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Kingyo Therapy Suites,
58 South Molton Street,
W1K 5SL

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Sophrology is for everyone, as it is a simple and accessible approach. It is good for people who need support and also for people who give support to others. At BeSophro Dominique notably specialises in self development, stress management, IVF, birth preparation and helping people get ready for key events in their lives.

An individual session is tailored to your individual needs and progresses at a pace to suit you. It is a more therapeutic approach than the group sessions as Dominique works closely with you, over a period of time, to address specific issues.

In group sessions you benefit from the group dynamic and meeting with like minded people. Group sessions also give you the chance to enjoy a regular practise of different methods and exercises (eg. stress management or one of the 12 Levels).

It depends on the type of class and aim (see more information in events). Some of Dominique’s group session are tailored for 5 participants only but Dominique also works with larger groups.

Freedom is a fundamental value in the Caycedian method of Sophrology. It is up to you to decide if you want to share your experiences.

However, at the end of your session, Dominique will invite you to write or articulate your experience (phenodescription) as a way of developing your awareness.

No, just come as you are. You might want to think through what problems you are dealing with and what you want to achieve, but don’t worry about it. Dominique will gently guide you towards an understanding of Sophrology and how the method can help you.

Being able to relax is an important part of any session, therefore it’s helpful if you aren’t hungry or thirsty. Equally, it’s advisable not to eat or drink too much just before a session.

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; just come as you are. You are welcome to wear very casual / comfortable clothes if you wish.

It’s very common to be distracted by thoughts and emotions at the beginning of a session. The more you practise, the quicker and easier it becomes to reach a deep, comfortable and relaxed state, called the ‘sophroliminal’ level of consciousness. With regular training, you’ll be able to do this, even in a noisy environment. You will be provided with a recording of the practical time of the session to help you practice at home.

That depends on you. Clear benefits are usually seen after only a few sessions. You might want to book a trial session to see how it feels and talk to Dominique about what you want to achieve. Dominique also offers packages of individual sessions to deal with particular issues and events – again she can discuss these with you.

The 12 levels are in a set order and you need to practise each one before going to the next. Dominique will make sure you start at Level 1 but you don’t have to do all 12 Levels. Some people will only do Level 1 for stress-management, balancing energy levels, and enhancing body awareness, presence and focus. Others do all the Levels to explore the method in greater depth. Sophrology also includes specific techniques aiming at unlocking specific resources, or tailored to specific situations. Once Dominique know more about your specific needs, she can advise you what is best.

It’s up to you, but the more you practise, the more you benefit. A series of relaxing and energising exercises for 10 minutes a day could be sufficient, or a weekly class; or a combination of both. If you are attending an individual session Dominique will give you further guidance on how to practise to address your specific issues.

Sophrology is fairly new to the UK. It is very well established in many other European countries and is now growing in popularity here. 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 English language.

The benefits of Sophrology have been experienced time and time again by those who practise it. That is why it is so well established in other countries. Although fairly new to the UK, Sophrology is recognised by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine.

Sophrology is a self-development method based on a practice. 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.

Sophrology is not a substitute 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. 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.

For more information about Sophrology and other therapies, click here.

Sophrology is not strenuous and readily suits most people. Do contact Dominique to find out more about Sophrology and what happens in a session. If she has any doubts about your ability to participate she will help you seek further guidance.

Yes, Sophrology can be taught to children from an early age. Dominique usually sees children aged 12 years and above. Sophie, her trusted colleague, sees younger children. Please do get in touch if you have more questions and want to book an appointment.

No, Sophrology is not connected with religious beliefs. It is a discipline independent of any dogma or doctrine.

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