What is Sophrology and why do I need it?

March 14th, 2022

Sophrology is a self-development practice. It is based on easy-to-do relaxation, breathing, gentle movement, meditation and visualisation exercises. It is designed to help you balance mind and body and feel empowered in the modern world.

What can Sophrology help you with?

It can help you deal with stress, anxiety, problems sleeping, letting go of negativity and mastering your mindset.

Sophrology is based on six essential components and 4 attitudes. The essential components being: posture, awareness, breathing, gentle movement, visualization and affirmation. The four attitudes are to treat all experiences as if it is the first time. Use non-judgement and the exercises must be lived and repeated.

Sophrology very versatile as it is also used to improve academic performance, sport performance and also for self-development. Continued practice can be transformative as each level of Sophrology brings a person to a higher level of self awareness and consciousness. Deepening one’s aliveness.

How do I practice Sophrology?

Designed to be simple and easy to follow, Sophrology requires only 3 – 20 minutes per practice and can be done anytime, anywhere, alone or in a group.

Created from both Eastern practices and Western science, it uniquely combines breathing, dynamic relaxation, gentle movement, meditation and visualisation techniques to help you feel more empowered everyday.

The techniques trigger the happy and relaxed neurotransmitters in the brain so that the body moves into a happy safe space allowing the mind to rest and relax. Even when situations or people become a little chaotic around you.

Sophrology – Your Toolkit for Modern Life

Referred to as “the new mindfulness” by The Guardian, Sophrology has been around for 60 years. It was created by psychiatrist and neurologist, Professor Alfonso Caycedo in the 1960's.

It is a real life solution and guide to true mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Widely practiced 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 reimbursed by health insurances as it has been proven that people who practice it regularly reduce their medication intake by 30%.