Can physical symptoms and habitual behavioural responses be due to repressed emotions?

I am sure you have experienced stress and anxiety over the years and noticed a link between your emotions and the physiological effects on you.  This is not a coincidence.  In today’s blog I am going to discuss why symptoms and behavioural responses can be due to repressed emotions.Many doctors will tell you that over their years in clinical practice they notice many patients exhibiting physical problems due to repressed emotions.  So how exactly would we define repressed emotions? [...]

Do you REACT or RESPOND to stressful situations?

 SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER WEEK 4 Do you REACT or RESPOND to stressful situations? We know from the Total Somatics online programs at www.TotalSomatics.com that our mindset plays a huge role in our physical health.  Check out my introductory video below and then let me develop this subject further.Reacting or responding to life events are very different.  Let me explain some basic neurophysiology as to what happens when we react or respond to a situation.The Brainstem and Limbic System are two areas of [...]

AWARENESS TO YOUR BREATHING

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER WEEK 3 In this week’s blog I am going to bring your awareness to the depth, rhythm and quality of your breath.  My online program at www.TotalSomatics.com discusses in greater depth the subject of breathing.  But as I have created the theme “Somatic in September” for Total Somatics, I would like to increase your somatic (mind and body) awareness to your breathing for this third week of September.Breathing is an automatic function which we can take for granted, but [...]

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POSTURAL AWARENESS TO HOW YOU SIT

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER - WEEK 2 According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, prolonged sitting should be considered within occupational health and safety policies and practices just like other elements of posture.  The mushrooming effect of health issues associated with prolonged periods of time sitting at the work station are concerning.  Many of my clients have resorted to stand up desks to help with this issue.  This is great, but for many hours each day people are sitting for large [...]

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INCREASING YOUR AWARENESS TO POSTURE

SOMATIC in SEPTEMBER Week 1Hello everybody!  I hope you are all well.  Every week this month I will be sending you a video, additional information to read PLUS audios to listen to so you can start increasing your awareness to various areas of your life.Today I would like to highlight how we stand, walk and hold ourselves.  Check out my video below (apologies for the sound quality) and then after the video allow me to teach you how you can [...]

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The Power your Mind has over your Body

In this week’s blog I have a video to accompany this article.  I would like to explain how the power of your thoughts and emotions have a huge effect on your physical health and well being.As you know from my previous blogs and in greater detail with my online programs at www.TotalSomatics.com you cannot separate your mind and body.  They work very closely together.  Your body has a huge influence over your mind plus your mind controls your body.  [...]

Is Somatics for you?

In this week’s blog I have included a video which has been available on my Total Somatics Facebook page.  I receive many questions about Somatics and so I will be creating videos to answer your questions.  Many ask if Somatics is for a specific age group.  The answer is No.  Somatics is for all ages.Enjoy my video which accompanies this blog at the end of this article….When I am teaching Mindfulness with Total Somatics sessions online www.TotalSomatics.com I often [...]

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Is sitting the new smoking?

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss how sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health.  We will consider the common statement made which is “sitting is the new smoking.”As the Founder and Somatics educator for www.TotalSomatics.com, I see many clients with back pain and limited movement due to their office jobs.  Many have invested in stand up desks to reduce being seated for hours on end.  This is a brilliant [...]

Postural changes and improved movement with Somatics

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fantastic effects Somatics has on your posture and how you move on a daily basis.If you follow Total Somatics on Facebook or Instagram, you will recall last week I posted a before and after photo of a client who gave me permission to publish the photo.  He has made amazing progress with his personal Somatics practise.  Let me tell you about my client, whom I will called John.John is [...]

Muscle Memory, Somatics and Stretching

In this week’s blog I will be discussing what muscle memory is and how Somatics is a much more efficient way to release tight and tense muscles than stretching.  Mindfulness with Total Somatics centres around releasing chronically tight muscles, reducing pain, improving mobility and providing skills to empower and educate you to take back control of you health and well being.  Mindfulness with Total Somatics (www.TotalSomatics.com) works at changing muscle memory.  What exactly is muscle memory?To begin with, there’s no [...]