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 [...]

The Myth of Multitasking

Mindful in May - Week 1During the month of May I will be encouraging you to look at different areas of your 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 this subject further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juwyk5FxYYI To support you through Week 1 of Mindful In May, download the FREE support material by clicking HERE.The Myth Of MultitaskingFor many years people were very proud to announce they were [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bringing Total Somatics to You!

If you follow me on Facebook (@totalsomatics) or Instagram (@total_somatics) you will be aware that I have launched a brand new online program.  I have packaged together Movement Patterns Part 1 which has been available online for 12 months with the latest program, Movement Patterns Part 2.  The two programs allow you 24 weeks online access at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.  Together they are known as “The Total Somatics Approach to Health and [...]

Shifting Willpower for Intention

We’ve heard many times that WILLPOWER is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets; but you can tire it out.  How can we harness it without tiring it out?  Health Psychologist and author of Maximum Willpower: How to master the new science of self-control, Kelly McGonigal has identified how we can harness it.  Kelly claims, “Harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t and I want” in order to help us achieve our [...]

Are you in tune with your Mind & Body?

Over the years many people develop injuries, undergo surgeries and encounter stress and health diagnoses which contribute towards added pressure and trauma to their SOMA or whole person. In today’s blog I am going to discuss how we can overcome this issue and I have provided a 45 minute detailed soma scan with arch and flatten to increase awareness to how your soma is moving, sensing and feeling. Family Dynamics Firstly I am going to discuss family dynamics. If you find [...]

Adrenal Fatigue and your Lifestyle

Nowadays we appear to have less time to fit everything in to our day or week.  We can find ourselves running around like headless chickens!  In today’s blog I am going to discuss Adrenal Fatigue and how common it really is. Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms classed as a syndrome.  Conventional medicine doesn’t recognise Adrenal fatigue as a condition.  But eventually they will start to take note because this collection of symptoms are presenting themselves more and more [...]

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 [...]

Muscle Memory, Somatics and Stretching

In this week’s blog I will be discussing what muscle memory is and how Somatics is a much more efficient way to release tight and tense muscles than stretching.  Mindfulness with Total Somatics centres around releasing chronically tight muscles, reducing pain, improving mobility and providing skills to empower and educate you to take back control of you health and well being.  Mindfulness with Total Somatics (www.TotalSomatics.com) works at changing muscle memory.  What exactly is muscle memory?To begin with, there’s no [...]