No, the sophrology do not cure the Cancer, but it is recognized, by the last Cancer Plan of the Ministry of Health, as a supportive oncological care. Well Named.
For Catherine Aliotta, sophrologist and founder of the Paris Sophrology Training Institute, “when faced with cancer, you should not rely solely on your oncologist, you must also be active in your treatment. “
Eliminate treatment anxiety
People with cancer are apprehensive about treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) of which they often complain that these make them sicker than the disease.
The sophrology, through exercises of muscle contractions, of breathing, helps relieve tension and reduce the pain generated by the treatments.
Chemotherapy, with its significant side effects, is a source of tired. Here again, sophrology helps to find a certain vitality, in particular by visualization exercises where we see ourselves in good shape, full of energy, where we optimize and where we value the treatments that become allies against the disease.
Strengthen its combativeness
Cancer treatments take a long time. If, at the beginning, the patients are motivated, over the months, the years, the observance of the treatments decreases. Sophrology also helps to find a certain determination to fight against the disease.
A work on the self-image restoration can also be done in sophrology in order to find a certain well-being.
It is a long-term support, throughout the disease, which allows to reduce the side effects and to see more quickly the benefits of the treatments.