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 [...]

The Trap of ‘Busyness’

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the modern epidemic we refer to as ‘Busyness.' The definition for 'busyness' is the quality or condition of being busy. Interestingly, another definition states ‘lively but meaningless activity.’ Could the latter definition have a greater meaning to an action which appears to have permeated society to the point that unless we are ‘busy’ we aren’t achieving goals or outcomes? Due to the wonderful invention of technology, we are surrounded by labour [...]

Do you REACT or RESPOND to stressful situations?

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER WEEK 4 Do you REACT or RESPOND to stressful situations? We know from the Total Somatics online programs at www.TotalSomatics.com that our mindset plays a huge role in our physical health. Check out my introductory video below and then let me develop this subject further. Reacting or responding to life events are very different. Let me explain some basic neurophysiology as to what happens when we react or respond to a situation. The Brainstem and Limbic System are two areas of [...]

The close relationship between Stress and Inflammation

In my previous blog I discussed how we can self manage chronic pain. Many would agree that one of the main causes for chronic pain stems from inflammation. But interestingly enough, scientific research in recent times has shown a strong link between stress and inflammation. I’m sure you would agree that the words inflammation, anti inflammatory, stress and anxiety are expressions used a lot in modern day society. So it is no surprise that these two key words, ‘stress’ and ‘inflammation’ are [...]

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Can your emotions shape who you are?

In this article we are going to explore the relationship between Emotion, Mindfulness and Somatic awareness. It is a question that many people have wondered over the years. With modern scientific research and state of the art machinery, we are able to understand the complexity of the human body and brain to a greater degree than ever before. It is a very exciting time to be alive, watching the field of neuroscience in particular mushroom with evidence. Considering we have all [...]