What is BodyTalk?

BodyTalk is a simple, safe and effective system of integrative healthcare. It allows the body’s energy systems to be rebalanced so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Due to exposure to stress, these lines of communication can become compromised, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental health. By reconnecting these lines of communication, the body is then able to function at optimal levels and accelerate the healing process.

With BodyTalk, the practitioner does not need to diagnose the problem with the client. The innate intelligence of the human body informs the practitioner which energy systems need to be rebalanced and in which particular order. In this vein, the treatment is in no way influenced by what the practitioner thinks is wrong with the client. The source of the problem is actually the provider of the information that is needed for the client to heal. This is a key aspect of the BodyTalk system and one which we feel is probably the key reason why the system works so well. 

The BodyTalk system has been practiced around the world for many years. BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to treat many health problems or integrated into any health care system to increase its effectiveness and promote faster healing.

How can BodyTalk help me?

BodyTalk has proven to be effective in addressing many common diseases, viruses, infections, allergies, immune system functioning, sugar metabolism disorders, arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, emotional and psychological problems, along with many others. Healing sessions can have an impact on the overall health of the body.

Current areas addressed by the BodyTalk system can include:

  • Overall breathing patterns, left/right brain co-ordination, energy blockages associated with environment or birth, energy imbalances within the brain cortices, general and localized hydration, and health problems associated with internal and external scarring.
  • Specific balancing of the twelve major body organs, eight endocrine systems, and other body parts.
  • Correction of genetically and/or environmentally influenced cell disorders.
  • Clearing the body of viruses, infections, parasites, food intolerances, environmental allergies, and accumulated toxins.
  • Balancing the 36 surface energy points that often impact a person’s energy level, mood, overall structural integrity, muscle tension, and digestive system. These surface energy imbalances are also cause pain in specific parts of the body.
  • Clearing past and present emotional blockages including specific phobias and fears and numerous psychological disorders.
  • Clearing the lymphatic system including all the body lymph glands and the lymph ducts.
  • Addressing energy blockages associated with the nervous and circulatory systems.
  • Balancing the various energy systems within the body including the traditional acupuncture meridians, chakras and general bioenergetic energy flow. Blood sugar balancing also falls under this category.
  • Releasing parts of the musculo-skeletal system that may be “locked.” This includes the spine, pubic bone, cranium, sacrum, ribs, joints and muscles.
  • Restoring energy imbalances between the patient and certain aspects of their environment.

What to expect

We know trying new (and weird) things can be hard. Here’s what to expect during your BodyTalk sessions: 

  • Prior to your first session, you will complete a client intake form so we can understand the areas of your health you’d like to improve. During each session, you have the opportunity to work toward healing a particular physical, mental or emotional issue, or an open session will be performed. If you choose to have an open session, your body’s innate wisdom will guide the healing process in whatever is deemed to be top priority.
  • Laura will answer any questions you may have throughout your session. Doing a remote session? Don’t worry – she’ll call you at the beginning of your first session.
  • If you’re attending the session remotely, feel free to either relax in a comfortable place or go about your day as usual – work, run errands, hang out with family or friends, watch TV, etc. We do recommend being at home or in a relaxed environment during your first session to see how you react. It’s not uncommon for tears to trigger during some sessions if trapped emotions are released.
  • Laura will explain what is being worked on throughout the healing session. If you’re receiving a remote session, a recap will be provided via your chosen preference: phone call, email or text.

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for commonly asked questions about BodyTalk. If you have additional questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact us.

Q: How was BodyTalk originally conceived?

BodyTalk was originally conceived in Australia by Dr. John Veltheim. Dr. Veltheim has worked in and studied a broad range of health care modalities for over 20 years, including traditional acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology, Reiki and bioenergetics.

In the mid-nineties, he began to put together a treatment protocol to address diseases such as dyslexia, chronic viruses and infections, poor immune system functioning, allergies, poor blood sugar balancing, arthritis and musculo-skeletal disorders, organ dysfunction and general energy system imbalances.

This system was called BodyTalk and was based on the wisdom of advanced yoga, the energy dynamics of acupuncture, the clinical findings of applied kinesiology, and western medical expertise. Since that time, the BodyTalk protocol has been taught to many people in over a dozen countries around the world.

It has been expanding since these early days and the rate of new discovery within the BodyTalk paradigm is now increasing exponentially. The fundamentals of the system are so sound, that we believe its principles may well be integrated into mainstream health care in the future.

Q: How does BodyTalk work?

The BodyTalk system works by first identifying the weak energy circuits that exist within the body. The practitioner relies on the innate wisdom of the mind-body to locate the energy circuits that need repair by using a form of biofeedback, which is a subtle muscle testing technique.

As we're exposed to stress during our lives, whether it be chemical, physical, environmental or emotional stress, our body's own healing communication system can breakdown. For every malfunctioning communication or energy circuit that is found, the practitioner or client contacts the corresponding points with their hands, followed by lightly tapping the following areas of the body:

  • Top of the head - stimulates the brain centers and causes the brain to re-evaluate the state of health
  • Sternum or heart area - to announce and store the corrected energy flows and corrected changes to the rest of the body
  • Abdomen or gut area - with the gut commonly referred to as our second brain, this helps the body further process the new energy circuits 

The BodyTalk treatment protocol is very straightforward. It is not designed to treat or diagnose, but rather, assist your body in its own natural healing process. Just as the body heals a wound with a particular sequencing of chemical reactions, the body wants to address all healing (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) in a certain order. This priority is important in the balancing process to initiate the body's ability to heal itself. 

BodyTalk can be used to address specific diseases and disorders or as a means of maintenance to keep the body in good health. It is an excellent system to complement other treatment modalities.

Q: How do remote or distance sessions work?

BodyTalk is a 100% energy-based modality. The distance sessions are just as effective remotely as they are in person. This is achieved through quantum physics and focused intention through a meditative state.

Whether the session is done at a distance or in person, the client receives energy-based work that stimulates the healing mechanism of his/her own mind-body. 

Q: Are there any side effects to BodyTalk?

BodyTalk involves connecting to the innate intelligence of the of the client before and during each session. The practitioner is always aware what the client's body can safely process at any particular time.

The clinical findings of BodyTalk treatment have shown that the system is totally safe and non-invasive. By virtue of the BodyTalk treatment protocol, the human body will not allow the practitioner to address any energetic blockage unless it is perfectly safe to do so. Additionally, a client cannot be over treated or treated incorrectly through BodyTalk, as there would be no effect on the client - positive or negative. 

Some healing symptoms may occur in certain cases, including:

  • A sense of peace, relaxation, lightness, energetic or tingling sensations in the body during a session.
  • If a client's body is ridding itself of a virus, flu-like symptoms may occur until this process is complete.
  • Short-term symptoms could also appear for a short time after treating parasites, toxins, and emotional releases. 
  • Insulin levels may need to be monitored after a session if the patient is diabetic.
  • It is not uncommon to experience changes in sleep after a BodyTalk session, and stomach growling or emotional release during or immediately after a session.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

The number of BodyTalk sessions needed will vary from client to client according to their circumstances. While some clients experience noticeable results after one session, it can take up to three to five sessions for other clients. Each session usually lasts 30 - 50 minutes. 

At the end of a BodyTalk session, the practitioner uses the body's innate wisdom to determine if further sessions are necessary (via the biofeedback technique) and if so, when the next visit should be scheduled. This could be days, weeks or months and will vary by session.

The practitioner may identify another healing modality that may help you in your healing process, which will be recommended at the end of the session, should you choose to explore.

Q: Disclaimer:

Please note, BodyTalk is not a substitute for conventional medical care and does not diagnose, treat or prevent illnesses or diseases. As with any healthcare or wellness routine, we recommend consulting with and seeking care from a physician. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.