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Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnotherapist
Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnotherapist

Sophrology

Sophrology will enable you to regain a feeling of well-being and activate your full potential. It will also enable you to get to know yourself better and face the daily challenges of life with serenity.

Sophrology in a nutshell

Sophrology is a practice that can help you create a greater sense of well-being in your everyday life. It can activate your potential through a combination of breathing and relaxation exercises, mental suggestions and positive visualization methods, which can collectively address your emotions, mind and body. Sophrology empowers you with a greater understanding of yourself and the world around you; it helps you to face daily challenges, with serenity, and anchor yourself in the present moment.

Sophrology acts altogether on your body, your mind and your emotions with a combination of breathing and relaxation exercises, as well as the visualization of mental images.

There are two types of exercises:

  • dynamic relaxation exercises based on smooth movements in association with breathing exercises
  • sophronizations which are visualizations exercises guided by the voice of the Sophrologist.

Sophrology was created in the 1960s by Alfredo Caycedo, a neuropsychiatrist.

It brings together the best of Western and Eastern techniques such as: hypnosis, relaxation methods, positive suggestion technique, meditation, yoga, zazen…

The term Sophrology was inspired by ancient Greek and means the study of the harmonization of consciousness (sôs: harmonious; phren: spirit; logos: science).

Who can practice?

Everyone can practice Sophrology*; when necessary, exercises can be adapted to the physical condition of the client. It can be praticed anywhere, anytime ; no specific material or clothing is required.

* sole contraindicationtions: people suffering from schizophrenia or psychosis. 

Sophrology applies to:

  • Well-being: learn how to manage your emotions and prevent them from taking over.
    Example: manage stress, manage emotions, regulate sleep, develop self-confidence and self-esteem, enhance learning experience (improve your concentration and memory…), manage a change in your personal or professional life…

 

  • Prepare a major event: manage apprehension, help you be aware and draw on your capacities to live the experience in the best conditions.
    Example: speeches, interviews and exams, giving birth, stage or sport performances…

 

  • Support a medical treatment*: help you to better cope with a treatment and/or regain a good quality of life by reducing the impact of side effects, help you better deal with pain and restore a good self-image.
    Example: tinnitus, fibromyalgia, cancer...

 

  • Support pathological behaviors *: manage phobias and impulses.
    Example: transportation phobia, agoraphobia, or other phobias, addictions (tobacco, alcohol, etc), bulimia, anorexia.

 

  • Overcome a shock or a trauma: aggression, accident, feeling of insecurity, … thanks to RITMO® (a technique inspired by EMDR).

    * NB: Sophrology and Hypnosis can be used on its own, and to complement other approaches (medical or holistic), but will never replace a medical advice or treatment.

Alexandra Dobbs
Vincennes and Boulogne

My practice in Vincennes

5 rue Robert Giraudineau
94300 Vincennes

My practice in Boulogne

10 sq du Pont de Sèvres
92100 Boulogne

From Monday to Saturday from 8h to 20h

Latest client feedback

"A gentle and concrete approach"

By A2line

Mrs. Dobbs proved to be very gentle and a very good listener all the way through. She took time during the first appointment to define with me my expectations in order to guide the sessions in the right direction, and to collect my feelings at each new session. This made it possible to target and work on the right topics for me. I also appreciated the fact of having concrete tools to practice sophrology exercises at home and thus be able to prolong the benefits. She also used Hypnosis at times which was also a first for me, like an "icing on the cake" and a nice surprise thank you!

"Very nice initiation at the Western Library of Vincennes"

By Delphine and Denise

Thank you Alexandra Dobbs for this introduction to sophrology at the Western Library of Vincennes! All the participants greatly appreciated the discovery of this practice. Relaxation is guaranteed!

"Now my daughter goes to sleep on her own!"

By Delphine

My daughter had problems falling asleep on her own and she used to wake up at night for years. She immediately felt at ease and felt confident to talk during the sessions. After only two sessions the result were there: quieter nights and general reassurance. The whole family enjoys it! :)

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