I am Florence Parot, Sophrology practitioner, Stress and Sleep Expert specialised in Burnout. I help busy and talented people under pressure be at their best when they need it most.
After studying Languages, Business Admin and Accountancy at Paris University, I worked for 12 years in high-performance environments within Strategy Consulting and International Logistics, side by side with truly inspirational leaders; men and women who showed me how to be a top manager while remaining sane, healthy and superbly efficient!
After going into burnout more than 20 years ago, it was a learning curve to understand how to be able to still have the buzzy life I wanted and keep the excitement going while also respecting my own limits. I turned what started as understanding how to cope into an art form, a lifestyle and a career. Today I am able to live the life I want and remain in balance even when life is throwing things at me right, left and centre!
Sophrology is the one thing that has helped me most with that. You could define it as a very modern form of mindfulness that can be adapted to our everyday life with ease and flexibility, helping us achieve an alert mind in a relaxed body. I started my own business in 2007 as a Sophrology Practitioner after graduating from one of the top schools in Paris. In 2010, I opened the first Sophrology training centre in the UK, The Sophrology Academy, based in Ashford, Kent. It has been part of the prestigious FEPS (French Federation of Sophrology Professional Schols) since 2013.
I am a member of the Editorial Committee of the French magazine “Sophrologie, Pratiques et Perspectives” (yes France has a whole magazine for Sophrology!) and CEO of Light Bubble Publishing, where we publish amazing books on Sophrology and Sophromedia.co.uk, a free online magazine to learn more on the subject.
Today, I share my life between Kent and Creuse, at the heart of France. You can join me in Creuse for a “Bubble of Rest”: retreats meant for relaxation and balance, ideal to prevent or manage burnout. A place where you can fully disconnect while learning easy techniques for everyday life. A place of calm and peace…
I have written Instant Serenity for Life and Work and the section on burnout for the Guide de Sophrologie Appliquée. I am currently working on my next book so… watch this space!
This book gives you practical and easy tools that you can use on the go, simple exercises to help with everyday life, even when you have no time. This book is meant both as an introduction to Sophrology and as a practical guide for everyday life and work. It introduces Sophrology to the English-speaking public for the first time.
This 2nd edition is now available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle version.
This guide, aimed at Sophrology professionals in France has been written by 48 different specialists (sophrologists, doctors, physiotherapists, psychotherapists…) on topics such as sleep, sports, education, pain management, eating disorders, stress… Do not miss Florence’s chapter on burnout! (in French)
Buy it here.