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What is BodyTalk?

Updated: Nov 6, 2020


South African BodyTalk Association

Healthcare designed by your body.

BodyTalk is WholeHealthcare™

The BodyTalk System seeks to address the “whole person”. This means that no aspect of the human psyche can be overlooked, be it emotional, physical or environmental. In BodyTalk, we have developed a whole-healthcare system that supports and promotes the well being of any person, animal, or plant. As WholeHealthcare™, BodyTalk understands the profound influence the psychology of the body has on our health. Instead of focusing on the symptom, BodyTalk finds the underlying causes of illness by addressing the whole-person and their whole-story.

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 disease 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 lifestyle, genetics and history are all drawn upon to establish a personalized approach to healthcare that brings about lasting changes.

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 Bio-energetic psychology. These systems developed an understanding of the relationships of physical well being and psychological well being.

The study of all this is fascinating. If you truly understand the energetic psychological makeup of the body, you then start to appreciate how disease 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.

Tailored Just For You

BodyTalk sessions are easy, safe and comfortable. 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 a Yes/No communication. This Yes/No communication is also called neuromuscular feedback, which is similar to Applied Kineseology.

By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, the BodyTalk Practitioner can 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.

Tap to Synchronize and Balance

Tapping on the body to get it to focus on healing has been used by some indigenous holistic systems for centuries. For BodyTalk specifically, tapping on the head tells the brain to “fix” the faulty communication circuit, the heart to “store” the fix and the intestinal area or energetic brain to “integrate” the fix.

This activates the brain and helps to facilitate the body’s own ability to restore and maintain its optimum health. For every malfunctioning energy circuit or formula found, you or your Practitioner may hold the corresponding “points” with your hand, in order to help provide focus.

You may also breathe deeply; as this helps your body to scan and 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.

Your Practitioner then taps you on the sternum to “save” the corrected energy circuit in the heart and to share this information with every cell in the body. Tapping is then done on the intestinal area which serves to integrate and distribute the changes.

The harmonizing of the Three Brain Complex will help the body to better respond to all BodyTalk treatments.

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 remembers the BodyTalk sessions it receives, and your healing process will continue with each additional session you have.

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