How our Mindset influences the Perception of Pain

In recent years Pain scientists and neuroscientists have declared that our mindset heavily influences our perception of pain. In today’s blog we are going to delve into this fascinating area and understand why this is true.The Brain’s Filtering System Within your brainstem (the unconscious part of your brain) lies a region known as the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS consists of a bundle of nerves which start at the top of the spinal column and extends upwards by approximately [...]

How to Keep Your Brain & Body Active!

The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program at www.TotalSomatics.com educates and empowers you within the area of health and well being. If you are logged in to my online program, you will know how often I discuss the importance of Neuroplasticity,  the process which increases neural connections within your brain.In today’s blog we will consider why our brain is amazing. By using it in a methodical and intelligent manner you can reduce pain, improve posture, increase [...]

Use Somatics to Reduce Pain, Improve Posture, Increase Mobility & Get to the ROOT CAUSE.

In this week’s blog I am going to teach you why somatics gets to the root cause of aches, pain, stiffness, poor posture and limited mobility. You will learn that it all starts with how our brain communicates to our muscles and what we can do to reverse very common problems people experience on a daily basis. Creating Intelligent Change Within Our Body Using Somatics Here is an image of the sensory motor cortex also known as the brain map or [...]

Creating Time Out to Recharge, Recuperate & Relax during December

Well that’s November almost done and dusted! I have created a short video below to explain how I can help you during the month of December…. December will fly by before we know it! So in order to enjoy December and not feel completely exhausted and overwhelmed, let’s consider the support material I have included.As Bobby Unser once said, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” So by creating a suggested planner to help you during December, I would love you to [...]

How Important is Posture? Are Posture and Pain Related?

You may read this blog title and immediately say yes! You are correct! However in this week’s blog we are going to look at how posture and pain can change according to many factors. We will look at various postures and learn how we can change the habits we develop which may be contributing towards pain. Posture In my clinical practice I see a lot of clients and the most common questions are, “What is a good posture? How should I [...]

The Power of Somatics with Stress, Anxiety & Pain Relief

During the last week I have had a lot of emails regarding my recent blogs discussing emotion and back pain. The questions and queries have come from people who suffer with anxiety, stress and depression. Also many partners of depressed/anxious loved ones have reached out to me. The common thread with their questions links back to muscular pain and tightness associated with dis-empowering beliefs and overwhelming feelings.In today’s blog I am going to discuss with you how Somatics is [...]

How Somatics can help with Scoliosis & Back Pain

Would you like to know how to reduce your back pain? Do you feel you are in a constant cycle of taking pain killers and relying on therapists to ‘fix’ you, only to return a short time later to be treat the same issue again?In today’s blog we are going to consider how Somatics can help with back pain and in particular scoliosis.What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a side bending or lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can present with [...]

How Somatics can Reduce the Symptoms of Sciatica & Back Pain

In this week’s blog we are going to look into the subject of sciatica and back pain. In order to know how we can tackle the issue, we need to know what it is, how we can prevent it and if we do develop it, what we can do to treat it. Sciatica Sciatica is one of the most common types of pain, however many people have very little understanding about it. In today’s blog we will delve into the subject [...]

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 [...]