology is a structured self-development method to empower and support you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
It aims to provide you with an effective and flexible set of tools and easy techniques - adapted to your needs and using your inner ressources - which can be used anytime and anywhere, to help you feel positive, balanced and in harmony with yourself and the world around you.
The practice involves a series of mental and physical exercises, using a blend of relaxation, concentration, deep breathing, visualisation and simple body movements techniques,
to help relax and focus the mind.
It was created in the 1960’s by Neuro Psychiatrist professor Alfonso Caycedo and is inspired by Yoga, Buddhist Meditation and Japanese Zen combining the wisdom and science of the East and West with influences from Mindfulness, Psychology and Hypnotherapy.
Recently introduced to the UK and recognised by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine, Sophrology is a holistic therapy already very popular in Europe and is famously used in health centres and hospitals, schools and corporates.
Sessions last up to 1 hour and can be done in group for general wellbeing
1 to 1 privately to address specific challenges / goals
. Improves general wellbeing
. Reduces stress & anxiety
. Improves sleep & relaxation
. Boosts focus, concentration, awareness and energy
. Improves self-confidence & self esteem
Fields of use:
. Stress/ anxiety
. Emotions management
. Sleep disorders / fatigue
. Performance management
. Burn out management
. Birth preparation
. Chronic /terminal illnesses
. Pain management
. Exams / interviews / public speaking / stage preparation
. Weight concerns / self-image
Heart Radio – March 2019
“Sophrology has been hailed as one of 2019's biggest wellness trends.
It engages the mind and body and encourages interaction between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It aims to bring you into a state of 'dynamic relaxation',
where the body is clam enough for the heart rate to lower but the mind stays clear and alert.”
Virgin Media Television – December 2018
When life gets overwhelming, you might have tried yoga, meditation and deep-breathing exercises to help matters – but have you tried Sophrology?
The new stress-busting mindfulness trend that’s on the rise.”
The Guardian – April 2018
“You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin Sophrology.
Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, Sophrology is the dynamic mindfulness alternative, popular on the continent. The French rugby team and media-magnate-turned-wellbeing-guru Arianna Huffington swear by this method”
Metro – April 2018
“In a world where more and more of us are suffering from some form of stress, we’re constantly looking for new ways to try and relax. If you’re one of the stressed, you’ve probably tried meditation, yoga or breathing exercises, but have you ever tried sophrology? Sophrology involves a series of quick and simple physical and mental exercises that claim to help relax your body while keeping your mind alert. Sounds just like what we need, to be honest.”
The Evening Standard – April 2018
“A form of moving meditation or “Dynamic Relaxation”. It’s so popular in France and Switzerland that it’s offered to children in schools and is even part of the training for the Geneva police force.
Now it’s about to hit the UK.”
The independent – March 2018
“It allows you to enjoy the present and move forward in a positive way”
We each have unique ways of coping with feelings of stress and anxiety.
And while many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices,
taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind’s potential”
If you are interested in discovering the benefits of Sophrology please do get in touch,
As a current student in the process of becoming a certified Sophrology Practitioner
I am currently seeking for individuals interested in taking part in group practices as well as individual sessions with specific challenges / goals.
Both options are within a case study format, over a period of several weeks
and are free of charge.
For more information or to register your interest do get in touch.