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
First of all, thank you Alexandra for your support when I needed it. Sometimes it is wise to reach out for help and find someone caring to help us move forward. That is what you will find in Alexandra's sessions, with no judgment and a lot of empathy.
I initially chose Alexandra because I wanted a bilingual English-French person. I live in the US so everything was done online because of the remoteness. After only 3 sessions, the phobia subsided enormously, which allowed a difficult dental intervention to be done in much better conditions and with much more confidence, despite heavy past trauma. A big thanks for these sessions! I highly recommend Alexandra Dobbs whether online or in person. It should also be mentioned that your collaboration in the treatment is necessary.
"Well-being and serenity! "
I had several sessions with Ms Dobbs for sleeping disorders and anxiety following a dog attack. Her help was more than precious to me: I feeling good again and serene in my daily life. After each session, I received the detailed breathing exercises to do at home! Thank you for your kindness and the quality of your work.