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Good Fats and brain health

Over the years we have been told to reduce our fat intake from foods. But not all fat is bad. There are certain foods very high in fat which is good for our body and in particular our brain. What are these foods? What kind of fat is good? Omega -3 fatty acids contain DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and are what our brain uses to build and continue to maintain its structure. DHA can be synthesised when we consume foods containing [...]

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If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

The expression “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” is very true in many areas of life, but today we are going to discuss your brain and how you can make it grow in size and activity.   For many of my clients online or in person, you are aware that we always start our somatics practice with a soma or body scan. Why? What is the relevance for this? Is it really necessary? Can we just skip the scan [...]

Stop and smell the roses!

In line with this week’s Total Somatics’ Facebook video series ‘Mindful in May’ we are going to discuss how we can slow down and enjoy life; becoming mindful and savouring our surroundings. Your mind is absolutely amazing because it consists of conscious and unconscious mental activities and processes. You can reason, think, understand, judge, analyse, empathise, sympathise and imagine/visualise. We all have willpower (although that often needs working on!!), we can create intention, make choices and decide on an action. [...]

Increasing our Somatic awareness to the brain and gut connection

In this week’s video of Total Somatics: ‘Mindful in May’ released on Monday 22nd May on the Total Somatics Facebook page (available on You Tube after May 2017) we considered applying mindfulness to our eating habits. In today’s blog we are going to delve deeper and increase our somatic awareness to just how important the brain and gut connection truly is. Your gut is an amazing part of your body because it is known as ‘the second brain’ due to [...]

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The power of your mind

Neuroscience and psychology have long talked about the power of the mind and how our internal dialogue plays a huge role in our emotional, physical and mental health and well being. In line with this week’s Total Somatics: ‘Mindful in May’ Facebook video series (posted on Monday 15th May), we will look at the science behind our thoughts and emotions. We will see how the expression from the late Wayne Dyer, “It all begins with how we choose to [...]