Sophrology is a mind-body healing method, both a therapy and a meditative process, that can help to alleviate issues such as anxiety, insomnia and depression, and increase your overall sense of well-being. Sophrology is a wonderful blend of both Eastern and Western relaxation and yogic mindfulness and meditation practices and philosophies, it combines gentle movement, breathing, visualisation, stretches, sound and relaxation techniques to harmonise both body and mind, and is easy to learn.
At the heart of sophrology is the opportunity to get to know ourselves much better, and it offers a path of deepening our self-knowledge and a way to come into that place of simply being, much like yoga and meditation.
Sophrology is also used by many people as a form of self-development, helping to empower the individual to meet their highest potential, increasing levels of confidence, self-esteem and positivity.
Sophrology can also be used to help to prepare for what might be a stressful event; such as an exam, public speaking, a sports competition or pregnancy and labour.
The practice is learnt in a group setting or a one-to-one session and then developed by practising at home, in the work place and in all other areas of your life, learning the best techniques suited to you. It doesn’t require a lot of time and can be easily fitted into home and work life, to create enhanced balance between the two.
Although Sophrology has been well established in main land Europe for the last 60 years; in France, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium in particular, it is still relatively new to the UK, although it is steadily growing in popularity and has been touted as the new mindfulness, and indeed it uses mindfulness extensively.
Immediate Benefits, Lasting Changes
The benefits of Sophrology can be seen in the first session, and most people report feeling a profound change at the end of the session to when they started. Like most practices, it takes does take repetition, and it is only through regular practice that we reap the real and long lasting changes that Sophrology brings. For more information about the benefits of practicing Sophrology see the benefits of Sophrology page.
"Sophrology has helped me enormously through this challenging time. I feel so much more confident and positive about my future, and I now have the tools to handle whatever life throws at me." Julie from Yorkshire
Who can benefit from Sophrology?
Sophrology is for everyone – whether you are young or old, and it can also help those with chronic or terminal health conditions as it is such a simple and easy to learn approach to wellbeing. It is not strenuous and can be tailored to meet the individual’s needs and practiced at a pace that suits them. If you have any questions at all about your suitability to practice Sophrology please do get in touch.
What Sophrology is not:
Sophrology is not a replacement for medical treatment and you should not discontinue any prescribed medication without approval from your GP.
It does require practice on the individual’s part to start to see positive changes, and so requires commitment.
Although benefits can usually be felt and seen very quickly, there is no guarantee, as everyone is different and has different motivation levels.
If you would like to find out more I offer a free 20 minute consultation, to book in for yours please either contact Carla on 07884 101164, email or use the Contact Us form on the home pages.
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