Break Workplace habits which trigger Pain

In today’s blog we are going to consider a common environment for back pain, the workplace.Over the years, in our careers we encounter an element of habituation. This could be sitting at a desk all day, maybe working in a trade as a plumber, electrician or builder. These activities require people to distort their bodies into different position to deal with a task. Often in the early days of our career, we may suffer with intermittent pain. As the [...]

Brain Training to Ease Pain & Improve Mobility

In today’s blog I am going to discuss how learning life skills can help deal with pain and limited mobility.Consider this famous quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote sprang to mind during the week because conversations with my online, in class and clinical clients revolved around how Somatics empowers and educates people in all areas of their health and well [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s in the way that you Walk!

Do you find that you are suffering with discomfort on one side of your body?  Maybe it is your hip?  Is it your knee?  Do you find one side of your back appears to ‘flare up’ and create pain on a regular basis?  In today’s blog we are going to consider how the way we stand and walk can have a huge impact on our overall health and well being.  At the end of this article, I have included [...]

Can Posture Affect Your Health and Well Being?

In todays’ blog we are going to look at how posture can have a detrimental and also a powerful effect on our physical, emotional and mental health. We will also explore how we can make changes to increase the quality of our life by considering our posture.According to Harvard Medical School, a healthy posture is important for maintaining good balance. When you have a good posture either standing or sitting, your weight transfer is even through your body and [...]

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POSTURAL AWARENESS TO HOW YOU SIT

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER - WEEK 2 According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, prolonged sitting should be considered within occupational health and safety policies and practices just like other elements of posture.  The mushrooming effect of health issues associated with prolonged periods of time sitting at the work station are concerning.  Many of my clients have resorted to stand up desks to help with this issue.  This is great, but for many hours each day people are sitting for large [...]

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Is sitting the new smoking?

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss how sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health.  We will consider the common statement made which is “sitting is the new smoking.”As the Founder and Somatics educator for www.TotalSomatics.com, I see many clients with back pain and limited movement due to their office jobs.  Many have invested in stand up desks to reduce being seated for hours on end.  This is a brilliant [...]

Postural changes and improved movement with Somatics

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fantastic effects Somatics has on your posture and how you move on a daily basis.If you follow Total Somatics on Facebook or Instagram, you will recall last week I posted a before and after photo of a client who gave me permission to publish the photo.  He has made amazing progress with his personal Somatics practise.  Let me tell you about my client, whom I will called John.John is [...]