- Are you looking for a simple and effective way to de-stress?
- Are you always feeling under pressure or exhausted?
- Is your mind constantly racing or affecting the quality of your sleep?
- Would you like to feel empowered, calmer and unlock your full potential?
- Are you ready to discover the simple and powerful mind body practice that is Sophrology?
Then this is the course for you!
This course gives you:
- Simple and effective ways to overcome stress and tiredness
- Tools to help you thrive under pressure
- Strategies to calm your mind (in any situation!)
- A way to gain clarity and increase your positivity in daily life
- An empowering journey to create the life you want
- An easy way to learn the basic foundation practice of Sophrology
Hey! I'm Dominique
Thank you for visiting the BeSophro online course page. I was first introduced to Sophrology at the age of 15 by my GP in Switzerland. He advised me to see a Sophrologist for some health problems I was struggling with. I immediately felt the power of this incredible practice and after only a few short sessions, Sophrology helped me to fully recover and transformed the way I live my life forever. This is why I am so passionate about bringing it to you guys!
Sophrology is a unique stress-management and self-development method. It blends relaxation, breathing, gentle movement and visualization to help calm the mind, relax the body, aid restful sleep, deal with anxiety and stress, prevent burn out or to prepare for important events.
Sophrology has been widely practiced in Continental Europe for decades by everyone from Olympic athletes, the French National Rugby team, Seve Ballesteros, the Swiss Ski Team and high-flying CEOs such as Arianna Huffington to name a few! Sophrology is being hailed by everyone from The Guardian to The Times and Harper’s Bazaar as the UK’s next biggest wellness trend!
This unique course combines the training I received directly with Professor Caycedo, the founder of Sophrology, and more than 15 years of experience as a practicing Sophrologist and former Osteopath. BeSophro’s first online course is specifically focused on how to use the Foundation practice of Sophrology as an effective stress-management tool and an invaluable life skill that you can reuse in many situations!
I hope you enjoy your journey into Sophrology and thank you for choosing to do it with me!
What does this course include?
Through short videos and Sophrology audio practices, Dominique will guide you step by step to overcome your stress and unlock your true potential.
This simple introductory course is divided into 5 sessions. Each session lasts no more than 30 minutes and includes a Knowledge and Into the Practice video as well as an audio-guided Sophrology practice.
The full course includes:
- 5 Knowledge Videos
- Which give you an understanding of the basic concepts about stress, how we can relax and take control again using Sophrology’s basic principles and methodology
- 5 Into the Practice videos
- Which demonstrate the practical Sophrology exercises
- 5 downloadable audio practices
- To guide you through your Sophrology practice where you will practice the exercises yourself. These practices can be reused to help you in future situations and your daily life
- 15 short videos
- To clearly demonstrate each Sophrology exercise
- Downloadable PDFs
- where you can keep track of your experience, a simple well-being questionnaire and cards to map your practice
- Access to the BeSophro online course community
- on Facebook where Dominique will do monthly practices and you will get a chance to connect with other people practicing.
The course is broken down into 5 30-minute sessions. We recommend 3 days of practice between each session as Sophrology works best when exercises are repeated. So the course should take 15 days of practice.
Yes, you can pay with PayPal, or with a Debit/Credit Card.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Sophrology is not a substitution for medical treatment so you should never stop taking medications without clear approval from your GP.
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.
Sophrology is not strenuous and readily suits most people.
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.
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.
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!
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.
You will have lifetime access to the live recordings upon purchase and downloading of the webinar series and you can watch them as often as you like as long as the materials remain available on the website.
We’re so confident you’ll love this course that we’re offering a 30 day money back guarantee should you feel unsatisfied after practicing the course. Our refund policy is without prejudice to your statutory cancellation right (see our Terms & Conditions).