“Sophrology helped me to think more positive about myself and my surroundings. In addition, I feel more relaxed when facing difficult situations as it helps release negative energy & stress. I sleep better & I have less arguments with people.”
16 male, International School of Geneva, La Châtaigneraie campus
“It is great, you get so relaxed and forget all of your worries, and become so much more confident and happier. It’s awesome!”
14 female, Collège du Léman
“It helps you discover security and yourself, to be able to experience and appreciate more things.”
13 male, YPO Youth Workshop
“My mom forced me to come here but I didn’t want to go because I thought it wouldn’t work, but it did.”
14 female, Collège du Léman
“Sophrology helps me to be more focused and allows me to better control my emotions. It is an extremely useful tool. The Reflex Anchor is quick, easy and dependable”
18 male, EcoLint – La Châtaigneraie campus
“Being not confident at first is fine, but you have to get over the things that frighten you or make you uncomfortable to live your life. It is really great, you get so relaxed, and forget all of your worries, and become so much more confident, and happier. It’s awesome!”
16 female, Collège du Léman
“It has allowed me to be more calm, so I don’t get overrun by an unfamiliar situation.”
17 male, British School of Geneva
“Really helped to give me a different perspective. I am more inspired, calm, feel much clearer about ideas.”
14 male, La Côte International School
“Sophrology helped me concentrate on what is important. I argue less and feel more confident about school”
14 male,trulyBalance public workshop
“Very calming and relaxing. Useful exercises that can be use on a day-to-day basis. Comforting environment, very friendly and open.”
13 female, La Côte International School
“First of all, I wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for me with the sophrology, it really helped me get through the exam period but also my hard time at school. I also wanted to tell you that I actually did better than expected, I am very happy with myself. Thank you also for giving me the schedule for sleeping and resting during my exam week, that is what really changed everything (especially the sleep), but also all the recordings also helped me relax before the exams, the breathing helped to calm myself and empty my mind before the exam, but especially during the exam when I was writing. Thank you so much again for everything you have done for me.”
18, Male, private sessions
“I have more awareness about the impact of stress and how to help myself when I feel overwhelmed. This really helped me and I am very happy to have these techniques for the future me. I had an exam recently where I blanked out and could not focus. When I had to redo the exam, I did some of the exercises and I was able to go through the whole test and I felt a lot calmer. These have really helped me.”
17, Female, Australia, beChill Exams online program
“Thank you so much! This course helped me stress much less for exams and not overthink at my swimming competitions because I have the breathing exercises to help concentrate myself. It is very beneficial so if you have your exams coming soon, I highly recommend it.”
16, Female, Geneva, beChill Exams online program
“I know Annette professionally through her work with my daughter in the beChill: Sophrology and Mindfulness classes at Collège du Léman. She expertly managed to teach my tightly wound sixth grader how to transform herself into a less-stressed, more capable middle schooler navigating the increased pressures of life at school and at home.”
Parent of student, 11 yrs.
“I would just like to thank you so much for your valuable help for Holly, our daughter, in the final weeks before her exams. Your course helped ground her and channel her focus in the final steps before her 3 weeks of exams. We were blown away when she received her amazing exam results : 44/45 in the IB.
“Easy useful tools that any teen can remember and use at any moment of their day-stress before an exam, peer pressure, too much going on, or difficulties to unwind and calm down at the end of the day. Annette works miracles.”
Parent of student, 17 yrs.
“My 16-year-old daughter was going through a very difficult time. Indeed, overwhelmed by the work of school, and the idea of having to leave home for university in a foreign country. This put her in a state of pure anguish.
The stress manifested physically with drastic weight loss and a 70% decrease in vision in one eye. She had to do important health tests, which meant needles, and this was another source of anxiety for her! This is where our angel Annette came into play.
In fact, Annette was able to communicate to our daughter her gifts for self-hypnosis. She taught her lots of techniques to reduce her stress and gave her reiki and reflexology treatments. She also instilled the importance of physical exercise and nutrition.
Annette is especially at ease communicating with young people. This ease helps to build up their confidence. Annette has been an important part of the transformation and growth of our daughter and we are very grateful.”
Parent of student, 16 yrs.
Extracurricular beChill Life Course
“trulyBalance has been offering sophrology and mindfulness based dyanmic relaxation classes since 2009, benefiting students by equipping them with techniques to handle life & academic pressures and stress. Their positive contribution and support create a nurturing environment, promoting mental well-being. With personalised attention and care, trulyBalance fosters resilience and improves focus. Their transformative teachings have a lasting impact, making them an exceptional well-being provider.”
Romolo Calvini, Extracurricular Senior Manager, Collège du Léman Sàrl, A NAU school
What the HELP? is Going On! (teaching teens about the amazing teen brain)
“I just wanted to say thank you for this one, Annette was great, she pitched her talk at exactly the right level and got a serious round of applause at the end.”
P. Giddings, Head of Year 11, 2017 International School of Geneva, La Châtaigneraie Campus
Sophrology Techniques for Primary Students to Settle In and Focus
“The Year 2 team wanted to thank you again for your excellent and very useful workshop yesterday. The students really enjoyed learning about both techniques which we used later in the afternoon. Two of our students were even able to model both exercises to the class and to Jennifer Armstrong, our Primary Principal.”
A. Lima, Year 2 Teacher, 2023, Primary School, International School of Genèva, La Châtaigneraie Campus
“I have battled in the past to fall asleep. Since using the breathing and basic sophronisation I drop off quite quickly.”
Teacher, International School of Lausanne
“I found the workshop very insightful and useful as it had practical strategies we can take away with us.”
Teacher, British School of Geneva
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