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Feel supple, pain-free and revitalised.

Bounce back when life throws you off centre. SomaSensing™ helps you to tune in to your body's intuitive ability to heal and restore. As nature intended.

Being in nature is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to revitalise.

Moving the way nature intended is another.


At the heart of the practice lies PANDICULATION. That early morning stretch and yawn.  A revitalising, stress-reducing, pain-relieving embodied blueprint.  

 
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What is the difference between a stretch and pandiculation? Pandiculation is like a whole-body yawn.

A feel-good, spontaneous unwinding, expanding, shape-shifting motion that revitalises body and mind.  Great for hydrating fascia, the body's connective tissue. Every biological cell lives within fascia. It's the largest and most sensitive sensory organ of the body.  Fascia is everywhere and stiffens like glue under stress. resulting in inflammation, chronic pain, and unhappy, unhealthy tissue. The SomaSensing™ approach to Pandiculation calms the stress response whilst re-plumping fascia. 

 

Next retreats

Feb and March 2020 in South Africa

 

When your body says yes but your soma says no! 

Soma in Greek means "of the body".  Or how the body knows. 

In SomaSensing™ it means "inner guidance" an "inner knowing" "intuition".  A felt sense of Integrity. Of what feels right.  This sensory guidance is subtle and always there.  

A body under emotional stress will often choose comfort and safety over integrity. It finds the quickest way to feel- good and creates an association. A habit.  The body's way of coping and surviving. 

It's why we may find that we choose what makes us feel good instead of what's good for us. Like choosing a mouth-watering tempting slice of chocolate cake over a green salad.

The body chooses what makes us feel good. Soma guides what's good for us.

SomaSensing™ connects you to Soma,  to help you self-regulate.  Providing easy practices to manage overwhelming sensory information. 


Interoception are Emotional sensations that arise from within the body.  

Exteroception are emotional signals that we sense from the outside through our senses.

Proprioception sometimes known as kinaesthetic awareness is how we sense body position and motion.

 

What are embodied blueprints?

Movements your'e born with.

Every time you sigh, stretch and yawn or spontaneously exhale in nature, you are tapping into your body's ability to restore.


Less obvious are the rocking, swaying, bouncing and tapping movements we use to soothe a baby.


Or those early shape shifting childhood development movements like rolling, sitting, crawling walking and exploring. They are instinctive. No-one teaches you how to move, you are born to move, you already know how.

SomaSensing™ therapy taps into innate healing blueprints to calm the nervous system and repattern the mind. Otherwise referred to as NEUROPLASTICITY.  

 

Interoception

Physical sensations that arise from within the body signalling distress or a sense of wellbeing. Butterflies in your tummy, heart palpitations, a warm fuzzy feeling, sensual touch, the urge to pee, are examples of interoceptive signals. Informing us of the state of our wellbeing.

 

Find the quiet within

Calm distresed interoception with 
The Calm Response™

Your nervous system lies at the heart of your physical and emotional wellbeing.


  1. We know that it regulates EVERY biological system in your body, including  breathing, heartbeat, hormones and even your urge to pee.

  2. Less understood is how it connects you to your inner self, your felt self. Your emotional self. Sending you distress signals like heart palpitations, muscle tension, butterflies in your tummy,  headaches, chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, fatigue when you’re not ok.


The Calm Response™ is a simple 3 step guide to finding the quiet within.

 

SomaSensing™ therapy calms  distress signals to heal trauma.
  

SomaSensing™ Trauma-informed Somatic Therapies do not work with trauma psychology. Focusing instead on healing the physiological and sensory effects of stress, trauma and chronic pain. Calming the body to calm the mind.

SomaSensing™Therapy heals trauma through the nervous system. Trauma is often associated with a violent act. A single event.  It's the memory of the event that harms the nervous system. It's similar when you live life feeling stressed, overwhelmed, busy, tired or on autopilot. More than feeling calm, and at ease. Your nervous system becomes dysregulated. Mostly on alert and out of rhythm. Not getting a chance to restore or reset. Trauma refers to the symptoms of this dysregulation. Symptoms like

  • Insomnia

  • Back pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Inflammation

  • Constantly Busy mind

  • Apathy or procrastination

  • Any Chronic pain

  • Low energy or fatigue

  • Searching for inner ease.

  • Numbing or blocking emotions.

More on trauma.

 
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“Healing trauma doesn’t mean that it’s erased from your memory, It’s making peace with it that lies at the heart of healing”

Hey there beautiful soul, I’m Yasmin Lambat. 

I spent most of my life searching for a feeling of inner ease, for contentment, for joy.  I was always looking for ways to make me feel good. What I didn’t realise was that I really needed a way to heal my nervous system.  I needed to heal from the underlying symptoms of trauma; anxiety, anger, resentment, frustration, overwhelm and pain. I found numbing ways to cope and exercise became my escape.  I was moving my body but I was disconnected, disembodied.
Nothing truly worked. Until I discovered a somatic movement approach that connected me to my body. That was 15 years ago and since then I’ve devoted myself to learning and studying the connection between body and mind. Exploring movement and life from within my body, and allowing discomfort to be my guide, I was finally able to listen to my nervous system, experience inner ease and bounce back whenever life threw me off centre. 
Being in my body helped me to appreciate the healing power of nature, how connecting with people and places calm me down. 
My love of movement and my curiosity with healing body and mind led me to Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and other somatic practices, Mindfulness and Embodiment. What I offer my clients is the experience of my own Embodiment journey combined with 15 years of formal training in Embodiment practices. I’m best known for working with the body as designed by nature. Helping my clients to unwind emotional patterns and repattern new pathways. Using the body’s own innate self-healing movement blueprints. Like pandiculation. That early morning urge to stretch and yawn. The Calm Response™ is another. A practice to help find the quiet within, a feeling of coming home to your body.  There are other self-soothing, feel good, pain-relieving movements you can explore for body and mind. You can either work with me or with one of my SomaSensing Therapists each of whom have been on a personal inner journey.

 

Take your healing into your own hands

Tap into the wisdom of your body's ability to self-heal

Experience a groundbreaking somatic approach to healing. Based on Fascia, the vagus nerve, and neuroplasticity.

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Pandiculation therapy™

Fascia revitalising therapy for stiffness and pain relief.

Don’t stretch! Pandiculate to rehydrate and revitalise your fascia for a supple, pain-free body. This one practice is all you need to restore suppleness whilst nurturing your nervous system. Unwinding your way to inner healing. Pandiculation feels like a spontaneous whole-body massage.  A self-nourishing practice. You will feel the urge to unwind, stretch, yawn, bounce, pulse, sway and rock to release tightness and tension in your body. Leaving you with a sense of calmness and wellbeing.

Intuitive movement therapy

Trauma healing, revitalising life-changing therapy.

Beyond posture. Embodiment is how the body is shaped and patterned by everything we have ever felt or sensed. Consciously and sub-consciously.  As we know habits are hard to break just by thinking alone.  Somatic practices reshape body and mind as one. There is no separation.  In SomaSensing, we guide you to Intuitive movement blueprints. Nature’s self-healing, revitalising blueprints.  In nature there is no separation between body and mind. Everything connects to everything. You learn to reconnect with your intuition. Your inner knowing. Your Soma, your true self.

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Nature therapy

The healing power of nature

Being in nature is incredibly soothing, calming and healing for your soul. A simple practice to nurture your nervous system. You don't have to hike up a mountain or live by the sea to experience nature. A mindful stroll in a park, or walking in a quiet neighborhood can be enough. Anywhere with trees and the sound of birds to help you find the calmness within.  Let a SomaSensing therapist guide help you connect with the healing power of connecting in nature.

 

What others say

 

Learning about the "calm response" is like a new discovery of a retreat, available to me any moment. 
SomaSensing™ is no longer the RIGHT thing to do but is now the KINDEST thing I do for my body, physically, mentally and emotionally, restoring the equilibrium of body and spirit

Herta

Yasmin’s work has shown me how to find a little peace and freedom in the chaos of my busy life and overactive mind. By using her simple movement techniques, I now understand better how to ‘let go’ and connect with a place of calm and integrity within my being.

Fiona

We are all searching for inner peace amongst the noise in life. Your sessions help me find the quiet within. Since meeting you my life has become a wonderful adventure and journey to enlightment.

Jamila

Find a SomaSensing™ somatic therapist

Guiding you to inner healing

 

Creator of  SomaSensing™ Intuitive Somatic Therapy

Yasmin Lambat

You can work with one of us online or in person to heal from within.

Help Center

This section will help you if you want to know more about how body therapy can help heal the mind.

 

How do I know if I have trauma?

We often associate Trauma with a big nasty violent act. Acute Trauma. Like Rape, domestic violence or living in a war zone. Lesser known is the historical trauma that happens over time. The "drip fed" chronic type.  Racisim, emotional abuse, inequality, long term stress and anxiety.  All types of Trauma trigger dysregulation in the Nervous System. Body Sensing Therapy regulates the nervous system without having to find the underlying cause. Without reliving the trauma.

What is Interoception?

Interoception is the way your nervous system sends you messages from within your body, telling you the true state of your mind and body from within. Sensations alerting you of distress can feel loud, like butterflies in your tummy, pounding heart, nausea, the urge to pee, hunger, craving, addiction or heart palpitations. Or feel subtle like discomfort, anticipation, apathy, tension, unease.  Body Sensing practices help you find the quiet within.  Showing you ways to calm the distress signals. To pause, tune in and listen from a place of calm. Helping you to self-regulate your nervous system.

Why Fascia Release?

How you think feel or move happens in your nervous system. Fascia is the largest and most sensitive sensory organ of your nervous system. Your body’s felt sense. It is embedded with an abundance of Interoceptors.


You could say that Fascia is another word for body.


Imagine your body is wrapped in layers of supple elastic from skin to bone. Pain, inflammation, tension or stiffness is a sign that the elastic has lost its vitality, it’s suppleness. A sign that the body is in distress. Now think about how your body relaxes in response to a gentle soothing touch. That’s the nerve endings in your Fascia responding, softening and melting to a light touch.

What makes Fascia your largest sensory organ is the abundance of super-sensitive nerve endings that respond to both feel-good and painful signals.


Fascia is your fabric of Embodiment, shaped by how you feel.

It provides the environment, for every living cell in the body.  Muscles, nerves, veins, hormones and your immune system LIVE within the Fascia.

Fascia is bathed in a moisturising gel that provides plumpness, elasticity and suppleness. Loss of suppleness is linked to a sympathetic response.  The nervous system under stress. A sign that you’re not ok. Resulting in symptoms that range from stiffness and discomfort to chronic pain, inflammation and autoimmune conditions like Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.


If there is stress in the Fascial tissue, it affects every other biological system in the body. Fascia-based soothing movements that calm the nervous system tap into the innate ability for your body to heal itself.