The new Neuroscience is Mindfulness oriented.
It all started with… Rehab for War Veterans.
It all started with neuro-psychiatrist Professor Alfonso Caycedo, who was studying medicine in Spain after the Civil War and was looking for a way to rehabilitate traumatised war victims with minimal drug use. Sophrology was the term he gave the method he was creating, back in 1960 – it stems from Greek, meaning ‘the science of the consciousness in harmony’. Caycedo then travelling in the East, studying yoga, zen and Buddhism, to find practices that effectively produced the results he was after – inner peace and focus. He then blended these with his Western knowledge of science and psychology. Nowadays, Sophrology is used in many Swiss hospitals to prepare patients for surgical interventions, EMR scans and stress-free childbirth, and is taught in schools and universities in France and Switzerland.
What are the benefits?
The idea is that by relaxing the body, you relax the mind, quieting your brain’s incessant chatter. Sophrology claims to improve sleep, release stress and anxiety, increase energy, focus the mind, improve health and generally make life more enjoyable. It’s also good for improving self image, self confidence and living in the present. It’s recommended for everyone, including expectant mothers, those in stressful jobs, students taking exams and people suffering from insomnia.
By the way, Sophrology is today practiced by elite sport for mind management and army for exploiting mind potential at his very best.
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