Somatics for Office Workers

Recently I was approached by the CEO of an online business called Bar Opener. He asked me if Somatics could be useful for office workers and people who spend large amounts of time working within the world of ecommerce. For all business owners, they are looking for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff.

In today’s blog I am going to discuss how Somatics can be very helpful for Office workers.

Sedentary Society

In the last few decades we have seen the amazing advancements in technology and the speed of information being connected across the globe. However with this advancements, also comes a downside - we are becoming a sedentary society. In a previous blog entitled “Is sitting the new smoking?” I discuss how research is showing that people with sedentary lifestyles are accelerating the onset of health issues. To read this in detail, please click HERE.

Our sedentary society has expressions such as ‘tech neck’ for the pain and change in curvature at the top of the spine due to people constantly looking down at their devices. The beautiful young muscles and joints of our younger generations are already developing musculoskeletal issues which use to affect people in their late 30s and early 40s. If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you will know that I often talk about habituation. Habituation has a huge effect on our muscles and joints from the daily rituals we create. When we repeat the same movements, postures, actions and emotional mindset on a daily basis, we begin to change the level of tension within our muscles. The muscles have sensory neurons which inform the brain of the level of tension being held within the muscles. If the level of tension continues to be the same, the brain will inform the motor neurons to adjust, so that it can become “the new normal.” This adjustment occurs through adaptation, creating habituation. So overtime, quietly in the background your muscles are gradually increasing in muscle tension and causing you to live in a tighter body, unable to move so freely, creating pain and affecting your posture. It is usually only when you feel pain, that this alarm bell mechanism, as it were, alerts you to the fact that your muscles and by extension your joints, are not working as efficiently as they could be. Have you felt that? Would you like to know how you can reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and develop mindfulness so you can stop these issues from recurring? Let me help you find the solution.

The Total Somatics Approach

Thanks to online businesses such as Bar Opener and others that have recently reached out to me, CEOs are really looking to see how they can help their staff to thrive with their health and wellbeing. Total Somatics has really grown in the last few years and with the Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online program, many have found that having a holistic or global approach to physical, emotional and mental health are imperative.

The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program combines various facets of health and wellness that weaves it together to create a comprehensive package to address Somatic movement, mindset, mindfulness, nutrition and other lifestyle factors. Over the years I have met people who have been practising somatic movement and found it hugely beneficial, however there have been other aspects of their lifestyle which has held them back from gaining a deeper understanding and practice. That is why I developed the Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program. Somatic movement, mindset, mindfulness, nutrition and the other lifestyle factors are all really important individually, however when they are carefully blended together to create a tailored approached with clear intention and direction, there are so many more benefits to be gained. When you join the Online Program, you can see why I have found clients really appreciating the fact that I am passionate about empowering and educating you in the area of your own health and wellbeing. When you feel you truly understand the root cause of your recurring issues and how you can take back control, you feel you can really embrace life and return to the activities that you love to do.

The Benefits of Implementing Somatics for Office workers includes the following:

  • Reduction in absenteeism from work and work injuries
  • Reduction in back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Improvement in mobility
  • Improved focus and engagement
  • Improves blood and nutrient supply to muscles
  • Increases ‘feel good’ hormones for mental and emotional health
  • Increased awareness of posture and skills to re-centre throughout the day
  • Understand the reason for recurring pain and know how to stop it
  • Techniques and Movements specific for seated and stand up office workers
  • Workforce feels valued, appreciated and cared for.

Would you like to learn in the comfort of your own home how to reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and develop mindfulness? Are you a business owner wanting to implement proactive measures for your team? Total Somatics has many options to accommodate you. The Total Somatics Online Program has been designed for people wanting to learn Somatics in the privacy and comfort of their own home or office, at a time that suits them. Total Somatics is also available for zoom or skype conferences/meetings to help address the needs of your business.

If you are a business within Australia, Please contact me at to arrange for a onsite workshop, conference or wellness talk for staff and management.

I will be in the UK in March/April 2020. So if you are a UK business and would like me to bring Total Somatics to you and your team, please let me know.

I look forward to teaching you the amazing skills and the brilliant results of Total Somatics.

Take care,

Heidi Hadley xx

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