Sophie is a psychotherapist specialising in CBT, with BSc Hons in Psychology. She has worked in the field of mental health for 6 years, and as a qualified practitioner for 2 years. Sophie spends her spare time cooking and running, and lives by the mantra “do all things with kindness”.
Pet Mindfulness with Sophie
Got a 4-legged friend? Join Sophie and cockapoo Beau for this calming mindfulness session. You’ll tune into how you feel as you bring your full attention to your pet. Not only will you get some quality bonding time, you’ll also be able to relax both your pet and yourself. Simply stroking a pet ca...
Mindfulness Cycling with Sophie and Zahra
Enjoy a mindful ride with guidance from an emotional wellbeing therapist and personal trainer. You'll experience how mindfulness can be woven into your life through this everyday activity. Zahra will lead the cycling class and give you tips on your form, while Sophie will remind you to notice how...
Rhythmic Breathing with Sophie
Find a rate of breathing that’s soothing for you with this 7-minute exercise. Not only does rhythmic breathing promote relaxation, lowering blood pressure and cortisol levels, it also helps you to manage difficult emotions such as stress and anxiety. Start by inhaling deeply for 5 seconds, pausin...
Guided Light Stream with Sophie
Let any tension melt away with this relaxing 7-minute guided visualisation. Sophie will invite you to imagine a soothing stream of light travelling through your entire body, easing tension and replacing it with relaxation. Guided visualisations can be tricky to practice at first, but the more you...
Diaphragmatic Breathing with Sophie
This 5-minute breathing practice can help reduce stress, anxiety and blood pressure. You’ll learn how to breathe deep, diaphragmatic ‘belly’ breaths, which will allow you to take oxygen into your lungs more efficiently than your day-to-day breaths, which are often shallow, chest breaths.
10-minute Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) with Sophie
Ease stress and tension with this 10-minute PMR session. The technique of tensing and relaxing different muscle groups also allows you to notice what it feels like to be relaxed, to help you realise when you're becoming more tense. You'll work your way up from your feet to your face, squeezing an...
15-minute Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) with Sophie
Ease stress and tension with this 15-minute PMR session. The technique of tensing and relaxing different muscle groups also allows you to notice what it feels like to be relaxed, to help you realise when you're becoming more tense. You'll work your way up from your feet to your face, squeezing an...
Integrating Mindfulness with Sophie
Following on from ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’, this 10-minute class focuses how you can weave mindfulness into your day-to-day life. Sophie takes you through a mindful water-drinking exercise, inviting you to notice what’s going on in your inner and outer worlds by engaging your senses. You can...
Calm Space with Sophie
Calm Space is an exercise which uses calming imagery to activate a soothing physiological response within our minds and bodies. It can help you feel calmer or what some people can describe as ‘more grounded’ It is a practical technique that with practice, can be integrated into any routine to h...
Introduction to Mindfulness with Sophie
Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of our inner and outer worlds, so that we can better manage our responses, regulate our emotions and experience life more fully. Sophie takes you through a 10-minute mindfulness practice, focusing on each of the senses to bring your attention to the pres...