The Importance of Belly Breathing for Stress & Pain Reduction

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the strong link between stress, pain and belly breathing. You will learn how stress occurs within our mind and body, how this translates to pain and why belly breathing is an important approach to reversing many stress and pain related issues. Stress Stress certainly doesn’t need much of an introduction. We have all endured various levels of stress in our life and we can guarantee it will occur again. But is it [...]

How Somatic Rib Release techniques can help with Back Pain

The combination of stress, a sedentary lifestyle and being easily available via social media, email and text messaging has created a low to medium level of pressure for people globally. In today’s blog we are going to consider an area of the body which is impacted by these factors and is often forgotten, yet it holds a great deal of tension and contributes towards headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain.The RibsYour rib cage is an amazing part of your [...]

Break Workplace habits which trigger Pain

In today’s blog we are going to consider a common environment for back pain, the workplace.Over the years, in our careers we encounter an element of habituation. This could be sitting at a desk all day, maybe working in a trade as a plumber, electrician or builder. These activities require people to distort their bodies into different position to deal with a task. Often in the early days of our career, we may suffer with intermittent pain. As the [...]

Brain Training to Ease Pain & Improve Mobility

In today’s blog I am going to discuss how learning life skills can help deal with pain and limited mobility.Consider this famous quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote sprang to mind during the week because conversations with my online, in class and clinical clients revolved around how Somatics empowers and educates people in all areas of their health and well [...]

How your Emotions and Mindset can influence Back Pain

In today’s blog I am going to explain why there is a strong link between emotions, mindset and back pain. Over the years in my clinical practice I have seen a strong correlation between a client’s mindset, daily habits, behaviours and their level of pain. To support my own discovery, copious amounts of research has and continues to be released. Let’s look at why they are all related….. The mind - body connection If you are a regular reader of my [...]

Somatics – The Key to Reducing Back Pain and Improving Posture.

Do you suffer with back pain and/or poor posture? Are you finding the pain appears to be increasing in severity and frequency? Do you find when you are in pain you feel overwhelmed? This is a very common issue.Pain, either chronic or acute creates dis-empowering thoughts. When we struggle with pain we can start feeling overwhelmed and a sense of doom and gloom sets in. We may feel our thoughts are completely consumed by how we feel. I see [...]

How to move freely with reduced or no pain

Do you feel your range of movement is decreasing?  Do you find the time periods of pain are increasing for you?  Are you starting to find that certain anti-inflammatory medications are creating unwanted side effects?  Would you like to learn why you are getting stiffer and tighter?  Would you like to know why your pain is increasing?  After learning why, would you like to know HOW you can deal with your symptoms?  If so, please read on…. Your amazing brain! If [...]

How to beat Back Pain

Do you suffer with back pain?  Do you find that activities are becoming a greater challenge because your muscles and joints won’t move as freely as they once did?  You’re not alone, it is estimated 540 million people around the world suffer with lower back pain.  This is a major health issue and according to The Lancet “most back pain sufferers are treated in the same manner that is not consistent with best practice treatment guidelines.”   Is there a [...]

Creating a Work/Life balance for your Physical, Emotional, Mental Health & Well being.

Do you find that there are times when the balance between life and work seems to go off track?  With the combination of stress and long hours at work, your muscles and joints feeling tight, ‘jammed’ and the pain that was once ‘niggly’ is now intense; all these factors can get too much to handle.  During these times you may have forgotten to take care of your health and well being, putting work first. Most people can relate to [...]

Finding light at the end of the tunnel.

Learn how to become Pro-active in the area of stress and anxiety.  In today’s blog we are going to delve in to the subject of anxiety, depression and stress.  We will consider triggers and long held beliefs which may affect one’s mental and physical health.  We will then look to see how we can be pro-active with an epidemic which appears to be increasing each year. The Statistics According to a study conducted by the World Health Organisation, 300 million people [...]