Sophrologie or sophrology (relaxation therapist)
Tout sur la sophrologie: http://www.sophrologie-actualite.fr/
Sur la pratique d'ALM:ALM sophrologue
Sophrology is :
- a structured method created to produce optimal health and well-being
-techniques and methods using body mediation
- a training of the consciousness
- A mixture of Western relaxation and Eastern meditation
Sophrology aims at reinforcing :
- the balance between our emotions, our thoughts and our behavior.
It makes it possible for each person :
- to find their inner-resources
-to improve their quality of life. : more restful sleep, improved concentration, fewer worries, increased self-confidence, and a feeling of inner happiness.
It consists of a series of easy to do physical and/or mental exercises that, when practised regularly, lead to a healthy, relaxed body and a calm, alert mind.
Three fundamental principles :
1- bring the body into a living reality, to live in the body in good health and to bring the mind and body into harmony.
2-reinforce positive action, in order to develop the positive elements of the past, the present and the future and to reach our full potential.
3- develop an objective reality, to learn how to see things more as they are, to develop more realism and thus improve the effectiveness of an action.
A Brief History
Professor Caycedo was born in Columbia in 1932 and practiced medicine at the University of Madrid, before working under the phenomenologist Herr Binswanger in Switzerland.
Caycedo originally set out to find a way of healing depressed and traumatised clients by leading them to health and happiness with the least possible use of drugs and psychiatric treatments. He journeyed extensively to study the Eastern philosophies of Yoga, Zen and Buddhism, each time viewing them within a western scientific framework. Each discipline, theory and philosophy was approached with the intention of discovering what, exactly, improved people's health, both physically and mentally, in the fastest possible time and with lasting results.
On his return Professor Caycedo designed a method of healing, creating a 12 level training programme from both eastern and western philosophies that took into account our modern way of life - with its speed, stress and problems. The training is divided into 3 cycles – the reduction cycle, the radical cycle and the existential cycle.
Professor Alfonso Caycedo named his method 'Sophrology' in 1960 and called it ‘a training of the consciousness and the values of existence,’ or ‘Health & Happiness Training’. Now, after 45 years of research, fine tuning and experimentation, he has extensive evidence of the effectiveness of the Sophrology method.