“What is good for loved ones or society is not necessarily good for you.” Sophie Clergue, 44, is in a good position to know it! It is with this soothing truth that she welcomes her clients, now that she has found her way: professional and personal coach, especially hypersensitive people, for whom she has created a club. Intolerance to noise, to harsh or murky light, to the rush of office life, uncontrollable empathy: hypersensitivity is not a disease that medicine can detect.
But people who suffer from it can develop pathologies, like Sophie twenty years ago. “Engineer in a CAC 40 company, I was passionate about people, and I did calculations on databases. I had been a tumbling champion (close to the trampoline, Ed), and I lived screwed to my computer until at 10 p.m., so I was going to run down the hall! ” His professional entourage misunderstands his problem, his relatives emphasize his success and his luck.
“My material security existed at the expense of my internal security”
“I was making a good living, but my material security came at the expense of my internal security. I was in the doctor’s office all the time.” His professional entourage misunderstands his problem, his relatives emphasize his success and his luck. Insomnia, mental exhaustion, back pain, migraines and anxiety attacks … Sophie goes through exams and doctors, who only offer her antidepressants.
But she ends up meeting the right one. “A general practitioner full of psychology sent me to Yves Dienal, who did integral coaching, a discipline from the United States. The face-to-face and small group sessions approached the human being as a whole: the head, the body, but also the senses. That’s when I realized that I was a sensory and emotional sponge and that I was not on the right track. ” Sophie then leaves everything: her work, Paris and her companion. It’s a question of survival.
“I never thought I could be serene by reconciling work and family!”
Based in Aix-en-Provence, she continues to work as an engineer, soon busy marrying companies. “It suited me better because there was human, movement, calm. I had a closed office or car trips in the countryside, more suitable when you have your senses on edge.” Six years of transition will serve him to gain momentum to follow the teaching of the official school of integral coaching in San Francisco, California: “I had found the meaning of my life and my real job!”
Back in Aix in 2011, Sophie has since settled down, married, had two children, and in turn trains coaches. “I never thought I could be serene by reconciling work and family life! The hypersensitive people we help are often executives, but could be houseaddicts!” Sophie has set up a free hypersensitivity test *, and even coaches remotely. “We must not remain unhappy,” she concludes with a smile.
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