Through his voice and a particular way of talking, the sophrologist brings the patient to a very deep relaxation: the patient’s mind reaches a deep relaxation level called Alpha Level. The Alpha Level is a level your mind reaches just between a fully awaken state and a sleeping state, in this level the patient becomes actually more conscious and his mind becomes more receptive
At this stage, the unconscious mind of the patient is very receptive, and the sophrologist can, always through his voice, guide the patient to treat himself/herself, or just simply to relax.
Sophrology is NOT hypnosis : the patient is always fully aware in the entire session and the consciousness becomes actually sharper through the time of the process.
The entire method is based on a deep relaxation guided by the voice of the sophrologist.
The full process lasts 20 to 30 minutes. The entire session can last 45 to 60 minutes, including the process and a discussion with the sophrologist.
The first session is sometimes entirely dedicated to a discussion to understand the problems or the goals of the patient and decide what is to be expected.
A typical treatment can last 2 months, usually with 1 to 2 sessions a week, and up to 4 months, 6 months in some cases.
It is very important to understand that the sophrologist is just a guide helping the patient to learn how to treat himself/herself. At the end of the process, the patient should be able to relax himself/herself and have a better control over whatever goals he/she wanted to achieve.
Important: Please note that Sophrology does not replace any medical treatment or medical advice.
Sophrology is also a wonderful tool for personal development. In particular, it facilitates the deepening of one’s connection with and awareness of oneself, others and the world, leading to more positive and effective ways of being in and relating to everyday life.