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Today we start with the breath of life – Inspiration

Looking, searching for inspiration – Finding, discovering inspiration – Being inspired – inspirational. Just saying the word makes me feel lighter and wondering about possibilities.

Inspiration. In French the verb ‘inspirer’ means ‘to breath’. E.g. J’inspire – I breathe in.  J’expire – I breathe out. L’inspiration means breathing. Therefore we could say: I’m inspired – I am full of breath (alive).

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This first sophrology session (5/1/2014)online per skype and in english was a really great experience. With people coming from different countries, all living at the same time this sophrological state of being was really a unique experience that became true thanks to technology.
Thanks Dorna and Diana for sharing this exoerience with us.
If I can make it i’ll join you with great pleasue next sunday.
with love, Paloma

This beautiful film created by Louie Schwartzberg fits exactly with Sophrology teachings.
Looking at the world around you as if it is the very first time.
Being full of curiosity and wonder.
Letting your heart sing.


In my last post, we looked at mental health issues such as burnout and depression and how sophrology could be used to help people both as a treatment and as a preventative measure, when dealing with these and a number of other debilitating conditions.
Yet one of the root causes of many health and mental problems can be something as simple as a lack of sleep. In this post, we’ll examine the importance of sleep to a healthy body and mind, what issues are likely to result in unhealthy sleeping habits and patterns, such as waking up in the night and we’ll also examine how Sophrology can help restore the balance in your life so that you can gain a restful night’s sleep once again.
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Mental health issues are currently something of a hot topic in the news at present.

Whether it is learning to cope with or reduce levels of stress, dealing with anxiety or looking into the causes and treatments of depression, as a society, we have never been more aware of the many complex, sometimes contradictory, issues regarding mental health.
As a fully qualified sophrologist, I am acutely aware of these issues and the negative impact they can have on an individual and their loved ones. Not only that, but a quick scan of the research reveals more people are affected by the effects of depression, anxiety and stress than ever before.
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19th November 2013

Breakfast before Shopping

Beautiful early morning StarFerry trip to Kowloon. Breakfast in The Peninsula then looked for a small market area that Cara and I discovered a few years ago.
I realised that I felt where it was rather than think. My feeling intuition took me straight there. It must be the years of Sophrology.

Well received talk. Many questions and requests for more. Perhaps Sophrology will soon be available in Chinese!

I am in Hong Kong and preparing to teach the final part of the Sophro Diploma Course.  This morning I walked down to the supermarket in North Plaza, Discovery Bay, to stock up my apartment.  The sun was shining, the day glorious, the sea was calling and I took a small detour along the beach.  Hidden in the lush tropical vegetation at the back of the beach was a beautiful pond teaming with small darting fish.
A huge rock caught my attention and I waded through the pond to climb onto it, feeling its welcoming presence and loving vibrations.  I seem to have a great affinity with Asian rocks.
I stayed for hours with the sun warm on my face, a soft breeze caressing my skin and the sound of the fishing boats coming and going.  Today is just perfect.

When I got back to my apartment put on some music and started going through my emails only to find this special – happy to be alive TED talk sent to me by one of my students.

Being in present time is a glorious adventure!