What is Anxiety? What can we do to deal with it?

Globally more than 300 million people suffer with depression and 260 million suffer from anxiety disorders, many of whom live with both. The World Health Organisation found that these disorders cost the global economy US$1 trillion in lost productivity each year.With the recent World Bipolar Day on 30th March 2018 and the World Health day on 7th April, it is very important to raise awareness of this global health issue. In today’s blog we are going to look at [...]

How to reduce Stress with Somatic Breathing

Stress and anxiety are two very common issues people have to contend with nowadays.  In today’s blog we are going to consider the physiological benefits of somatic deep breathing.We know personally that when we feel overwhelmed or nervous,  taking a few deep measured breaths will help us to feel calm and relaxed.  Somatic deep breathing however has been shown to improve the health of your heart, brain, reproductive, immune and digestive system.  The exciting field of epigenetics is also [...]

Can Posture Affect Your Health and Well Being?

In todays’ blog we are going to look at how posture can have a detrimental and also a powerful effect on our physical, emotional and mental health. We will also explore how we can make changes to increase the quality of our life by considering our posture.According to Harvard Medical School, a healthy posture is important for maintaining good balance. When you have a good posture either standing or sitting, your weight transfer is even through your body and [...]

Are you in tune with your Mind & Body?

Over the years many people develop injuries, undergo surgeries and encounter stress and health diagnoses which contribute towards added pressure and trauma to their SOMA or whole person. In today’s blog I am going to discuss how we can overcome this issue and I have provided a 45 minute detailed soma scan with arch and flatten to increase awareness to how your soma is moving, sensing and feeling. Family Dynamics Firstly I am going to discuss family dynamics. If you find [...]

Adrenal Fatigue and your Lifestyle

Nowadays we appear to have less time to fit everything in to our day or week.  We can find ourselves running around like headless chickens!  In today’s blog I am going to discuss Adrenal Fatigue and how common it really is. Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms classed as a syndrome.  Conventional medicine doesn’t recognise Adrenal fatigue as a condition.  But eventually they will start to take note because this collection of symptoms are presenting themselves more and more [...]

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 [...]

Stop and smell the roses!

In line with this week’s Total Somatics’ Facebook video series ‘Mindful in May’ we are going to discuss how we can slow down and enjoy life; becoming mindful and savouring our surroundings. Your mind is absolutely amazing because it consists of conscious and unconscious mental activities and processes.  You can reason, think, understand, judge, analyse, empathise, sympathise and imagine/visualise.  We all have willpower (although that often needs working on!!), we can create intention, make choices and decide on an action. [...]

Increasing our Somatic awareness to the brain and gut connection

In this week’s video of Total Somatics: ‘Mindful in May’ released on Monday 22nd May on the Total Somatics Facebook page (available on You Tube after May 2017) we considered applying mindfulness to our eating habits.  In today’s blog we are going to delve deeper and increase our somatic awareness to just how important the brain and gut connection truly is.Your gut is an amazing part of your body because it is known as ‘the second brain’ due to [...]

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Can your emotions shape who you are?

In this article we are going to explore the relationship between Emotion, Mindfulness and Somatic awareness. It is a question that many people have wondered over the years.  With modern scientific research and state of the art machinery, we are able to understand the complexity of the human body and brain to a greater degree than ever before.  It is a very exciting time to be alive, watching the field of neuroscience in particular mushroom with evidence.Considering we have all [...]

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Taking Control Of Anxiety

We may currently or have previously suffered with anxiety. Maybe we know somebody close to us who suffers with anxiety. Anxiety is very common and has been reported as the most common mental health disorder with approximately 1 in 13 (7.3%) of the world’s population suffering with anxiety. Thankfully nowadays people are becoming more enlightened and talking openly about mental health disorders/illnesses. With high profile individuals such as Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge highlighting mental [...]