Sophrology is based on a combination of Oriental traditions (Yoga, Zen and Buddhist meditation) Western techniques and philosophies (relaxation, hypnosis, phenomenology, psychology). Professor Caycedo, who created sophrology in the 1960’s, studied them all; he then combined and adapted them to create a unique structured method that can be easily used in our daily lives. The method involves exercises based on breathing, relaxation, meditation, concentration and simple movements.
Although not very well known in the UK, Sophrology has been widely practised throughout continental Europe for the past 50 years, gaining an increasing acceptance for its benefits to well being. More and more health insurance companies in France and Switzerland now include cover of Sophrology sessions as part of any broad-based health insurance plan. In the UK, Sophrology has recently been recognised by the Complementary Medical Association and the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine.
The Benefits of Sophrology
- Learn how to relax and let go
- Improve ability to cope with stress
- Regulate sleep and energy levels
- Improve health & immune system
- Reinforce self-awareness
- Develop a positive sense of self
- Manage emotions
- Improve concentration & memory
- Develop creativity
- Live in the present
- Improve self-confidence