The Trap of ‘Busyness’

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the modern epidemic we refer to as ‘Busyness.' The definition for 'busyness' is the quality or condition of being busy. Interestingly, another definition states ‘lively but meaningless activity.’ Could the latter definition have a greater meaning to an action which appears to have permeated society to the point that unless we are ‘busy’ we aren’t achieving goals or outcomes?Due to the wonderful invention of technology, we are surrounded by labour [...]

Pain, perception and plasticity

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the subject of pain.  Nobody is immune to pain, we all suffer or have suffered with varying degrees of it.  In recent years we have and continue to see the growth and research in the field of pain science and neuroplasticity.Is pain “in your head?”Neuroscience has researched thoroughly and it is widely considered in the area of pain science that pain is created by the brain and projected on to [...]

Cells that fire together, wire together

“Cells that fire together, wire together.” The power of Somatics & Neuroplasticity.  In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fascinating and ever expanding (no pun intended!) subject of Neuroplasticity.Back in 1949, the psychologist Donald Hebb became known as the father of the field of Neuropsychology and created the expression “cells that fire together, wire together.”  He introduced us to the subject of Neuroplasticity.So what is Neuroplasticity?  Basically it is a general term used to describe the fact that the [...]

Mood And Food!

The key purpose of Total Somatics is to improve awareness to your health and well being.  When we develop the principles of Somatic Health and Well being, we realise the importance of heightening our awareness to how we feel, sense, move, think, perceive, speak and eat.  In today’s blog we are going to look at how food can be a benefit or detriment to our health.The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that mental disorders are now the leading cause [...]

Is Sugar controlling you?

Sugar is something we cannot avoid nowadays, it’s everywhere.  We find it in foods, drinks, sauces, spices and medication.  It may be labeled as sugar or given a different name such as high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, agave, maltose or rice syrup.  Each of these variations still create a blood sugar surge before dropping, with us wanting another blood sugar level boost.In today’s blog, we are going to look at how sugar influences our brain and other body [...]