Playful sophrology® is not “another form of sophrology”, it is only a form of pedagogy of social sophrology and personal development, a pleasant and simple way to approach knowledge of oneself.
By observing children in the streets, Claudia and Ricardo noticed that every sad event was transformed for the better, diverted through game and sense of humour. Indeed, thanks to them, children succeeded in turning the page and giving sense to the traumatic event.
Thus, the two sophrologists brought back from Bogota the following principle: to pleasantly evolve with joy, avoiding suffering.
Obviously children and teenagers are concerned, but also every individual experiencing difficulty to let go or who feels cut from their body and from their feelings, sensations, or for those who think too much.
How can payful sophrology help?
Playful sophrology allows us to get back in touch with our inner joy, this joy which is always there, to whoever can see it, by using:
- games, an essential element in the development of the capacity for socialisation and creation,
- and body experience through movement, verticality, grounding, posture, walking, presence to oneself, letting go, relationship, expression, conscience, pleasure, creativity, understanding, clarity, awakening, happiness, concentration, autonomy.
Games, the tools used in playful Sophrology®, allow us to learn about ourselves, through experience of our body. They also allow us to evolve in joy, freedom, and discovery.
Consequently, the movements are very simple, even archaic, like the ones used in tribes. It is a matter of letting the body express itself in order to recapture the balance between body and mind.
Here are a few examples:
- games for introducing oneself,
- body warm up exercises,
- expressing oneself (in public),
- letting go,
- emotional discharge, distance from tensions,
The movements, exercises and techniques taught during sessions are simple and can be rehearsed at home alone. The idea is to really head towards autonomy so that the person adapts the method to themselves and becomes the main actor throughout the sessions. Once again, rehearsing is key to integration.
Laurence systematically includes playful sophrology during sessions, either in individual or group sessions.
Sophrology sessions are generally held once a week. It is also recommended to practise at home for better results.
Playful soprology may be interesting to practice in group sessions. It can be part of a new daily routine.