Stress and trauma management
My name is Sylvia Benoist, I am certified Sophrologist and practitioner of TRE
Welcome to my site, I hope you will find all the information you need here.
I am from France and I lived 23 years abroad.
I first lived 10 years in London where I discovered the practice of yoga, a whole new world opened up to me. For the first time I learned to connect with my body in a new way.
In 2003, I moved to Cape Town where I created a children's clothing brand. I managed this business and my family life happily, but I was still naturally anxious, something I had felt since my childhood divorce, a hyper-vigilance I lived with on a daily basis.
My personal journey took an unexpected turn in 2015 when I was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases.
Unfortunately these diseases were quite aggressive and I had to stop working and sell my business.
It was a huge shock and the end of a life as I knew it. My body was in unbearable pain and I often woke up crying.
My medical treatment consisted of a very strong cocktail of drugs that made me unrecognizable.
It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice and my curiosity in the field of mental and body work.
I started experimenting with a number of practices and found that I could improve my body's healing by giving it good tools such as nutrition and stress management.
At the same time, it became clear to me that my health was tied to this mind-body connection.
I also learned a lot about the harmful effects of stress, tension and trauma. So I decided to look deeper into methodologies that would help release the accumulated tension.
I am now back in France, where I obtained my degree in Sophrology.
I also obtained my certification as a TRE practitioner in London, and was also trained by Dr Berceli.
The work I do is mainly centered on the body. Sophrology and TRE are somatic methods that provide us with tools that we can easily use to become more grounded and reconnect to our bodies so that we can develop resilience, inner strength, self-confidence and ultimately find the harmony and calm in our lives.
TRE, a method created by Dr. David Berceli, can also be a great tool to help the body release trauma and stress through self-induced therapeutic tremors.
My mission now is to help others on their own healing journey.