How to support your mind & body during turbulent times – Week 4

In our final week for this month’s theme on how to support your mind and body during turbulent times, I would like to ask you, where do you place the importance of your health and wellbeing in your daily life and activities?  At times, we can be focused on other family members or engrossed in our work.  During these challenging times, it could be because we are operating a lot of the time out of fear.  Maybe it is [...]

Managing your Emotional, Mental & Physical Health

With ongoing fear and uncertainty, many people are finding that they have good days and not so good days.  The waves of different emotions hit them at various times.  In this week’s blog we will consider how powerful your thoughts and emotions are.  We will consider how they impact on your physical health and consider how you can manage your emotional, mental and physical health.The power of your mind and bodyIf you are a regular reader of my blogs [...]

How to deal with neck, back & shoulder pain

Neck, shoulder and back pain are the daily issues I see in my clinic and the main reason people join the Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program at www.TotalSomatics.com.  In today’s blog we are going to consider these common complaints and see how Somatics can help identify and address recurring pain.Global painAccording to practical pain management (https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/conditions/low-back-pain/about-back-spine-neck-shoulder-pain-statistics), it is estimated that up to 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The [...]

Fear And Your State Of Mind

Here is brief description of fear, neurophysiology and how we can create stored emotional reactions.Our brain is wired to non consciously create a "self fulfilling prophecy." An area of the brain known as the amygdala plays a crucial role in the fight or flight response (stress response). If the amygdala is excessively sensitive and fires off a "danger" signal, it will automatically alter ongoing perceptions so that they appear threatening. This may be a basis for phobias and other [...]