What is

Sophrology is..

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


What can Sophrology help you with?


Sophrology can help you deal with stress-management, anxietyproblems sleeping, letting go of negativity, mastering your mindset.


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, Sophrology uniquely combines breathing, dynamic relaxation, gentle movement, meditation and visualisation techniques to help you feel more empowered everyday.

Try our Basic Sophrology Foundation Exercises and see for yourself!


Sophrology – Your Toolkit for Modern Life


Sophrology is a real life solution and toolkit to true mental, physical and emotional well-being. Referred to as “the new mindfulness” by The Guardian, Sophrology has been around for 60 years when created by psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr Alfonso Caycedo.

Born in the medical world and practised across Continental Europe for decades in settings including schools, hospitals and corporate environments, Sophrology is championed by everyone from mums to Olympic athletes and high-flying CEOs.

In France and Switzerland, Sophrology is used alongside more traditional medical approaches and reimbursed by health insurances. Research studies over the years have reported some successful rates in the application of Sophrology. Experts have completed prospective controlled studies using tools such as psychometric tests and taken groups of participants through stress-management and sleep Sophrology programmes to, for example, manage professional and personal stress. To learn about the science of Sophrology, read our article here.


Sophrology at BeSophro


At BeSophro, we aim to support and empower as many people as we can through the issues and struggles of today’s fast-paced and demanding lifestyles.

We do this by offering different ways of support, through one on one, groups and corporate sessions with our Sophrologists Dominique Antiglio and Sophie McGrath.

Or alternatively you can try one of our short online courses that specialise in tackling everyday issues such as stress & anxiety or mastering your mindset.

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The science is there. This is one wellness trend we’ll be watching.

While many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices, taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind’s potential.

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What is Sophrology commonly used for?

  • Stress-management, anxiety
  • Focus, concentration, clarity
  • Aid restful sleep
  • Let Go of Negativity
  • Master Your Mindset
  • Self-Awareness, Self-development
  • Prepare For Events (exams, medical procedures, stage and sport performances)
  • Birth preparation
  • Prevent burn-out
  • Confidence, resilience
  • Connect with your values
  • Reach your goals
  • Create openness to new possibilities
  • Identify and release tensions in body and mind
  • Help you feel more grounded in the body
  • Help you feel more present in the moment
  • Find meaning and purpose


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Develop your Sophrology toolkit for life

For Stress Management

Learn simple mind-body techniques and strategies to calm your mind and manage your stress. Deal with lack of focus, anxiety, tension, and prevent burnout and exhaustion with our 15-day Relax, Reset and Overcome Stress online course.

Relax, Reset and Overcome Stress

For Self Development

Learn to master your mindset, build confidence, think positively and feel in control despite ever-changing circumstances with our 12-day Master Your Mindset online course. Turn negativity into resilience, fear into confidence and master visualisation.

Master your Mindset

For Sleep

Access restful sleep and completely reset to a relaxed and balanced state with our Sleep Deeply with Sophrology online course: a 7-week online course that tackles the root cause of stress and sleep issues in a simple and natural way.

Sleep Deeply with Sophrology

For Letting go

Learn to identify, acknowledge, and transform what holds you back in life so you can accept and appreciate where you are today, and become open to the possibilities of tomorrow through our 21-day online course Learn to Let Go & Be Your True Self.

Learn to Let go & Be Your True Self

For Birth preparation or other important events

Feel more confident about giving birth, and prepare for parenting and bonding with baby. Or if you have an upcoming event like a speech, exam, medical procedure, competition, or even a celebration like your wedding, you can book an individual one-on-one Sophrology session which will be customised to your specific needs.

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Caycedo’s influences:

Western science

Phenomenological psychiatry
Autogenic training


Sophrology is a unique blend of Eastern philosophies and practices with Western Science

Eastern philosophy

Tibetan Buddhism
Japanese Zen

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Our next Sleep Deeply with Sophrology Course starts March 23rd!

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