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Sophrology is the "science of consciousness and the values of existence"

Dr. Alfonso Caycedo, the creator of Sophrology


Sophrology is a holistic discipline that combines elements of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices, including relaxation techniques, mindfulness, meditation, visualization, and gentle movements. It was developed in the 1960s by Spanish neuropsychiatrist Alfonso Caycedo.

The aim of sophrology is to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, and to cultivate a state of wellbeing and self-awareness. It incorporates principles from yoga, Zen Buddhism, cognitive behavioral therapy, and phenomenology to help individuals achieve a balanced and harmonious state of being.

Sophrology typically involves a series of structured exercises and techniques that focus on breathing, relaxation and visualization. These exercises are designed to reduce stress, enhance self-awareness, and cultivate a positive mindset. By practicing sophrology, individuals can develop greater resilience, improve their emotional well-being, and increase their overall quality of life.

Sophrology is used in various settings, including healthcare, education, sports, and personal development. It is often used as a complementary therapy to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, chronic pain, insomnia, burnout, to prepare for childbirth to and to enhance performance in sports or creative endeavors.

A trained sophrologist or practitioner typically guides individuals through the practice, either in group sessions or on an individual basis. Sophrology techniques can also be learned and practiced independently for self-care and personal growth.


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