Find calm, confidence and a renewed zest for life with Sophrology, the latest stress-reducing self-care practice that connects mind and body to increase your resilience, happiness and sense of fulfilment.
Sophrology is a mind-body training system that uses quick and simple exercises to increase your confidence and self-esteem, bringing you a renewed sense of vitality while at the same time calming and relaxing you. This dynamic system of relaxation is hugely popular in France, and is used to train Olympic teams, develop resilience among pupils and teachers in schools, ameliorate symptoms for cancer patients, encourage stress-free pregnancies and child-birth, reduce anxiety and phobias, and foster recovery from burn-out. Its popularity in France has been growing ever since it was first developed by a neuropsychiatrist over 50 years ago, and it’s now crossed the language barrier and is rivalling mindfulness as the best way to deal with the stresses of modern living. Sophrology exercises take no more than a few minutes, yet their effects can be felt immediately. Whether you need more energy, or are struggling with anxiety, sleep difficulties, or an inability to focus on what you really want, Sophrology can help you achieve your goals, and create a positive future filled with wellbeing.
This illustrated book offers 26 exercises with accompanying audios that guide you through each one. You can find the audio guides at sophrology.institute
“Bringing together the very best that Buddhism, Yoga and relaxation techniques have to offer Sophrology is here. It is not new, Sophrology has been on the continent for over 50 years. This beautifully written, and beautifully illustrated book takes you step by step through the process of Sophrology. It assumes you start with no knowledge and with online (or read in the book) exercises it develops your ability to live a more relaxed, calmer and mindful life. The style of writing is very accessible and you feel as if Philip Carr-Gomm is talking to you face to face, the beautiful artwork really makes this feel as if you are immersed in something that someone has taken a great deal of care over writing.” Ellie, Amazon Review
“For a while I have sensed the mindfulness movement growing around me and wanted a way to both catch up and get ahead. Sophrology jumped out as it draws together a number of techniques from around the world which can then be easily incorporated into a busy day. When my copy arrived I sat down with a coffee to have a quick flick through for what I thought would take ten minutes or so, however, after an hour I still hadn’t put it down. This book is colourful, full of illustrations, well presented and written in a way that is easy to read. Much thought has been given not only what you need to know but also how to best learn the techniques that are included. After a quick introduction into benefits, history and one or two success stories you are straight onto your first exercise. The accompanying audio files are extremely helpful and the places where you move from the book to the website are clearly marked. Upon returning to the book there is then a section titled “afterthoughts” which greatly assists the reflection process and provides some additional pointers. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Sophrology or wanting to address a specific issue.” Richard, Amazon Review
“The book goes beyond the workaday self-help manual. Beneath its light touch, I sense a wider, deeper view of self and world. All in all, it weaves a gently inspired and inspiring tapestry, and threading through it the author’s respect for life and the natural world. This is more than a self-help manual for stress-management – though it’s certainly that – and I would recommend it to anyone seeking an introduction to a secular, practical, well-structured approach for self-exploration.” Prof. David Peters, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Holistic Healthcare.
Author: Philip Carr-Gomm – Publisher: CICO Books – Publication Date: 13 August 2019 – ISBN: 9781782497264 French Edition: Éditions Médicis 2020 French Canadian Edition: Guy Saint-Jean 2020