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Sophrology Is Set To Be The Next Big Wellness Trend, But What Is It?

Sophrology Is Set To Be The Next Big Wellness Trend, But What Is It?

A couple of years back, after an unexpected and gut-wrenching break-up, I was all over the place – so I threw myself into my yoga practice in the hope of regaining some equilibrium. One day I saw a flyer on the noticeboard at the yoga studio. “Reduce stress and manage emotions,” it said. “Detach and refocus. Instil calm.” Oh yes please, I thought. But what was it? Mindfulness? Meditation? Buddhist chanting? No. Sophrology.

What is sophrology, the latest stress-busting mindfulness trend?

What is sophrology, the latest stress-busting mindfulness trend?

Just when you think you’re putting the “well” in “wellness,” another trend comes along to put your game to shame. Though it’s all the buzz in American wellness circles, sophrology is nothing new — it’s been popular in European countries, like France and Switzerland, for decades.