BodyTalk is a natural health-care system, which works with your body’s ability to heal and repair itself.  Everything in the body is connected.  When the body is functioning optimally, each system, organ and cell is in communication with every other system, organ and cell.  However, due to stress and other factors, communication can be compromised.  BodyTalk facilitates the restoration of the communication.

During a session, the practitioner asks the bodymind a series of yes or no questions, using neuromuscular biofeedback.   Essentially, the client’s own body leads the practitioner to the areas within the body that are not in balance with the rest of the body.  Various techniques are then used to restore balance and enable the bodies’ internal mechanisms to function at an optimal level.

What does bodymind refer to?

  • The body:  

The functioning of the body.  

  • An example would be identifying dehydration in the body or organs.  Every function in the body needs water in order to function properly.  Many people do not drink enough water.  However, even people who drink enough water may still be dehydrated.  In order for cells to be properly hydrated, water needs to move easily across the cell membranes to transport nutrients into the interior of the cells and transport waste out of cells.   Should this natural flow be compromised, BodyTalk could facilitate the release of whatever may be affecting this process and restore the natural flow.
    • Intolerances:   Many people today are plagued by intolerances, often to dairy and wheat.    Continued exposure to a substance that the body is intolerant to, can lead to symptoms such as joint pain, digestive difficulties, skin disorders, fatigue and headaches, amongst others.
  • The mind:  

Our beliefs, thoughts and attitudes.

  • An example of this would be trauma.  If a traumatic experience is processed and worked through, going forward, the person will be able to remember or talk about the experience without feeling re-traumatised by it.  However, traumatic experiences are often not fully processed or worked through and the memories are held in the subconscious mind and stored in the body, causing dis-ease.  Anything reminding the person of the trauma can trigger a strong emotional and/or physical reaction, even years after the original trauma is ‘forgotten’.    In order to release this, the practitioner would identify where the emotions are stored and facilitate their flow and release from the bodymind.  
    • Belief systems can also affect the bodymind complex and are accordingly addressed in BodyTalk sessions.  Belief systems are developed during our formative years and can influence factors such as our eating patterns or beliefs about our bodies for many years until they are identified and released.

BodyTalk sessions are done with the client fully clothed and the sessions are safe and non-invasive.  A session usually lasts for 45 minutes.  The length of a session is dependent on the client’s body, which knows how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate at the time.   

BodyTalk can be used as a standalone to facilitate the flow and communication of the whole system, or as a complement to modern medicine or other healing modalities.  Further information can be found on the International Body Talk Association website, and well as the South African Body Talk Association website,

To learn more click here to watch a video on The Cortices Technique

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