WHERE IT CAME FROM
The word ‘Sophrology’ means “the study of consciousness in harmony”. The system was developed in the 1960’s by a neuro-psychiatrist, Professor Alfonso Caycedo, while practicing medicine at the University of Madrid.
Caycedo combined Western relaxation techniques with Eastern practices of yoga, meditation and Japanese Zen after extensive travel and study of the impact of these practices on physical and mental health. Sophrology works with the mind-body connection and is particualrly effective for reprogramming our nervous system