Remember that there is no book written which can tell us what our OWN world looks like around us, we must explore and discover this world for ourselves. We must look around us with childlike observation, noticing things as if it is the very first time we are seeing them, we can learn more by touching, smelling and noticing the sounds things make or feeling the weight and size of things. Read More
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As a first level student of sophrology my experience of myself and the world around me is rapidly changing and expanding as I truly allow myself to embrace each lesson my teacher Dorna Revie brings to me with an open mind, letting go of all preconceived ideas, beliefs and judgments, experiencing each lesson as it unfolds in the moment as if it is the first time I am being introduced to my body, my senses and the vastness of the world below, above and all around me. Read More
If you go there first in your mind, you WILL also go there in your body.
Because our subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between things happening in our physical reality or just in our mind we can use this powerful information to our advantage.
You may have heard that many athletes train using visualization techniques where they visualize their event before they actually participate in it (this has been tested using bio-feedback equipment connected to an athlete during their visualizations and proven that their brain cannot distinguish the difference between them actually participating in the event or just visualizing it). Read More
One of the main issues with stress is that it can cause unhealthy eating habits.
When a person becomes overwhelmed with stress, a common reaction is the sudden urge to eat food. This applies to people who are always on the go and lead a busy lifestyle resulting in no time to fit balanced nutrition into their busy schedule.
Most often, foods consumed in this situation will be ‘fast-foods’ that are considered a quick fix! Read More
When the body is under stress, it uses up its resources until they are stripped.
The best approach to handling stress is to maintain a lifestyle that supports optimal health.
Combining a well-balanced nutritional eating plan with other physical and emotional stress management strategies such as; daily physical exercise, and daily sophrology training will help prepare your body for any stress that may be thrust upon it. Read More
Stress is our response to daily life. It affects us emotionally, physically, and psychologically. The right amount of stress can be a positive force that helps us to do our best and to keep alert and energetic. When you are tired, you are less patient and easily agitated which can increase stress.
Have you been feeling irritable lately? Or simply worn out?
Become aware of your body as your thoughts change…
In sophrology, rather than experiencing the mind and body as two separate systems, we recognise that the mind and body are linked in delicate yet fundamental ways. The daily experiences we think of as happening “in our minds” actually produce sensations in the body and the body moves into a posture to reflect these thoughts and emotions. The reverse is also true and the posture of the body in turn affects the emotions.
When we are feeling down, we sit or walk with shoulders slouched and tend to look down or even hang the head down (as if we are carrying the world on our shoulders), this ‘body-language’ sends a message to the brain telling it we are ‘down’, ‘blue’, etc.. you will find that with the body in this posture it is not easy or even impossible to experience light and happy emotions.