Somatic in September WEEK FOUR

Wow! Where have the weeks gone?! We are into our final week of the theme “Somatic in September.” How have you been during the last few weeks? This week I would like to add a new awareness to our theme. Let me explain more in the following video.  MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE If you are a regular follower of my blog posts on Instagram (total.somatics) or Facebook (Total Somatics) you will know that for many years I have used this expression, Movement [...]

Somatic in September WEEK TWO

Welcome to week 2 of Somatic in September! I hope you enjoyed bringing somatic awareness into your daily life by first and foremost focusing on creating a self care practise. Consider the following video as I discuss the theme for this week.THE POWER OF THOUGHT This week we are going to consider the power of your thoughts. Within your brain you have an area known as the Reticular Activating System (RAS). It acts as a filter which influences your perception on [...]

Mindful in May – Week 4

I hope you have had a good week. This week we are going to consider another aspect of Total Somatics' Mindful in May theme. Check out my video below as I discuss this week’s theme.Our mindset and self-talk play a huge role in the area of our Somatic (mental, emotional and physical) health and wellbeing. The way we view the world around us, interpret events, scenarios and interactions with people all comes down to our perception. We have two [...]

Creating Healthy Habits for Good Physical & Mental Health

In today’s blog we are going to discover how creating healthy habits is imperative for good physical and mental health. The Close Link between Physical & Mental Health The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program (www.TotalSomatics.com) looks at mindset, mindfulness, somatic movement and nutrition in great detail. The knowledge you gain within the program heightens your awareness to how your mind and body are closely connected, you cannot deal with one exclusively. I am sure you have experienced [...]

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 [...]

Creating a Healthy Somatic Mindset during Stressful Times

In last week’s blog I provided practical tools to help you through challenging times. In this week’s blog we are going to look at how we can create somatic mindfulness during stressful times. Modern day challenges We are fortunate to live at a time where labour saving devices have made life very convenient. We are also able to talk to people from the other side of the world with modern technology. However we have also developed a greater sense or urgency [...]

Week 2 – Somatic In September

 How movement and emotion are linked In this week’s blog I will be developing another area of ‘Somatic in September’ and combining it with 'R U OK?'On Thursday 13th September, Australia has a day known as “R U OK?” It is designed to increase awareness of mental health. If you are living outside of Australia, this day is still worth considering as mental health is a subject we must all be aware of and sensitive to.In the following video [...]

Week 5 – Mindful In May and beyond!

Developing a Daily Somatics Movement PractiseIn this week’s blog we will conclude the Theme of ‘Mindful in May’ and look at areas of our life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness.Check out my video below.  After the video, allow me to develop this subject further.To support you through the last day in May and on into the future, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.The Importance of developing a daily somatics [...]

Movement to improve your Physical and Mental Health

In recent years we have noticed how health professionals are encouraging people to create “lifestyle changes” rather than just focusing on diet and exercise.   People are becoming more enlightened and educated in the area of health and wellness to a greater level. In today’s blog we are going to consider how movement has such a powerful effect on our physical and mental health.As a Somatics educator, I teach my clients the link between our emotional/mental and physical health.  Whatever happens [...]

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 [...]