New Launch – Podcast

In this week’s blog I would like to announce my very exciting news!  As you know Total Somatics has a theme for 2020 and beyond, “2020 - Focus and Insight.”  With this theme in mind I would like to announce something that will help you deepen your focus and insight in to your health and wellbeing even more!Drum roll please!I would like to announce that I have teamed up with Dr Sarah Wilson ND and we have created a [...]

Is it Good to Stretch?

For many years people thought stretching was the solution for tight, tense muscles.  However the tide is turning and researchers are now starting to realise that it actually creates more problems and injuries.  In today’s blog we will consider why stretching is being considered an outdated technique.Injuries caused by StretchingFor many years we heard ‘experts’ say to stretch before exercise.  Then a few years ago the advice changed from stretching before exercise to slowing warming muscles through gentle movement.  [...]

How to Change Habits

Since my last blog I have been in Tasmania.  I was holding a workshop in Launceston, however my husband and I managed to have a few days to explore the beautiful state.  One thing I noticed (as my Somatics mindset is always active) is people’s habits.  From the airport to the cafes and museums, people were exhibiting commonly seen habits.  In today’s blog we will consider habits and how developing a somatic mindset can help improve how we operate [...]

How Somatics can help Anxiety

On Thursday 10th October 2019 it is World Mental Health Day. As an advocate for mental health awareness, I feel it is good to have a day to raise awareness and remove any misconceptions. So in today’s blog we are going to consider Mental Health and look at ways we can use Total Somatics to help alleviate certain symptoms. Mental Health Did you know that in 2017, globally it was estimated that 970 million people had a mental or substance use [...]

Words have Power

Words have always played a crucial role in human history, from the written and spoken word to sign language. Whatever your method, words carry a lot of weight. In this week’s blog we are going to consider the power of your words and how they can impact on you. Your amazing mind Words have created wars and peace around the world over the years. They are powerful and will affect many people as a result. However we are going to consider [...]

Somatic in September WEEK THREE

Welcome to week 3 of Somatic in September. I hope you have enjoyed the last two weeks with a somatic approach to your activities. Check out my video as I discuss the theme for week 3.SOMATIC MINDFULNESS As we have noticed over the weeks, when we develop an awareness to our internal environment, we heighten our understanding of how we ‘tick.' Thus allowing us to enhance our health and wellbeing and learn what we can do to reduce recurring issues [...]

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 [...]

Somatic in September WEEK ONE

Total Somatics created the theme “Somatic in September” a few years ago. As we have already arrived in September (where has this year gone?!) we will continue this theme and consider different areas we can be somatic over the next few weeks. Check out my short video below and allow me to elaborate on this video afterwards….. https://youtu.be/DA0jP_zMwuw WEEK ONE - STOP & RECONNECT As I created this theme, I thought of how busy yet productive my year has been. How has your [...]

How to Create a Healthy Somatic Mindset

In this week’s blog we are going to discuss why a healthy somatic mindset is important. We will consider a few steps to create a healthy mindset. Before we do, let’s consider a few questions and allow them to start considering this subject.Whilst considering these questions, please direct them to you and no one else. This self reflection is part of uncovering what makes us ‘tick’ as an individual. It allows us to notice patterns of behaviour which may [...]

The Importance of Self Care for your Mental & Physical Health

Self care is very important and in this week’s blog I will be highlighting how we can care for ourselves in a very busy and technological world.If you are a regular reader of my blogs and daily social media posts on instagram (@total.somatics) and Facebook (@totalsomatics), you know that I am an advocate for mental health awareness. In September I will be involved in a sponsored 30km walk over varying terrains for mental health and suicide awareness. I will [...]