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What is BodyTalk?
BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective form of 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, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body's innate ability to balance and heal itself. BodyTalk can be used as a standalone system to treat many health problems or can be seamlessly integrated into any healthcare system to increase its effectiveness.
BodyTalk's major assets are its simplicity, safety and the speed of its results. It is non-invasive and objective in application and works effectively on humans and animals alike. Even if a BodyTalk technique is performed incorrectly, it simply means that there will be no result or change. It will not make things worse. It follows, therefore, that anyone who receives BodyTalk has nothing to lose and everything to gain as far as his or her health is concerned.
To read more about the BodyTalk System and how it works, Click Here.
What is BodyTalk Access?
The BodyTalk Access program was unveiled at the 2005 International BodyTalk Association Member's Conference. The energy was amazing, as professionals from around the world reacted to the potential of this revolutionary new program.
The theory behind BodyTalk Access and how it works.
The applications of BodyTalk Access.
The techniques that form the BodyTalk Access system for addressing day-to-day health needs.
A schedule of courses available around the world for training in BodyTalk Access.
What is BreakThrough?
The BreakThrough System brings to the surface the built-in defenses and deep-seated, limiting beliefs that prevent us from living life fully. In four modules, the BreakThrough System and associated FreeFall program empower participants to take off their masks and open their lives to an improved experience.To read more about the BreakThrough System and how it works, Click Here.
A schedule of courses available around the world for training in BreakThrough.
What is MindScape?
MindScape is a method that teaches the participant to tap into faculties of the creative and intuitive mind not normally so accessible to our everyday life state of mind. In practical terms, this means that the student learns ways of engaging intuition at will and enhancing creative and intuitive abilities. This offers great benefits and open vast possibilities for every aspect of life or work. Moreover, the techniques are also powerful tools for personal development, and open interesting possibilities for BodyTalkers and other practitioners, such as distant sessions. MindScape is taught in two full days by Certified MindScape Instructors, and includes a detailed manual. There are no pre-requisites for taking a MindScape class.
You can read more about MindScape in detail by Clicking Here.
A schedule of courses available around the world for training in MindScape.
Who is the IBA?
The International BodyTalk Association (IBA) is a worldwide organization providing vision, tools and training for the future of life science. The IBA was formed in Sarasota, Florida, in 2000 to be the official governing organization for the BodyTalk System and its related modalities. The IBA is responsible for the direction of BodyTalk and its family of systems; practitioner standards and credentialing; training and scheduling of courses, and generally working to ensure that the public's best interests are being served with regard to our sessions and educational outreach.
To find out more about the IBA, please Click Here
How do I navigate this website?
For those who would like to learn about are the IBA, as well as all the various modalities we administrate, the "Learn More" section is organized by modality. Modalities are by definition a method of treatment, method, or procedure. A simple analogy of what a modality is could be the various school subjects taught in grammar school (History, Science, Math, etc...) The IBA currently consists of 6 modalities. BodyTalk, Access, BreakThrough, MindScape, AnimalTalk, and Freefall.
The "Learn More" section also has a latest news section so you can keep up to date on all of our latest happenings.
The "Testimonials" section is a place where we gather all of the wonderful user submitted rants and raves about our systems, and is searchable by keywords and more!
For those with a better internet connection, we have now included a new "Videos" section, which we intend to make a place where you can hear from leading experts in various fields all about all the wonderful course offerings available through the IBA.
The "IBF" is a section dedicated to the International BodyTalk Foundation, a 501(c)3 non for profit, whose goal is to spread BodyTalk Access worldwide through outreach programs, as well as to fund research of the amazing BodyTalk holistic healthcare modality.
The Store is a great place to stock up on all of our promotional materials, as well as to purchase books written by our founders, Dr. John Veltheim and Esther Veltheim.
What is/How can I find: a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner?
The International BodyTalk Association maintains a repository of all the healthcare professionals certified by the IBA to practice BodyTalk. This directory includes only those Certified BodyTalk Practitioners who are in the business of providing healthcare services to clients on a professional basis and who maintain their certification through continuing education.
The listing is searchable by location, or by practitioner name, and those listed are qualified by the International BodyTalk Association to provide you with a BodyTalk session.
To find a practitioner in your area, please Click Here.
What specific conditions can BodyTalk address?
With BodyTalk we don't' focus on only addressing specific conditions - because that would be too limiting. We have found that BodyTalk has addressed a multitude of problems and dis-eases too numerous to list. Symptoms arise in a client because their system or state of balance is compromised in varying areas of their life. BodyTalk looks at a person as a whole - body, mind and spirit and the focus is to bring that person into a better state of balance so that they can heal on many levels. The key is to be able to see the bigger picture of a health problem and then all of its causative factors become apparent. It is also important to note that any given disease can have a plethora of causative factors, many of which are very different, even for the same disease. So the customized treatment within a BodyTalk session allows for all causative factors to be addressed no matter what the health problem has been labeled. There are no set recipes for addressing various symptoms unlike most other methods of healing. Each person is treated as an individual with a unique history that has created the set of symptoms they are experiencing. In serious conditions such as cerebral palsy, severe autism, juvenile paralysis, etc., we have found that total recoveries are extremely rare. However, we have also found that most of these cases are not clear-cut in outcomes. The problem lies in the fact that when people are that compromised, every new symptom and development is blamed on the original disability, when this isn't always the case. The trend is to ignore the new problem and focus on helping the patient adapt to the changes. In BodyTalk, we have found that many of the symptoms can be addressed and this can make a very big difference to quality of life and even improve general functioning. The concept of BodyTalk is that it can optimize the health potential of each individual. So many people with disabilities or other health challenges are not living to their potential because they have been "categorized" under a specific disability or disease label. The ability to understand this and to have specific techniques to bring about health optimization is a major asset of the BodyTalk System.