Does Stretching Really Work?

In last week’s blog I encouraged readers to replace old, outdated beliefs on stretching for educated ones. As you can imagine, it created quite a stir! Many individuals agreed because they have researched the topic themselves. However others informed me that their health care practitioner advises them to stretch. Today we are going to look at the science and medical studies behind stretching.The amazing point about medicine, science and the human body is that we are always learning. As [...]

How to Get the Best Out of Somatics & Reduce Pain

Over the years, I have received emails from people around the world asking how Somatics can help them. I also get people who find their muscles cramp and spasm with certain day to day movements. In this week’s blog I discuss how to get the best out of Somatics, reduce pain and work mindfully. I explain how we can avoid movements triggering muscle cramps and spasms. Replacing Old, Outdated Beliefs for Educated Ones Over the years the expression “No Pain, No [...]

The Power of Somatics with Stress, Anxiety & Pain Relief

During the last week I have had a lot of emails regarding my recent blogs discussing emotion and back pain. The questions and queries have come from people who suffer with anxiety, stress and depression. Also many partners of depressed/anxious loved ones have reached out to me. The common thread with their questions links back to muscular pain and tightness associated with dis-empowering beliefs and overwhelming feelings.In today’s blog I am going to discuss with you how Somatics is [...]

Reducing Tension & Pain with Somatics

Have you ever felt so anxious, overwhelmed or annoyed that after the event you feel completely exhausted and your body feels like it has been through an ordeal with specific symptoms?In today’s blog we are going to look at how stress can create disharmony for our mind and body. We will also look at why Somatics is growing in popularity as an effective Mind and Body tool to reduce tension and pain. Feeling the pressure In modern day society we hear [...]

The Power of Somatics before Sleep

Years ago I qualified and worked in the field of Neurophysiology. An area which I thoroughly enjoyed and specialised in was sleep and sleep disorders. It was always amazing to watch how the brain activity on EEG recordings were markedly different with sleep deprived and fully rested patients. In today’s blog we are going to understand why the brain needs sleep and how using somatics can help shape the neural landscape of our brain. Sleep Sleep is a very important part [...]

How Somatics can help with Scoliosis & Back Pain

Would you like to know how to reduce your back pain? Do you feel you are in a constant cycle of taking pain killers and relying on therapists to ‘fix’ you, only to return a short time later to be treat the same issue again?In today’s blog we are going to consider how Somatics can help with back pain and in particular scoliosis.What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a side bending or lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can present with [...]

Week 4 – Somatic In September

How much are you worth? In this week’s blog we are going to consider the subject of scheduling time for yourself. We will consider how much value you put on yourself and how shifting your mindset can help towards a positive health routine.Check out this week’s video…..Do you often find that your daily somatics practise is pushed to the back of your ‘to do’ list? Do you place other people or tasks ahead of your practise? Do you say that [...]

Week 3 – Somatic in September

Somatic Breathing and Pain Relief In this week’s blog we are going to consider the importance of breathing and how shallow breathing can create a host of problems which cause us pain.Check out my video for this week.....Somatic Awareness to Breathing In the last two weeks we have considered the influence that the lack of movement and our emotional state can have on our posture, pain level and mobility. Today I would like to reveal why releasing tension through your rib [...]

Week 2 – Somatic In September

 How movement and emotion are linked In this week’s blog I will be developing another area of ‘Somatic in September’ and combining it with 'R U OK?'On Thursday 13th September, Australia has a day known as “R U OK?” It is designed to increase awareness of mental health. If you are living outside of Australia, this day is still worth considering as mental health is a subject we must all be aware of and sensitive to.In the following video [...]

Week 1 – Somatic In September

What it means to be Somatic & how it can help with Pain and Limited Mobility During September I will be teaching you how we can be somatic during this month and beyond.Allow me to explain what we will be discussing this week in the following video....Developing Somatic awareness Firstly, what does it mean to be “Somatic” or “Somatically aware?”To be “Somatic” means to be able to observe, sense and feel our internal sensations. When we become “Somatically aware” we are able [...]