The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.
Become the driving force for change in your personal or professional life
Find balance, harmony and calm
Increase your energy levels and vitality
Reduce stress and anxiety
Enhance your performance and focus (exams, presentations, events....)
Boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Hi, I'm Pamela and I'm a sophrologist.
I moved to France from my native Ireland over 20 years ago and I share my life today with my extraordinary French husband and our three beautiful children. My life has had its share of trials and tribulations as well as moments of great joy.
My professional career has spanned the legal, educational and business sectors as a lawyer, teacher and entrepreneur. I have been lucky to have a varied and enriching professional life and to know the immense personal joy of living with two languages and two cultures. The human element is what links my various professions and my motivation to listen to the unique problems of my clients and together to find solutions for their personal situation.
Today as a sophrologist I accompany people on their journey to make positive change in their lives. I help them to reconnect with their body, their mind, their inner resources and potential, to find calm, balance and focus.
Personal growth, gratitude, a sense of humour and my desire to understand the human condition have been my guiding principles and are at the core of what motivates my practice as a sophrologist.
WHY SOPHROLOGY ?
The power of listening
I spent many years working in highly demanding work environments, juggling my professional life and my role as a wife and a mum. Like many of you I have experienced first-hand the negative effects of extreme stress, exhaustion and diminishing levels of self-confidence. After the birth of my third child I called ‘time out’ : I knew in my heart there had to be a better way and therein started my journey with Sophrology.
Sophrology helped me to reconnect with my body, my sense of self, my values and my natural strengths and resources. In short, I started to listen to me. The regular practice of Sophrology has helped me become calmer, more focused, kinder towards myself and others. It has empowered me to become the driving force in my life and in my own well-being.
Having started my journey to becoming a more empowered self, the decision to train as a Sophrologist was a very natural one, and was motivated by my desire to share the power of Sophrology with others and to help them on their journey.
Today I offer individual and group Sophrology sessions in both French and English to private clients and groups as well as group sessions and workshops in companies.
WHAT IS SOPHROLOGY ?
The study of consciousness in harmony
Sophrology is a therapy and personal development technique.
Developed in the 1960s by Professor Alfonso Caycedo, a Brazilian neuro-psychiatrist, as a gentle but effective form of therapy for his patients, Sophrology offers a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and practices (yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Zen...) and Western science and techniques (phenomenology, autogenic training, hypnosis, auto-suggestion... ). The word Sophrology comes from the Greek sos (harmony), phren (consciousness) and logos (study) and means quite simply the study of consciousness in harmony.
This mind and body therapy and personal development technique consists of simple physical and mental exercises used to promote well-being, create balance, stimulate positivity, increase self-awareness, develop your potential and initiate change.
The exercises are based on breathing and relaxation techniques, and mental stimulation and use controlled breathing, muscle relaxation and positive visualisation.
The exercises help you to reach a state of relaxation, known as the sophroliminal state, a state in which the body is relaxed and the mind is alert. In this heightened state of awareness you are better able to access your inner resources and achieve a more lasting state of calm, balance, focus and well-being and make positive changes in your life.
WHO IS SOPHROLOGY FOR ?
Sophrology can be practised by people of all age groups (adults, seniors, teenagers and children from 4 years old upwards) and can be adapted to suit all abilities. Practised in one-to-one or group sessions it can be readily adapted to the specific needs of the individual or the group. My role as a sophrologist is to accompany each person towards an autonomous management of their personal well-being and potential.
HOW CAN SOPHROLOGY HELP YOU ?
Are you stressed? Are you going through a difficult moment in your professional or private life? Would you like to be able to better deal with changes in your life? Do you have low self-confidence or self-esteem? Do you lack the confidence or energy to achieve your goals? Are you suffering from pain? Are you tired all of the time? Are you looking to boost your performance?
Sophrology can help you!
Manage your stress
Learn how to manage your emotions, to release your physical, mental and emotional tension and find your inner calm.
Improve your everyday life
Learn how to find a quality, restorative sleep. Learn how to manage your emotions and deal with the changes in your life with calm and serenity. Find a more lasting state of personal well-being and a healthy life balance.
Develop your confidence
Develop your self-awareness, stimulate you positivity and grow in confidence. Learn how to listen to you.
Optimise your potential
Learn how to stimulate your natural skills and creativity. Develop your inner strength and follow your internal compass.
Stimulate your motivation, your concentration, your memory and optimise your chances for success when preparing for an important event (presentations, exams, a job interview, ...).
Increase your health
Learn to listen to your body's signals, enhance your breathing, boost your metabolism and reinforce your natural bodily functions. Learn to manage pain. Learn to manage your phobias and addictions.
Prenatal sophrology helps you prapare physically, mentally and emotionally for labour and childbirth . Postnatal sophrology accompanies you in the period of adjustment to motherhood.
5 KEY CONCEPTS OF SOPHROLOGY
Adults one to one sessions
1h : 60€
4h : 220€
Children and students one to one sessions
45 min : 50€
3 sessions : 135€
* I offer sessions in both French and English at my practice in Asnières sur Seine.
Groups & Corporate
Please contact me to discuss your objective and obtain a quote.
* I offer individual and group sessions and themed workshops in both French and English. I organise workshops and sessions for companies in house at your place of work. I organise regular workshops in and around the Paris and Ile de France region.
NURTURE YOUR TALENT
Nurture your company's talent and provide the right environment and conditions for growth and development within your company. Creating positive work practices and encouraging the health and well-being of your staff has a positive effect on competitiveness and performance, decreases the level of absenteeism, helps combat stress related problems including burn-out and promotes a more productive work environment.
Physical, mental and emotional well-being are essential ingredients of a state happiness at work. Happy employees are two times less sick, six times less absent, nine times more loyal, 31% more productive, and 55% more creative according to studies carried out by Harvard Business School, London Business School and Henley Business School.
Promote a healthy, positive work environment
Alleviate work stress and help prevent burn-out
Increase focus, performance and creativity
Promote healthy communication
Reinforce team cohesion
Boost motivation and confidence levels
CREATE THE APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENT
Sophrology provides a simple and accessible technique which can help your employees thrive and your business prosper. The method readily adapts to your employees needs and your company objectives. Sophrology can be introduced and practiced easily at work through individual and group sessions and workshops.
I organise themed workshops around identified objectives and challenges such as stress management, team cohesion, positive communication. I also offer mental preparation sessions to enhance skills, improve confidence, and stimulate the performance of individuals or groups preparing for presentations or major corporate events. I offer sessions in both French and English depending on the needs of my clients.
The Roaming Schoolhouse
We asked Pamela to lead some sophrology sessions at our Day Camp for English-speaking children (aged 4 to 11) in Paris to help them harness their skills and inner resources and mentally prepare for a challenging day. Pamela adapted her sophrology programme perfectly to our larger groups, setting the children up for their morning sessions brilliantly. She engaged with each age group in an appropriate, friendly and professional manner. Her methods of communication helped the children let go on any negativity and created a space of calm in the morning. The teachers appreciated having more focused children after the sessions, especially for the older children who could use the sessions to fuel their creative writing. The younger children liked connecting with their inner super hero.
Pamela is an excellent sophrologue and more. She empathises deeply with the patient - she has the ability to make you find the true cause of the problem and then lift you up in one session. Moreover, she has this natural ability to make you smile when the going gets very tough. In addition to her therapy, her big smile and humor in service of therapy is what I appreciated highly. I believe that this is what sets her apart from other practitioners I have seen. I highly recommend her!
Pam is very thorough. She asks some deep questions and is a good and empathic listener. I found the exercises very helpful in dealing with my stress levels.
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