The BodyTalk System is a unique healthcare modality in that it addresses the body in a truly integrative, holistic way. The BodyTalk practitioner recognizes that the bodymind complex functions as a synchronicity, and not as a bundle of autonomously functioning parts. This understanding precludes the idea that poor health denotes an imbalance, or lack of synchronization. Instead, the BodyTalk practitioner acknowledges that poor health is an indication that the body’s innate wisdom to heal and maintain synchronicity within the body, is in need of enhancing.
To this end, the BodyTalk practitioner consults the body’s innate wisdom by means of biofeedback. Innate then gives the practitioner an indication of its priorities in the healing process. By means of this technique, the BodyTalk practitioner is able to determine which aspects of the body are poorly linked and under-communicating with others. Also, by means of biofeedback, the body’s innate wisdom indicates its priorities in bringing about enhanced communication within the bodymind complex.
The practitioner then addresses these links by touching them himself, or by asking the client to touch them. While the link is being held, the BodyTalk practitioner uses a technique which entails tapping gently on the head, and then over the heart complex. The act of tapping on the head enables innate to register the links in the brain, which enhances the overall integral functioning and intercommunication within the body. The act of tapping over the heart complex enables innate to store the memory of the links. In this way, the innate wisdom and healing function inherent in the body is enhanced on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body's internal mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body's innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.
BodyTalk can be used as a stand alone system to treat many chronic and acute health problems, or can be seamlessly integrated with any healthcare regimen to increase its overall effectiveness. BodyTalk's major assets are its simplicity, safety and the speed of results.
BodyTalk is non-invasive, objective in application and works effectively on humans and animals alike. If a BodyTalk technique is implemented incorrectly, there will be no result or change; it will not make things worse. Because of this built-in safety factor, anyone who receives BodyTalk has nothing to lose and everything to gain as far as his or her health and wellness is concerned.
BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels - as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle. This automatic, self-guided healing process is part of the body's inborn intelligence, or the "innate wisdom" of the body, as we call it in BodyTalk. The 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.
Stress has a profound effect on the body and its ability to heal and function at an optimal level. When an individual experiences ongoing stress, it can overload the energetic circuits of the body, causing them to fail or be severely compromised. This is just like plugging too many appliances into an outlet and tripping a circuit breaker in your home. You have blown a fuse and must go reset it. Often times the body cannot reset these blown circuits on its own, so the body then must continue to function in a less than ideal state. This ultimately leads to degeneration, illness and pain in the body, a sign that it is simply falling behind in the healing process. Stress-related illnesses include, but are not limited to: high blood pressure and heart rate, digestive disorders, hormone and endocrine imbalances, fatigue, infertility issues and all manner of immune system disorders.
Every single cell, atom, and system is in constant communication with every other cell, atom and system within the bodymind complex at all times. This includes communication through the nervous system, as well as the other subtle energy circuits of the body - such as the meridians and the electromagnetic frequencies that are produced by the body through its functioning. Stress we experience in our daily life can cause these circuits to become compromised, weakening or disrupting the communication between the cells and systems.
BodyTalk helps to re-establish these energetic circuits and efficient communication in a quick and effective way, which then allows the body to very quickly recover and catch up in the healing process. This is witnessed in how quickly symptoms disappear and function returns, often within just one or two BodyTalk sessions.
Just as the body heals a wound with a particular sequence of bio-chemical, physical and energetic responses, the body addresses all healing in a certain order. This concept is vital in the BodyTalk balancing process to encourage the body's ability to heal itself by the fastest means possible.
The BodyTalk Practitioner relies on the guidance of the body's natural wisdom to not only locate the weakened or broken lines of communication and establish how to re-connect them, but also to find the proper order in which they are to be restored. This is accomplished through a form of neuromuscular biofeedback, by which the practitioner is able to ask the body yes-or-no questions and receive answers directly from the body about the sequence for re-establishing these lines of communication.
“Energy is the currency of all interactions. To leave energetic considerations out of the equations of life and medicine is to ignore some 99% of what is happening. We just need a way to turn on the right switches and harness the body’s ability to heal spontaneously. Energetic approaches work quickly. This is the medicine of the future.”
- James L. Oschman, Ph. D. Biophysicist (Sylvia)
“In a time when new energy techniques are being developed almost daily, BodyTalk stands out as perhaps the easiest and yet most powerful method you can learn. This applies to everyone, whether you are a medical doctor, an athlete, a mother, a kindergarten student, a therapist of any kind or a Ph.D. candidate.”
- James L. Oschman, Ph. D. Biophysicist (Access Book)
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.
The BodyTalk System also uses concepts from the fields of Information Science and Information Management, Dynamic Systems Theory and advanced process control and optimization principles found in the engineering fields, as well as advanced topics in mathematics and quantum physics.
Even though these fields may not seem to have an obvious connection to the healing processes of the bodymind, they are an integral part of how the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily gather relevant information from their client's body.
BodyTalk sessions are easy, safe and comfortable; they are done with the client fully clothed; there is no need for disrobing. A BodyTalk session usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. The length of a session is not indicative of the quality of the session or the results that occur; as even the simplest sessions can be quite profound. The bodymind knows just how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate in any given session, and will therefore indicate when the session is complete and may even establish a time when you may need to return for a follow-up session.
You and your BodyTalk Practitioner often begin your session by discussing your health status and whatever other personal issues you may wish to address. Then, you will either relax in a chair or on a treatment table while the practitioner, positioned at your side, will gently use your arm in such a manner to establish Yes/No communication. This Yes/No communication is also called neuromuscular biofeedback, which is similar to applied kinesiology. By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily ask your body 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.
Your practitioner uses the BodyTalk Protocol Chart to determine the weakened or broken energy circuits in your bodymind complex that are being highlighted by your innate healing wisdom. Once an energy circuit is identified, any additional details that are relevant are determined. Your BodyTalk Practitioner will link these destination points in the sequence indicated, thereby constructing a "formula" that describes the energetic circuit that will be re-established.
Tapping on the body to get it to focus on healing has been used by some indigenous holistic systems, such as yoga, for centuries. For BodyTalk specifically, tapping on the head tells the brain to "fix" the faulty communication circuit and the heart to "store" the fix. This activates the brain and helps to facilitate the body's own ability to restore and maintain its optimum health.
For every malfunctioning energy circuit or formula found, you or your practitioner may hold the corresponding "points" with your hands, in order to help provide focus. You may also breathe deeply, as this helps your brain scan the body to locate the imbalances. The practitioner then lightly taps you on the top of the head, which stimulates your brain and causes it to initiate corrections to the broken circuits. This is similar to how the CPU of a computer runs the programs and makes all the calculations.
Your practitioner then taps you on the sternum to "save" the corrected energy circuit in the heart center and to share this information with every single cell in the body. The heart is responsible for communicating the state of the body's health to the rest of the body through the heart beat. This means that your body will remember these changes after the session, just like hitting the save button on a document will save changes to the computer hard drive so you can access them again later.
Because your body stores the changes made by the brain during the tapping process, this means that every formula or circuit that is corrected builds on the one before. Your body actually remembers the BodyTalk sessions it receives and your healing process will continue with each additional session you have.
General Wellness is one of the basic aspects of healthcare that the BodyTalk System provides an individual. Even though you may think you feel good, there is a good chance that you can feel even better than you currently do. If you have any sort of minor aches and pains, headaches, digestive imbalances or stress-related issues, BodyTalk will quickly and easily bring your body into a better state of balance. BodyTalk also is preventative, as it can help your bodymind have the best possible function so that you will not be susceptible to the stress you experience and so that your immune system is protecting you appropriately from external factors, such as germs and toxins.
BodyTalk involves maximizing performance levels and addressing emotional and psychological factors in a straight-forward and practical way. BodyTalk amplifies the brain's focus to specific parts of the body, thus increasing the blood supply, lymph flow, nerve flow, energy flow, immune response, and tissue repair. This amplification of focus enables the brain to attune to the very specific needs of the body to greatly accelerate the healing process in rehabilitation settings. And this same ability to mobilize and focus the body's systems has been able to bring about enhanced performance results for athletes and performers of all kinds.
In a similar fashion, BodyTalk speeds up all the body's healing processes and shortens recovery time from injuries, surgeries and illnesses. Many Physical Therapists incorporate BodyTalk into their regular practices - with dramatic results.
BodyTalk can be used during pregnancy and childbirth, but can also be used on newborns and very young children as well. Receiving prenatal BodyTalk sessions allows the mother and baby to be in full and proper communication with each other, which will allow the baby to develop healthily, and can also address any particular issues that may arise during the pregnancy. BodyTalk at the actual birthing can help the mother remain present and calm, and can assist the labor in being more efficient. Postnatal BodyTalk can help mom and baby recover from the stress of the birth quickly and easily.
BodyTalk facilitates the brain's ability to self-repair from any number of factors, including brain injury and trauma. BodyTalk has shown to be very effective in treating, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, and brain injury of all kinds, leading to improved brain function, and improved cognitive development.
Pre- and post- operative BodyTalk sessions can aid the body in handling surgery, enabling faster recovery, while minimizing the rejection of new tissue.
BodyTalk has shown some excellent results in individuals suffering from stress disorders. Balancing the brain helps the client work through shock, trauma, and disturbing negative associations and memories.
As an adjunct to allopathic cancer treatments, BodyTalk helps the body better handle the nausea and other side effects from chemo drugs or radiation, helping the body come back into balance and heal more completely. BodyTalk is also effective in pain management therapies.
One of BodyTalk's strengths is its ability to facilitate recovery from allergies, immune system issues, hormone imbalances and body chemistry issues of all kinds. Allergy experts, endocrinologists and general healthcare practitioners are amazed at the body's ability to balance its own chemistry when stimulated to do so through BodyTalk.
BodyTalk has been used for those in hospice care as well as for their family members to help them handle this stressful situation more easily. For those individuals in hospice care, BodyTalk can help resolve any remaining resistance or fears that individual may have around dying and can assist them in transitioning smoothly and with dignity.
BodyTalk can address cravings and addictions of all kinds, by addressing the underlying causative factor, stored memory, or emotion associated with that addiction. BodyTalk is an excellent addition to any addiction recovery program.
Sports clubs, businesses, organizations, and families are all complex systems of energetic interrelationships that have a dynamic life of their own. These interrelationships profoundly influence the health, performance, and level of cooperation between its members and the organization as a whole. BodyTalk improves the specific dynamic functionalities of the group by balancing energetic communication within an organization or group to bring about profound changes among its members.
Sports clubs have used BodyTalk Practitioners to improve the synchronicity of teamwork and enhance communication between coach and players. This has resulted in dramatic improvement in overall team performance. Specific sessions can be tailor-made, for example, to integrate a new player into the team so that they may adapt to the change more quickly, which results in enhanced performance for both individual and team. The same principles can be applied to the "team" members of a corporation, an association, a classroom, or a family.