How does your environment influence your wellbeing?Heidi Hadley
In this week’s blog I would like to highlight a common subjects that have been raised many times in recent months. I have created a short video for you. Within this video are a few points to consider and also an invitation to an upcoming event.
Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?
Do you know the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? When you consider the actions of a thermometer, it reacts to the environment and you see it fluctuates according to what is happening externally. When you consider a thermostat, it has a setting or internal intention to maintain equilibrium when the external environment fluctuates.
You can liken yourself to one of these measuring tools. Which one do you often resemble? In life, we all endure many pressures and trials. They can really affect us. There are many times we would love to be a thermostat, however, our default behaviours, thoughts, postures and habits kick in. There is power in knowing this though. Why? Once you become aware of your default habits, behaviours, postures and thoughts, you can develop Total Somatic principles to recalibrate and switch roles from a thermometer to a thermostat, developing and monitoring your internal environment, ensuring they are in line with your health goals, intentions and core values.
There are many times you can see how situations can reveal if you or others are a thermostat or a thermometer. However, how you respond to the situation, is where your power is. For instance, in a professional setting, you may find jealousy, misrepresentation and intimidation can creep in towards you from others. Maybe a person or persons are trying to discredit you. What do you do? Do you react by being drawn into their narrative (which behind it, is their insecurities)? Do you respond in a manner that reveals your core values, professionalism and intention to continue to treat people the way you would like to be treated, kind and fair. Due to maintaining the role of a thermostat, you continue to maintain an internal balance, whilst the thermometers around you, may fluctuate because they are reacting and bouncing off each other, unable to self regulate.
It could be that you have been told by a well meaning health professional that you have an injury or condition which is a “mystery” and “very rare” which leads to the expert telling you, there is nothing you can do, you have to live with the pain, limited mobility and poor posture. Do you react to your external environment, like a thermometer or do you notice the external influence, like a thermostat? Like a thermostat, having an internal awareness/regulation and confidence in yourself that your body is bioplastic, meaning it constantly adapts and changes and you are neuroplastic, meaning your brain connections constantly adapt, you can make changes everyday towards wellbeing and a whole new lease of life. With the internet at your fingertips, you are aware that Total Somatics Online can be streamed into your home at a time that is convenient to you. Being a member of Total Somatics Online also means that you have my help and guidance with the various avenues of ongoing support.
With both of these scenarios, if it is emotional/mental bullying from others or dis-empowering comments coming from a person of authority, it can either create a reactive or responsive mode. These emotions, like you may have read in last week’s blog, can keep you reliving a past event, addicted to the chemical state it creates or you can create a new state which requires daily attention, allowing you to feel resilient emotionally, mentally and physically. As you know, if you are a regular reader of my blogs, your amazing mind and body are intertwined and how you feel emotionally and mentally, has a profound effect on how you feel physically and vice versa.
Within the Total Somatics Online Program, I will help you create an internal focus on becoming a thermostat rather than a thermometer. When this happens, you create an inner calm and balance, no longer being tossed from one feeling or emotion to another, rather you become centred and create methods and strategies, taught within Total Somatics Online to reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility, develop mindfulness plus identify and change unhealthy habits for new ones.
If you missed the member’s workshop on Saturday, please check out the latest workshop. Within this workshop, I teach you about the amazing world under your skin and how you can use Somatic movement to release long held tension to provide greater movement, allowing you to enjoy a new lease of life and return to the activities you love to do.
To watch the workshop, go to:
Click on “Recordings” and scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch the latest workshop.
For non members:
Would you like to learn why you have recurring pain? Would you like to learn how you can switch from being reactive, like a thermometer and develop a thermostat, responsive mindset? I will teach you how to improve your health and wellbeing by addressing various factors and habits which can be reversed to create an internal environment. When you learn these skills, you will begin to read and understand yourself so much more. With the skills and knowledge I teach you, you can start to deal with the root cause of pain, stress, limited movement, dis-empowering thoughts and so much more. Total Somatics Online helps you to take back control of your health and wellbeing, so you can really enjoy the activities and life you truly want.
I will be holding a FREE online workshop on Sunday 26th July. The workshop will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend, I can send you a copy which will be available to view until Friday 31st July.
TITLE: Reduce Pain & Move Freely with Total Somatics
DATE: Sunday 26th July 2020
TIME: 7pm Australian Eastern Time, 10am British Summer Time, 5am Eastern Time.
TO JOIN OR REQUEST A COPY OF THE RECORDING, EMAIL:
There will be a special surprise and bonus at the end of the workshop, so stay tuned!
I look forward to supporting and guiding you through a structured plan, with focus and clarity, so we can start to reduce your pain, improve your posture, increase your mobility, develop mindfulness and enjoy a new or improved lease of life.
Heidi Hadley xx