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

"Taking a step back"

By coconut

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.

"An ocean of serenity"

By Béné

I was looking for a way to channel my emotions which overwhelm me sometimes and prevent me from being serene. I wanted to try sophrology and it turned out to be a wonderful encounter. A. DOBBS welcomed me great kindness and a willing ear. I very quickly felt a difference, thanks to the exercises she proposed (breathing, being aware of my mental and physical state, letting go, and with movements and images suggesting to get rid of or progressively putting at a distance these negative and toxic thoughts ). Led by A. DOBBS' calm and reassuring voice, I had a feeling of security and well-being from the very firts session and that built up all along. I've totally integrated the exercises and feel pacified and better equipped to manage my emotions and my fears.

"I feel more confident now"

By Issis

Alexandra is a solid and excellent professional, with great empathy. It has a wide range of tools, which uses wonderfully. Hypnosis works very well. The work with Alexandra allows to gradually integrate all exercises easily to the daily post-therapy routine. I'm grateful for the opportunity of working my fears with Alexandra.

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