In 2003, from out of the blue, I was overcome with a depression. No recollection of why such heaviness should overwhelm me. I did not have enough energy to meet my daily tasks. I felt like I was dragging my body around with such effort. Everything in my life was affected from my physical and emotional being to trying to maintain relationships. I felt alone and helpless. After a couple of BodyTalk sessions, my depression lifted and felt my bright spark return. I felt connected to my body Again! I realised then that the body mind and spirit are not separate but an intricate and dynamic system.
Since then I have experienced a number of BodyTalk sessions from various practitioners relieving symptoms from headaches, stress, digestive issues, menstrual problems, recovery from surgeries, performance sessions for exams and the list can be endless. Everyone in my family have regular sessions including my dogs, which get regular AnimalTalk.
In 2007 I decided that I must learn the modality myself and then to start my own practice. Since then I have completed all the Modules including the PaRama levels. Other modules have included Traditional Chinese Medicine, Free Fall, Mindscapes and Structural Integration.
BodyTalk works on a simple premise that your body has a limited amount of resources that maintain continual communication between all systems. The body can go into overdrive or malfunctions. Valuable resources are taken away from regeneration or healing leaving the body in poor health.
How does BodyTalk Work
The BodyTalk Practitioner is trained to facilitate where the breakdown of communication lies within the client by using a muscle checking. The BodyTalk practitioner finds the priority areas in the body that need to be addressed.
The BodyTalk System finds out where the body is functioning inefficiently and the body’s internal awareness is then redirected to focus on those areas using gentle balancing techniques.
The practitioner holds the areas that have been highlighted and gently taps over the brain and over the heart. Tapping over the brain helps the whole nervous system to become aware of what it needs to do to balance itself in relation to the areas that are being held. The brain then improves communication between the targeted systems. This will increase nerve function, blood supply, and lymph flow in those areas. In the case of a memory or emotion the whole mind body system will reduce the charge around that issue. Tapping on the heart ensures the new information is stored throughout the whole body, by encoding the changes in the heart electrical field to make the improvements in function last.
The body becomes aware of the area in needs to re-direct focus to. It moves from fight or flight (stress mode) to parasympathetic mode (healing mode). Resources are redirected so the body can return to normal balance and wellness on all levels physically, mentally, and spiritually.