What can you concretely work on thanks to sophrology? Part 4

A tool against behavior disorders

          During a care, goals’ field of application is pretty unlimited, especially thanks to the flexibility of sophrology tools. Whoever you are, whatever the problematic you want to deal with is, a protocol can be applied as far as the expected result remains realistic.

Craving for working on a behavior disorder? Use sophrology therapy as a tool

         If sophrology therapy can already give support in daily mental issues, she also can play a role in case of more immanent and intrinsically troubles connected to our behaviours. In case of an underlying behavior disorder, sometimes already diagnosed by a psychotherapist or a doctor, a care is likely to back a person who’d lie to handle or get rid of it. When a care main goal matches these problematics is put forward, it will be classified in a category called « behaviour disorders ».

These troubles’ intensities and types are very variable and whereas some have always been around, we note that new sorts of them emerge as our ways of life change. Main groups of behaviour disorders have been precisely-defined yet, like food or personality disorders, addictions, OCD or phobias. Nevertheless, when it comes about more unclear or one-time problems a sophrology therapist can be consulted even when there is no necessity to be diagnosed by a specialist, including in cases where the person doesn’t have to be medicated or followed-up. Often, this type of care will imply a medium-long care duration, about 8 to 14 sessions, according to the manifestations’ seriousness. A parallel care within medical corps will sometimes be required.

What are you going to work on during session in a case of behavior disorder?

         During sessions, we could work on urges management, motivation renforcement and focus ability, as well as self-image, deep anguishes overcoming, compensation needs, resort to palliatives, etc.

Among the troubles, which could sometimes be plurial, which could lead to this category of sophrology care, you could find the following problematics: food urges decrease, anger or panick attacks control, phobia handling, obsessive compulsions management, cyclothymic phenomena diminishing, and a lot more.

A few examples of practical cases:

  • Handling food impulses linked to a bulimia
  • Controlling breath symptoms during a sudden panic attack
  • Decreasing rituals within the frame of a motor compulsive trouble (checking, washing, tidying, hoarding, etc)
  • Calming ruminations within the frame of a mental obsessive trouble (conjuration, counting, negative obsessions and pondering, etc)
  • Enhancing concentration in order to counter self-control losses connected to an anger, anxiety or melancholy attacks
  • Finding again a rational body scheme during an anorexia
  • Channeling the excess of energy in case of hyperactivity, notably with kids
  •  Overcoming phobias manifestations (hypochondria, plane, hydrophobia, insects, void, agoraphobia, animals, claustrophobia, etc)
  • Balancing mood to temper maniac/depressive episodes resulting in a bipolar or a manic-depressive trouble
  • Building-up a good self-esteem in order to fight against self-destructive acts (self-harming, high-risk behaviours, dark thoughts and suicidal urges)
  • Ignoring stimuli in case of addictions (sugar, drug, shopping, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sex, gambling, etc)
  • Facilitating self-recentring to restrict impulsiveness due to an attention deficit disorder

When some of these demands are a consequence of lighter troubles or directly connected to a disease, the goal will be classified in a different category, more adapted to this specific case (cf. the previous articles « What can you concretely work on thanks to sophrology? Part 1 », « What can you concretely work on thanks to sophrology? Part 2 », « What can you concretely work on thanks to sophrology? Part 3 »).




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