The Power of Somatics before Sleep

Years ago I qualified and worked in the field of Neurophysiology. An area which I thoroughly enjoyed and specialised in was sleep and sleep disorders. It was always amazing to watch how the brain activity on EEG recordings were markedly different with sleep deprived and fully rested patients. In today’s blog we are going to understand why the brain needs sleep and how using somatics can help shape the neural landscape of our brain. Sleep Sleep is a very important part [...]

The Benefits of using Somatics to Ease Muscle Tightness Before & After Exercise

If you are involved with a sport, repetitive activity or suffer with muscle tightness and pain, did you know Somatics can help you ease your discomfort? In this week’s blog I am going to explain why Somatics is fantastic to add into your fitness regime to allow your muscles to fully release. Thus, helping you to gain greater power and improve recovery time. Working intelligently with your muscles For many years people have stretched, tugged, yanked, twisted, drugged, heated, cooled and [...]

The Power of Pain, Perception, Emotion and Moving Forward

In this week’s blog we are going to look into the area of pain and why some people feel pain to a greater degree than others. We will consider how the brain interprets pain and what we can do to reduce the symptoms. Pain According to The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It is not just a physical sensation. It is influenced [...]

The Link Between Stress, Mindfulness and Your Health

The word “Mindfulness” appears to be everywhere nowadays. In today’s blog we are going to discover why mindfulness has become a widely known and accepted area of health and wellness. We will consider the scientific research conducted in the area of mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a technique anybody can adopt. You don’t have to sit under a tree in a fancy pose saying “ohm!”  Mindfulness involves the practice of slowing down our frantic daily thoughts/actions and noticing what is [...]

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 [...]

You are what you think!

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss an area which plays a huge role in how we can improve our overall health and well being.  As someone who has embraced somatics by learning Total Somatics online or in my classes, as a subscriber to my blogs or as a follower on social media; you know that I often highlight the very close link between our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.  Collectively this is referred to as [...]

Do you REALLY have control over your coordination and posture?

In previous blogs I have discussed how our internal awareness to the way we move and control our muscles can be very challenging.  But why?  Surely as intelligent adults we have full control of how we move our body.  Unfortunately this is not the case!  In today’s blog I am going to discuss what this awareness actually is, why we cannot control certain muscles and how we can REGAIN coordination and control areas of our body which have been [...]

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If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

The expression “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” is very true in many areas of life, but today we are going to discuss your brain and how you can make it grow in size and activity. For many of my clients online or in person, you are aware that we always start our somatics practice with a soma or body scan.  Why?  What is the relevance for this?  Is it really necessary?  Can we just skip the scan [...]

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 [...]