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 [...]