- By sophro1
- On 25/01/2018
5 tips from a Relaxation therapist and Coach
1/ Know your subject !
Even if it seems obvious, it is frequent that the increase of the level of stress is bound to a lack of preparation. The alarm "you are not up to it" starts up, the stress rises until the fateful moment to speak.
2/ Reconnect to your knowledge, see your passion for the subject
You know about what you talk then share it rather than your fear of being wrong. The passion is communicative.
Just Before beginning, close slightly your eyes, anchor your fette in the ground, listen to your breath, eventualy put your hands on your stomach and breath out deeply. Leave the subject appaers in front of you on an imaginery screen. Give this word or sentence the color, the aspect you wish. Inspire slowly this subject and smile to it inside as to a dear friend.
Your attention must be quite turned to your subject, here and now.
3/ Décide WHO you want to be
Come to the previous point, take a moment to de on the person you want to be during the presentation. Certainly not the under stress and ill-at-ease person.
Close your eyes and adopt the physical and mental posture of the personn you want to be, the image you want to give.
4/ Connect with people in the room
They are people as you and me, connect with their humanity and what you have in common with them. Do not trust the grumblers or the rouches ! Speak as if you speak to each one personnaly and make it about them, not about you.
Few days before going on stage, think what, in practice, would make you feel more confortable and would allow you this connection to the audience.
5/ Imagine the meeting as the success you wish
You can train alone several days or weeks in advance. A relaxation therapist will can guide you with visalisation exercises.
- By sophro1
- On 19/02/2017
- By sophro1
- On 21/09/2016
Who has not ever wanted that somebody else has? The fact is that you don't like having or feeling less than. It makes us uncorfontable, feeling resentment maybe. Researches have shown that our brain actually registers envy as the pain. And, if you are normally constituted, I imagine that you do not wish to keep and to store all these destructive and painful envies.
The 1st crucial stage is to simply being able to label what is going on in your thoughts, emotions and body. As you familiarize yourself with your own signs, then you have choice : How do I prefer to react now ?
To familiarize yourself with your inner signs, a relaxation therapy like sophrology is a precious help.
Ask yourself why you are envious in this situation ? How does it sounds for you especially ?
What can you do to get ride of this envy ?
Some people imagine having what they desire. Investigating all the aspects, putting them virtually in the situation. Then confronting the situation with their values, their personnality and their way of linving. And then ask themself if it's really waht they want.
Be creative, the choice is in your hands. Don't let yourself invade by envy.
- By sophro1
- On 03/02/2016
The practice of the relaxation therapy (Sophrology) is particularly interesting for the musicians. While they have to work several hours a day in the same position, make work their body and the head in synchronicity while letting the feelings express himself, take competitions to prove their skills, asuredo representations in public, ceaselessly question themselves and perfect their skills....... this profession is particularly subjected to stress.
The relaxation therapy can then help every musician:
- To be conscious of his/her body, its possiblities and its limits;
- To get ready mentally for the tests and exams;
- To channel his/her feelings, to recognize them and to know how to manage them;
- To learn the awareness and dynamic relaxation
- To stimulate the motivation
That's what I teach to musicians I have the hapiness and luck to meet at Musicalta.
- By sophro1
- On 13/05/2015
Breathe is fundamental, vital and nevertheless we carry only little attention on our breath on a daily basis. We become aware when we are short of breath after an effort but are you conscious when you are quiet? When you feel good? Or when something puts you under stress? Do you feel these various breaths in you?
I here wish to share with you breathing exercises which will be useful for you to better feel your feelings, to deal with a stress, to calm down or to bring you energy. This exercise will take you only a few minutes a day. Let’s try!
Here is the 1st exercise to have a practice twice during 1 week:
You can practice standing up, feet anchored well in the ground ; or sitting, your back straight but not still.
1/Relax your jaw, drop shoulders, Become aware of the position of your body, and feel your breath: 10 seconds
2/Breath out completely by the mouth, making a small whoosh sound.
3/Close the mouth and breath in by the nose, to a mental count of four
4/ Hold your breath for a count of seven.
5/ Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths. Repeat this cycle 4 times in all.
If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4-7-8 for the three phases.
If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, just come back to your normal breath for a moment and it will pass.
Practice regularly, every day and note the effects without judging yourself. You are what you are, you feel what you feel