The Importance of Awareness

As we continue to follow the Total Somatics’ Theme of “2020 Focus and Insight” for this year and beyond, today we will delve into the importance of paying attention.  We will consider why noticing what is happening throughout your day can enhance or impede your health and wellbeing.Every step you take, every move you make!If you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know how I have covered the amazing functions of your mind and body over [...]

Rest, Recentre & Recalibrate

I hope you are all well and rested after the holidays!  We have started a new decade and with a new year comes the resolutions!  Statistics show that by 15th January the vast majority of people have broken their new year’s resolutions. This isn't to sound negative instead it is to help create support for you.  Today’s blog is going to consider how you can re-frame your mindset around resolutions to create a lifestyle which doesn’t feel hard [...]

Total Somatics Health Review: How are you feeling?

Where has the year gone?  Can you also believe that we are at the end of another decade too?  It seems like only yesterday people were stressed about the millennium bug! The end of the year brings with it the chance to review what we have accomplished and what we would like to implement within the new year.  With that in mind, in today’s blog I would like to encourage you to consider your current health and wellbeing goals [...]

Is it Good to Stretch?

For many years people thought stretching was the solution for tight, tense muscles.  However the tide is turning and researchers are now starting to realise that it actually creates more problems and injuries.  In today’s blog we will consider why stretching is being considered an outdated technique.Injuries caused by StretchingFor many years we heard ‘experts’ say to stretch before exercise.  Then a few years ago the advice changed from stretching before exercise to slowing warming muscles through gentle movement.  [...]

Somatics for Office Workers

Recently I was approached by the CEO of an online business called Bar Opener.  He asked me if Somatics could be useful for office workers and people who spend large amounts of time working within the world of ecommerce.  For all business owners, they are looking for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff.In today’s blog I am going to discuss how Somatics can be very helpful for Office workers.Sedentary SocietyIn the last few decades we [...]

The Benefits of Somatic Movement

If you are a regular reader of my blogs and also a member of The Total Somatics online program , you will know that I often refer to movement as medicine.  In this week’s blog we will discover the benefits of somatic movement and why it is so important to include it into your daily activities.Movement and MoodMany people recognise that our emotional health can influence our movement, however, many may not realise that movement can also have a [...]

The Power of Touch

In a society where we are becoming more focused on technology and having virtual conversations, it has resulted in the powerful and beneficial effects of touch becoming affected.  As we become better connected with technology, we are becoming less connected physically which is leading to the epidemic of loneliness.In today’s blog we are going to discover the power of touch and how important it is for our somatic health and wellbeing.The Power of TouchWhen was the last time you [...]

Look after your brain & it will take care of you

In this week’s blog we are going to consider our absolutely amazing brain.  We will consider how we can truly take care of it, so it can look after us. We will also consider how Somatics can help towards taking care of ourselves from the inside out.Daily demandsAs we have learned in the last two weeks with my previous blogs, we are creatures of habit and most of our activities highlight how much we operate unconsciously.  This is [...]

How to deal with neck, back & shoulder pain

Neck, shoulder and back pain are the daily issues I see in my clinic and the main reason people join the Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program at www.TotalSomatics.com.  In today’s blog we are going to consider these common complaints and see how Somatics can help identify and address recurring pain.Global painAccording to practical pain management (https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/conditions/low-back-pain/about-back-spine-neck-shoulder-pain-statistics), it is estimated that up to 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The [...]

How to Change Habits

Since my last blog I have been in Tasmania.  I was holding a workshop in Launceston, however my husband and I managed to have a few days to explore the beautiful state.  One thing I noticed (as my Somatics mindset is always active) is people’s habits.  From the airport to the cafes and museums, people were exhibiting commonly seen habits.  In today’s blog we will consider habits and how developing a somatic mindset can help improve how we operate [...]