How to be resilient during these challenging times

Hi everyone, how are you faring this week?  What a week it has been! As the days progress, many have commented that they don’t know what day of the week it is.  There is so much our mind and body are having to process at the moment, that it is easy to loose track of time.  However in today’s blog we will continue to use our prefrontal cortex which has been designed to enhance our emotional intelligence, focus, awareness, [...]

How to boost your Brain – part 3

In this week’s blog we will consider the final article of the 3 part series on how to boost your brain.  In the last few weeks we have considered various ways we can improve neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells.  Today we will consider the most powerful way to increase neurogenesis and how easy it is to implement into your daily activities.ExerciseBrisk walking, weight bearing exercise and aerobic exercise have all been shown to stimulate neurogenesis.  The reason [...]

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 [...]

How Mindful Somatic Movement influences your Nervous System

I have received lovely emails and feedback recently from readers around the world about my blogs. They have loved hearing about the brain and how somatics supports various areas of their Central Nervous System. So today we are going to look at an area I have often referred to in previous blogs, The Limbic System.The Limbic system is the part of the brain involved with behavioural and emotional responses. It is involved with survival such as feeding, reproducing, caring [...]

Developing Mindfulness in your Somatics Practice

In today’s blog we are going to delve into a particular area of our somatic movement practice and understand the benefits of it.When I chat with clients I love to hear how their somatic practice is progressing. I often hear wonderful comments, highlighting how they’ve embraced this amazing movement practice to reduce their pain, improve their posture, increase their mobility and enhance their mindfulness skills. From time to time I hear clients say that they are very brief with [...]