- Gentle movements
- Use of effective visualisation
As a wellbeing professional who has worked in schools since 2009, I know that many schools face these challenges. You are not alone!
Our vision at trulyBalance is to inspire a generation of young individuals by empowering them to explore their true potential, develop resilience, and cultivate unwavering self-confidence. Through a combination of sophrology, mindfulness, coherence breathwork, positive psychology, personalized coaching, and empowering programs, we strive to equip young people with the tools and strategies to overcome anxiety, recognize their innate abilities, and develop sustainable healthy habits and thoughts.
Trends show increased levels of anxiety, depression, self-doubt and self-harm in today’s adolescents. Students are sleeping less, they are surrounded by digitally-based and other addictive products, and are experiencing identity and acceptance issues.
Teachers support their students through encouragement and building trusting relationships. The main problem is that teachers are “one too many” in the classroom. It is no wonder that teachers feel overwhelmed and not able to cater to the wellbeing needs of most students.
Student performance and resilience is directly related to their wellbeing and mental health – this is where we can help!
Teaching young people how to be self-confident, optimistic, and able to self-regulate are at the heart of the beChill® programs.
“Let us help YOU implement your successful
Whole School Approach to wellbeing and student performance!”
beChill® Exams and beChill® Life are programs of excellence for students ages 12 to 18.
These programs are based in the practice of Sophrology and include concepts from neural-linguistic programming, positive psychology, mindfulness, quantum theory, neuroscience, social-emotional-learning principles, and cognitive behaviour therapy, each presented in a user-friendly age-appropriate manner.
beChill® Exams is the main program which is centred around performance-based stress, doubts and habits. It includes 6 to 12 sessions, depending on the length of each session. Concepts and techniques familiarise participants with the brain, the sub-conscious mind, and the nervous system. Techniques improve confidence, sleep, concentration, emotional self-control, self-awareness and building of supportive habits.
beChill ® Life is a longer program which includes up to 35 sessions that can be delivered across one to three school years. This program includes a deeper exploration of the concepts of beChill® exams and additional wellbeing concepts. It includes self-leadership skills, working with intention, practices to build optimism, and a deeper level of self-awareness.
The beChill programs:
Each practice consists of:
beChill® Supporting App (Membership site)
All students have access to the beChill membership site which encourages daily practice of the techniques through the collection of weekly “Chill points” and cumulative “Chill factor” points. A number of weekly and total points are recommended. This encourages students to practice regularly, which has a positive impact on the brain through the process of neuroplasticity, leading to new supportive behaviour, cognition and improved wellbeing.
Techniques are progressively added to the App following each class. The App is GDPR compliant with minimal student information needed.
M.Sc. Civil Engineering, MBA, Master Sophrologist is a globally sought-after mental fitness coach, motivational speaker and author. She draws from 30+ years of experience and is the creator of the beChill® Exams & Life programs for adolescents.
Annette works with the link between mind, body, and consciousness to boost resilience, performance, overall wellbeing, and aids in the self-development of adults and adolescents. Her clients range from leading higher educational institutions such as IMD, global NGOs such as the WTO, International schools in the Geneva area and individuals seeking clarity, performance enhancement and burnout prevention.
She is a member of the International Sophrology Federation, The Sophrology Network and is a teacher for The Sophrology Academy. Annette is also an active member of the Alliance for Health Promotion and Inspired Women Lead.
Jenni has taught in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education settings for more than 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Education and has run her own business as a musician, curriculum writer and workshop co-ordinator since 2012. She has taught Sophrology within classroom school contexts and works in one to one and group settings, both online and in person.
Discovering the practice in a serendipitous visit to France, Jenni came to Sophrology with a background in Iyengar Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. She studied to become a practitioner with the Swiss Sophrology Centre Online and established her business, Sophro Connections in Central Victoria, Australia soon after.
She is a qualified beChill coach, a member of the International Sophrology Federation and has completed the Diploma of Master Practitioner in Sophro-Ki Sophrology.
Ilka Milner has more than 20 years of experience working with young people at international schools. She developed a specific interest in Sophrology for kids and teenagers while working as pastoral staff at an international boarding school in Switzerland.
She holds a MSC in Outdoor Education, Dipl. Sophrologist, and is ASCA certified.
In 2017, Ilka founded Breathingspace, Sophrology at international schools, providing pupils the time and space they need to breathe fully, to calm their minds, to relax, and to reconnect with their bodies. Since then, Ilka has worked as a sophrologist with groups and individuals in many highly regarded boarding schools in the UK and Switzerland. BreathingSpace is Sophrology that recognizes and supports the unique benefits and challenges of international life.
Greater London, England
Anne has extensive experience, in the UK, teaching mindfulness and breath awareness to primary-age children. After completing her yoga training, Anne developed a strong interest in the mind, taking up meditation. This eventually brought her to study sophrology in France. Prior to specialising in the wellbeing field, Anne worked in the hospitality industry, while nurturing her curiosity for personal development practices.
She holds a Bachelor Hospitality EHL, Dipl. Caycedian Sophrologist, Yoga Instructor, MindfulnessinSchools teacher.
As a mother of 2 teenagers, she has first-hand appreciation of how life-changing and effective sophrology techniques can be for young people.
Originally from French-speaking Switzerland, Anne has lived in the UK for over 20 years and is fluent in French and English.