WHAT IS SOPHROLOGY?
Sophrology is a life-balancing technique aiming at an alert mind in a relaxed body.
Sophrology is a holistic therapy using relaxation and breathing techniques, concentration, visualisation, and simple movements. At the crossroads between Western relaxation techniques and Eastern meditation, it is inspired by Yoga Nidra, Buddhist meditation, Japanese Zen, and classical relaxation techniques. It was developed in 1960 in Spain by Prof. Alfonso Caycedo, a neuropsychiatrist.
The word Sophrology means “the study of consciousness in harmony.” It is a healthcare philosophy consisting of very practical physical and mental exercises that can be used by anyone in busy 21st century everyday life with just a few minutes a day.
Sophrology has been a very popular method in continental Europe over the past 60 years where it is used in a large variety of settings: in hospitals settings and medical care in general by doctors, nurses, and mid-wives; in sports, arts, and education; and in companies for teamwork, stress, and burn-out prevention.
SIMPLE TECHNIQUES, EASY TO LEARN
- Breathing exercises
- Using the breath to enhance your health, both physical and menta
- Dynamic relaxation
- Gentle movements, suitable for everyone
- Guided meditation
- Following the voice and guidance of the sophrologist for a deeper experience
- Exploring the power of your mind
ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE – TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMMES
Sophrology can safely be practiced by everyone, regardless of age and physical abilities. All techniques are adaptable to suit your needs. No special clothing or equipment required. Each session is tailor-made for the client and designed to progressively re-establish balance and harmony in body and mind. The idea is for the client to discover and learn the techniques they need to deal optimally with whatever challenge they are facing.
WHAT CAN SOPHROLOGY HELP WITH?
- Stress management
- Panic attacks
- Pain management
- Sleep problems
- Common mental health disorders
- Emotions management
- Change management
- Inner resources
Preparing for big event
- Speaking in public
- Stage performance
A TYPICAL TREATMENT
A consultation to assess the client’s needs. Sophrology exercises guided by the Sophrologist’s voice. Practiced either standing or sitting in a chair, eyes opened or closed, no special clothing or equipment required. Feedback on the exercises and planning for independent practice
IN A GROUP: WORKING AROUND A COMMON THEME
Sophrology can also be practiced in a group setting. Groups are usually organised around a common theme, so that clients can meet like-minded people, and learn techniques relevant to their presenting challenge.
FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE
Sophrology is flexible and adapts to your needs and this work can be completed in a variety of settings.
You can book face to face appointment with Corinne at the Kensington Counselling Rooms. Corinne also works online, via Zoom. All you need is access to the internet (phone, computer, or laptop), a camera or webcam and a quiet room (ideally!). You will receive the link to the session ahead of the agreed time, all you need to do is click on it, nothing to download.
For more information or to book a session, contact Corinne at https://corinneguion.com/