What is Sophrology?
Sophrology is the study of conscious harmony. It is a dynamic practice which combines breathing techniques, gentle movement, and creative visualisation with an aim to connect mind and body. Regular practice of sophrology can create balance and inner wellbeing.
Sophrology focuses not on the problem itself but on the inner resources of the individual. Empowering them to move forward and feel stronger.
Sophrology was created by Prof. Alfonso Caycedo who was a neuro-psychiatrist, studying medicine in Spain after the Civil War in the 1960s. He was searching for a way to effectively bring traumatised war victims back to a healthy physical and mental state with minimal use of medication.
The professor worked with Doctors in Switzerland and travelled to the East studying Yoga, Zen and Buddhism, searching for core practices and exercises that speedily and effectively produced positive results. The structured sophrology programme being used today has grown out of research and experience.
Sophrology has been widely practiced across Continental Europe for decades in different settings including schools, hospitals, and corporate environments. It is championed by everyone from Olympic athletes to outstanding CEOs.
In Switzerland Sophrology has been proven to help people reduce intake of pharmaceuticals by 30% and is therefore reimbursed by the Swiss National Insurance programmes.
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