Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnosis Practitioner
Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnosis Practitioner

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

"Well-being and serenity! "

By Kelly

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.

"At last I dared"

By Monique

Why did I wait so long to make an appointment with you?!! What a pity not to have come sooner! Deliverance, serenity, calm, light as air, A huge THANK YOU Alexandra! Everything worked out so well. From the first session, the problem I came for (eating disorder, night-time snacking) was resolved and, above all, I immediately had a feeling of well-being. So then, I wanted to continue with one more session to alleviate a recurring feeling of anxiety, a lack of self-confidence. Again, the session was beneficial. Our 3rd meeting consolidated the work carried out in the two previous sessions. Today, I am ready and eager to continue learning the basics of self-hypnosis. Thank you again, Alexandra, for the way you welcomed me, your professionalism and your kindness.

"A huge step forward"

By Magali

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!

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