Somatics – The Key to Reducing Back Pain and Improving Posture.

Do you suffer with back pain and/or poor posture? Are you finding the pain appears to be increasing in severity and frequency? Do you find when you are in pain you feel overwhelmed? This is a very common issue.Pain, either chronic or acute creates dis-empowering thoughts. When we struggle with pain we can start feeling overwhelmed and a sense of doom and gloom sets in. We may feel our thoughts are completely consumed by how we feel. I see [...]

Back Pain- the 21st century Epidemic

Have you had that pinch or pain trigger in your back, only to catch your breath and stop you from your activity?  Do you find that your back pain and stiffness are starting to increase in severity and duration?  Have you tried EVERYTHING and feel that “this is it” or “I’m just getting old?” In today’s blog we are going to consider the 21st Century Epidemic - BACK PAIN and look at how we can reverse the symptoms and increase our [...]

Pain, perception and plasticity

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the subject of pain.  Nobody is immune to pain, we all suffer or have suffered with varying degrees of it.  In recent years we have and continue to see the growth and research in the field of pain science and neuroplasticity.Is pain “in your head?”Neuroscience has researched thoroughly and it is widely considered in the area of pain science that pain is created by the brain and projected on to [...]

Cells that fire together, wire together

“Cells that fire together, wire together.” The power of Somatics & Neuroplasticity.  In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fascinating and ever expanding (no pun intended!) subject of Neuroplasticity.Back in 1949, the psychologist Donald Hebb became known as the father of the field of Neuropsychology and created the expression “cells that fire together, wire together.”  He introduced us to the subject of Neuroplasticity.So what is Neuroplasticity?  Basically it is a general term used to describe the fact that the [...]

Is Somatics for you?

In this week’s blog I have included a video which has been available on my Total Somatics Facebook page.  I receive many questions about Somatics and so I will be creating videos to answer your questions.  Many ask if Somatics is for a specific age group.  The answer is No.  Somatics is for all ages.Enjoy my video which accompanies this blog at the end of this article….When I am teaching Mindfulness with Total Somatics sessions online www.TotalSomatics.com I often [...]

Stop and smell the roses!

In line with this week’s Total Somatics’ Facebook video series ‘Mindful in May’ we are going to discuss how we can slow down and enjoy life; becoming mindful and savouring our surroundings. Your mind is absolutely amazing because it consists of conscious and unconscious mental activities and processes.  You can reason, think, understand, judge, analyse, empathise, sympathise and imagine/visualise.  We all have willpower (although that often needs working on!!), we can create intention, make choices and decide on an action. [...]

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Visualisation- Does it really work?

(Plus my own visualisation process to help you get started with yours)!Visualisation or motor planning is an expression I use and explain in detail with the Total Somatics online programme.  It is a fundamental component to changing our neuroplasticity with somatics.  We use visualisation to access a certain function or mode in the brain to bring the sequences to the forefront BEFORE we actually perform the movements.Neuroscience has clearly identified this as a key feature to how sports people [...]

Retrain Your Brain

The information in this blog has been requested by clients who have enjoyed learning Somatics.   They want to know more about the amazing effects and changes it creates to our entire muscular system.  They have been impressed by the additional benefits they have discovered since practising the movements on a regular basis.  It also offers an opportunity for others to learn about this fantastic modality.The programme Total Somatics offers is to help people reduce pain and regain range of [...]