The importance of creating a healthy mindset

Hello, how are you?  During the last few weeks, Total Somatics has been developing the theme with FREE online workshops around the subjects of somatic movement, mindfulness and mindset.  It has been great welcoming new members into The Total Somatics Online membership program and I look forward to them joining our wonderful community, as together we focus on how to reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and develop a mindful awareness to daily activities/habits that can be causing recurring [...]

The Missing Link within the treatment of Back Pain

In this blog, I will be delving into the subject of back pain.  We will consider situations within my clinical practice and how you can take those lessons and apply them into your own situation.The buzz word!For many years I've heard the latest buzz word, from “weak” to “fragile”  to “activate” and the list goes on!  One buzz word and opinion which has been around for many years is to strengthen muscles to treat back pain.  If you are [...]

Adapting to a new way of life during the pandemic

Hello, how are you this week?  At the moment every week seems to have many twists and turns.  There is something my husband and I have found extremely amazing to witness, the kindness of humankind.  We often see the negative footage in the media of people, however this week we have seen how people have used technology to reach out to each other.  Humans are social creatures and we thrive on connection, love and communication.  So in today’s blog [...]

Does Strengthening Your Core & Stretching Really Ease Back Pain?

For many years it has been a common belief that strengthening the core muscles and stretching helps to ease back pain. In today’s blog we are going to consider this and see if old beliefs are still relevant or if the recent scientific research is highlighting something very different. Creatures of habit If you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know I often refer to actions of the human race as “creatures of habit.” We all have our [...]

What does your Posture reveal about you?

Posture and pain often go hand in hand. In today’s blog we are going to consider what our posture reveals about us and how we reverse and reduce the issues we may be currently dealing with. Somatics looks at how your brain communicates to your muscles, so with this mind, I would like to discuss posture and pain from a Clinical Somatic Educator’s point of view. What is Somatics? Somatics involves internal awareness with movement. Somatic education and movement empowers and [...]