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    What does Somatic mean in holistic healthcare?

    Somatic therapy and somatic movement are both terms that we’ve been hearing a lot lately in the world of holistic health. The term somatic is used in a number of movement and healing modalities, each having its own particular healing approach, but ultimately leading to the same result, healing of the mind and body. The word somatic means “pertaining to the body”. It comes from the Greek word “sōmatikos” meaning “of the body”. Somatic therapy is more of a mental health treatment and somatic movement is mainly used to address chronic pain and physical syndromes. However, both acknowledge the interconnectedness of both the mind and body and treatment addresses both…

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    How Your Mental Health May be Contributing to Physical Symptoms

    No longer a separate entity The ‘mind’ and ‘body’ used to be seen as two separate entities, each working irrespective to the other. However, most people today will agree that they impact each other fully and should never be thought of as separate. The WHO defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The approach to health needs to be viewed holistically with each person based on their individual experiences, as each will be unique in all parts. The impact that physical conditions can have on mental and emotional health is widely discussed, yet the way our mental…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Agneta Lindberg – Psychodynamic Counsellor – London & Online

    What therapies do you practice? Psychodynamic Counselling   What led you to do what you do? I worked as a Volunteer for the Samaritans and wanted to continue supporting people in a more professional capacity, that is when I decided to do my full training and achieved a Master of Science in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have worked in private practice, the NHS, as a Student Counsellor (at the Royal College of Arts, London and for Regents University, London).   What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? By forming a close, trusting relationship with my clients, amazing things can happen in the change process. I aim to support…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Francesca Liparoti – Nutritional Therapy – London & Online

      What therapy do you practice? Nutritional Therapy – Nutrition & healthy lifestyle coaching What led you to do what you do? In my 20s I struggled with so many symptoms that held me back from living life to the full such as IBS, severe PMS, headaches, fatigue and depression. I could never get to the root of my issues until I started working with a Nutritional Therapist . My health and wellbeing transformed and I have never looked back. I was so inspired and passionate that I went on to study and train to become a Nutritional Therapist and finally qualified in 2013. What’s the best thing about doing…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Jamie Vasilyan – Solution Focused Hypnotherapy | Coaching | Meditation – Bristol & Worldwide Online Hypnosis

      What therapies do you practice? Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Coaching Meditation What led you to do what you do? Diagnosed with ADHD and depression back in 2004, and it was my best friend who turned out to be a hypnotherapist that helped me clear my depression and manage ADHD. Inspired by this, I then trained as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, successfully helping people with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I was then drawn to specialise in ADHD hypnotherapy/coaching which is my passion and specialism. What’s the best thing about doing the work you do? The best thing about what I do is getting to watch people transform. Sometimes it can be…

  • Suzanne Zacharia Tells Us Why She Loves Using EFT Tapping For Anxiety

    Every now and then, I search the internet for a method better than EFT. And for sure, if someone with anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia approaches me for EFT Tapping, I would advise them to do the extremely gentle Reiki with me instead, as their bodies would just be extremely sensitive, and only the very gentlest method will do. But most people with anxiety just have anxiety, or anxiety and depression, or anxiety with complex PTSD, for example, and so most people with anxiety can make an amazing recovery using EFT Tapping. Anyway, my latest internet search brought up the following. Whilst all are great in conjunction with EFT Tapping, I…