Adapting to a new way of life during the pandemic

Hello, how are you this week?  At the moment every week seems to have many twists and turns.  There is something my husband and I have found extremely amazing to witness, the kindness of humankind.  We often see the negative footage in the media of people, however this week we have seen how people have used technology to reach out to each other.  Humans are social creatures and we thrive on connection, love and communication.  So in today’s blog [...]

How to be resilient during these challenging times

Hi everyone, how are you faring this week?  What a week it has been! As the days progress, many have commented that they don’t know what day of the week it is.  There is so much our mind and body are having to process at the moment, that it is easy to loose track of time.  However in today’s blog we will continue to use our prefrontal cortex which has been designed to enhance our emotional intelligence, focus, awareness, [...]

Coronavirus – dealing with the uncertainty

As we contine to watch the drama unfold before our very eyes, we can sometimes be mistaken for thinking we are watching a Hollywood movie, however, this is real life.With COVID-19 on everybody’s mind, I felt it appropriate to use this week’s blog to create a PROACTIVE FOCUS towards what we can do to keep well and prevent spreading the virus elsewhere.AdviceAs many of us will have heard on multiple occasions that handwashing is crucial.  Let us consider further [...]

Anger and your health

As the weeks have progressed, the media have been showing the panic and anger that has set in from the attention grabbing headlines about the coronavirus.  In this week’s blog we will consider Total Somatics’ theme for 2020 - Focus and Insight.  We will use the current feelings in society to delve into the emotion of anger and learn how to control it.Primitive actionsWe have recently seen panic and subsequent violent behaviour in supermarkets over purchasing toilet rolls! [...]

Fear, Stress and Habits

At the moment every news article and media outlet are highlighting the coronavirus.  Although it is good to stay informed and aware of the situation, in today’s blog we will look at why we should not allow ourselves to get sucked into the vortex of fear.Keep calmFear is a really important part of our make up.  It has been designed to help us become alert to situations that can make us emotionally and physically unsafe.  On a day to [...]

How to boost your Brain – part 3

In this week’s blog we will consider the final article of the 3 part series on how to boost your brain.  In the last few weeks we have considered various ways we can improve neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells.  Today we will consider the most powerful way to increase neurogenesis and how easy it is to implement into your daily activities.ExerciseBrisk walking, weight bearing exercise and aerobic exercise have all been shown to stimulate neurogenesis.  The reason [...]

How to boost your Brain – Part 2

This week I am going to continue on from last week’s blog.  In line with Total Somatics’ theme for 2020 - Insight and Focus, I am going to open your eyes to other areas in your life where we can promote Neurogenesis.Shhhh!Have you noticed what a noisy world we live in?  From vehicle engines revving to barking dogs, there always seems to be noise!  Did you know that over time noise can begin to affect neurogenesis?  Living in cities [...]

How to boost your brain

If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you will know how I like to emphasize the importance of caring for your brain.  Total Somatics teaches you how to care for your health and wellbeing from the inside out.  Within The Total Somatics Online Program I teach you more than just Somatic Movement.  There are many facets which complement Somatic movement and help you to reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and develop mindfulness.  In today’s blog we [...]

How to reduce back pain with Somatics

Recently I was holding a workshop and there were a few journalists in attendance.  They mentioned how they suffer with right sided pain in their neck, hip and shoulder.  This complaint is not uncommon and in today’s blog I will explain why this is common and will provide a free somatic movement audio for you.Do your shoulders feel level?This is a question I ask clients when I guide them through a standing body or soma scan. It is only [...]

Pain – how to deal with it

Recently I was involved with presenting a talk on pain within a pain and lifestyle summit.  So in today’s blog I would like to discuss what pain is and how we can live with it.  We will also consider how we can reduce pain to improve our quality of life.What is pain?Pain is very subjective and we all know at some point in our life we have experienced varying degrees of pain.  Pain is usually the term or expression [...]