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Somatic: Get Your Daily D.O.S.E

14 April 2024

Ever wondered how you can have a steady flow of happiness chemicals? Our brain's chemical quartet - Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins (D.O.S.E) - are like nature's own happiness potion.

Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells

Occupational Therapist

Here's a quick reference guide to getting that delightful D.O.S.E:


Dopamine: Your Motivation Partner

Fuel your motivation and reward system with dopamine. Embrace new experiences, let your body move, meditate, and never stop learning.


Oxytocin: The Love Connector

Feel the warmth of love and connection through oxytocin. Share hugs, sprinkle acts of kindness, cherish moments with loved ones, and bond with your furry friends.


Serotonin: The Mood Lifter

Elevate your mood with serotonin. Spend time in the embrace of nature, count your blessings with gratitude, and soak in the glorious sunlight.


Endorphins: Your Natural High

Combat pain, stress, and gloom with endorphins. Get moving with exercise, indulge in a soothing massage, share hearty laughter, and savour a piece of dark chocolate.


We can use everyday activities or even our occupations as a tool for healing. It’s empowering to know and experience how engaging in these activities can initiate the release of these fantastic neurotransmitters. Think of it as a chemical makeover for your mood and outlook.

These built-in mechanisms are at your disposal - all you need to do is engage in the action!

So, why wait? Harness the power of D.O.S.E. and sprinkle happiness throughout your day. Your brain will thank you for this natural high. 🌟


Get Inspired Further

Nature Essential to Wellbeing

Let’s delve into the incredible relationship between nature and our well-being. And now, backed by science, we know it's the real deal. 

Nature Bring the Outdoors In

Not everyone has or can access nature easily or everyday, but fret not, here’s a list of ways that you can bring nature into your home.

Walking Meditation

We often think of meditation as somebody sitting serenely cross legged, but you can engage in meditation through activities too.

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