The Bodymind Blog

The following blog posts are focused on mind body medicine in the fields of manual therapy and personal development. I hope they inspire your professional practice and / or guide you on your healing path. May you be free from suffering.
July 21, 2023
How to recover from stress?

When was the last time you were physically unable to sit still, wind down and relax after work? Most stress relief activities are focused on slowing down, meditating or doing yoga. Are you someone who gets stressed out even thinking about the slow pan pipe music they put on? Have you been thinking about looking […]

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April 17, 2023
The Window of the Soul

You know those mornings when you just want to celebrate life, put on some loud music and open up your windows, so anyone walking down the street will hear the songs that light up your moment. Whatever you are feeling there is just the right song to express your mood. Whatever you are feeling your […]

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March 30, 2023
Living with Uncertainty

Living with uncertainty Shrodinger’s cat is a quirky thought experiment that implies that a cat locked in a box with a toxic substance may or may not have spilled the venom and so is both dead and alive. Shrodinger didn’t mean that literally there are hordes of undead cats walking around, his idea is that […]

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February 2, 2023
Regulating Stress

Did you know that your heart beat actually gets faster as you breathe in and gets slower as you breathe out? On the in breath your blood pressure increases and it decreases on the out breath. Or at least it should in a healthy and regulated human being. This is known as Heart Rate Variability. […]

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January 23, 2023
Preventing Burnout

Astonishingly over 50% of people have experienced some kind of burnout, mostly work related. Women seem to be more likely to burn out than men. Perhaps because they are more sensitive and actually notice it whereas men ignore what is going on within, push it down and then later develop some other kind of stress […]

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January 9, 2023
The River of Wellbeing

River of Wellbeing I really like Dan Siegel’s working definition of wellbeing. In contrast to a textbook definition, storytelling with vivid images speaks directly to the subconscious mind. After all our ancestors sat by the fireside to listen to folklore and creation myths to understand who they were and where they came from. Imagine a […]

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January 2, 2023
Managing Chronic Pain

A research team from the University of Heidelberg has just published results confirming what movement therapists have known for a long time. Chronic pain can be managed by engaging the mind body connection. However, the medical establishment would rather sell you a way to treat disease rather than empower you to heal yourself. The modern […]

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January 2, 2023
Mind Body Connection

To me it seems strange that we talk of the connection between mind and body because it presupposes that they are two separate realities in the first place.  Yet the Mind Body connection remains one of the biggest questions of all time still perplexes philosophers, spiritualists and scientists alike.  What do you think? Are you […]

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January 2, 2023
Recognising Trauma

Gabor Maté makes an interesting distinction between Big T traumas and Little t traumas. We might have the idea that trauma only applies to those Big t - intense shocking experiences - whether they be suffered through abuse or by accident. However, we suffer many little t traumas over the course of our lives. Little […]

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