(Adapted from the IBA website)
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.
Flexible and Safe
BodyTalk can be used as a stand alone system to address
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.
Innate Wisdom of the Body
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
Stress Affects our Health
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.
Energetic Circuits and Communication
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.