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16th June 2014

Exploring the Five Senses

A simple sophrology exercise

Sophrology is about waking up, connecting with ourselves, and appreciating the fullness of each moment of life. It is a profound way to enhance psychological and emotional resilience, and increase life satisfaction. Sophrology involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and non-judgment.

With sophrology one of the exercises we practice is ‘the appreciation of our 5 senses’ and here we would like to share a simple exercise with you, where you will explore a fruit of your choice as if it is the first time you are experiencing this fruit, using each of your 5 senses.

What you will need for this exercise:dorna 5 senses quote
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Here are some videos from our Sophrology Diploma Course participants, answering why they chose Sophrology and share their experience of the course.

 


 

 

 

Here’s Dorna, discussing the course from her perspective.

28th January 2014

Midwife of the Soul

People often say that I am a ‘midwife of the soul’. That I help people to bring their soul into being. It is true that many people come to me when they are feeling, stuck, lost, sense that something is missing in their lives or are determined in start following their own life path.

 

Since my birth sign is Aries with Capricorn rising I love climbing mountain paths and also I know the thrill of going straight up and the joy of taking the time to meander. There are many paths leading to being confident and trusting enough to start letting your own light shine, however, we all know when the time is ready and when we may need the extra boost to launch true selves in the world.

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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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