Using Innate Wisdom to Synchronize and Balance the Bodymind for Optimum Health
Dr. John Veltheim
Australian chiropractor and acupuncturist, Dr. John Veltheim,
developed the BodyTalk System™ (BT) in 1995. Since then
it has been taught to more than a thousand practitioners
worldwide. Currently there are 47 trained BT instructors
teaching in 17 countries. Graduates include medical doctors
and specialists, psychologists, psychotherapists, chiropractors,
acupuncturists, registered massage therapists, bodyworkers,
naturopaths, physical therapists, osteopaths, nurses, social
workers, and lay people.
The basic premise underlying BT constitutes a new paradigm
for synchronizing and balancing the bodymind that can be
implemented in conjunction with any health care system. The
body is a very complex ecosystem involving a delicate balance
between physiological and biochemical functions, emotional
and mental interactions, environmental influences, hereditary
and genetic restrictions, and the need to synchronize all
these factors into a cohesive whole.
BT recognizes that within each and every one of us there
lies the innate knowing of who we are and what makes us tick.
This innate wisdom carries the answer to our health care
dilemma and is addressed in the following way: BT facilitates
communication with the innate wisdom of the body by using
neuromuscular biofeedback. This feedback provides the practitioner
with a “yes” or “no” answer to any
question that is asked of the body. The innate wisdom thus
provides BodyTalkers with accurate guidelines regarding the
bodymind requirements for optimum health.
By following a comprehensive protocol of questions, the BT
practitioner can establish exactly what balancing the body
needs in order to harmonize bodymind function. This involves
finding out which organs, endocrine glands, or body parts
need to be connected in order to heal communication between
them at the physiological, biochemical, circulatory, nervous,
emotional, and/or energy levels.
The patient and/or practitioner will touch the body parts
that need repair and then the practitioner uses his/her fingers
to gently tap the head of the patient in order to focus the
brain toward repair. (BT “tapping” is based on
an ancient Hatha yoga technique.) Experiments with biofeedback
apparatus show that when this tapping occurs, while specific
parts are being touched, there is a major increase in brain
activity in relation to those parts. The practitioner then
lightly taps the chest to store the changes in the heart
energy complex, which ensures that the new balance is held
in deep memory and is, therefore, lasting. Clinical results
have shown that once the communications systems of the body
have been re-established and the bodymind complex synchronized,
the body is capable of healing itself at a deep and lasting
BT practitioners are seeing the incredible healing power
of a “balanced” body in the daily results obtained
in practice. The functions of every part of the body and
mind are improved. This means that the immune system will
start to eliminate chronic and acute viruses, bacteria, parasites,
and toxins. Re-establishing of the mind/body balance reduces
allergies, and emotional and psychological disorders. It
also improves posture and coordination, digestion and elimination,
brain functions, learning disorders, and states of distorted
consciousness in the form of negative belief systems and
The outstanding growth and success of BT is essentially fueled
by the following factors: it can be seamlessly integrated
into any other health care modality and is complementary
to each modality; it is totally non-invasive and absolutely
safe. There are no contraindications to its use; no diagnosis
is given, no medications prescribed, and no invasive techniques
imposed upon the patient; and patients thoroughly enjoy the
sessions and the results are evident within all aspects of
health—emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual.
Every person who is sincerely interested
in the concepts of total health care and has respect for
the power of the
potential of the human bodymind would benefit from learning
more about the BodyTalk System™. You can log onto the International
BodyTalk Association website at www.bodytalksystem.com or
speak to any BT practitioner in your area.
BodyTalk at Work in Saskatchewan
BT has effectively treated a wide variety of symptoms and
conditions. Below are some examples of how it has been beneficial
in clinical practice:
- An athlete presented with chronic migraine headaches
that were affecting his performance and concentration.
four BT sessions, the client reported that he felt more
energized, had fewer migraines, and the intensity of the
- Several clients with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy
reported a significant decrease in side effects after receiving
- An elderly woman received BT before and after a cataract
surgery that involved two needles to freeze the eye. She
was concerned about the possibility of extensive bruising
and discomfort. Within 24 hours after the surgery, the
tissue around the eye was only slightly discoloured.
- A young professional experienced extreme nervousness
when delivering public presentations. After one BT session,
noticed a marked decrease in his anxiety levels.
- Several clients presenting with chronic pain in the
low back/hip or legs have reported that their pain has
decreased since receiving BT sessions. One client’s
chronic pain has completely disappeared.
- A middle-aged woman diagnosed with
stomach ulcers was experiencing significant discomfort
even though she was
taking medications to manage the pain. The client reported
the pain disappeared immediately following a single BT
session. Subsequent medical tests indicate that she no
stomach ulcers and to date she is still pain-free.
- A dog
(border collie mix) with epilepsy received two sessions
of BT. The dog’s owner has reported that
the frequency of the seizures has greatly decreased; the
dog has only had
two mild seizures over a ten-month period instead of having
severe seizures almost once a month.
- A four-year-old boy
with asthma and milk allergies received a series of five
BT sessions over a six-month period. The
child’s parents report that their son no longer needs
his inhaler and is able to eat/drink dairy products with
only occasional discomfort.
BodyTalk First Aid
- A client involved in a car accident sustained
injuries to his nose. He received BT within an hour
following the accident.
Instead of ending up with two black eyes, he experienced
only mild tenderness with no bruising or swelling.
- A young girl received a cluster of insect bites that
resulted in red welts appearing almost instantly on her
legs and arms. Following a 20-minute First Aid treatment using BT techniques,
the swelling/redness decreased and the welts
The following is a list of common conditions that BodyTalk
treatments have addressed, however it is also beneficial
for many others not listed: arthritis, asthma, back pain,
chronic fatigue, depression, emotional disorders, allergies,
headaches, stress, scarring phobias, and sport injuries.
Dr. John Veltheim resides in Florida,
USA, which is also home of the International BodyTalk Association
He is currently developing/teaching an advanced technique
called, “PaRama BodyTalk.” (Website: www.bodytalksystem.com)
If you are interested in
training to become a BodyTalk practitioner contact the Saskatoon
co-ordinator (306) 477-0306.