Discover the secret of Sophrology

Your journey to a healthy, relaxed body and a calm, alert mind.

A Brief History

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Prof. Caycedo later worked under Dr. Binswanger, in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. Dr Binswanger was at the forefront of using phenomenology in the psychology domain. Prof. Caycedo then travelled in the East, studying Yoga, Zen and Buddhism, searching for the core practices and exercises that speedily and effectively produced positive results.

The structured Sophrology program that we use today grew out of all this research and experience. Over the years, many varieties of Sophrology schools have been created in the French speaking world. These schools have contributed to the development of the method adding to the expertise and expanding the fields of application.

Sophrologists are currently working in diverse international organisations and companies to reduce stress and optimise health and well-being.

Sophrology is used in many Swiss hospitals to prepare patients for surgical interventions, EMR scans and stress-free childbirth.

Dorna Revie, founder.

Dorna Revie studied for many years with Prof. Alfonso Caycedo, the creator of the Sophrology method. This set Dorna on a mission to introduce Sophrology to students around the world in English and later also online, breaking barriers between continents and languages.

In 2006, Dorna founded her company Energy Centre Sàrl in Switzerland, which was the first Sophrology school in the world to offer diploma courses in English.

As an invaluable enrichment and expansion of our Sophrology Practitioner Diploma, Dorna developed her own SophroKi® method. She combined 20 years of experience in Sophrology, Reiki, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and many other related methods, that helped her design more effective and easy to use courses, which are offered on this Sophrology Center Online website.

Who can benefit from Sophrology


They are efficient and effective for recharging at your desk or for centering and focusing before a presentation, meeting or interview. You may also find them helpful at the end of a busy day, so that you arrive home calm and energised.

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Risk of illness
  • Risk of burnout
  • Anger & Frustration
  • Health
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Sleep & Stamina
  • Motivation & Self-confidence

It is now widely known that the difference between top players is not only the physical training but also the mental training. Sophrology exercises act on calming and focusing the mind, leading to alert, empowered, effortless action. By being fully in the present, past results or fears of the future fade as your focus moves completely into present action.

Regular practice is important for sustainable results; however, doing a quick sophrology exercise before an important competition can make all the difference.

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Risk of illness & injury
  • Excess thoughts
  • Fear
  • Concentration
  • Performance
  • Awareness
  • Success

Sophrology is taught in many schools, colleges and universities. If you would like to improve your results, we recommend you do the starter pack and then move on to the focus and motivation exercise, and then to level one.

Typically students tell us that they are smiling more, are calmer and have more self-confidence.

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Attention problems
  • Fears & Worries
  • Ill-health & Injury
  • Frustration & Anger
  • Success
  • Self-confidence
  • Calmness & Relaxation
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Health & Well-being

Sophrology is one of the major preparations for childbirth in French speaking countries. Sophrology practice helps to reduce worries and anxieties and prepares the mother and father to participate actively in the birth.

However, and wherever you decide to deliver your baby, regular Sophrology practice can help you be more confident and calm during the birth.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Pain levels
  • Health
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Sleep & Stamina
  • Motivation & Self-confidence

Our experienced teachers are committed to making your Sophrology journey as meaningful and fulfilling as possible.

  • Dorna Revie

  • Eva (Palyi) Molnar

  • Annette Ebbinghaus

  • Ishana Maharaj

Asking questions is a good thing.
If you do not see an answer to yours below please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@sophrologycenteronline.com.

How long does a typical course take to complete?

The length of each course depends on its scope, level and also on your needs. For example, the beginner Practitioner Diploma Course takes about 18 to 20 months to complete. See more in the Description and Course Structure area of this course.

Can I do any of the courses online?

Yes, we offer a range of online courses from beginner to advanced and specialist levels. Please note that some courses include also the ‘Residentials’, which usually take place in Switzerland.

Is Sophrology good for everybody?

Many methods and programs lead towards health and well-being. It is up to each individual to choose the one that suits them best, that they enjoy the most and that gives them the results they want. If they choose Sophrology, it’s because it is right for them at this time.

What if I become emotional?

When something unpleasant or dramatic happens then we will automatically feel strong emotions. These are meant to be lived fully. The emotion or energy in motion is there for a purpose. It is giving us information as to how to react, what to do to bring things back into balance.

The same thing applies to extremely joyful, exuberant emotions – they also need to be lived fully in the moment and gradually we come back to balance.

The important thing with emotions is that they keep activating themselves throughout the day and we go into highs and lows with no outside influence. In other words, we press start on internal videos and they either play out hurtful, frustrating and depressing or joyful, happy and exciting films.  Typically, practicing Sophrology means that your neural pathways will begin to choose positive videos leading to feelings of happiness and enjoyment.

How much does a Sophrology Practitioner Diploma Online cost?

The Sophrology Practitioner Diploma costs CHF 8,475.00 and due to pandemic includes the 2 x Residential Intensives online, each lasts 5 days. Flexible payment options are also available. When these Residentials take place in a live group setting, they are not included in this price. More about the costs and what is included in the price for each course is on our course pages. See here for more about Sophrology Practitioner Diploma.

What is the difference between different levels of Sophrology?

When we start exploring ourselves it is very important, we do it in a safe and structured order. Therefore, Sophrology has been carefully developed in specific stages, called Sophrology Levels. Each level is about creating awareness of certain areas and behavioural characteristics.

For example, in the Level 1 we start by focusing on the whole-body awareness, to create the energy needed for healing and regeneration. In the Level 2 we practice techniques to improve our visualisation skills, for empowerment, clear focus and manifestation.

In the beginner’s Practitioner Diploma Course, we have 4 Sophrology Levels. The advanced courses delve deeper into self-exploration of those levels.

Some of the exercises have physical movements, so what should I do to practice them in the train or supermarket queue?

If you have practiced the exercises daily, at home, then you can do the exercise, anytime, anywhere by imagining that you are doing the physical exercises.

Science has proven that just by watching a sport on TV the parts of the brain are activated as if you are actually doing the sport, so even although you have just done the exercises mentally the exercise will still be effective.

Are there any requirements for Sophrology Courses?

Yes. All our courses are online, so the most important is that you have a stable internet connection for training live with the rest of your class. To make the most of your experience you also need to plan for enough time to practice Sophrology every day on your own. This can take around 30 to 60 minutes a day. The advanced level courses are for certified Sophrologists only.

Before booking any of our courses please get in touch with us to discuss your wishes and any specific needs or requirements. Here you can book your free consultation.

When I started my Sophrology Diploma Course I was feeling anxious and I had trouble concentrating and breathing. After the first week of practicing Sophrology, I noticed positive improvement in my mood and concentration. Sophrology has certainly made my life more fulfilling than ever before.

Maida, Switzerland

In general, Sophrology influenced me in a very positive way. At a fundamental level, I was thinking and feeling in the same frame with Sophrology, but I didn’t know how to systemized my thoughts and emotions. Sophrology happened to be the answer to my many questions about life.

Ayce Bukulmeyen

Since practicing level 1 on a regular basis, I am more aware of my body, mind and surroundings. I feel calmer and emotionally more stable in my daily activities.

Soohee Thomas

To be able to imagine yourself having a wonderful, deep sleep in detail and then have it manifest night after night has been literally life-changing for me.

Jenni Heinrich – Woodvale, Victoria Australia

I have always been fascinated by different methods of calming the body and mind. I came across Sophrology a few years ago and wanted to know how I could learn to do it and teach it. Dorna’s course has helped me understand in detail what sophrology is about and allowed me to teach it to others across the world.

Daniel Sharman

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