A client I’ve been seeing since last year asked me how to explain BodyTalk to her friends so I thought it would be helpful to post an explanation here:
BodyTalk is a complete healthcare system that works with the body’s innate ability to heal itself. There are billions of processes happening in the body at any moment that allow the body to constantly maintain itself, regenerate and heal. However, stress, trauma, and environmental factors can cause communication breakdowns within the body, impeding healthy physical, mental and/or emotional functioning. With BodyTalk, the practitioner is finding which areas of the body and mind need to re-establish communication. Using a simple form of neuromuscular feedback and the BodyTalk protocol chart, the practitioner asks the client’s body what the priorities for healing are, thereby honoring each individual’s unique sequence for healing. And not surprisingly, by engaging in the dynamic of asking, the body responds! Once these priority areas are found, the practitioner gently taps over the head to alert the brain to the situation so it can fix the issue and then taps over the heart which stores and memorizes (“by heart”) the information in the body.
The work is surprisingly simple in appearance. It’s non-invasive, non diagnostic and completely safe. The client’s body is doing the healing, and it’s very empowering for clients to be able to connect to that capacity and confidence within themselves. It’s amazing what can happen by simply bringing things into awareness!
More in-depth information can be found on the International BodyTalk Association’s website.