Sophrology practised with children and teenagers can help them to strengthen their self-confidence and respond to their various needs, in a process that allows them to gradually regain their balance and fully enjoy life.

Helping your child to grow and develop

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A happy child is playful and enjoys living and communicating with others. For reasons that parents sometimes do not understand, a child can become unbalanced. A child may not be able to find the words to express his or her discomfort and may gradually close off in his or her own world.

  • Shyness, difficulty speaking;
  • Nervousness, anxiety, hyperactivity;
  • Crying, aggressiveness;
  • Loss of interest in having fun;
  • Difficulty fitting in at school with peers and/or teachers;
  • Moving to a new school, place or country;
  • Rejection of parental authority or school environment;
  • Parental divorce, single parent family;
  • Nightmares, fear of the dark, bed-wetting;
  • Psychological or physical abuse;
  • Death of a parent or friend.

Children can practise Sophrology from the age of 4 or 5, through sessions with a specific format (15 to 20 minutes, even 30 minutes for older children) based on dialogue and relaxation adapted to their age in a playful way.

Sophrology will help your child to express his feelings and to come out of his “bubble”. He will also be able to communicate more freely with his parents and the people around him. In general, he will quickly find a balance that will allow him to move towards adolescence without having to carry the “unsaid” of his childhood.

Helping your teenager overcome unhappiness

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Teenage years are an important time. The child develops and prepares to become an adult. Physical and psychological changes are the result of hormonal upheavals. In search of their identity, often feeling alone in the face of questions they are unable to express freely and clearly, they can sometimes sink into a deep malaise.

  • Problems of identity, self-assertion;
  • Difficulties with body acceptance;
  • Acne, skin problems;
  • Anorexia, bulimia;
  • Addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs…);
  • Anxiety, sleep disorders;
  • Problems at school;
  • Interpersonal communication problems;
  • Parental separation or divorce;
  • Psychological or physical abuse;
  • Death of a family member or friend.

Sophrology is very effective in dealing with the disturbances of this period, both in terms of physical changes and issues of identity or self-assertion.

My sessions are always tailored to the age, personality and needs of the child or teenager. I take the time to get to know them and respect their time to gain confidence: I leave them time to express themselves freely or to remain silent, with or without their parents present, as they choose. My techniques are carefully developed and effective.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me!