Therapy over the telephone?
Sophrology sessions are mostly done via the telephone. The telephone session is exactly the same as the person to person session. The added bonus is that you don’t have to get into a car and go back home as you are already relaxed at home.
There are specific exercises that can only be done in person. It all depends on your needs. Most people will get what they need from Sophrology with a few telephone sessions. The more one practices the more one will get from it. You don’t go to a Gym once and expect your body to be in top shape. It takes practice - just like the mind. This is mind-body training.
What happens in a Session?
The aim of the sophrologist is to get the client to a deep state of relaxation by doing a simple mind-body scan, inspired by yoga nidra. You will listen to their voice which will feel hypnotic and instantly calm you to the point where you are almost about to fall asleep.
When this level is reached the client is then guided through the exercise.
Examples of exercises:
Mood Lifting/Mindful Positive Awareness
Breathing/Lower Blood Pressure
Concentration & Increasing the Senses
Clients who USED SOPHROLOGY:
A stressed manager reduced his meds after one week of practicing Sophrology. He found these methods helped him manage his stress levels.
Anger Management was the reason this client started sophrology. He is dedicated to practicing it as it has finally brought happiness back into his life.
A mother after losing a family member used Sophrology to help her through her grief.
A stressed CEO applied sophrology techniques to reduce stress at work and found that they no longer had stage-fright when giving work presentations.
A busy mother of three kids, who runs her own business had tried unsuccessfully using other popular relaxation methods (yoga and meditation). Upon her first sophrology session she experienced a deep sense of inner calm. She was delighted to finally learn how to reach that zen moment she craved.
A nervous student applied the breathing techniques prior and during important exams. He was calm and more focused and passed all his exams!
A hyperactive eight year old child used sophrology to fall asleep, to the delight of her parents. She reported a while later using it when feeling stressed out in the classroom. (We forget that the little ones also can suffer stress in the classroom or just from it spilling over at home).
A more interactive experience, the group session enables the participants to benefit and learn through a series of dynamic relaxation exercises (relaxation in slow movement), and by sharing, if they so wish, their individual experiences.