How Does Sophrology Work?

A modern and unique practice

Western Science meets Eastern Philosophy

There is no doubt that the power of your breathing, combined with body awareness exercises, relaxation and visualisation, can have a powerful effect on your mind and body. What makes Sophrology unique is the blend of science-based elements such as Hypnosis, Neurology, Psychology, Phenomenology, Relaxation or Autogenic Training with ancient practices such as Meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Zen or Yoga. 

Understanding the essence of these individual practices enabled Professor Caycedo to create Sophrology – a modern and unique practice that has a positive impact on consciousness.

Realistically Achievable

Sophrology’s strength is that it allows everyone to access transformation by using exercises that are realistically achievable – and therefore much more likely to bring lasting benefits long term.  

The principles of Sophrology have been tested and developed over the last 60 years. They have evolved into practical, accessible techniques used by millions of people. 

These Techniques are Effective  

There is no need for complicated equipment or a special room. The techniques of Sophrology complement our busy, modern world and are designed to fit easily into your day – no matter where you are, or what you are doing.

Practised regularly (as little as 10 minutes a day, or 20 minutes 3 times a week) Sophrology gives a greater sense of control and understanding. 


Once learned, the techniques are there to help when the unexpected happens. This aids your resilience and adaptability, vital skills for today’s world and your future.

Breathing and gentle movements
Use of effective imagery
Control of the fight / flight response
Little actions that make a big difference
Don’t let stress overcome or define you
Take control

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