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 [...]

New Launch – Podcast

In this week’s blog I would like to announce my very exciting news!  As you know Total Somatics has a theme for 2020 and beyond, “2020 - Focus and Insight.”  With this theme in mind I would like to announce something that will help you deepen your focus and insight in to your health and wellbeing even more!Drum roll please!I would like to announce that I have teamed up with Dr Sarah Wilson ND and we have created a [...]

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.  [...]