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STRESS LESS

Embrace a Calmer You

Each month, develop your toolbox of quick and easy 10-minute daily practices to support your mental well-being, no matter what your day throws at you.

STRESS LESS

Embrace a Calmer You

Each month, develop your toolbox of quick and easy 10-minute daily practices to support your mental well-being, no matter what your day throws at you.

 

  • Receive 5-10 minute Sophrology guided practices (including a live with Dominique)
  • Content available for 2 weeks
  • Delivered directly to your inbox at 6:30 am BST daily
  • Access to a supportive Private Facebook Community group where you can ask any questions
  • Receive 5-10 minute Sophrology
    guided practices (including a live with
    Dominique)
  • Content available for 2 weeks
  • Delivered directly to your
            inbox at 6:30 am BST
            daily
  • Access to a supportive Private Facebook Community group where you can ask any questions

STRESS LESS

EMBRACE A CALMER YOU

Simple 10-min practices combining relaxation, breathing, movement and visualisation

17th – 21st October 2022

DAY 1

Breathe to instant calm

DAY 2

Anchor calm in your body

DAY 3

Channel your emotions

DAY 4

Focus on what truly matters

DAY 5

Live practice: Project yourself positively

DAY 1

Breathe to instant calm

DAY 2

Anchor calm in your body

DAY 3

Channel your emotions

 

DAY 4

Focus on what truly matters

DAY 5

Live practice: Project yourself positively

This course should be taken as part of a holistic lifestyle of well-being and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

OCTOBER: STRESS LESS

EMBRACE A CALMER YOU

In a world in constant change, our pace of life, schedules and responsibilities can feel overwhelming. This can leave us feeling exhausted, emotionally unbalanced or unable to find a sense of calm in our lives. Using the unique practices of Sophrology, this course will show you a simple and practical way to quickly regain and maintain a sense of calm in your mind and body.

WHAT IS SOPHROLOGY

Sophrology is a scientifically proven mental wellbeing practice combining relaxation, breathing, visualisation and movement, and can have a profound impact on your life.

By practising Sophrology regularly, even just 10 minutes a day, you are empowering yourself with the tools to feel calm and grounded even in stressful situations, helping you with anxiety, gaining more restful sleep, and unlocking your inner potential to reach your goals and transform your life one day at a time.

OCTOBER

17th – 21st October

Stress less.

Embrace a Calmer You

Learn how to stress less, declutter, and see things differently
by making your mind your best ally.

£12.00

NOVEMBER

14th – 18th November

Sleep Like a Pro

More Energy, Better You

Believe you can sleep again with Sophrology and become your own sleep expert.

£12.00

FAQs

How long is the course?

The course is broken down into 5sessions of 10-minute daily practices. 

You will receive 10-minute daily Sophrology practice videos which will be sent to your email at 6:30am GMT. There will also be a bonus live Zoom session with Dominique on Friday at 9:30 am GMT. 

The link to join the live session will be sent to you the day before. If you miss the live session, the video recording will be sent after the practice and will be available to you for 24 hours.

If you have any problems and do not receive this, please contact us at [email protected].   

How is 10-minutes day of Sophrology effective?

Consistency and repetition are key in Sophrology and when practised just 10-minutes a day each day, your brain is being trained to focus on what’s most important to you and gradually, your mind-body connection is strengthened and you become more aware of your body and emotions. This awareness helps you to tune into your feelings and through Sophrology, you can learn how to control them and be more open up to new perspectives and adapt to challenging situations.

 

Studies suggest that practising exercises for 10 minutes a day, such as mindfulness, visualisation and introspection, promotes positive neuroplasticity which, after consistent practice, can be used to rewire and restructure your brain in cognitive and emotional processing.

 

Neuroplasticity refers to your brain’s ability to rewire itself when it recognises the need to change most, which can have profound impacts on your mental wellbeing. When we become aware of our senses and how we feel during our daily practice, we are able to use this self-awareness to successfully navigate through any stressful situations that arise throughout the day.

 

With regular practice, Sophrology helps you to become more mindful of your needs, limits, strengths and capabilities so that you can create more happiness in your life.

How do I access the videos and daily practices?

You can access the sessions in your BeSophro Courses Platform. To log in, please click here: https://courses.be-sophro.com/login

  • Once you’re at the login page, please type your email and password—these details were sent to you via email when you completed your purchase.
  • If you don’t remember your password, you can click on “forgot password” and the system will send you a reset link email to your inbox. Please make sure to check in all your folders, including your spam folder if it doesn’t arrive within a few minutes.
  • Once you’ve logged in, you can see all your BeSophro courses
  • Click on “View course”. Here you can find the daily practices, simply click on the title of the session to watch the video.

 If you are still unsure, please watch our video tutorial which will show you how to login into your account and access your course.  Click here: https://be-sophro.com/how-to-login-to-course/

You will receive your login credentials when you buy the course and every day, a new practice will be published. We will also alert you when the content becomes available via email.

If you have any problems and do not receive your login details, please contact us at [email protected].

What is the Facebook online course community about?

All students get access to a private Facebook Group where you can ask Dominique and the BeSophro Team any questions you may have and share your experience with like-minded students.

Is Sophrology a therapy?

Sophrology is a self-development method based on a practice for body and mind. Sophrology can bring many benefits to feel calmer, empowered and in control. Sophrology is fully compatible with, and complementary to other approaches but does not replace medical or psychotherapeutic treatment.

Sophrology is not a substitution for medical treatment so you should never stop taking medications without clear approval from your GP.

Can I eat/drink before practicing?

Being able to relax is an important part of the practice; therefore it’s helpful if you aren’t hungry or thirsty. Equally, it’s advisable not to eat or drink too much just before.

Can I pay with Paypal?

Yes, you can pay with PayPal, or with a Debit/Credit Card.

What if I can't stay focused?

Then Sophrology is perfect for you and anyone who struggles with meditative practices! Sophrology offers an easy way to develop focus notably making it accessible through more active standing exercises, which quieten the mind and ground you in your body. For more on this subject see our blog ‘Mindfulness for people who think they can’t meditate”.

What do I need to wear?

Sophrology does not involve active exercise although you are likely to do simple breathing exercises and gentle movements, whilst standing or sitting. There is no need for special clothes we recommend wearing something you are comfortable in.

Why haven't I heard of Sophrology before?

Sophrology is fairly new to the UK and US. It is very well established in many European countries and is now growing in popularity in English speaking countries. If you look in our press section, you will discover it has attracted a lot of attention recently, notably thanks to Dominique’s book, which is the first widely published Sophrology book in the English language.

Do I need to know about meditation or yoga to be able to do the course?

No, the course suits everyone; it is simple and short so people can use the basic tools of Sophrology to manage stress as well as discovering the first step of this unique method.

How does Sophrology compare with other approaches such as yoga etc.?

All approaches offer different benefits and it is for the individual to decide which might suit them best. The power of Sophrology lies in its combined approach – working on body and mind together to reach another level of awareness and wellbeing. Being in a state of dynamic relaxation makes it easier to focus the mind, enabling you to examine your physical and mental being at a profound level. You learn to take responsibility for your own life and health and how to deal with a range of issues and symptoms. Sophrology not only helps people to positively live the present moment but its practice include techniques to helps prepare for the future (including specific events), or overcome tensions from the past. It is an easy to learn method, something you can learn for a lifetime and apply in many situations.
For more information about Sophrology and other therapies, click here.

Am I too ill/ old/ overweight to do Sophrology?

Sophrology is not strenuous and readily suits most people.

Does Sophrology belong to a particular religion or belief?

No, Sophrology is not connected with any religious beliefs. It is a discipline independent of any dogma or doctrine, which was born out of the medical field in Spain. Sophrology supports people in finding more happiness, freedom and responsibility.

What is the Foundation practice of Sophrology?

The Foundation practice of Sophrology is the starting point of the Sophrology programme. It includes simple exercises you will go through in some form or another at the start of whatever Sophrology level you practice. To know more about the 12 Levels of Sophrology, click here. It is the basis on which the whole method is built in its traditional form. You learn to connect with body and mind, relax, discover the 5 systems model (a simple way to map your body), let go of tensions and tune into your positive resources. It is in itself a powerful stress-management practice as well as a basis to practice the whole method. Practically you will learn a unique combination of movement and stillness, standing and sitting exercises, breathing, relaxation, and concentration so you learn to dive into a dynamic relaxation state and start to tune into your resilience, find more balance and happiness.

Who can benefit from Sophrology?

People of all ages, cultures, social levels and religions can benefit from practising Sophrology. Sophrology is a gentle but effective technique to help calm the mind, relax, sleep better, deal with anxiety and stress, prevent burn out or to prepare for important events. Sophrology has been widely practised 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!

What is Caycedian Sophrology?

Caycedian Sophrology refers to the practice of the method as laid out by its Founder Professor Alfonso Caycedo who founded Sophrology a new discipline and name meaning “study of consciousness in harmony”, in 1960. He was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical School of Barcelona and a doctor, neurologist and psychiatrist at Barcelona Hospital Clinic. Born in Colombia, Professor Caycedo travelled the world in search for new answers to provide better mental health care; he wanted to find an alternative form of therapy for psychiatric patients to avoid traumatic interventions like electroshock therapy. Professor Caycedo spent his lifetime studying the human consciousness and how it can change its states and development.

In order to bring more harmony, Sophrology works on consciousness using a scientific approach to allow patients to have a better quality of life. Caycedo coined the term Sophrology in 1960 and created the first Sophrology clinic in Madrid in the same year. Consciousness, according to Caycedo, brings together all the elements that make life meaningful.