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 [...]

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 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 Reduce Stress & Recuperate with Somatics

When working with clients who have or continue to suffer with stress, anxiety or trauma involves a great deal of empathy, kindness and developing a delicate manner. Stress and trauma creates a huge impact on the nervous system. It changes the actions and behaviour of the muscular system due to the influence the limbic system (CLICK HERE to read more) and the postural reflexes have on a soma (whole person, mind and body). To read more about postural stress reflexes, [...]

The Neuroscience of Somatic Mindfulness

The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program involves mindfulness throughout the program. In today’s blog we are going to delve into the fascinating world of neuroscience and see the link between how our brain works with Somatic Mindfulness. The Importance of Mindfulness If you have been following my  Total Somatics FREE Challenge or are planning to, you will know from the videos and material I supply how important Mindfulness is in our daily life. The fantastic labour saving [...]

Practice & Persistence Makes Permanence

The old expression “Practice makes Perfect” is unrealistic and unattainable. In today’s blog we are going to consider how creating a healthy daily Somatics practice will create a permanent habit with the help of Neuroplasticity. Move Away From Perfectionism If you are a regular reader of my blogs, currently using my online program or are partaking in the Total Somatics Free Challenge, you know how I encourage you to move away from perfectionism. Firstly practice will not make you perfect, it’s [...]

Week 3 – Somatic in September

Somatic Breathing and Pain Relief In this week’s blog we are going to consider the importance of breathing and how shallow breathing can create a host of problems which cause us pain.Check out my video for this week.....Somatic Awareness to Breathing In the last two weeks we have considered the influence that the lack of movement and our emotional state can have on our posture, pain level and mobility. Today I would like to reveal why releasing tension through your rib [...]

Mindful In May – Week 4 – Placing importance on Posture

In this week’s blog we will continue the Theme of ‘Mindful in May’ and look at different areas as our life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness.Check out my video below.  After the video, allow me to develop this subject further.To support you through Week 4 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.The importance of good postureAccording to Harvard Medical School, a healthy posture is important for maintaining good [...]

Mindful In May – Week 3 – Somatic Breathing

Develop Somatic BreathingIn this week’s blog we will continue the Theme of ‘Mindful in May’ and look at different areas in our life and consider ways to develop The Total Somatics Approach to Mindfulness.Check out my video below.  After the video, Please allow me to develop the subject further.  To support you through Week 3 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.Breathing SomaticallyBreathing is an action which happens automatically throughout our life.  It can however [...]

How to reduce Stress with Somatic Breathing

Stress and anxiety are two very common issues people have to contend with nowadays.  In today’s blog we are going to consider the physiological benefits of somatic deep breathing.We know personally that when we feel overwhelmed or nervous,  taking a few deep measured breaths will help us to feel calm and relaxed.  Somatic deep breathing however has been shown to improve the health of your heart, brain, reproductive, immune and digestive system.  The exciting field of epigenetics is also [...]