Take care for your own health and wellbeing

As we approach the end of the year, life can get very challenging. If you are heavily involved in Christmas and New Year preparations, this time of the year can actually be very exhausting. The tips and advice I will share with you today are applicable for all year round. Be Organised. Whatever your plans are for the holidays, ensure you are organised. This will stop you from having to battle with short tempered, stressed out shoppers in shopping malls. Always [...]

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 [...]

Mood And Food!

The key purpose of Total Somatics is to improve awareness to your health and well being. When we develop the principles of Somatic Health and Well being, we realise the importance of heightening our awareness to how we feel, sense, move, think, perceive, speak and eat. In today’s blog we are going to look at how food can be a benefit or detriment to our health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that mental disorders are now the leading cause [...]

Is Sugar controlling you?

Sugar is something we cannot avoid nowadays, it’s everywhere. We find it in foods, drinks, sauces, spices and medication. It may be labeled as sugar or given a different name such as high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, agave, maltose or rice syrup. Each of these variations still create a blood sugar surge before dropping, with us wanting another blood sugar level boost. In today’s blog, we are going to look at how sugar influences our brain and other body [...]

Can physical symptoms and habitual behavioural responses be due to repressed emotions?

I am sure you have experienced stress and anxiety over the years and noticed a link between your emotions and the physiological effects on you. This is not a coincidence. In today’s blog I am going to discuss why symptoms and behavioural responses can be due to repressed emotions. Many doctors will tell you that over their years in clinical practice they notice many patients exhibiting physical problems due to repressed emotions. So how exactly would we define repressed emotions? [...]