Body Talk

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Body Talk

The BodyTalk System was developed in the 1990s by Dr. John Veltheim, an Australian chiropractor, acupuncturist, and teacher. The development of this treatment method includes Veltheim’s postgraduate studies in kinesiology, bioenergetic psychology, sports medicine, and counselling.

In 2000, Dr. Veltheim and his wife Esther founded the International BodyTalk Association. Today, the BodyTalk System is practised by over 200 instructors in over 50 countries around the world.

Therapists who practice BodyTalk use a number of techniques, all of which are non-invasive, to help those in treatment tap into the body’s natural system of healing.

BodyTalking is sometimes described as acupuncture without needles, purports to listen to the body, engage its ability to heal itself, and enhance communication between bodily systems.

Practitioners of the method, known as BodyTalkers, seek to discover which parts of the body’s “electrical system” are malfunctioning. They then make contact with specific points across the body, using their hands to “make repairs.” Tapping, breathing, and other forms of touch are used to stimulate the brain to employ natural healing procedures. The resulting effect is believed to improve the energy balance within the body.

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The approach is based on the following principles:

  • The body can heal itself
  • Stress impacts overall health
  • The body communicates via energetic circuitry

The process of BodyTalk can be broken down into these three steps, the “ABCs” of BodyTalk:

  • Ask: Practitioners pay attention to what the body is doing in order to decipher the information. They “ask” the body questions and get answers by observing how various muscles tense and relax.
  • Balance: After gathering information about the needs of the body, BodyTalkers chart and prioritize several ways to bring balance to the body and mind. Techniques such as tapping the head and chest are used to signal the brain and heart to prepare to heal and restructure.
  • Communication: The final phase of the process attempts to re-link the systems in the body and repair any lines of communication that have been compromised. Tapping focuses on various points throughout the body, including what is known as the “energy circuits.”

My Experience with BodyTalk

I was a ‘subject’ for a friend who was in training to become a certified BodyTalk practitioner, and I had several sessions. The sessions were relaxing enough, and I experienced an ‘energy shift,’ but again, I never experienced any great ‘healing.’

Whether you think ‘energy healing’ is all a bunch of hokum, there is a lot of scientific evidence that goes back several decades, even centuries that point to energy within and all around us. Think Nikola Tesla, quantum physics, or even going back to ancient wisdom teachings and theology or religion.

Some energy modalities are easy to learn and some are more complicated. Some can be self-administered and others are generally administered by a certified practitioner. Some are fairly inexpensive; others cost a lot of money either for training or receiving the treatment. It’s up to you to seek out and see which one(s) works for you.

Disclaimer: Certain ideas about energy healing really resonate with me, but yet, when I tried them I didn’t get the results that others were getting, therefore I cannot and will not say that anyone modality is the end-all, be-all. (Please consult your own health care provider to find out what is best for you.)

I will explain to you my understanding and my practices, but I know from trial and error that what works for me may or may not work for you…

 Other Energy Modalities I’ve tried:

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