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What Makes BodyTalk Unique?

January 20, 2016 /

What makes BodyTalk different from Western Medicine? What makes it different from other treatments and approaches?

Let’s use a simple example as a starting point… Let’s say you have a bad headache that is lingering on and on… You go to the doctor and what happens? More than likely you are given some pain medicine to help with the headache and that is that.

But think about how many different reasons there could be causing that headache- a food allergy, hormonal imbalance, a misalignment of your spine, stress… those are just the first few things that came to mind for me when thinking about this example. Even though there are a vast number of possible causes of your headache, more than likely you will simply be treated with the same pain medicine. Yes, if the headache continues on and on, tests might be ordered to try and figure out the physiological cause but it is possible you might just continue to receive pain meds even when they know the cause.

In a BodyTalk treatment, we are much more interested in the unique cause of YOUR headache. Is it because you keep eating a food that you are allergic to? Or is it because you hate your current job and dread going to work every day? Or is it caused by your fear that your spouse is going to leave you? YOUR story is unique and so therefore the BodyTalk session you receive to address your particular concern will be unique. 

Even many other complementary and alternative approaches to healing often have a standard way of working with a particular problem. A chiropractor will look at how the alignment of your spine might be causing your headache and treat it from that perspective while an acupuncturist will often check your pulses and work with the energy meridians to resolve the headache.

While these treatments can be very helpful and beneficial, they do not integrate together the wide variety of perspectives that the BodyTalk System does- Chinese medicine, bioenergetic psychology, Ayurveda, the latest in Western science (including your microbiome) and BodyTalk is really the only system I know of that asks your body and mind what it specifically needs to address YOUR specific issue.

Are you curious about what BodyTalk can do for you? If so, now through February 29, 2016 I’m offering you 25% off your first session with me. Call me at 503-347-0258 to schedule!

BodyTalk’s Cortices Technique

November 19, 2014 /

BodyTalk restores communication between various different parts of the body, communication which is often disrupted by the stresses of life.

By helping all parts of the body to communicate with each other more efficiently, overall health and well-being is improved.

I have personally experienced some significant shifts in my physical, emotional, and spiritual self since beginning to receive BodyTalk sessions in February 2013.

Today I’d like to share with you the basic technique that anyone can use on his or her own to begin to bring BodyTalk into your world! The technique is called tapping cortices and it is a way for you to balance the right and left hemispheres of your brain, improve brain function, release stress, anxiety, and pain and so much more. I’ve created a video for you to see exactly how this simple technique is done.

Give the technique a try and see if you notice that you feel more mental focus after doing it. Maybe you feel calmer and less stressed out. Maybe whatever was bothering you (psychologically or emotionally) feels less bothersome. Keep trying the technique at least once a day for several days and notice what happens.

What is BodyTalk?

November 19, 2014 /

So What Is BodyTalk Anyways?

BodyTalk is a consciousness based health care system that differs from the Western medical model and from many forms of energy medicine because of its focus on the importance of how ALL parts of our bodymind work together as a whole.

In the Western medical model (based on Cartesian thinking), there is a focus on the various “parts” of the system. So if something is not working properly in your body, a doctor or other practitioner will look for which part is the problem and treat that part with medication, surgery, or replacing it with an alternative part.

BodyTalk is instead based on the idea that the body is not a collection of independent parts but is instead multiple systems that interact with each other and are dependent on each other for their own functioning. This means that every single atom, cell, organ, and system in the body needs to be in constant communication with all the other atoms, cells, organs, and systems in the bodymind complex at all times. Often, stress disrupts this communication in our bodies (think about the idea of stress blowing fuses in the body as an analogy here) and BodyTalk helps to re-establish better communication (and therefore “reset the fuses”). In addition, BodyTalk takes into account the impact of things like the external environment and the patient’s relationship with family and friends on health and well-being.

How Does BodyTalk Improve Health?