Sophrology is the science of consciousness in harmony.
It was created 60 years ago in Spain by psychiatrist and neurologist, Professor Alfonso Caycedo.
Sophrology is unique in that it blends Eastern philosophies with Western science using breathing, relaxation, gentle movement and visualisation techniques to quieten the mind and ground you in the body. Sophrology allows us not only to feel more relaxed, present, open and focused everyday but also to prepare for future events and enhance performance. Regularly practising Sophrology allows you to positively deal with the challenge of daily life finding purpose, balance and energy. In essence, it helps people to unlock their full potential and to be at their best both professionally and personally.
Sophrology has been widely practised across Continental Europe for decades in different settings including schools, hospitals and corporate environments and championed by everyone from Olympic athletes to high-flying CEOs. In Switzerland Sophrology is even reimbursed by the Swiss National Insurance as it has been proven that people who practice Sophrology regularly reduce their medication intake by 30%.
Sophrology was initially only used in the medical world but, from the 1970s it quickly spread across Europe due to its far-reaching health benefits which include:
Learn to deal with lack of focus, anxiety, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, relationship concerns, tension, prevent burn out and exhaustion
Learn to relax and let go, feel in control, build confidence, think positively, find clarity and purpose
Feel more confident about giving birth, learn how to better deal with pain, prepare for parenting, bond with your baby
Speeches, interviews and exams, medical procedures, major celebrations (weddings etc.), stage or sport performances
Individual sessions are highly tailored according to each person’s specific needs and last an hour. They are available in English or French and can include a personalised recording of the practice to take home, should you wish to do so.
Liberation of emotional blockages through acupressure
Liberation of emotional blockages through acupressure is a simple, rapid and highly effective method to manage emotionally challenging states of mind, whether temporary or chronic. The sequential activation of five acupressure points produces an energetic circuit in the body and allows an antidote energy to start flowing. It can provide immediate relief from acute negative emotions and when applied regularly, prevent future emotional overreactions and treat deep seated destructive emotional states.
A session is divided into two sections: The first section consists of realigning and restoring a person’s energetic balance with the use of the 5 point touch acupressure circuits.
The second section concentrates on the identification and release of emotional blocks. Emotional blocks are induced by forgotten or denied events that took place in our past, generally during childhood, they impact heavily on our behaviours. Blocks produce compulsive comportments that generate massive depletion of energetic resources as well as disharmony and disconnection from our profound identity, our natural state. They are responsible, though of course without our knowledge, for the repetitive behavioural patterns or failures that we generally perceive as personal flaws (lack of self-confidence, fear of being rejected or not being good enough, wounds to do with a feeling of abandonment, etc.) They prevent us from blossoming to our full potential and being in harmony with our profound identity, our natural state.
It can help you deal with the following difficulties :
Otitis and tonsillitis
For children and teenagers
Difficulties in respecting rules
Relations with siblings
Difficulties at school
Other teenage related problems
Stress, overwork, burnout, depression
Sleep disorders, insomnia
Lack of self-confidence
Difficulties with changes
Speaking in public
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Eczema, skin allergies
Comments from patients
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