What is Sophrology?

Sophrology was elaborated in the sixties by Colombian neuro-psychiatrist Dr. Alphonso Caycedo. Sophrology is defined as the science of the harmony of the mind. Sophrology incorporates many techniques inspired by yoga, hypnosis and Zen philosophy.  Both a therapeutic technique and a philosophy of life, it allows  you to acquire a better knowledge of the self and to face the existential challenges with calm and serenity.

The definition given by Caycedo, in 1994 is: “Sophrology is the study of human consciousness and existential values ​​”

Etymology:
SOS = Balance, harmony
PHREN = Spirit, Consciousness
LOGOS = Science

It allows everyone to regain a physical and psychological balance, develop their potential and improve their well-being. The exercises offered are simple, accessible to all and easily applicable on a daily basis.

Who is it for?

Sophrology is for everyone and adapts to the needs and constraints of people of all ages through its accessible, simple and easy to perform exercises.

What can it do for you?

Sophrology can help you…

  • Relax and release tensions
  • Build your confidence, develop a more positive image
  • Reduce your stress, manage your emotions better
  • Reduce your anxiety, stay grounded
  • Overcome your fears, doubts and insecurities
  • Improve the quality of your sleep
  • Get ready for an event (school exam, job interview, sports competition, childbirth, medical intervention …)
  • Develop your memory, your concentration and your creativity
  • Handle life’s difficulties (divorce, mourning, relocation, layoffs…)
  • Manage pain and/or disease better
  • Overcome addictions (smoking, food, drugs…)

Sophrology is not a substitute for medicine and may in no case modify or replace a prescribed medical treatment.

What are the common points between sophrology and meditation?

These two practices are characterized by an “altered state of consciousness” for the purpose of being available to oneself, observing from a distance the flow of thoughts and being open to what is called the “full consciousness”. Both use attention and concentration. Sophrology is somewhere between hypnosis and meditation: it is a guided practice, like hypnosis, but you remain actor of your session, paying full attention to your body and inner feelings.

Sophrology in practice

Sophrology can be practiced anywhere: in a practitioner’s office, in group sessions, at work and at home. Muscular and mental relaxation techniques are used, as well as breathing exercises and positive visualizations. Sophrology offers a wide range of dynamic or static exercises that adapt to your needs and goals. Techniques are simple and easy to remember, and allow you to practice autonomously. 

Excessive blow-drying, repetitive coloring, chemical treatments such as perms, relaxers, summer hair damage (wind, sun, chlorine, salt water…) weaken and damage the hair. They are fragile and can become brittle, dry and break off easily. Before opting for a radical solution and cut your lengths, try this homemade hair serum for split ends. It’s very simple, quick to make and works miracle. Can also be used on the scalp and on the hair. For all hair types.

Sea buckthorn oil is perfect for dry damaged hair, helps stimulate hair growth and improves the overall health of your hair and scalp.

Aloe Vera gel acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.

Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and helps treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.

The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. It also helps your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. It penetrates into hair cuticles and seal them up.

Castor oil carries ricinoleic acid and omega- 6 essential fatty acids, which accelerate blood circulation to the scalp, hence increasing hair growth. It works on nourishing the scalp and strengthening the roots with the help of essential nutrients.

Ylang Ylang essential oil makes the hair smooth, supple and shiny, reduces hair loss and stimulates growth, regulates the production of sebum, stimulates and tones the scalp.

Geranium Bourbon essential oil regulates sebum secretion,  promotes hair growth, controls dandruff, relives scalp itch, strengthens the hair and makes it shine.

Sandalwood essential oil seals moisture into the hair, keeping it hydrated which allows no room for dry hair that leads to split ends.

Chamomile essential oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp.

Lavender essential oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff.

Vitamin E oil has antioxidant properties that help repair damaged hair follicles, it deeply conditions the hair from root to ends to make it healthier and shinier, encourages healthy hair growth and even prevents premature graying.

This formula will yield about 10 ml (0.34 fl. oz) of serum.

No Split Ends Serum
Ingredients
  • 3 ml Sea Buckthorn Oil (0.10 fl. oz)
  • 2 ml Aloe Vera Gel (0.07 fl. oz)
  • 2 ml Argan Oil (0.07 fl. oz)
  • 1 ml Coconut Oil (0.03 fl. oz)
  • 1 ml Castor Oil (0.03 fl. oz)
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang EO
  • 1 drop Geranium Bourbon EO
  • 1 drop Sandalwood EO
  • 1 drop Chamomile EO
  • 1 drop Lavender EO
  • 3 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 10 ml Amber glass dropper bottle (0.34 fl. oz)
Instructions
  1. Using a small funnel, pour in the Aloe Vera gel with the argan, coconut and castor oils in the dropper bottle.

  2. Now carefully add the essential oils, drop by drop. Shake well.

  3. Add the Pro Vitamin B5, then add the Vitamin E oil.  Shake well to mix up the ingredients.

  4. To use, place 1-3 drops on your palm, rub both palms together then smooth over your hair length. Concentrate on applying it on your hair ends, especially, because this is where the most damage & split ends occur.

  5. Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.  If manufactured under optimum hygiene conditions and well stored, your product can be kept for at least 6 months.