Inspired by yoga, hypnosis and zen, sophrology is gradually taking over businesses. Sophrologist Catherine Aliotta explains the benefits.

The positive effects of sophrology are now recognized by the medical profession and outside: decrease in anxiety and stress, fighting insomnia and certain addictions, improve your concentration and its sports results, etc. It is quite natural that people who benefited from this method (managers, employees, staff representatives, etc.) wanted to introduce it into the workplace to support stressful situations (change of organization, reduction of staff, increased activity…), or helping employees to better manage their emotions and increase their professional efficiency.

Why does a company decide to hire a sophrologist?

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Often when they see an increase in absenteeism, work accidents, anxiety and depressive disorders that sometimes herald “burn-out”.

But it’s not just about offering employees a moment of “well-being”. The sophrologist provides real support, on site, for a group of about fifteen employees after assessing the needs and the objectives set.

How is the sophrologist’s intervention?

Sessions generally last 45 minutes and can take place once a week. Exercises are performed standing and sitting, combining breathing, muscle relaxation and visualization of positive images. The main goal is to assimilate the knowledge transmitted by the sophrologist so that they can redo the exercises alone.

What do they feel during and after a session?

The exercises allow them to relax physically (slower heart rate) and mentally, and to better oxygenate which facilitates recovery.

We thank Catherine Aliotta for taking the time to answer our questions!

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