Sophrology Center Online Blog

19th September 2014

Phenomenology in Sophrology

In sophrology we practise phenomenology, the study of phenomena.  In other words to study the experience of things as they present themselves to us – without any judgments, assumptions, predefinitions, interpretations, or prejudice as to why, what or how they are.    Read More

15th September 2014

Body Awareness

Body awareness is about finding a balance between the objective and subjective reality of our body.

Information about body position travels through the spinal cord and into parts of the brain that are not conscious. Because of this, we are seldom aware of where our body parts are unless we actively think about them. Read More

12th September 2014

Observe Autumn happen!

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

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

25th August 2014

Stress and Memory

It is without a doubt that one of the most common reasons healthy people find themselves becoming forgetful is because of stress.

Most of us don’t realize how much of an impact the day-to-day challenges we experience can have on our levels of stress. How many of them there are, and how we react to them, can determine how they will affect our ability to concentrate, pay attention and ultimately remember.   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