Week 3 – Somatic in September

Somatic Breathing and Pain Relief In this week’s blog we are going to consider the importance of breathing and how shallow breathing can create a host of problems which cause us pain.Check out my video for this week.....Somatic Awareness to Breathing In the last two weeks we have considered the influence that the lack of movement and our emotional state can have on our posture, pain level and mobility. Today I would like to reveal why releasing tension through your rib [...]

Week 1 – Somatic In September

What it means to be Somatic & how it can help with Pain and Limited Mobility During September I will be teaching you how we can be somatic during this month and beyond.Allow me to explain what we will be discussing this week in the following video....Developing Somatic awareness Firstly, what does it mean to be “Somatic” or “Somatically aware?”To be “Somatic” means to be able to observe, sense and feel our internal sensations. When we become “Somatically aware” we are able [...]

Mindful In May – Week 3 – Somatic Breathing

Develop Somatic BreathingIn this week’s blog we will continue the Theme of ‘Mindful in May’ and look at different areas in our life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness.Check out my video below.  After the video, Please allow me to develop the subject further.  To support you through Week 3 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.Breathing SomaticallyBreathing is an action which happens automatically throughout our life.  It can however [...]

Mindful In May – Week 2 – Connect with Nature

In this week’s blog we will continue the Theme of ‘Mindful in May’ and look at different areas in our life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness.Check out my video below.  After the video, allow me to develop this subject further.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7W8QZbYgrk To support you through Week 2 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.Connect with NatureThe Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness is designed to empower and educate you in the [...]

The Myth of Multitasking

Mindful in May - Week 1During the month of May I will be encouraging you to look at different areas of your life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness.Check out my video below.  After the video, please allow me to develop this subject further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juwyk5FxYYI To support you through Week 1 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.The Myth Of MultitaskingFor many years people were very proud to announce they were [...]

Get off the Hamster’s wheel and START LIVING!

How was your day today? Was it relaxed? Have you had time to read and enjoy a relaxing walk? Or maybe you’ve had a huge “to do” list? Appointments to attend? Deadlines to meet? Meetings to attend or prepare for? Housework? Homework with children? Dinner to prepare? Clothes to wash and iron? Maybe it is elderly parents to care for and take to hospital appointments?We all live very busy lives and at times we may thrive on the adrenaline [...]

Do You REALLY have control of your health, well being and life?

We live in a very busy world and with the increase number of people suffering with anxiety, digestive disorders, Chronic fatigue syndrome and Inflammatory conditions, it is good to ask ourselves, are we in control of our life or is our life controlling us?I am sure you would agree that modern technology has been a great tool to make communication, education, research and development much more accessible to the average person.  We could also state that with supermarkets and [...]

What is Anxiety? What can we do to deal with it?

Globally more than 300 million people suffer with depression and 260 million suffer from anxiety disorders, many of whom live with both. The World Health Organisation found that these disorders cost the global economy US$1 trillion in lost productivity each year.With the recent World Bipolar Day on 30th March 2018 and the World Health day on 7th April, it is very important to raise awareness of this global health issue. In today’s blog we are going to look at [...]

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 [...]

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Somatics, brain plasticity and visualisation

Today’s blog will consider how we can use neuroplasticity to work in harmony with our somatic movements and visualisation.If you attend my classes either in person or through the Mindfulness with Total Somatics online programs, you will know that I often discuss these three subjects and highlight how we actively work on them everyday.Sometimes when we are new to somatics, want to create differentiation to the brain (eg, change the speed of our movements) or suffer with chronic pain, [...]