Sophrology as a gateway to athletes’ mental training

A pedagogical approach 

Mental preparation is a pedagogical approach, a training that consists in developing mental and cognitive skills in order to optimize the personal or collective performance of the athlete(s) while promoting the pleasure of practice and autonomy.


It is a team effort between the athlete(s), the coach, the mental trainer.


– Objectify the setting of sports goals
– Clarify motivational factors
– Build motivation and self-confidence
– Limit negative thoughts – Reinforce positive inner speech
– Take things for what they are.
– Promote the integration of the body diagram and body ease
– Facilitate sports technical learning
– Regulate stress and especially in a context of competition
– Manage emotions, mainly fear and anger
– Manage efforts
– Promote recovery, relaxation and dynamization
– Deepen and optimize concentration
– Allow you to get to know yourself better
– Refine the ability to perceive and facilitate memorization
– Strengthen team cohesion

Psycho behavioral sophrology

Psycho behavioral sophrology is an excellent framework to work on all the necessary skills to improve results while remaining in pleasure and respecting the ecology of the athlete. It is based on four pillars: body schema, objective reality, positive action and adaptability. It distinguishes itself from the Caycedian school by integrating and enriching its practice with new methods and useful tools for the resolution of functional disorders generally falling within the field of sophrology. Each protocol is personalized since each athlete is different. It is a person-centred approach. Psycho behavioral sophrology aims to strengthen the structures of the personality, to energize the qualities and resources of the individual.

The components of sports performance

Sports sophro-pedagogy allows the athlete to reveal himself and significantly improve his performance. Mental preparation uses specific tools depending on the periods of training or competition. It finds its place before, during and after the sporting event and aims for the athlete to achieve his autonomy thanks to the acquisition of tools adapted to his needs.

The athlete will be able to act on what he feels, what he thinks and what he does, the three levels of organization (physiological, cognitive and behavioral), components of sports performance.

Get in touch

Whatever sport you practice, you have doubts, a lack of self-confidence, fear of disappointment, fear of failure or victory, a feeling of empty passage, a drop in performance or none of that but simply a great ambition and the desire to be accompanied in your progress, Do not hesitate to give me a call or send me a message. A direct exchange is better than long texts or big speeches.

Remote support

The accompaniment can be done remotely without problem even if it is important to meet face-to-face at the beginning in the case of a long accompaniment.

For support on a specific theme, the protocol generally lasts 6 to 12 weeks at the rate of one hour per week.

Further follow-up is particularly recommended for SHNs. In this case, a seasonal or annual package may be considered.

Fast track to autonomy

In both cases, the goal is to provide you with tools that you can use independently as quickly as possible. 

Best regards

“As for the future, it is not a question of predicting it but of making it possible”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Olivier Pitras
0047 993 62 570

Certified sophrologist specialization in athletes’ mental training

According to the code of ethics of the profession, the sophrologist is bound by strict professional secrecy.

My motivation

Sport and support have always been part of my core business. As the years passed, the desire to help young athletes on their path as athletes became strong. Becoming a mental trainer by integrating this activity into my professional program was for me a fluid and natural one.

The in-depth study of the history of polar exploration and books on the theme of surpassing oneself, commitment and a great curiosity for advances in neuro-cognitive and behavioral science, have long been a tremendous source of inspiration for studying the mechanisms and levers of victory and defeat. 

Psycho-behavioral sophrology and my specialization in mental preparation of the athlete have also allowed me to acquire additional tools that have enriched my experience.

Thus, my entire career has led me, over the years, to structure my own method of mental preparation of the athlete. 

My training

I did my training at the EFDS (French School of Sophrotherapy) which teaches psycho behavioral sophrology.


During team seminars, our eco-lodge can accommodate a team of 10 people on site. If the number of people is larger, we have on the archipelago of Sommarøy a large capacity (accommodation, meeting rooms, etc.)