- 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
- By sophro1
- On 09/03/2015
This state of depression that results in chronique fatigue, loss of energy, a life-loathing, the loss of any desire or want, anxiety, can be fought through Sophrology. Complementary to a specialized medical follow up, the sophrologist will help restore confidence, the will to live, the joy of getting up in the morning to meet other people, and smile at your future.
By teaching body relaxation, the sophrologist leads the person to relax mentally to release tension.
Breathing exercises are used to nourish the body and mind to bring more serenity and harmony. Breath is life !
The positive visualization exercises help to remember the happy moments, welfare that may have been forgotten and to project towards a future chosen and confident.
Go see a doctor and a sophrologist who will work together to help you to reconnect with the action, joy, pleasure and inner strength that drives us all.
You are not alone to suffer from depression. Talk with specialists. Whatever the cause, there is a solution.
- By sophro1
- On 26/01/2015
" It is not most of the time the major changes of your life that will make you crack
but a shoelace that breaks when you are in a hurry ".
Every day , little things will accumulate gradually and create a destructive stress : being stuck in traffic , too many errands to run , many calls, a thousand different tasks that think of against, time deadlines to hold, suffer the cold or heat, hang verbally with someone ... This accumulation is devastating if you do not find a way back to the baseline calm state, to lower your body’ s status of alert and calm your mind . You have to live what you have to live each day and you can’t act on outside constraints. It is in your power to become conscious of these
little accumulated stress and bring down the level.
Set up a routine in your life. Indeed regularity has the effect to calm down, it leaves more room to face the contingencies of life
Think also about your diet, so not stress or assaulting your body and mind and give them all the necessary energy. Good food is a daily
gesture. Put a lot of colors in your plate! and then pay attention to quantities and eat only when you are hungry ! Just listen to your
Do physical exercise regularly .
Do not waste time asking you questions about why things happen . Accept, take them as they are and let it be. Do not judge or others or
yourself, it gets you nowhere and only increases your stress and make you lose time. Time you could usefully and pleasantly have for
Practice relaxation and meditation is salutary to lower the stress level. 40 minutes to 1 hour per day. I know it sounds very much. Yet
this hour spent listening and observing your feelings and your thoughts will save energy, allow your body to better fight against external aggressions by strengthening the immune defenses and find a quality and recovering sleep. So what a time won in the end ! More effective, more alert mind and less disease.
Try SOPHROLOGY for a peaceful mind in an alert body