The BodyTalk System

An integrative mind/body approach to health and well-being

trauma, depression, communication, synchronization, balanceBodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels.  When a person cuts their finger or twists an ankle, there is an automatic, self-guided healing process in the body’s inborn intelligence.

In BodyTalk, we call this intelligence, the person’s Innate Wisdom. This Innate Wisdom guides the overall functioning of the bodymind complex, synchronizes all the activities as well as maintains balance, or homeostasis, within the bodymind complex. The aim of BodyTalk is to restore effective communication, synchronization and balance in function to the bodymind during times of disease.

What does BodyTalk address?

BodyTalk addresses the whole-person and their whole-story, using the entire context of their life to improve their health. Which is why we say that BodyTalk is Whole Person Healthcare — addressing mind, body, and spirit— that’s why it’s so effective.  Who you are today is the result of your childhood, your ancestor’s, your experiences, your relationships, and your genetics. Every aspect of your life—physical, emotional, environmental, psychological, spiritual, —is recorded in your bodymind and affects your overall health and sense of well-being.  Your symptoms convey messages from your bodymind that give valuable information about where you are out of balance.

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Can BodyTalk Help Me?

While BodyTalk does not diagnose or treat specific ailments, clinical experience has shown that once the overall systems are balanced through BodyTalk, clients have exhibited significant improvement in the areas of:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Infections
  •  Learning Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Viruses

Origins and Foundations of BodyTalk

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John Veltheim in Palo Alto, 2016

The BodyTalk System was created by Dr. John Veltheim, an Australian chiropractor, acupuncturist, philosopher, and author.  John was the principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for several years.  His extensive post graduate studies include:  Applied Kinesiology, bio-energetic therapy, osteopathy, sports medicine, counseling and comparative philosophy and theology. John also has extensive knowledge in the field of quantum physics and Consciousness.

John developed BodyTalk in the 1990s, following a personal health crisis, and soon after starting his BodyTalk practice in 1998 he began to train other practitioners and instructors throughout the world. Today, BodyTalk is being taught in over 37 countries, we have over 2600 Certified BodyTalk Practitioners and 85 Instructors and it is continuing to grow at an exponential rate.

BodyTalk is a state-of-the-art approach to integrative mind/body medicine by combining Western medicine’s scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience, epigenetics, and psychoneuroimmunology along with a large number of highly recognized ancient and modern healing methods and principles of knowledge, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, yoga and meditation philosophies, Chiropractic, consciousness studies and Energy Psychology.

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Facilitating a BodyTalk Session


What can I expect from a BodyTalk Session?

Sessions are easy, safe and comfortable; they are done with the client fully clothed. A session usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes. The length of a session is not indicative of the results that occur, as even the simplest session can be quite profound.

We begin your session by discussing your health status and whatever other personal issues you may deem necessary to include.  Then, as you lie comfortably on the massage table and enhanced with the Amethyst Crystal Biomat, I will be positioned at your side.  (The BioMat is a natural earthing device that produces negative ions and far infrared rays that promote deep relaxation and healing.)

As your BodyTalk practitioner, I facilitate the application of various modalities for healing. By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, I am trained to listen with Structured Intuition (combined left-brain and right-brain) via subtle biofeedback muscle-checking to quickly and easily ask your body’s Innate Wisdom 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.

The BodyTalk Protocol Chart helps me navigate the different aspects of the bodymind and create formulas that will help your body communicate better with itself, thus strengthening your natural immunity and repairing the debilitating imbalances.  By bringing into conscious awareness the solutions to your imbalance, I facilitate an energy shift by lightly tapping the electromagnetic field of your brain to initiate the repair.  Then I tap over the electromagnetic field of your heart to store a blueprint of the repair.  This information is then transmitted to the entire bodymind via the heartbeat.

Each session intuitively progresses specifically for your needs and state of wellbeing. That is why we call BodyTalk a priority-based modality.  Therefore, no two sessions are alike.  I observe and support as your Innate Wisdom indicates the priorities for healing.  Your bodymind knows exactly how many changes it is capable of initiating and will therefore indicate when the session is complete.

Just one session can bring you relief and set you on the path to wellness.  With harmony and balance restored, you feel more vital, healthy and whole.

Stress and The Body’s Communication System

Every single cell, atom and system is in constant communication with every other cell, atom and system within the bodymind complex at all times.  The nervous system, the connective tissue, as well as other subtle energy circuits of the body such as the meridians and the electromagnetic frequencies produced by the body are also part of this communication web.  When a person experiences stress, these energy circuits can become compromised, weakened or disrupted. Often times the body is not able to reset these blown circuits which leads to degeneration, and illness in the body. On the other hand, when the flow of information is optimal, the bodymind can respond to stress in an effective manner and maintain balance or homeostasis.

Brain Balancing with the Cortices Technique

In order to further enhance the healing effects of the session, I would like to teach you how you can maintain a balanced brain regardless of how stressful your day might be.

The Cortices technique is at the core of the BodyTalk System and its purpose is to balance the communication between the two halves of the brain as well as within all levels of brain function.  All disease found in the body is reflected in the brain at some level.  When there is a mis-wired or disconnected neurological connection within the brain, there will be a corresponding reflection in the bodymind complex.  Implementing the Cortices Technique on a daily basis can have amazing results.

“Since I can remember I have suffered from dyslexia.  Doing the Cortices technique regularly has helped me resolve this condition.  I can’t thank you enough! The anxiety and stress that living with dyslexia caused me was a nightmare.  I thought I would have to life with it for my whole life.  Life is so much easier now!!”