The Power of Pandiculation

In todays’ blog we are going to look at why the three step process used within Somatics known as pandiculation helps to release chronically tight muscles which reduces pain, allows you to move freely and improves your posture. Pandiculation Pandiculation is such a funky word and It rolls off the tongue! Pandiculation is the 3 step process used within somatics to release chronically tight muscles to allow for free movement, improved posture and a reduction in pain. Let me explain what [...]

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 Improve Hip, Back and Knee Issues

In my clinical practice, I see many clients suffering with varying degrees of hips, back and knee issues. They are often in pain and have had investigations which highlight there are no structural abnormalities.  As a result of no significant findings, they are puzzled and unsure what to do next.  In today’s blog we are going to look at why pain and discomfort can occur in these areas and learn how we can remedy the issue.Labels and Limiting beliefs Many [...]

The Importance of Belly Breathing for Stress & Pain Reduction

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the strong link between stress, pain and belly breathing. You will learn how stress occurs within our mind and body, how this translates to pain and why belly breathing is an important approach to reversing many stress and pain related issues. Stress Stress certainly doesn’t need much of an introduction. We have all endured various levels of stress in our life and we can guarantee it will occur again. But is it [...]

Move out of your Comfort Zone and Embrace Change

Are you feeling “stuck in a rut?” Do you feel you live a life similar to the movie “Groundhog day” where you appear to do the same things day in and day out? Do you tell yourself limiting beliefs such as “I don’t want to rock the boat” or “I’ll keep quiet and keep the peace.” Maybe you worry about what others think and say “I don’t want people to think badly of me and get the wrong impression [...]

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The Power your Mind has over your Body

In this week’s blog I have a video to accompany this article.  I would like to explain how the power of your thoughts and emotions have a huge effect on your physical health and well being.As you know from my previous blogs and in greater detail with my online programs at www.TotalSomatics.com you cannot separate your mind and body.  They work very closely together.  Your body has a huge influence over your mind plus your mind controls your body.  [...]