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What is Sophrology?

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Origination of Sophrology

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Sophrology Attitudes

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Why do Sophrology?

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Who is Sophrology for?

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Benefits of Sophrology

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The Science of Sophrology

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What is Sophrology?

  • Sophrology is a highly effective well-being technique, which is widely used all over Europe, particularly Switzerland, France, UK and Spain
  • This is a structured, holistic program that is created to enable the mind and body to work simultaneously
  • It consists of various simple physical and mental exercises that, when practiced regularly, leads to a healthy, relaxed body and a calm, alert mind
  • The simple exercises are done in various sitting/standing positions or lying down on a bed (depending on the client)
  • It focuses on individual organs, muscles, skin, bones, cells and systems of the body from head to toe, relaxing and becoming aware of each part of the body
  • The exercises are called “Dynamic Relaxation”, which is relaxation in movement. It combines various breathing techniques, mindful exercises, bits of meditation, visualization, simple exercises
  • It's flexible in the sense that it can be customized to suit any person’s needs
  • Existing and being practiced for over 55 years in Europe, this holistic wellness method produces optimal health and wellbeing and has proven to be superior to other wellness initiatives




The 4 Levels of Sophrology

Origination of Sophrology

Professor Alfonso Caycedo

Sophrology was a term created by Professor Alfonso Caycedo in 1960. He was a Neuropsychiatrist, doing his medical studies in Spain. He developed a method to improve the physical and mental health, without the use of medication. He improved the lives of depressed and war traumatized patients with minimal use of drugs and psychiatric treatments.

In 1960 he named his method "Sophrology". He died on 11th September 2017.

Sophrology is derived from the Greek terms Sos, Phren and Logos:
"The Study of Consciousness in Harmony"

Dr Raymond Abrezol

Dr Abrezol was the main ambassador for Sophrology in the world. He was instrumental in taking Sophrology out of the purely medical environment and insisted that it was needed to be used as a “preventative method”. He coached the Swiss Ski Team to gold medals and directed Sophrology to top sports professionals. Through Dr Abrezol’s passion for Sophrology, it became known in the world. He delivered conferences at many medical symposiums and together with Pierre Schwar, created the Swiss Academy of Sophrology. He trained the large Sophrology Schools in France and was the head of Sophrology training for the Swiss Academy. He died in 2010 in the 50th anniversary year of Sophrology.

Origination


Professor Alfonso Caycedo

The Four Sophrology Attitudes

Experience each moment with curiosity and wonder, as if you have just been born and are exploring the world for the first time.

Sophrology helps one adopt the following 4 critical attitudes, when practiced:

  • Be free from judgment: meaning be aware of any judging that you are doing, either of yourself or others
  • Put in brackets any preoccupations, preconceived ideas, thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and opinions so that you are open to what is actually happening right now.
  • Live the exercise as if it is the first time, with curiosity and wonder
  • Repeat the process of noticing. Notice as many physical sensations in the body, as you can, each time you repeat the exercise.

Why do Sophrology?

  • It improves your lifestyle, health and wellbeing, where no medication is required
  • The focus is on YOU as a person/individual. Enables YOU to be in control of your own body and wellbeing
  • It's holistic technique works on the body, mind and spirit simultaneously
  • Sophrology comprises of simple, easy exercises, which can be done at any time, any place and by anyone
  • It's not time consuming, one can spend an average of 20 min per day doing the simple exercises
  • It can be done on a One-on-One basis or in groups, guided by a Sophrologist (No touching done by Sophrologist)
  • It helps children and adults of all ages
  • It's not restrictive to the physically challenged. It also consists of different postures which can be done sitting, standing, slow walking or in some cases lying down
  • Sophrology is a committed undertaking from a health and wellbeing perspective; at the same time it's an enjoyable and fun experience. It brings about an inner sense of joy, happiness, relaxation, confidence, peace and calmness
  • Sophrology is widely recognized internationally, it is accredited with the International Sophrology Federation

Need for Sophrology

Who is Sophrology For?

  • Sportswomen and Sportsmen
  • Corporate Organizations/Companies
  • Primary/Secondary Schools/Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • One-on-One
  • Pregnant Women (Pre/During/Post)
  • Rehab Centre's
  • Specific Clinic's (e.g. Trauma, Cancer, HIV)

Benefits of Sophrology

Corporate

Research has shown that the health of Employees can have a direct impact on a company's bottom line. Companies that invest time and resources in stress management and wellness, with a proactive focus, can expect a Return on Investment.
The ROI includes:
  • Reduced Absenteeism
  • Healthier and Happier Employees
  • Reduction in Accidents
  • Improved Employment Performance and Productivity
  • Lower Staff Turnover
  • Reduced Health Care Costs
The above can be achieved by practicing Sophrology:
  • In Group sessions
  • Individual sessions
  • Team Building sessions
  • Stress Management Workshops
  • Adhoc Sessions for specific clients
Sophrology sessions can be customized, depending on the client’s needs.

Benefits of practicing Sophrology are:
  • Helps you establish a balance between body and mind, in order to develop a more harmonious as well as relax more deeply on a physical and mental level
  • Improves your ability to cope with stress, tension and anxiety
  • Prevents and Handles Burnout
  • Improves Team Management
  • Leads to effective decision making
  • Helps you achieve your full potential
  • Improves concentration and memory
  • Enhances creativity
  • Efficient Future Project Planning
Corporate Benefits

Pregnancy Stages (Pre/during/post)

"I am really trying to fall pregnant …"
Many women today are trying really hard to fall pregnant and to become a loving Mother. However, falling pregnant has its challenges in our world … due to our busy career demands, our daily hectic lives, dealing with various obstacles in life, fatigue and burnout. These elements bring about tension and anxiety, which some of us women are, or not even aware of. When the body endures this kind of stress and tension for a long period of time, complications may arise and this does not help women, who want to fall pregnant.

"I am Pregnant! However I am anxious and scared …"
Some women who are pregnant also experience life's challenges on the work/career and home front. Some women worry or panic about whether they are able to carry to full term of pregnancy, scared of the birth procedure, or how to cope with certain health complications during pregnancy.

"“Motherhood … I am always tired, experience fatigue and sometimes feel depressed…"
Giving birth or being a Mum can be the most phenominal and wonderful gift in life. As a first time Mum, it's only normal to feel tired, overwhelmed and anxious. In our world of reality, Mum’s of today face challenges of creating an effective work/life balance, are faced with a demanding career, perform multiple and simultaneous roles of a loving and supportive Mum, Wife, Daughter, Employer/e etc.

Sophrology helps in the following way:
  • With regards to above, Sophrology is about how you get there and what it takes to be there. It's all about handling the difficulties and challenges we are faced with, more effectively and intelligently
  • Sophrology helps to prepare the body for pregnancy – i. e. Physically, mentally and spiritually
  • It focuses on reducing the worry, anxiety and stress from the body
  • It helps to surround you with and brings about an inner sense of calmness and peace
  • Provides an inner sense of energy, aliveness and prescence in the body
  • Enables you to learn many breathing and visualization techniques, which are applicable in all stages above
  • Helps you have a better connection with your baby in your womb and after childbirth
  • Enables you to have a more relaxed pregnancy and delivery
  • Helps to release physical discomfort during pregnancy, e.g. Aches and pains
  • Enables you to focus and concentrate better on yourself and your baby
  • Helps you to visualize your baby’s journey into the world
Pregnant Woman

Cancer Patient Support

Being diagnosed with Cancer is a life-changing experience. It is not easy to handle the news at first, and certainly not simple to know how to proceed or move forward. A disease such as cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person's life. Coping with cancer can be more challenging with added stress from work, family, or financial concerns. Usual, everyday stress can also make coping with a cancer diagnosis more difficult. Most people face some degree of depression, anxiety, fear or distress when cancer becomes part of their lives.

While everyone’s journey is unique, knowing that others before you have been through something similar, can give you strength and inspiration. Sophrology being a highly effective wellbeing technique, helps to support cancer patients throughout their journey of diagnosis, various treatments (i.e. operations, chemotherapy/radiation) and after surviving cancer.

How Does Sophrology Help Support Cancer Patients & Cancer Survivors?
  • Improves your ability to cope with trauma, stress, tension and anxiety
  • Activates/Stimulates/Harmonizes all cells of the body, organs, glands, systems, bones, muscles & skin
  • Creates healthier, happy cells which responds to treatment more effectively
  • Simple, gentle exercises/techniques – can be done sitting on a chair, standing or lying down (when feeling fatigued)
  • Exercises and techniques can be done at any time, at any place, in the comfort of your own home
  • Effective breathing/exercise techniques – keeps you calm, improves oxygen intake & blood circulation
  • Helps to manage and control emotions during all stages of a patients’ journey
  • Assists with, and manages pain endurance
  • Makes you Positive, Motivated & Happy
  • Helps you to overcome “Fears”
  • Enhances physical/mental relaxation and strength
  • Enables lifestyle change to ensure “Lifestyle Sustainability”
  • Exercises are customized to suit YOUR NEEDS
  • Enhances & Improves ALL systems of the body: i.e. Lymphatic/Immune System; Digestive System; Endocrine System; Renal System; Muscular System; Nervous System; Cardiovascular/Respiratory System and Reproductive System
Cancer

Sports Performance

Whether it's a golf tournament, athletics championship, tennis match or soccer match, tension and anxiety can negatively impact a sportspersons performance. Since Sophrology engages the mind and body to work simultaneously, athletes can enhance their physical and mental wellbeing and strengthen their mindset. Many athletes are familiar with the following side effects:
  • Shallow breathing or short breath
  • Sweaty hands and feet
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart racing
  • Nerves
  • Muscle or body soreness
With regular practice of Sophrology’s dynamic relaxation exercises, athletes can overcome the anxiety, stress and symptoms mentioned above. Currently many sportsmen and sportswomen are practicing Sophrology throughout Europe, e.g. Skiing, Tennis, Swimming, Golf and Athletics.

Sophrology helps in the following way:
  • Equip the athlete to perform at their highest level of skill
  • Enhance physical relaxation
  • Promote mental calmness of the body
  • Efficiently manage stress
  • Enable the athlete to concentrate better and stay focused
  • Increases the oxygen intake
  • Improves energy levels
  • Boosts confidence and motivation
  • Adjust or channel energy for a higher level of performance
  • Improves or speeds up the athletes recovery process
  • Assist with and manage pain endurance
  • Improves team cohesion
Pregnant Woman

Schools/Universities/Institutions

SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) Fieldwork Placement Centre, recently released statistics which reveals that as many as one in five South African youths have attempted suicide, with the 10- to 19-year age group being at greatest risk of taking their own lives. Research further shows that anxiety disorders and depression of children are particularly high in South Africa. We ask ourselves why is this happening? The reality is that our world is evolving rapidly and an environment exists whereby teenagers need to constantly adapt to a “fast-paced”, highly competitive world. In addition to this, crime, corruption, poverty and life threatening illnesses makes it even more difficult for our children to cope.
According to SADAG, (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) 38.3% of our country’s young people feel so hopeless that they need medical attention – this despite the fact that less than 1% of mental-hospital beds are allocated to children and adolescents.
The following can all contribute to high levels of stress, anxiety and tension within the body:
  • Anxiety over school performance
  • family life
  • social/peer pressure
  • demands of exams and tests
  • lack of sleep
  • roller coaster emotions and erratic hormones
  • Phobias, e.g. Fear of exams, speaking in front of the class, fear of competing in sporting events
The following are some symptoms or side effects experienced:
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Lack of appetite or obesity
  • IBS, Stomach cramps
  • Panic Attacks; short breaths
  • Drugs or alcohol abuse
  • Nervous before an audience or event
  • Bullying/Violence or irritable behavior
  • Memory loss
  • Menstrual pain
  • Physical tension, headaches and body aches
  • A lack of interest in activities that were formerly enjoyed, such as sports, hobbies or social activities
  • Lack of confidence
  • Acne and skin problems
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Depression

During Sophrology sessions, you experience a combination of breathing, visualization techniques, concentration exercises, simple body movements and exercises for each system, organ, muscle, bone, gland and cell of the body. This can be done by yourself at any time of the day, at your own convenience.

Sophrology is a gentle effective method that helps:
  • To release stress and muscular tension that causes discomfort and pain in your body
  • To improve the quality of your sleep and your energy levels
  • To Improve your self confidence and handles nervousness efficiently
  • Boost your concentration and memory skills
  • To be calm, relaxed and remain focused during tests/exams, presentations, public speaking
  • To become more positive
  • Discover your inner capabilities and strengths, leading you towards successful achievements
  • To become more creative and innovative
  • To manage and overcome challenges more efficiently
Schools, Universities and Institutions

Personal Growth & Development

Whether you are a Parent, Teacher, Home Executive, Doctor, Managing Director, CEO, each one of us are faced with life challenges. Each of us are impacted by stress and anxiety differently and handle it in different ways. We are all different and our bodies work differently. Some of us thrive or perform at our best when stressed, but not consistently. Some of us are heading towards “Burnout” or are already in the “Burnout” phase, but we are not even aware of this.
It's because we are accustomed to our ongoing hectic, so called “routine”, daily lifestyles. Our bodies become “robotic machines” and does not stop until the batteries are dead. Then reality hits, it's called “self-realization”. We are just human beings, with feelings and emotions, and we possess God’s gift, A MIND & BODY. Something we should never take for granted.
Sophrology is a gentle holistic technique that works the body and mind simultaneously. With regular sessions, this results in a deep calmness and relaxation of the mind and body.

Sophrology helps in the following way:
  • Enables you to better understand and learn about yourself, to be in control of your own body, mind and spirit
  • Allows you to identify and become aware of your talents and weaknesses
  • Enables you to capitalize on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses
  • Improves the quality of life and ensures “lifestyle sustainability”
  • Promotes a positive “holistic transformation” of the body, mind and spirit
  • Takes you on a phenomenal journey of physical and mental wellbeing
  • Enhances your self-esteem, assertiveness and self confidence
  • Enables you to bounce off negative energy and attract positive energy, thus creating a harmonious state
  • Enables you to handle stress, tension and anxiety more efficiently
  • Helps to focus and improves concentration and memory
  • Improves your ability to clearly define solutions and in turn helps effective decision making
  • Improves your ability to adapt to change
  • Brings about a feeling of inner happiness
  • Enables you to identify your goals, dreams and aspirations and how to achieve them successfully
Personal Growth and Development

A Typical Sophrology Session

A One-on-One or Group Session can be conducted, depending on the type of client or their need e.g. Corporate, Schools/Institutions, Hospitals/Specialized Clinics, people with illnesses (e.g. Cancer, Trauma, HIV, Addictions) and Sporting Institutes, etc.

One-on-One

  • The First session is approximately +/- 90min, where the Sophrologist has a personal interaction with the client who expresses his\her needs and concerns
  • A Goal setting questionnaire is filled in by the client and an analysis is done by Sophrologist (Exercises will be customized, depending on the client’s needs and objectives, during follow up sessions)
  • This is followed by the 1st Level Body scan, breathing exercises, tension release, some dynamic relaxation and visualization techniques
  • Remaining sessions are approximately +/- 60min each. It's important for the client to document or talk about their experience to the Sophrologist, after the respective sessions (this helps to integrate it more within the body)
  • Client should have a minimum of 6 sessions. (Depending on clients need, Sophrologist to recommend further sessions)
  • An audio recording is given to the client to practice on their own (the more frequently practiced regularly, the more beneficial to the body)
  • Client has an option of doing 1 session per week/per fortnight

Group Session

  • Prior meeting to be held with Sophrologist and group to establish needs, objectives and background of group
  • An analysis is done by the Sophrologist (Exercises will be customized, depending on the client’s needs and objectives, during sessions)
  • Group can consist of minimum of 6 to maximum of 10 people (depending on client)
  • First session is approximately +/- 90 min and remaining sessions are +/- 60min
  • Sophrologist does the 1st Level Body scan, breathing exercises, tension release, some dynamic relaxation and visualization techniques
  • It's optional for the client to give written or share verbal feedback within the group. (Additional time can be scheduled with the Sophrologist separately to discuss)
  • An audio recording is given to the group to practice (the more frequently practiced regularly, the more beneficial to the body)
  • Group has an option of doing 1 session per week/per fortnight

Sophrology: A Scientific Conceptual Model

Science of Sophrology

The Three Lights

Study of Phenomena
  • This indicates the study and description of phenomena e.g. During Sophrology, people experience physical sensations, just the way they are…without analyzing them. These arise from the experiences during the exercises.
  • This is without referring or considering the reason for their appearance
Values
  • Sophrology teaches and helps us to be disciplined with regards to values and value judgments
  • It enables us to experience and study the nature of values and the impact on us positively
Unveiling
  • This refers to the unveiling of the consciousness … Sophrology enables us to become aware of, as if it appears from darkness into full light in our consciousness
  • There is a discovery of new dimensions of the structures of consciousness

The 4 Pillars

Study of Knowledge
  • Sophrology teaches us a lot about the anatomy of the body. It focuses on how all organs, systems, cells, muscles, bones and glands, all function holistically
  • It deals with a lot of research, in depth analysis of the mind and philosophical concepts of what Sophrology really is
  • Sophrology also teaches us to think outside the box
Structure Discipline
  • Sophrology consists of different levels, whereby each is structured for the different elements of the body … These are Body Awareness, The Mind and Five Senses, Emotions and Values.
  • This gives an holistic approach but breaks it into segments
  • Sophrology focuses on different rules and techniques of breathing, sitting positions, certain movements during the exercises and the sequence of the exercises. For e.g. The three key techniques are used before an exercise commences, the three capacities are only done towards the end and integration pauses need to be done for a specific time duration during all exercises
Sophrology Words
  • Sophrology teaches us many words and phrases to describe concepts that are specific to the Sophrology methods used. For example, sophronic level, integration pause, Terpnos Logos, basic sophronisation, Sophro-liminal level, vital Sophro stimulation, senso perceptive contemplation, phronic region, pheno description, Sophro Tension Release, Sophro-Ludic, Sophro Free Futurization
Sophrology Accreditation
Sophrology has been approved and accredited internationally by the International Sophrology Federation (ISF)

Three Principles

Act and Think Positively…High Energy Thought
  • Sophrology produces positive actions towards the consciousness and therefore has positive repercussions on all elements, i.e. Psychological, physical and spiritual
Body, Mind, Spirit Operating in the Surrounding World
  • Sophrology creates our own perceptions on experiences of the world surrounding us
  • We start to see and experience life differently for the better
  • Our spirituality, body and mind transforms as we live reality in the present moment
Seeing the Truth & Aware of our Truth
  • Sophrology enables us to keep an open mind, be non-Judgemental, curious, wondering, acceptance of things, just the way they are
  • It makes us conscious of our intentions and consciousness, where one is focusing and where one is not focussing

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can one feel or experience the benefit from Sophrology?

Positive results can be experienced immediately after the very first session, or perhaps after a few sessions. It all depends on the individual’s state of mind, body and physical being. Each individual is different, therefore each person may have totally different results or experiences each time a specific exercise is done.

Does Sophrology help to release pain, aches and toxins from the body? How does this occur?

Yes, definitely. Because Sophrology makes you aware of all the cells, muscles, bones, skin, organs and systems of the body, it allows one to focus and concentrate on these areas. When you start giving attention to these areas in the body, they start responding and reacting. You start to establish a connection with your body i.e. Your body starts “talking” to you.
For e.g. You start becoming more aware of your weak areas in the body, whereby pain or discomfort may be released. As you progress regularly with the exercises, you will find the pain and aches disappear from the body completely and this enables you to strengthen those areas in the body.
Similarly, Sophrology helps to release toxins from the body and improves the digestive system and skin naturally. This helps with acne and skin problems that result from stress or anxiety. As the cells and organs are being harmonized and energized during Sophrology, the stress and toxins are being released.

Is Sophrology similar to Yoga, Hypnosis and Mindfulness? How different is it?

Sophrology may possess certain similarities with regards to certain breathing techniques and meditation from Yoga, the feelings of relaxation/calmness during Mindfulness and Hypnosis, however the structured holistic methods used by Sophrology are different in obtaining the desired results.

Hypnosis focuses on the “unconscious” mind whereas Sophrology exercises the body and mind simultaneously, enabling the body and mind to be active and alert at all times, which means that the body remains in the “conscious”state. The clients eyes are closed from start to end in order to focus on themselves. As opposed to Hypnosis, the Sophrologist does not tell the client HOW to feel, instead the client is left free to feel sensations, emotions and conclude his/her results. There's no set expectation at the end of a session. Sophrology is performed in different postures sitting, standing or walking slowly. Its holistic simple exercises are called “ Dynamic Relaxation”, which is specific to Sophrology techniques. This is not practiced for Hypnosis. Sophrology does not focus on the causes or reasons of problems arising, instead it focuses on the individual’s inner capabilities, motivating the client to a positive future of wellbeing.
In Sophrology, only specific words, phrases/terminology are used with the client. Unlike Yoga or Hypnosis, Sophrology techniques enables the client to practice it anywhere …

With regards to Mindfulness and Sophrology, certain similarities exist, i.e. They create an awareness of your body, feelings and sensations. We pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them and you are brought to the “present moment”.
Sophrology on the other hand, focuses on additional elements such “the emotional well being” of a person. This enables the person to explore past memories; find/identify inner capabilities to achieve our future objectives; look towards your future in a positive manner; overcome previous challenges or handle current/future challenges more efficiently; relive happy moments and transform all negative thoughts and feelings into a brighter future.
Sophrology also focuses on the “Values” of an individual, which enables us to align our value system towards a more harmonious, happy and positive future. It teaches us to live and enjoy life to the fullest; to focus on what's important in our lives and to cherish this.

In addition, a practical analogy is if you consider all our racquet sports such as tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis and swing ball, the common requirement is that you have to hold a racquet to hit a ball in play. However, it requires different techniques, uses different muscles, focuses on different organs or systems of the body, possesses different rules for the game and the demands on the body are different.

What is the role of the Sophrologist?

The role of a Sophrologist is the role of “guide” and not of “therapist”. When a session is conducted, it is important to keep in mind the fundamental values of Sophrology: freedom, responsibility and dignity.
The Sophrologist can practice the exercises with the group/individual or guide the group/individual throughout the session and listens with the rest of the group to the “pheno-descriptions” (experiences). The Sophrologist does not analyse the contents of the experiences, they do however, draw the participants attention to their positive experiences and suggest that the participant practises the exercises that they prefer and that give them the most pleasure.
By giving structure and guidance to the group/individual, there's a continuous interaction between the Sophrologist and the group/individual. The Sophrologist provides a recording of the session, to the group/individual to practise on their own.

Which Levels are compulsory? Can one start at any level of Sophrology?

Level 1 is compulsory and the person has, to start with this level to proceed to the 2nd level. If you wish to continue with the 3rd or 4th level, it is compulsory that you do the first 2 levels of Sophrology. Since this is a positive journey/process of transformation of the mind, body and spirit, these entities move simultaneously during every sophrology exercise.

During which level do you feel the holistic transformation occur and how would you know?

The holistic transformation process can begin to occur any time after the 2nd level, or during the 3rd level of Sophrology. The reason being that the 2nd level deals with the powerful mind and 5 senses. People around you will start noticing more changes in you than you do yourself. Every individual is different, i.e. the mind, body and spirit works at a specific pace in different ways. As the consciousness or awareness grows stronger during the journey, you will realize all the life changing moments and reflect on the positive transformational experiences yourself. It is called “Self-Realization” and only YOU will be most aware of what changes have transpired.

How would the exercises differ for the cancer patient’s journey? Can this be done with groups?

A cancer patient’s journey can be split into 3 stages i.e. Diagnosis, During Treatment (Operation/Chemotherapy/Radiation) and Survivorship. I would customize the exercises to suit each individual or group, for each different stage. There could be various side effects experienced after specific treatment and this may have different emotional/physical impacts on individuals. For e.g. when a person is diagnosed with cancer, I would do exercises/techniques to calm, release stress/tensions/anxiety from the body and mind, enhance emotional wellbeing, confidence and motivation. During treatment, I would look at harmonizing the mind/body/spirit, cells, organs, systems, improve blood circulation, strength and pain endurance during the recovery process. After surviving cancer, the exercises would focus on improving/building the immune systems, activate/stimulate all cells, organs, glands, bones, muscles of the body, dealing with fears, and empowering the individual. It is about creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle holistically. This therefore can be done in groups as well.

If there is no touching done as a Sophrologist, can the sessions be done via other media?

Yes. Skype works perfectly for Sophrology sessions. This can be done for a one-on-one or group session (depending on the number of people in a group). Many of my patients or clients prefer to use Skype (especially internationally), so that they save on time, cost and effort. It is very convenient and stress free.

How long does it take to do an exercise?

It takes 20 – 30 minutes to do a Sophrology exercise