The BodyTalk techniques provide insights to the areas of your body that need attention. What might seem like an obvious problem to you is not necessarily the one your body wants to address first.
This is the beauty of BodyTalk.
It respects the body's own needs and determines your body's priorities for healing. Then with the use of a variety of non-invasive techniques, BodyTalkers refocus your body's natural healing response to establish better communication within the body.
BodyTalk looks at the big picture
Health challenges arise for a variety of reasons. When a practitioner is trained to look at the whole-person, emotional, physical and environmental influences - the true underlying causes of dis-ease can be revealed.
Every choice, and every experience in your life, has contributed to your current state of health.
Each scar, laugh line and injury has a unique story and a history. BodyTalk takes into consideration your whole-story. Your life-style, genetics and history are all drawn upon to establish a personalized approach to Healthcare that brings about lasting changes.
BodyTalk recognises that each system of healthcare and each practitioner have a unique knowledge and skill set. BodyTalk is designed to integrate all fields of healthcare to create a complete approach to health and wellbeing.
This includes referring a client onto another Healthcare practitioner or field of healthcare when necessary.
I Am Your Body
The body can be addressed in many different ways.
One effective approach taken in The BodyTalk System is to understand the functions of the body according to the discoveries of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bioenergetic Psychology. These systems developed an understanding of the relationships of physical wellbeing and psychological wellbeing.
Considering the whole-story of the body is extremely important to the healing process. By doing this, The BodyTalk System is providing a truly whole-istic approach to the treatment of dis-ease. This understanding, along with the effective BodyTalk techniques is why The BodyTalk System is such an effective Healthcare system.
The study of all this is fascinating. If you truly understand the energic psychological makeup of the body, you then start to appreciate how dis-ease develops and why it is maintained.
Ultimately, the bodymind knows best how to heal itself in a holistic way. Any interference by way of treating symptoms is only a compromise, for the real power of healing lies innately within the BodyTalk system.
Innate Wisdom of the Body
BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels - as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle.
This automatic, self-guided healing process is part of the body's inborn intelligence, or the "innate wisdom" of the body, as we call it in BodyTalk. The innate wisdom guides the overall functioning of the bodymind complex, synchronizes all the activities as well as maintains balance, or homeostasis, within the bodymind complex.
Stress Affects our Health
Stress has a profound effect on the body and its ability to heal and function at an optimal level.
When an individual experiences ongoing stress, it can overload the energetic circuits of the body, causing them to fail or be severely compromised. This is just like plugging too many appliances into an outlet and tripping a circuit breaker in your home.
You have blown a fuse and must go reset it. Often times the body cannot reset these blown circuits on its own, so the body then must continue to function in a less than ideal state. This ultimately leads to degeneration, illness and pain in the body, a sign that it is simply falling behind in the healing process.
Stress-related illnesses include, but are not limited to: high blood pressure and heart rate, digestive disorders, hormone and endocrine imbalances, fatigue, infertility issues and all manner of immune system disorders.
Energetic Circuits and Communication
Every single cell, atom, and system is in constant communication with every other cell, atom and system within the bodymind complex at all times.
This includes communication through the nervous system, as well as the other subtle energy circuits of the body - such as the meridians and the electromagnetic frequencies that are produced by the body through its functioning.
Stress we experience in our daily life can cause these circuits to become compromised, weakening or disrupting the communication between the cells and systems.
BodyTalk helps to re-establish these energetic circuits and efficient communication in a quick and effective way, which then allows the body to very quickly recover and catch up in the healing process. This is witnessed in how quickly symptoms disappear and function returns, often within just one or two BodyTalk sessions.
Trusting the Body's Wisdom
Just as the body heals a wound with a particular sequence of bio-chemical, physical and energetic responses, the body addresses all healing in a certain order. This concept is vital in the BodyTalk balancing process to encourage the body's ability to heal itself by the fastest means possible.
The BodyTalk Practitioner relies on the guidance of the body's natural wisdom to not only locate the weakened or broken lines of communication and establish how to re-connect them, but also to find the proper order in which they are to be restored.
This is accomplished through a form of neuromuscular biofeedback, by which the practitioner is able to ask the body yes-or-no questions and receive answers directly from the body about the sequence for re-establishing these lines of communication.
BodyTalk is a state-of-the-art approach to integrative mind/body medicine by combining Western medicine's scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience, epigenetics, and psychoneuroimmunology along with a large number of highly recognized ancient and modern healing methods and principles of knowledge, such as
The BodyTalk System also uses concepts from the fields of Information Science and Information Management, Dynamic Systems Theory and advanced process control and optimization principles found in the engineering fields, as well as advanced topics in mathematics and quantum physics.
Even though these fields may not seem to have an obvious connection to the healing processes of the bodymind, they are an integral part of how the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily gather relevant information from their client's body.
Through the advanced BodyTalk courses, adjunct courses, life sciences and PaRama BodyTalk, the BodyTalk System is experiencing continued development and refinement of the overall system.
Input from Instructors, Practitioners and students have provided valuable insight, learning and strengthening of all of the BodyTalk techniques, including development of new techniques as well as a deeper understanding of the BodyTalk System as a whole.Left Brain/Right Brain Thinking
The BodyTalk Practitioner uses a combination of left-brain, linear logical thinking and memory, infused by right-brain, intuitive lateral thinking to establish the communication links needed.
The BodyTalk System protocol chart is a flowchart that represents a map of the bodymind complex. Each section of the chart addresses certain aspects of the bodymind, including all physical, mental, emotional and energetic frequencies found in the body.
This chart and the procedures to utilize it represent the left-brain side of the BodyTalk process. The experienced Practitioner then uses their right-brain intuitive process to complete the communication formulas which the bodymind complex then transforms into healing stimuli.
Tailored Just For You
BodyTalk sessions are easy, safe and comfortable; they are done with the client fully clothed; there is no need for disrobing.
A BodyTalk session usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. The length of a session is not indicative of the quality of the session or the results that occur; as even the simplest sessions can be quite profound.
The bodymind knows just how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate in any given session, and will therefore indicate when the session is complete and may even establish a time when you may need to return for a follow-up session.
Background and Communication
You and your BodyTalk Practitioner often begin your session by discussing your health status and whatever other personal issues you may wish to address.
Then, you will either relax in a chair or on a treatment table while the practitioner, positioned at your side, will gently use your arm in such a manner to establish Yes/No communication. This Yes/No communication is also called neuromuscular biofeedback, which is similar to applied kinesiology.
By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily ask your body what communication circuits have become compromised and in which order these lines of communication need to be re-established for the fastest possible healing process to occur.
Building Links or Formulas
Your practitioner uses the BodyTalk Protocol Chart to determine the weakened or broken energy circuits in your bodymind complex that are being highlighted by your innate healing wisdom.
Once an energy circuit is identified, any additional details that are relevant are determined.
Your BodyTalk Practitioner will link these destination points in the sequence indicated, thereby constructing a "formula" that describes the energetic circuit that will be re-established.
Tap to Synchronize and Balance
Tapping on the body to get it to focus on healing has been used by some indigenous holistic systems, such as yoga, for centuries.
For BodyTalk specifically, practitioners tap over the head (brain), sternum (heart) and navel (gut) in order to assist the client’s bodymind in making changes, storing those changes, then integrating the changes.
For every malfunctioning energy circuit or formula found, you or your practitioner may hold the corresponding "points" with your hands, in order to help provide focus.
You may also breathe deeply, as this helps your brain scan the body to locate the imbalances.
The practitioner then lightly taps you on the top of the head, which stimulates your brain and causes it to initiate corrections to the broken circuits.
This is similar to how the CPU of a computer runs and executes programs. This tapping activates the brain centers in a way that causes the brain to reevaluate the bodymind's state of health and then align the frequencies within the bodymind to match the formula that was created.
Your practitioner then taps you on the sternum to "save" the corrected energy circuit in the heart center and to share this information with every single cell in the body. The heart is responsible for communicating the state of the body's health to the rest of the body through the heart beat.
This means that your body will remember these changes after the session, just like hitting the save button on a document will save changes to the computer hard drive so you can access them again later.
Lastly, the practitioner lightly taps your navel to stimulate the digesting and assimilating function of the gut brain, which is frequently referred to as the enteric nervous system.
After the head brain has activated the changes from the formula and the heart brain has stored them, the changes need to be fully taken in and absorbed or “digested” by the gut. By tapping the navel, it appears that the changes become integrated at a “gut” level, becoming more fully embodied.
BodyTalk is Cumulative
Because your body stores the changes made by the brain during the tapping process, this means that every formula or circuit that is corrected builds on the one before.
Your body actually remembers the BodyTalk sessions it receives and your healing process will continue with each additional session you have.
To Each a Unique, Dynamic Balance
In the BodyTalk System, we tend not to talk about addressing specific diseases. Instead, the BodyTalk philosophy is that every person has a unique balance that should be addressed.
Once balanced, the client's own innate healing wisdom will successfully address specific symptoms and establish lasting patterns of good health. The ideal goal is to find the best, most dynamic point of balance within our bodymind complex, such that we are easily able to respond to the issues life throws at us with ease and grace.
Your Body's Own Healing Process
Naturally, most clients arrive for a session with a health concern, and this problem is addressed. However, the BodyTalk Practitioner does not make a diagnosis for the purpose of establishing a specific session protocol.
BodyTalk recognizes that although two people may appear to show the exact same symptoms, the communication links needed to balance their conditions may be entirely different. No two sessions are ever alike!
Balancing the Brain
One of the core philosophies of the BodyTalk System is that all disease found in the body is reflected in the brain at some level.
As an example, if there is a neurological connection in the brain that is mis-wired or disconnected, then there will be a corresponding reflection in the bodymind complex in the form of a physical, mental, bio-chemical or other malfunction.
One of the main goals of BodyTalk is to balance communication between the two halves of the brain, as well as within all levels of brain function. Improving this communication can quickly and easily address many common issues, as well as improve brain function and memory overall.
The BodyTalk Cortices Technique is one of the most powerful techniques within the system, and has been made available to the general public so that you can start feeling better and more balanced TODAY.A New Perspective
One of the major areas addressed by The BodyTalk System is the realm of personal and spiritual growth. Balancing the body biochemically, physiologically, and emotionally, while addressing specific beliefs and attitudes, the BodyTalk System is a very powerful tool in the field of personal development.
Practitioners and clients alike can experience changes in the way they relate to others, as well as the relationships they have with friends and family.
Many individuals find new jobs or improvements within the work they are currently doing and also find an increase in the overall wellness and real happiness they experience on a daily basis. The personal development experienced through BodyTalk can affect an individual on all levels, in all ways.
General Wellness and Preventative Healthcare
General Wellness is one of the basic aspects of healthcare that the BodyTalk System provides an individual. Even though you may think you feel good, there is a good chance that you can feel even better than you currently do.
If you have any sort of minor aches and pains, headaches, digestive imbalances or stress-related issues, BodyTalk will quickly and easily bring your body into a better state of balance.
BodyTalk also is preventative, as it can help your bodymind have the best possible function so that you will not be susceptible to the stress you experience and so that your immune system is protecting you appropriately from external factors, such as germs and toxins.
BodyTalk involves maximizing performance levels and addressing emotional and psychological factors in a straight-forward and practical way.
BodyTalk amplifies the brain's focus to specific parts of the body, thus increasing the blood supply, lymph flow, nerve flow, energy flow, immune response, and tissue repair. This amplification of focus enables the brain to attune to the very specific needs of the body to greatly accelerate the healing process in rehabilitation settings.
And this same ability to mobilize and focus the body's systems has been able to bring about enhanced performance results for athletes and performers of all kinds.
In a similar fashion, BodyTalk speeds up all the body's healing processes and shortens recovery time from injuries, surgeries and illnesses. Many Physical Therapists incorporate BodyTalk into their regular practices - with dramatic results.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
BodyTalk can be used during pregnancy and childbirth, but can also be used on newborns and very young children as well.
Receiving prenatal BodyTalk sessions allows the mother and baby to be in full and proper communication with each other, which will allow the baby to develop healthily, and can also address any particular issues that may arise during the pregnancy.
BodyTalk at the actual birthing can help the mother remain present and calm, and can assist the labor in being more efficient. Postnatal BodyTalk can help mom and baby recover from the stress of the birth quickly and easily.
Cognitive Development and Brain Injury
BodyTalk facilitates the brain's ability to self-repair from any number of factors, including brain injury and trauma.
BodyTalk has shown to be very effective in treating, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, and brain injury of all kinds, leading to improved
Pre- and post- operative BodyTalk sessions can aid the body in handling surgery, enabling faster recovery, while minimizing the rejection of new tissue.PTSD and Trauma
BodyTalk has shown some excellent results in individuals suffering from stress disorders. Balancing the brain helps the client work through shock, trauma, and disturbing negative associations and memories.Cancer and Chemotherapy Support
As an adjunct to allopathic cancer treatments, BodyTalk helps the body better handle the nausea and other side effects from chemo drugs or radiation, helping the body come back into balance and heal more completely.
BodyTalk is also effective in pain management therapies.Immune System Dysfunction and Allergies
One of BodyTalk's strengths is its ability to facilitate recovery from allergies, immune system issues, hormone imbalances and body chemistry issues of all kinds.
Allergy experts, endocrinologists and general healthcare practitioners are amazed at the body's ability to balance its own chemistry when stimulated to do so through BodyTalk.Hospice Care
BodyTalk has been used for those in hospice care as well as for their family members to help them handle this stressful situation more easily.
For those individuals in hospice care, BodyTalk can help resolve any remaining resistance or fears that individual may have around dying and can assist them in transitioning smoothly and with dignity.Addiction Recovery and Cravings
BodyTalk can address cravings and addictions of all kinds, by addressing the underlying causative factor, stored memory, or emotion associated with that addiction.
BodyTalk is an excellent addition to any addiction recovery program.Organization and Group Dynamics
Sports clubs, businesses, organizations, and families are all complex systems of energetic interrelationships that have a dynamic life of their own.
These interrelationships profoundly influence the health, performance, and level of cooperation between its members and the organization as a whole.
BodyTalk improves the specific dynamic functionalities of the group by balancing energetic communication within an organization or group to bring about profound changes among its members.
Sports clubs have used BodyTalk Practitioners to improve the synchronicity of teamwork and enhance communication between coach and players. This has resulted in dramatic improvement in overall team performance.
Specific sessions can be tailor-made, for example, to integrate a new player into the team so that they may adapt to the change more quickly, which results in enhanced performance for both individual and team.
The same principles can be applied to the "team" members of a corporation, an association, a classroom, or a family.
BodyTalk Access is a one-day course, which distills several of the most commonly used BodyTalk techniques into an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use wellness routine.
It was developed in order to empower individuals to help themselves and their families take care of most of the day-to-day health problems and to manage their stress levels. This rapidly growing system is being taught in well over 30 countries.
BodyTalk for Animals and BodyTalk Access for Animals
Like any other living organism, animals - both domesticated and wild - are vulnerable to stress. As is the case with human beings, exposure to stress can lead to disease and malfunctioning within an animal's body.
The understanding that animals deserve their own type of BodyTalk inspired the evolution of BodyTalk for Animals. Practitioners who have been working with BodyTalk for animals, invariably report that animals usually respond to the sessions even more dramatically than humans.
Like BodyTalk, BodyTalk for Animals is designed to re-establish good communication within an animal's body. BodyTalk for Animals supports the resynchronization of the animal's internal systems to provide fluid communication between the various components of the body, thus keeping the body sound and less vulnerable to disease.
BodyTalk for Animals, which is more oriented to the animal professional, can be used on domestic animals or on wild animals alike As the sessions are done by "short-distance", there is no hands-on contact with the animal, thus making it safe for the animal and the BodyTalk for Animals practitioner.
BodyTalk Access for Animals, for pet and domestic animal owners, is an easy-to-learn sequence of techniques, based on the original BodyTalk Access program, which can be used by animal owners on their own animals to maintain health and to heal more quickly in a fast aid situation.
Utilizing the same principles that have made it work so well for people and animals, BodyTalk has evolved to help all kinds of living organisms.
Out of the foundation of BodyTalk grew PlantTalk. Like humans, plants need to have improved communication and synchronization within their internal systems as well as between themselves and their environments.
When a plant is healthy, it is naturally more resistant to diseases, drought and insect attacks. PlantTalk has demonstrated amazing results in the health of trees and house plants, and has been shown to increase yields in crops and gardens.
Like BodyTalk, PlantTalk is non-invasive and safe and complements the specific growth requirements of particular plants any time during their growth cycle. PlantTalk can be learned and used by any layperson with basic BodyTalk training.
It is currently taught as a component of BodyTalk Founder, John Veltheim's BodyTalk Interactive course. PlantTalk is a great asset to anyone who grows plants, is responsible for land, or wants to help improve any plant and its environment.EarthTalk
Environmental issues are very high on the BodyTalk agenda. The dynamics between mankind, animals, plants, and minerals is a delicate balance involving complex energetic relationships.
The BodyTalk System already has in place effective procedures for addressing human's, plant's, and animal's health needs. These principles can be applied on specific ecosystems -incrementally- from a garden to a small wetland to whole ecosystems to bring about lasting, ongoing changes.
The BodyTalk System is working to develop positive solutions with the potential for playing a significant role in reestablishing a healthy planet.