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Why DIY BodyTalk Technique Is Such A Good One
The simple Cortices Technique is one of the core techniques of the BodyTalk System and I would like to share it with you.
In this short video (Part 1), Dr. John Veltheim, Founder of the BodyTalk System, describes the benefits of the Cortices technique and how it works to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain and general brain function.
How To Do DIY BodyTalk Technique
This next video shows you how to do this technique for yourself:
The BodyTalk Association believes that everyone should be able to balance their cortices. The results may be immediate and profound in restoring healthy balance. Do it at least once daily for a couple of months and see for yourself.
Grounding / Earthing
A simple, free way to help your body to achieve a state of optimum homeostasis (balance). See what Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra says:
And here's a short film (just click through to watch) which shows the background to the discovery of grounding and the science behind this free, simple, essential and natural way to fight inflammation and chronic disease and help yourself be healthy.
Here is a list of links to research on grounding/earthing.
Amanda's "Supermarket" Grounding Technique
Here's a lovely easy way to ground yourself - anytime, anywhere.
I call it my "Supermarket" technique because I usually remember to do it while I am waiting to pay - in the midst of the busy-ness of shoppers and tills, I treat myself to a moment of "me time", reconnecting to my core. It give me a few moments of centering and peace. Try it!!
"BodyTalk: Could a new therapy be the answer to all your aches and pains?
Rumoured to be popular with Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama, BodyTalk is now finding converts in Britain.
Have you ever wondered how the superhuman among us – the Barack Obamas, the Oprah Winfreys – manage to appear so gleaming, so lucid, so centred apparently all the time? Don't they ever have an off day?
Obama, who this week celebrated his first year in office, shares a little secret with Oprah. They are reportedly both fans of "BodyTalk", the alternative healthcare system of the moment, now finding converts in Britain.
BodyTalk is based on the belief that the body knows how to heal itself but, like a computer, can get overloaded, leading to malfunction. A BodyTalk practitioner offers no diagnosis or prescription, just a "rewiring" session using muscle testing and light tapping on the head and sternum to re‑establish channels of communication within the body. Then the body will start functioning optimally again.
Words like "innate", "healing" and "wisdom" set off alarm bells for me, especially when used together. But look past the jargon – and past the fact that this is a booming Florida business whose founder, Dr John Veltheim, resembles an outsize elf with bushy beard and evangelical smile – and there is sense in recognising the body as a "whole" with interconnecting systems. After all, we know that when one thing goes wrong, diverse other symptoms can crop up.
Veltheim, an Australian, once ran a busy clinic for Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathy. He became exhausted, got ill and couldn't recover. The long search for a cure led him to experiment with blending these and other alternative therapies, creating "acupuncture without needles".
His eureka moment came in 1995 with the discovery that you can literally tap into the body's energy circuits by using simple muscle testing to discover areas of sluggish communication. Tapping on the head then tells the brain to "fix" the faulty circuit, followed by tapping on the heart to "store" the fix, just like a computer downloading a programme.
Confused? Cynical? London-based practitioner Britt Jorgensen was when she first encountered BodyTalk on a yoga retreat in the United States four years ago. "People were talking about this miracle cure," she says. But no one could come up with a description that made sense to her.
Three weeks later, Jorgensen booked onto a BodyTalk course in New York and was captivated. She started practising on her husband, on friends and children, and says the results were demonstrable. Backache disappeared. Depression lifted. Skin complaints cleared up. Hyperactive children sat still. She continued training, gave up her high-powered job and qualified as a practitioner, treating people for complaints as varied as phobias, slipped discs and digestive problems.
I put Jorgensen to the test with a clutch of minor ailments: stiff back, aching wrist, sore throat – plus an unhealthy surfeit of anger. I lie on the treatment table and she wiggles my hand and arm, then lightly taps my head and chest bone. She also holds my feet briefly and lays a hand over my middle (she picks up straight away on the anger: the liver meridian apparently needs "balancing").
Does she have healing hands? No. BodyTalk is an "energy medicine", based on scientific principles. Veltheim has used neuroscience to back his findings, including a recent experiment in which the brain's responses to BodyTalk were monitored. I leave the treatment room still unconvinced. The tapping feels too much like knocking on wood – vague optimism rather than hard science.
But, one month later, the results of three sessions have shaken my scepticism. All physical complaints disappeared within hours of treatment. More surprising has been my change in mood: I feel increasingly clear-headed, light-chested, optimistic and energetic, as if the white noise of 21st-century urban life has been switched off in my head.
I still don't know how it works, but then I don't understand what my computer repair man does either.
For your nearest practitioner and training go to www.bodytalkuk.co.uk"
Published: 12:00PM GMT 22 Jan 2010, www.telegraph.co.uk
"Health notes: Tap lessons align body and mind
Our brains and bodies are in constant communication through our nervous system. Additionally, many biological processes (notably our hearts) run on electrical impulses, and some scientists and health professionals believe that the human body is surrounded by a weak electrical field, which also contains and transmits information.
According to London-based Britt Jorgensen, who practises a mind-body therapy called BodyTalk: ‘This invisible surface energy sends messages faster than even our nerve fibres. Unfortunately, it can be compromised by injury or stress. BodyTalk aims to repair any weaknesses so our brain and body can work smoothly together and we feel truly well.’
BodyTalk draws knowledge from yoga, Chinese medicine, chiropractic and osteopathy and has spread to 40 countries due, says Britt, to its ‘great results with physical, emotional and mental imbalances’.
'I can stop a migraine in its tracks, or make an existing one less intense. I don’t know how it works, but it does’
Therapists identify trouble spots using muscle feedback then rebalance them by tapping specific areas of the head and chest bone. It may sound like mumbo jumbo but I’ve experienced the power of tapping meridians (energy lines) through another practice (Thought Field Therapy), so it wasn’t hard to be convinced of the benefits of BodyTalk when a colleague reported her experience during six sessions over six months: ‘I’ve suffered for years with regular, distressing migraines.
Britt didn’t try to find the cause but explained that Bodytalk “asks” the client’s body (you stay fully clothed) what it needs to function more efficiently. Given the right help, it has an incredible ability to heal itself.
‘At each session, practitioners use muscle feedback – gently pulling on your arm – to key into the body’s self-knowledge and highlight any weak links. They then carry out a series of taps on your head and chest to fix any weakness and save the change in
your body’s memory.
‘In one session, Britt picked up an imbalance relating to my back and neck – I do often find neck ache precedes a headache – and that I needed to let go of feelings of anger. I felt much calmer afterwards.
‘I get headaches less frequently now: if I feel one coming I find a quiet place to tap my cortices [see below]. This can stop a migraine in its tracks, or make an existing one less intense. I don’t know how it works, but it does.’
My colleague booked into a one-day BodyTalk Access Course, which teaches DIY techniques including ‘cortices’ (below), which helps to reduce stress and sharpen mental focus. ‘It’s like toothpaste for the brain, leaving you with a lovely zingy feeling. On a busy day, I do it several times: it really helps.’
Cortices Step By Step
The cortices refer to the four brain lobes (sections); this two-minute technique helps reduce stress.
Place your left hand, fingers closed, on the back of your head at the base of the skull.
With the fingertips of your right hand facing the back of your head and spread out, gently tap your crown while taking one deep breath in and out.
Next, breathe deeply in and out once while tapping the centre of your chest under your collarbone with your right fingertips slightly spread.
Move your left hand up a hand’s width, and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Repeatedly move your left hand up until you’ve covered the mid-line of your skull from the base to just above your eyebrows. Your right hand stays tapping your crown then chest each time; when your left hand reaches the crown, just tap on top of it with your right hand.
Now cover the sides of your head (just above the ears) with both hands, fingers pointing backwards.
Remove your right hand – leaving the left in position – and tap your head and chest, as in steps 2 and 3.
Repeat on the other side of your head."
8:01 PM on 4th September, 2010 www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1308659/Health-notes-Tap-lessons-align-body-mind.html
Here are a few of the books which have influenced and informed me in my unending quest to understand more. All have resulted in some "ah ha" moments for me. I hope you enjoy these suggestions.
Amanda Weller, BA(Hons), MAR, AdvCBP, PaRama BP, QTP
PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner
Member of the Association of Reflexologists
Member of the BodyTalk Network (UK)
Member of the Quantum-Touch Association
Member of the British Holistic Medical Association
I have been a fully qualified reflexologist since 2005. I have also been a BodyTalk Practitioner since 2008 and I am now an Advanced and PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner. PaRama is the BodyTalk equivalent of post-graduate, so I am continually up-dating and improving my understanding of how we function and how I can work most effectively to the benefit of my clients. I also qualified as a Quantum-Touch Practitioner in 2016. I absolutely love this work and seeing the results people (and animals too) experience.
Within my sessions I use the Mindscape technique, which enables me to work at a deeper level with my clients to help them achieve results. It also means that I can carry out distance BodyTalk/Quantum-Touch sessions with clients worldwide.
To book an appointment email Amanda me or ring me on +44(0)1483 410129.