The inital session starts with an extensive dialogue which will enable you to voice your needs, physical and emotional state, and help you clarify your objective; it is also important to let me know how best to support you.
Following sessions start off with a brief review.
It is then followed by the practice which typically starts out with a few dynamic relaxation exercises (body stimulations associated with controlled breathing) and continues with a sophronization exercise in a state of deep relaxation (visualizing positive images guided by the Sophrologist's voice).
The session ends with a time for you to articulate your experience as a way of developing your awareness.
The roll-out of an individual and a collective session is identical.
During individual sessions, the intention of the session and of the exercices are customized so that the you can progress towards the precise objective you have set out for yourself.
During collective sessions, the sessions respond to a general theme and the exercices are led generically to suit the needs of the group at large.
I support you along a brief therapy so that you progress towards your goal that is defined during the initial appointment. A therapy lasts on average 8 to 10 sessions. A session lasts between 45 mn and 1 hour.
The aim is that at the end of the counseling you are totally autonomous with your solution and a set of customized exercises.
I will always advise you to practice daily for better results: you can choose among the session exercises you want to practice a few minutes a day. Regular practice will help you develop new habits and make these exercises your own.
The first session starts with an in-depth discussion which will enable you to define your objective and enable me to know how to best counsel you. Following sessions, will start with a brief discussion to define the session’s objective. After the discussion, starts the work in a state of modified consciousness. Contrary to some received opinion, during this phase, you do not sleep; on the contrary, you act in a different way than you usually do while you are always conscious of what is happening around you.
The session ends as you return to an ordinary state and with a brief exchange.
There is no rule: 3 to 5 sessions can be enough to reach one’s objective. In some cases, one session is enough to unblock a situation but it can also take up to two years. It all depends on the person and the problem. A short-term therapy is not instantaneous although results can be surprising. Sessions generally take place every two weeks. The aim is that at the end of the counseling you are totally autonomous with your solution.
My practice in Vincennes
5 rue Robert Giraudineau
My practice in Boulogne
10 sq du Pont de Sèvres
From Monday to Saturday from 8h to 20h
"A huge step forward"
I am a practioner in Chinese energetic and acupuncture and a Pilates instructor. I take care of my students, my patients, but I sometimes forget to take care of myself... I had already tried sophrology sessions but I hadn't been convinced. Ms Dobbs is a very good listener and is very constructive. Her great voice, light and melodious helps you reach your objective, guiding you into a personal and intimate journey with concrete exercises. These exercises became my personal tools and they really helped me. Ms Dobbs' support was precious. Thanks to her, my appreciation of sophrology has changed and I greatly thank her. I made huge progress!
"I am through with cigarettes"
I had 3 hypnosis sessions with Alexandra; my goal was to stop smoking. Eventhough you have decided to stop and that you know it's bad for your health... quitting isn't that easy. I had already tried and failed before this experience. Alexandra found the right words, pulled the right strings,drove me into this state of semi-consciousness and helped me, at last, get rid of this addiction. Thanks to these sessions I have finally said farewell to my old friend, the cigarette! Thanks a lot Alexandra!
"Taking a step back"
I neede to take a step back from my partner's illness and a few members of my family. Thanks to Alexandra and her Sophrology method I managed to channel my fears, anxiety and anguish and above all accept daily life with the illness and evrything which was preventing me from living in the present moment. I still practice the exercises, some more than others and it helps me take a step back from events which used to impact me too much and I can visualize places where I can withdraw to and take a deep breath. Thanks Alexandra for your ear, benevolence and your voice which , as soon as I hear it, relaxes me. The workshop was a breath of fresh air for me and I will sign up for a new adventure soon. Don't hesiatate to seek Alexandra's support if you need to regain serenity and be tuned to yourself with no judgement.