Learn simple ways to program positively for sleep
Re-wire the brain and free your mind of repetitive and anxious thoughts
Based on Dominique Antiglio’s 20 years of experience with her clients to tackle the root cause of stress and sleep issues in a simple and natural way, this course allows your mind and body to completely reset to a relaxed and balanced state, taking you on a progressive journey which addresses each aspect of your life.
Sophrology has helped me acknowledge the role of breath in both myself and my clients and the power of releasing tension & overcoming stress. Sophrology is so practical and something that I can weave effortlessly into my day. It is so helpful to know there is a toolkit available that can be of support during these tumultuous times.
Samantha Clarke - Happiness Consultant, CEO, Author
I never expected to find Sophrology so effective. Its deeply empowering and immediate. After just one session I felt lighter, more awake and less stressed. Stress comes with my job and this is the best way I’ve found to manage it, and take back control. I now use the skills I’ve learned before big presentations and meetings, or just when I feel overwhelmed. It’s been a real game-changer in my everyday life.
Sophrology is similar to meditation in many ways but for me, was easier to stick to. I did a first sessions with Dominique, during which I instantly felt different: lighter, and as if I understood what was going on in my brain and body, much better.
Louise Roe - Author, Journalist, TV presenter
The course is fantastic and I am learning so much, so thank you. I hope to continue with Sophrology, it really does help me cope with the slings and arrows of life.
“Just spending 20 mins/day on myself has made a difference to how I feel, both in terms of sleep, but also during the day. I also feel like I have techniques now to help manage stress better and hope to incorporate some of the practices earlier in the day to see if it helps with work stress.”
These Sophrology sessions were like slowly stripping the layers of an onion. The practice and the ‘tools’ started coming together as we continued with you. You have an amazingly gentle hypnotic voice which is very calming and helped in relaxing and gaining the most from the practices.
“I wanted to thank you for opening the door to my sleep control room. It has changed my life!
I sleep so much better, so much deeper I don’t hear my husband snore now.
I am the master of my sleep and my tool box is my treasure trove!”
“It was a wonderful journey. Purely life-changing! I saw how sleep difficulties are not just about sleep. They touch so many contexts of our lives. I am very happy I can sleep better now, it gives me joy and confidence. Thank you so much.”
“This course has helped me with falling asleep more easily, feeling less stressed and calmer throughout the day, and a better relationship with sleep overall. I have learned to accept my worries and emotions, and how to relieve my stress. I am a little more connected with myself, my body, and emotions.”
“I’ve noticed that the daily practice of Sophrology is bearing fruit. I am calmer during the day, and mentally feel more present and positive. As far as my sleep is concerned the results are a little slower but when I wake up during the night, I’m not anxious or stressed anymore.”
“Dominique has attention for every student. She’s open and without judgment. She gave me energy. Her way of making people more aware is motivating. She leaves you free in how you let Sophrology be part of your life. But who she is as a person? She breathes love!”
This 7 – week online course stars from Wednesday 23rd June to 5th August 2021.
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Over 7 weeks, from 23rd June to 5th August 2021, you will be receiving weekly knowledge and practice video sessions. The practices will be supplemented with 4 live practice sessions with Dominique so she can better guide you through this journey.
You will be receiving weekly access to a total of 2 video recordings of the Tuesday and Thursday sessions and 1 audio practice.
The Knowledge Sessions will be released every Tuesday and are compulsory for progression. The weekly Practice Sessions will either be pre-recorded and published every Thursday, or live with Dominique for 3 Thursdays at 7:30 pm BST. There will be one bonus Guest Expert Session which you will be able to access through this course platform as well.
On each Tuesday, a video recording of the Knowledge & Practice Session will be released on the course platform. They will be available on the platform for 7 days until they are replaced by the succeeding week’s content.
Each Thursday, you will receive a Bonus Practice Session. These sessions will be a mix of video recordings released weekly and live sessions with Dominique Antiglio via zoom. The video recording of the live Bonus Practice sessions will be uploaded to your courses platform after the live session has ended. These sessions are designed to help you stay committed to the practice and will be available for 5 days until they are replaced by the succeeding week’s content.
The weekly audio practice is a 15-20 minute audio recording which you can use to practise on your own every day. You will be able to download it from the courses platform, and it is yours to keep forever so you can use it for your own practice even after the course has ended.
The pace and course is structured in this way so that we keep a rhythm and to motivate participants to practice that week before the next part of the method is released. This is our way to make sure everyone is going through the process within the timing that allows the best chance for transformation of sleep as otherwise, it will be difficult to see changes taking place.
The total course duration is 12 hours structured over 7 weeks, however these are a mixture of compulsory and bonus sessions.
The total number of hours necessary to complete to ensure progression is 15.5 hours over 7 weeks (approx 2.25 hours a week). This is compiled of the weekly hour Knowledge and Practice Sessions and 17 minute independent practice using the audio recording 5-7 times a week.
Over the 7 weeks there are 4 hours of bonus material this includes 3 Bonus Live Practice sessions with Dominique, and 1 Bonus Wellness Expert session.
CBT is an analytical form of therapy that explores your thought patterns to help you process and think differently.
BeSophro believes that in order to truly overcome sleep problems, you have to tap into your mind in conjunction with your body. We not only use the mind-body connection to reset your beliefs and resistances but we also use it to directly influence your biology through breathing, relaxation, visualisation and movement.
Sophrology will provide you with a toolkit that will work for your personal needs. The program’s objective and exercises are designed to allow you to fall asleep, stay asleep and conquer the aspects that were previously hindering your sleep. Once you have mastered this practice, you will become your own sleep and awareness expert and will no longer have to depend on deep analysis, relaxation music or sleep restriction techniques.
Not at all. Sophrology will complement any type of alternative sleep problem-solving method such as medication, a different program or a sleep restriction technique. However, we advise you to talk to your GP/therapist before enrolling in our program if you are using another method, to ensure that it doesn’t go against their advice.
Sophrology is a complementary therapy not a substitution for medical treatment so you should never stop taking medications without clear approval from your GP.
Sophrology was originally developed by the medical world as a means to cure sleep issues. Nowadays, it is used as a form of treatment in sleep clinics across France and Switzerland.
Sophrology is a blend of Easten practices that use yoga and meditation, along with the sound of voice and other balancing methods, coupled with Western science such as relaxation, phenomenology, neurology and psychology. It has been designed to both balance and empower the mind, body, emotions and the way in which we respond to our surroundings. The unique combination of relaxation, movement, visualisation and breath work will help you to withstand the pressures of modern-day society in a simple yet effective way.
You may not see instantaneous results after your first session. Life changes take time, especially if you have been experiencing sleep issues for many years. This course will consist of daily 15 minute practices across a 7 week period, where you will begin to see changes in your sleep pattern.
Yes, the price will be converted to the exchange rate of the day by your bank.
For reference, as of the 20th of May 2021 the approximate cost in USD is $134.00 or EUR110.00
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”.
Sleep issues are often a product of an extensive range of different factors. Our sleep course covers a 7 week period where you will be supported throughout.
The timeline of change is dependent on your individual circumstances. Some of our clients see an immediate difference, whilst for others it takes longer. The tools that are provided throughout our program are powerful and positively beneficial if practised daily.
Shifting sleep is often a long term journey, where the body and mind change when they are ready to do so. This program is about taking small steps to shift our overall consciousness. I have seen the positive effects of this practise too many times and I am confident that it will change the way in which you view sleep to some extent.
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.
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 includes techniques to help 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.
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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.
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