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5 ways Sophrology can reduce stress and anxiety

With our lifestyles becoming more and more hectic, it’s no surprise stress and anxiety are on the rise. I see more and more clients suffering from stress, anxiety and even panic attacks. Being constantly under pressure and worrying all the time is simply awful. In addition there is the fear of not knowing when it’s…
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The science of sleep; it’s all in the mind…

‘Surely it’s not morning already?’  Do you sometimes hear the alarm clock go off and feel as though you’ve watched every hour of the night go by?  A bad night’s sleep can be frustrating, but chronic sleep problems can seep into every aspect of our lives, affecting our mood, memory and motivation and overall health…
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Living with a Chronic Condition: Are you a Pusher or a Pacer?

I love to go for walks around my home. And as I walk, I often notice runners who pass me by; some sprint past whilst others jog lightly, but most check their pace on their watches from time to time. We all have a natural pace, peculiar to us, and whilst we can move within…
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Getting Back on Track: How to Shape Good Habits with Sophrology

We can all be adepts at procrastinating – even when we know that what we are putting off is ultimately good for us. That’s exactly where I was in the last couple of weeks. So it does happen to practitioners too. After all, we are all human beings! For a couple of weeks the thought…
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15 years of sleep deprivation resolved with 5 sophrology sessions

How 15 years of sleep deprivation disappeared with only 5 sophrology sessions

I recently worked with Jan (Wharfedale Pilates) who suffered from sleep deprivation for fifteen years. It all started when Jan became a mum. Every parent knows about the sleep deprivation suffered in the first months after having a baby, which can continue as they grow into toddlers. Our brains are wired to respond to our…
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The best tip to beat insomnia

Everyone has experienced sleep problems at various times in their lives. There are nights when it’s difficult to fall asleep, nights with multiple wake ups, nights with an early wake up two hours before the alarm rings when it’s impossible to fall back asleep. It’s normal to have such nights on occasions and we’ll quickly…
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Sophrology and Science

Sophrology is a holistic therapy aiming at restoring harmony between body and mind. Well established in France, it is still little known in the UK. To increase the awareness of sophrology and its uses, I am reporting here on two scientific studies that were published in 2018 and investigated the benefits of sophrology in therapeutic…
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5 benefits of sophrology for cancer patients

Developed by Professor Alfonso Caycedo in the 1960s, sophrology is an established complementary therapy in France. It is part of the supportive care offered to cancer patients at the same level as counselling, dietetics and physiotherapy. Sophrology uses simple and flexible exercises based on gentle body movements, breathing and visualisations. Regular practice helps patients reconnect…
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Top 3 tips to set up your sophrology routine

Sophrology is a fantastic blend of Eastern and Western techniques. It’s flexible, adaptable and can be practiced on your own, anytime, anywhere in almost any circumstances. However the best way to experience the benefits of sophrology is to practice on a regular basis. Setting up a 15-minute daily practice helps to integrate the exercises. This…
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