IBA Articles

  • What Drives You? by IBA Staff

    Overdoing it is something we all have a wee bit of experience with. Your system feels exhausted, you know you need a break and yet, you push on. Your tummy feels stuffed beyond enjoyment, but you ignore its groans and tell yourself, "just a few more bites." You feel parched as you look at your empty water glass and think, "I'll refill it as soon as I get this done." An hour later your mouth is dry and you still have no water. You offer to help a friend out and before you know it you are doing the whole job. You have a glass of wine and before you know it you have finished the whole bottle. "How did that happen!?"
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    Nov 01, 2018

  • The Tiniest Tap by IBA Office

    When it comes to John's latest course, the analogy of the butterfly and the tornado seems most fitting. Not just because BodyTalk Direct involves the concept of torsion fields and John actually teaches about the healing nature of tornadoes. The Butterfly Effect is also most applicable to BodyTalk Direct because the gentlest, simplest of techniques sets in motion a profound ripple effect throughout the system and beyond.
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    Sep 19, 2018

  • Your Inner Compass That Could, An Empowering Children's Book by Kristen Pierce

    BodyTalker Kristen Pierce shares her personal story and the inspiration behind her children's book.
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    Sep 16, 2018

  • The Debilitating Nature of Fatigue by Office, IBA

    The first topic in our Vitality and Clarity Group Session Series (renamed from Get Comfortable and Clear Series) kicks off next week, and there is a poignant tale to it. This is because John's own personal struggle and eventual triumph over chronic fatigue were the catalysts for the birth of the BodyTalk System.
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    Sep 06, 2018

  • BodyTalk Direct - Results by IBA Staff

    The word is in on BodyTalk Direct (special photos and testimonials).
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    Sep 05, 2018

  • BodyTalk Direct by John Veltheim

    John's new breakthrough course on torsion fields and instant communication takes him on the road for the first time in two years.
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    Aug 09, 2018

  • Making Those Magical Connections: Interphasing the BodyTalk Modules by Antonia Gentile

    Just as certain information and techniques in the Fundamentals course may not always be implemented in a BodyTalk session, those in advanced modules often do not come up as well. The knowledge seems fascinating when learned, so why does this occur, and how can it be better applied by the practitioner, who also inherently benefits from giving a session?
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    Jul 19, 2018

  • The Magic of Distance Sessions by Antonia Gentile

    Distant healing sessions allow for the benefits of healing regardless of an individual being physically present with the practitioner. Also known as remote healing, it has been practiced for centuries with countless testimonials attesting to improvements in the mindbody complex. Although long-practiced in the East, its efficacy is being recognized in clinical studies to a much greater extent in the West.
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    Jul 03, 2018

  • Respecting Innate: Three Principles of Practice by Tim Hall

    The term Evidence-Based Medicine, aka Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) has been heavily studied and implemented in many circles of research and professional practice. It is widely considered the gold standard for the quality of patient care within the medical community. The chosen descriptor for the BodyTalk System is Consciousness-Based Healthcare (CBH), or sometimes priority-driven practice. The differences and similarities between EBP and CBH are interesting to note.
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    Jun 21, 2018

  • Volunteering for Veterans by Kathy Halvorson

    Volunteering to help veterans using BodyTalk has been very rewarding! I have been volunteering for causes I believe in since I was 24 years old. I'm in my 60s now, so it's been quite a long time.
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    Jun 21, 2018

  • Meet Tim Hall by Tim Hall

    Tim has been a BodyTalker since 2002 and considers himself a student to human nature.
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    Jun 21, 2018

  • Sincere Support for the Aging Population by IBA Office

    Imagine a big family all living together in a rustic villa in Siena, Italy. Dad runs a shop in the day. Mom manages housework and kids. Auntie and Uncle run errands, help with the shop and tend to the garden and animals. Grandma, though widowed, helps in any way she can; some days its feeding chickens, sometimes its making dinner, but her favorite task is being babysitter to her grandkids... In an ideal world, this is the way our elders would age.
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    Jun 14, 2018

  • John's Summer 2018 Schedule by IBA Staff

    John's lineup of summer courses is here. We hope you can attend as many of the courses or group sessions that call to you, and that you can find a cool or cozy corner to cuddle up with your laptop (depending on which hemisphere you find yourself).
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    May 26, 2018

  • Why I love the ABA Conference by Jacquie McIntyre

    I recently celebrated 12 years in the IBA community and 4 years holding space as the president of The Australian BodyTalk Association Inc. (ABA), a position that has deeply enriched me and provided many opportunities for learning. Historically, one of my most favorite events on our calendar for BodyTalk in Australia is our national Conference... not to be confused with the IBA Members Conference in Australia happening in a couple years' time.
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    May 17, 2018

  • What the Animals Teach Us About Healthy Boundaries by Rosalie Juravle

    Change is exciting. It allows old stagnation that no longer serves us to dissipate. It allows for new awareness and for life to work for you and through you. Change can be easy and effortless. Or it can come with pain. Apparently, I used to like my lessons to hit me like a two-by-four over the head. Until I decided I'd prefer a gentler approach. The gentler approach, I found, had to do with healthy boundaries. Of course, as an animal professional I thought, "I wonder how the animals will reflect that around me now that I'm exploring it?" Let's see what the animals show us.
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    May 17, 2018

  • PayPal Has Arrived at the IBA Store by IBA Staff

    We are pleased to announce that the IBA has added PayPal to our website options for online payments.
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    May 17, 2018

  • Data Removal Notice by IBA Staff

    The IBA is making a variety of changes to be in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As part of our overall data privacy efforts we are asking all IBA Members, past and present, to let us know if they have any material on our website that they authored or in any way contributed towards that they would like to have removed.
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    May 09, 2018

  • GDPR for IBA and Data Security by IBA Office

    Data privacy has been in a lot of headlines lately and so it's important to let you know what the IBA is doing to protect your data. Last time I talked about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), providing a summary of the law as we believe it pertains to us, the IBA. Now I am going to let you know what changes we are going to make to comply with this law. ... Another big change in 2018 is the new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) change. Many of you may already know about this but for those of you who don't, let me offer some background.
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    Apr 28, 2018

  • The Gift of Animals, Part 2 by Val Heart

    Horses, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, mice ... all taught me how to be the human being I am today. I've been on television and radio many times, am known all over the United States, and have students and clients around the world. ... But, I started out a lonely, only child in an isolated rural area outside of Austin, Texas. My first love was four-legged and hairy, with big brown eyes that saw through to my soul, and a pair of lips that could open any gate.
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    Apr 11, 2018

  • Building En Bonne France by Bianca Cassingena

    The retreat centre Domaine d'En Bonnes in the South of France just outside of Toulouse is set in a beautiful park with many trees, a swimming pool and a lake, close to the little village of Fanjeaux. We are lucky to live in a part of France that is still very authentic and where life is simple and rich with wonderful treats like local organic wines, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, oils and meats. We just finished the renovation of our seminar room (it used to be a barn) and will be open for reservations in May 2018.
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    Apr 11, 2018

  • Retro Course from John by John Veltheim

    I am really looking forward to going back to my roots to teach a course that has always been one of my favorites. I've been teaching Traditional 5 Element Acupuncture for about 40 years and have found that students find it very informative and helpful as a tool to incorporate into their healthcare practices regardless of their background.
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    Apr 09, 2018

  • GDPR: What You Need to Know by Paul Clayson

    By now, many of you may or may not be aware of a new European law pertaining to data protection. This law is commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR and it replaces the 1995 EU Data Privacy Directive. My goal here is to ensure everyone is aware of this new law so you can determine how it may affect you. In a future article, I will let you know what the IBA is doing to comply. In the meantime, here is a summary of my understanding of the new law.
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    Apr 03, 2018

  • Bring Your Questions by IBA Staff

    Our founders, John and Esther Veltheim, are once again opening the floor to any and all questions related to BodyTalk, health, the Life Science courses, and/or questions about the spiritual process through the Livestream chat format. This time, the floor is open not only to Members, but also to Non-Members and the public. This is a great opportunity for Practitioners to encourage their clients, friends and family to participate in an open Q&A.
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    Mar 28, 2018

  • Fundamentals Manual Updates by IBA Staff

    We are pleased to announce that we have an updated BodyTalk Fundamentals manual that Instructors will start handing out to new students once their current manual supplies run out.
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    Mar 27, 2018

  • CEU Changes for Instructors and CBPs by IBA Staff

    Effective January 1, 2018: Group Sessions now provide 1 CEU per session (3 CEUs for a series of three), also, CEUs are now eligible to roll over into your next 2-year CEU time frame.
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    Mar 02, 2018

  • The Gift of Intellect by Esther Veltheim

    'Intellect' denotes a mechanism of mind that has the potential to function in various ways. The intellect is the thinking function. One of the intellect's primary jobs is to "cut through" mental complications. Children do this so well. They look at something the adults are doing and a simple question from them can sometimes help the adults realize how ridiculously they are behaving. The child sees the complicated behavior and a simple "Why?" cuts through the complication. This ability is why intellect is often depicted as a sword in mythological studies and Tarot decks. When we make the most of our intellect, it has the ability to cut through the most complicated-seeming issue; to simplify, and to deeply inform us.
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    Feb 25, 2018

  • Britt, San San and Four Hands BodyTalk by Britt Toksvig Jorgensen

    Since August 2016, I have had the pleasure of the company of my colleague San San Lee at the refugee center in Kuala Lumpur. We show up at the medical clinic every Tuesday and work with the refugees who are mostly from Afghanistan. Previously, I had enjoyed pairing up with colleagues for the same session during courses or study groups. It is nice to have that now on a weekly basis.
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    Feb 12, 2018

  • Paying It Forward by Britt Toksvig Jorgensen

    The Gift of BodyTalk: My Story of Volunteering

    Britt Toksvig Jorgensen shares her trials and triumphs, the gifts and frustrations, and some practical insights about doing volunteer BodyTalk work and partnering with non-profit organizations. Don't be surprised if Britt's beautifully honest article makes you decide you want to start offering volunteer BodyTalk sessions yourself.
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    Feb 12, 2018

  • The Prevalence of Complex PTSD by Esther Veltheim

    When many of us think of PTSD, we often imagine a single, severely traumatic event (war, accident, rape etc.). This event can still have several incidences, but they tend to be put under the one umbrella even though we may need to address the specific components. However, as practitioners, we will more often need to address Complex PTSD also known as C-PTSD. This particular stress disorder generally results from prolonged and repetitive trauma. It frequently involves abuse or abandonment by a family member or caregiver in a situation where the power dynamic is skewed.
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    Feb 12, 2018

  • Questioning and the Spiritual Process by Esther Veltheim

    Spiritual process. Ask twenty different people what these two little words signify for them and you will probably receive twenty different responses. But, chances are quite a few of these explanations will contain the term becoming enlightened. Spiritual process. Becoming enlightened. Being a spiritual person. Most anyone involved in alternative healing or any kind of yoga will have come across such terminology or even regularly use these terms themselves. The subject of spirituality can be highly seductive, daunting and confusing. After all, the language we have for the spiritual life is laden with connotations, and conflicting-seeming schools of thought abound.
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    Jan 18, 2018

  • What Is It to FreeFall? by Cheryl Ramsay

    The idea of exposing one's self at all levels of being (physical, emotional, spiritual) to allow for truer vision into who we are appealed to me even though there was fear and inhibition. My ego had persuasive methods to make me feel and think that doing something as audacious as undressing in front of other people should be considered plain old crazy. Who in their right mind would pay to be that uncomfortable and for what purpose?
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    Dec 19, 2017

  • The Gift of Animals, Part 1 by Val Heart

    Animals are highly sentient feeling beings. Their wisdom is extraordinary and profound, and is best illuminated through the art of animal communication. When we talk to them energetically and telepathically, we discover that they are in fact intelligent, evolved, connected spiritual beings. In taking a stand for animal intelligence it is necessary to embrace our intuitive, subtle senses.
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    Dec 19, 2017

  • John's 2018 Course Lineup by IBA Office

    During his continued travel hiatus, John has decided to keep himself very busy offering a wide variety of course, group session, and meeting opportunities during January and February 2018. We hope you can join us.
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    Dec 13, 2017

  • Best Wishes Loesje by IBA Office

    Our dear friend and esteemed IBA Instructor, Loesje Jacob resigns from the IBA. Her love for BodyTalk and animals made an impression on many of us, not to mention the important work she has done to develop and expand BodyTalk across the world.
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    Nov 24, 2017

  • BodyTalk Malaysia Here We Come by Britt Toksvig Jorgensen

    I moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia about two and a half years ago with my family. I had never been to the country before, knew no one and was the only CBP. My plan was to take six months study sabbatical before venturing into setting up shop. As it turned out, the universe had other plans for BodyTalk in Malaysia.
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    Nov 01, 2017

  • Loving What I Do by Dr. Jacquilen Fostor Tomas, Ali

    I am Dr. Jacquilen Fostor Tomas, Ali, a Philadelphia-based Naturopathic Physician (ND), BodyTalk Access Trainer, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and a Board Member of the BodyTalk MidAtlantic Association. In addition, I am a Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC), Certified Holistic Cancer Educator and Master Herbalist (MH). Sounds like I'm an overachiever? Well, yeah, that's how I was raised. African-American families understood that we couldn't be average, we had to go above and beyond "average."
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    Nov 01, 2017

  • Meet Jacquilen by

    While Jacquilen's story was already quite personal, we still thought we'd ask her the five questions we like to ask all our contributing writers.
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    Nov 01, 2017

  • The Metaphysics of Treating by John and Esther Veltheim

    There exists to this day no universally agreed upon definition of metaphysics. It is a word that evokes both fascination and bewilderment and is prone to colorful and sometimes fear-engendering interpretations. This is one of the reasons why, until now, I have tended to use the generic term "philosophy" in my classes instead of specifying "metaphysics." It has long been clear to me that before I use the word metaphysics, this provocative little word needs a course unto itself; a course dedicated to metaphysics as it relates to our work.
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    Oct 03, 2017

  • A Tribute to Our Dear Friends by

    In loving memory of our esteemed Instructors and very dear friends, Gilly Adkins and Melanie Buzek.
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    Sep 23, 2017

  • Meet Gayathri by Gayathri Shylesh

    Gayathri is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness practitioner and combines her BodyTalk practice with other health modalities. She practices in Shoreline (North Seattle), Washington, USA and spends part of her time in India.
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    Sep 19, 2017

  • Practitioner Development Strategies by by Gayathri Shylesh

    Like many of you, my initial foray into a BodyTalk practice came with many questions: Now what? What should I call my practice? How will clients find me? Who should I work on? Do I know enough? Is there another course that will help? The questions multiplied along the way and came with a lot of self-doubt that blurred my vision. I had no execution or business plan. Many practitioners notice shifts and swings in their existing client practice, and most simply struggle with launching out of the gate. An execution plan with a strategy for your business accompanied by a continuous improvement process plan serves you well.
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    Sep 19, 2017

  • Healing with Crystals by Paola Novaes Ramos

    At our 2017 IBA Heart and Soul Conference, Paola's presentation on crystals and the Cardinal Method of Life Connection spurred a lot of questions from intrigued Members who wondered how they might learn more, either to practice crystal sessions on themselves, or how to utilize them on a priority basis in a BodyTalk session. The crystal constellation session she did with John and Conference participants was powerfully felt and encouraged even greater curiosity. We asked Paola if she would write an article to follow up her presentation. She graciously agreed.
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    Aug 19, 2017

  • What a Journey by

    Now that the sun has set on our 2017 IBA Members Conference and we have all had the chance to rest and integrate our experiences a little, it feels like time to reflect on the many wonderful moments we shared in the name of Heart and Soul. For those of you in attendance, consider this reminiscing. For those of you who couldn't attend, we hope you enjoy this peek into a very special event.
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    Aug 11, 2017

  • Meet Karen by Karen Atkins

    We got the chance to catch up with Karen a little before she set off on her Frequency Experiment Tour, which kicked off Saturday, July 22, 2017 in her home town of Mill Valley, California.
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    Jul 19, 2017

  • BodyTalk and Music by Karen Atkins

    When I first started practicing BodyTalk in 2002, I delved into it full force, as I had done with (almost) everything in life, including my music career. Coming out of high school and college as a singer/songwriter/guitarist, I started touring, receiving awards and living the musician life along the way--until my health deteriorated, and my body forced me to stop.
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    Jul 19, 2017

  • BodyTalk Access Outreach to Workers in Manila by Marilen Abesamis

    "Most workers in the Philippines hardly make ends meet," say Access Trainers Remar Soliza and Alan Along, Filipino CBPs who engaged some 31 workers in a BodyTalk Access Outreach in Metro Manila last June 17 (pictured below). "They receive less than 10 dollars a day and have no health insurance. With no savings and poor healthcare policies, an extra burden is placed on families when a member gets sick."
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    Jul 14, 2017

  • Networking by Sherri Goering

    So you've decided to start your BodyTalk practice. You get everything set up and ready for clients. You know how amazing BodyTalk is and you feel the entire world could benefit from it. You decide you'll do some marketing to get the word out. You start using words like consciousness, innate wisdom and inborn intelligence and you've just lost the attention of the general public.
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    Jul 14, 2017

  • Meet Sherri by

    As a hard-working mom, Sherri is usually the one behind the camera. We asked Sherri to take a moment to answer a few questions.
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    Jul 14, 2017

  • New Course Prices by

    As you know, John feels that we need to reduce the cost of our courses to make learning BodyTalk more affordable for everyone and thus open up more learning opportunities. Some of you have questions about this which we seek to address here.
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    Jul 14, 2017

  • Planting Roots in Magical Kenya by Homeira Ghanongooi-Franke and Marie-José Dolleman

    "Magical Kenya" is the name of the Kenya airways Boing 787 in which I embarked on my journey to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to share BodyTalk Access magic. This wasn't a coincidence, as the trip turned out to be magical in every way. Kenya is a vibrant and colorful country, but their healthcare system has been in turmoil. Public health is poor, and there was a 100-day health strike earlier this year that took a heavy toll on the majority of Kenyans, as most of them cannot afford private care.
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    Jun 16, 2017

  • South African BodyTalk Association Wellness Day by Estie Mattheus

    The South African BodyTalk Association (SABA) is an association of current IBA instructors, practitioners and students from across South Africa. SABA is committed to continually growing consumer awareness of the BodyTalk System as a fully integrated WholeHealthCare system and promoting its benefits to humans and animals.
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    Jun 16, 2017

  • Rising in Phoenixville: Here Comes the Sun by Antonia Gentile

    In February, I enrolled in The Soul's Journey: Exploring the Mind and Three Brains course taught by Dr. John Veltheim in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The calling to do so was very strong. I knew that the course would be profoundly life changing, and that I needed to be in Phoenixville, details not specific. A part of it had to do with an image of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes that appeared in my consciousness, and this archetype of alchemy reassured me that I was on the right path.
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    Jun 02, 2017

  • Meet Antonia by Antonia Gentile

    If I could do anything in the world at this moment, it would be to provide a safe, loving space within which individuals can learn basic tools of self-empowerment and joyful living.
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    Jun 02, 2017

  • Understanding Versus Knowledge by John Veltheim

    It always has been my vision that BodyTalk would evolve and shift not only as new scientific breakthroughs came to light but also as the intuitive understanding of the system deepened. My own research has contributed significantly to the ongoing development of BodyTalk, however the more essential component in BodyTalk's continued advancement and success has been the deepening of my own understanding and that of our many practitioners.
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    May 24, 2017

  • IBA Conference Open to All by John and Esther Veltheim

    Welcome All Healthcare and Wellness Practitioners, This year's Conference is oriented around BodyTalk Founder, Dr. John Veltheim's latest course, The Soul's Journey: Exploring the Mind and the Three Brains. In light of John's determination to give practitioners in all healthcare fields access to his work, we will be breaking with tradition this year. We are welcoming non-Members to attend the Live Streaming of our 2017 Members Conference. No previous training in BodyTalk is required for you to reap deep benefit from all our presentations.
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    May 13, 2017

  • Get to Know Terryann by Terryann Nikides

    I was born smack dab at start of the '60s. The typical Greek family was changing. The typical conflicts, such as who a daughter was going to be married off to, shifted to women standing up for themselves. At 9 I declared I would never get married! What dominated the coffee klatches were complaints about men, and I heard everything. Even as a tiny child I wanted to help.
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    May 12, 2017

  • BreakThrough: The Beginning of My Journey by Terryann Nikides

    A singular moment changed my life; in 2005 I walked into a BreakThrough class. Beforehand all I had encountered were platitudes about "changing beliefs," which was, to me, counter-intuitive. I did not want to change my beliefs; I was seeking a way out of the mind's hold on me entirely. As I listened to the lecture and watched someone be led through BreakThrough's Seven Steps, I thought to myself "this is it." I still was not completely sure of what I had stumbled upon but the powerful feeling of relief from the chaos of my mind was enough. I was hooked.
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    May 12, 2017

  • I Just Have to Be Me, and That Is Good! by Katherine Ebacher

    I grew up with the soundtrack "Free To Be... You and Me" playing in the background at home, as if it was a set of theme songs for my childhood. If you know that album, you might remember the primary message was that, regardless if you were a boy or a girl, you can achieve anything!
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    May 12, 2017

  • BodyTalk Finds a Place in Holistic Nursing by Jalma Marcus

    Over twelve years ago, in December, 2004, I was told that I would be dead in six months ... Obviously, since I am writing this, that didn't happen. But that day initiated a series of "coincidences" that led me to BodyTalk and changed the course of my life. ... This year, I had the honor of being nominated for The American Holistic Nursing Association board, and Access was chosen as one of the presentations that will support this year's theme: 21st Century Holistic Nursing, Reshaping Health & Wellness.
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    Apr 06, 2017

  • New Tapping Technique for all BodyTalkers by John and Esther Veltheim

    An important change has been made to the way we implement all BodyTalk formulas. This article has been written to distill the wisdom behind tapping the Three Brains. If you teach any BodyTalk course, be it Access or PaRama, or if you give public presentations on BodyTalk, we would like the basic principles of the Three Brain Complex and the Three Brains Tapping Technique to be explained to students. It should also be a technique all practitioners incorporate into their work with clients.
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    Mar 16, 2017

  • Terminology in Treatment by John Veltheim

    We should all generally understand that when treating clients, it is important to use terminology that they can understand and not use technical terms or terminology that may either confuse them or have no meaning to them. That said, there are situations where using the correct terminology is important.
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    Mar 02, 2017

  • Cultivating Access: The Art of Fostering a Daily Practice by Enrico Camerin

    When it comes to the BodyTalk Access course, you are approaching people in a way that you are introducing them to a new sort of ritual in their lifestyle. Every day, almost everybody performs some kind of positive repetitive action as a way of protection, relaxing, or of strengthening some quality. ... It's true that the Access Routine is only ten minutes, but in reality, you are adding ten minutes to something you already do. The overall time can be significant for a busy Western person. Eventually, you have to give up one ritual in order to keep another one that works better.
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    Mar 02, 2017

  • Birthing Our Conference by Esther Veltheim

    "Heart and Soul," the Theme of our 2017 IBA Members Conference was inspired by John's latest course, The Soul's Journey: Exploring the Mind and Three Brains. Before we jump ahead of ourselves in providing you with more conference details, we thought you might enjoy hearing about our remarkable experience thus far in bringing Course and Conference together.
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    Jan 27, 2017

  • Seminar House in the Healing Bavarian Forest by Sabine Marschall

    My name is Sabine Marschall. Five years ago, my soul's journey took me to a very special place called Eizersdorf in the Bavarian Forest of Germany. Amazingly, several years later, I was able to realize my dream of creating a center that fosters consciousness and connection right at its heart. In October 2015, I officially opened the "Seminarhaus am Goldsteig."
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    Jan 27, 2017

  • Exciting New Newsletter Format by IBA Office

    We are excited to announce that we are changing our newsletter format and release schedule.
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    Jan 27, 2017

  • Understanding the Healing Process by John Veltheim

    An issue that occasionally comes up with clients is the need to understand the difference between a healing crisis and a healing process. As you know, I often talk about the fact that frequently in different forms of therapy, including natural therapy, the way it is performed can lead to a crisis situation in the body. In BodyTalk, however, the way we perform our treatments should never cause a crisis.
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    Jan 13, 2017

  • Volunteering to Tap by Lee-Ann Connolly

    I recently had the privilege of volunteering my time and skills as an Access Trainer to teach BodyTalk Access to 14 dedicated healthcare workers from the Hokisa Home for Kids in my local community in Cape Town, South Africa. Hokisa focuses on caring for children living with and affected by HIV/Aids in a full-time family environment. ... I was humbled at how gratefully the training was received. It was tremendously exciting to see the staff implement their new skills, not only at Hokisa, but also back in their own communities, helping family, friends, and neighbors with health issues.
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    Dec 16, 2016

  • Access to Belonging by Sacha Maxwell

    I remember my first Divinity class at boarding school, aged 8; we had not been there a wet week when the Master hushed us all and asked, "When did you decide that you belonged to the school?" I sat there with tears running down my cheeks thinking to myself "I do not Belong to the school, I belong to me and to my parents, I belong at home not here." His next question was "Do you belong when you put the uniform on? When you drive through the gates? When you came to visit on open day? At what point do you Belong to the school?" Looking back, it was an extremely profound question to ask a class of 12 eight-year-olds, and I still ponder it to this day.
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    Dec 02, 2016

  • The Value of Connection by Katherine Ebacher

    As we learn in the Principles of Consciousness course, we are all ultimately striving for connection. The course describes the peace that we can feel when we have, "...connection with our families, our communities, the world, and God or some other symbol of divine consciousness." Engaging at any one of these levels (or all of them) can dramatically shift your experience of reality because as we connect with others we better understand our Self.
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    Nov 18, 2016

  • The Gift of FreeFalling by Myriam Machado Baker

    FreeFall is in Brazil. Can you feel it? Here I am, stepping out of the plane into my birth place: Rio de Janeiro. I take a deep breath in this humid warm dense air--the same air I first took breath in this life. I open my eyes to see the Guanabara Bay, my Brazilian womb. I am here to facilitate a FreeFall class. The first FreeFall class in Brazil, ever. When I say this to my friends in America they are surprised, "Why on earth didn't they have a FreeFall class before?" ... This would become history. Or not. I wondered why it needed to be me?
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    Nov 04, 2016

  • Stepping Inside the Door by Célia Barboza

    FreeFall in Brazil! It happened. My name is Célia Barboza. I am 53. I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have been working with BodyTalk for 11 years. I attended and monitored all modules and classes that were offered in Brazil. At first, I asked Myriam if I could only coordinate FreeFall, without participating. Myriam said we could find a way and I agreed to coordinate. Rio de Janeiro has a beautiful BodyTalk matrix which is traditionally the leading edge of most of the BodyTalk classes, and I like to coordinate them. But to take my clothes off??? Noooooo way!
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    Nov 04, 2016

  • Coming Full Circle by Ben Manalo

    To me, Many of us who've been around for a while are used to hearing John over the years say things like, "This is the most important development in BodyTalk ever," or "This will take BodyTalk to a whole new level," to the point where, at least for me, I started to laugh to myself and take those comments with a grain of salt. For sure, those developments were huge and made a difference and were important steps in BodyTalk's evolution. But I never truly got the sense that those developments were "it." I don't recall ever thinking that those concepts or techniques were a game-changer. Until now.
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    Nov 03, 2016

  • PaRama Campus Forum Moves to IBA Members Forum by IBA Office

    We are happy to see so many of you enjoying our growing library of PaRama Campus courses. More courses are presently being filmed and will be added soon. To better serve you, we have decided to restructure one aspect of PaRama Campus and that is the Forum Boards. While this process is underway, we will be moving the existing PaRama Campus Forum to a single board on the IBA website.
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    Oct 21, 2016

  • Re-building Self Esteem: Brazil and Portugal Unite to Understand the Past  by Marcio Ribeiro

    It was the summer of 1952 when my father boarded the boat that would cross the Atlantic Ocean so that he would set foot in Brazil. Even at the age of 4, after an entire month staring at the sea, you grow aware that life has changed forever. Soon enough, perfecting a Brazilian accent became his only goal. Once the transformation was complete, he never looked back.
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    Oct 07, 2016

  • More About Chris Lowe by Chris Lowe

    When I was putting some words together for my bio, so many memories, the conscious ones, flooded my mind, like pop ups that wanted to be told...so I realised that the only way I was going to put them in order was to 'tap my cortices'. Yes, I am a proud Bodytalk practitioner since 2004 and my goodness I have since learned so much about this person I call "me".
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    Sep 23, 2016

  • Holding Space and Allowing the Flow by Chris Lowe

    It is not the problem that causes internal energy drain, as much as it is the stored significance we assign to a problem. ~ Heart Math Early in life I felt I had to be doing something useful to be of any 'value', to be somebody. 'Désoeuvré', my grandmother used to say this word while giving me a look of absolute disapproval. I felt the weight of this word, as if it cut into me and gave rise to a feeling of dread. 'At a loose end with nothing to do' is the translation of this word from google, but it was much more than that to me. She was, after all, the matriarch and could name family members who had amounted to 'nothing' in her eyes, and how they had been outcast from the family circle... cast away. I can still hear her voice, and growing up I felt the dread of being caught doing nothing, then I am nothing. All because of that stored significance of this word, I did not feel safe to be me. I had to live up to the family expectations and had to meet some criteria of the family consciousness. The fear of not belonging brought on some anxiety, and I seemed to operate from that space.
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    Sep 23, 2016

  • How Mindscape and BodyTalk Helped Me Become a Best-Selling Author by Dr. Jennifer Harrison

    Without question, 2015 was the most amazing year of my life! I want to share with you how MindScape and BodyTalk both played keys roles in helping me fulfill a dream of becoming a best-selling author plus create new opportunities beyond my wildest dreams.
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    Sep 09, 2016

  • The Professional Practitioner Paperwork by Sherry Gilbert

    While teaching BodyTalk Fundamentals last month, I received an email from a lawyer regarding a name that was vaguely familiar. My initial thought when opening the email was "Am I being sued? Good thing I carry insurance and I had better remember to share the importance of insurance with this class!" LOL. Upon reading the email, I realize that my client from 3 years ago is in a court battle from a car accident and they are subpoenaing my treatment file for the client's case. I have never been so thankful to have the long health intake form, a professional consent form that I created and well documented session notes! I hadn't seen this client many times and three years had passed, there is no way I would be able to provide anything reliable from memory. So professionalism with paperwork is really important as this is not the first time I have been called to use it, usually it is for insurance purposes not court cases!
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    Aug 26, 2016

  • I Had a Dream Part 2 by John and Esther Veltheim

    This is a sequel to my last Newsletter article, "I had a Dream," which was an introduction to the first half of my new course, BodyTalk: The Soul's Journey, Exploring the Mind and 3 Brains. To read that article first, please click here. "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." --Joseph Campbell Part 2 Now I would like to give you an overview of the key principles I teach in the second half of my new course, BodyTalk: The Soul's Journey, Exploring the Mind and 3 Brains. I will begin with the first key principle of focus.
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    Aug 19, 2016

  • Anything is Possible by Chantelle Rodgers

    After leaving my marriage last year, I was unable to feel grounded. I wasn't able to feel any peace or joy in my life. I didn't even like being with my kids. Looking back I see how I was jumping from one compulsive behavior to another, doing whatever I could to numb the guilt and fear that I felt. My brain was scattered, my heart felt broken and no matter what I did, I couldn't find any peace. I would lay in bed for days - feeling - meditating - praying and doing whatever I coach others to do but the most I would feel were glimpses of peace and joy but it would never last.
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    Aug 05, 2016

  • I HAD A DREAM by John and Esther Veltheim

    If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust The evolution of BodyTalk began some forty years ago with a dream. The first part of my dream was of a therapy that would transcend the diagnostic model; allowing the body primary directive over its own healing process. In this therapy I envisioned the body having total say in the deciding of its own priorities for treatment. The practitioner's role would no longer be to orchestrate the treatment process according to diagnostic opinion. Instead, the practitioner's role would be to honor and be guided by the body's own priorities for healing.
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    Aug 05, 2016

  • Queen Elizabeth and Dr. John Veltheim visit Ireland by Finola McAlinden

    Oh what lovely weather we are having, just perfect; heat with a beautiful breeze. In the distance, I hear the humming of a lawnmower, and all the animals taking shelter from the sun as they enjoy one of their many siestas. Every now and again, the silence is disturbed by a tractor with a large silage trailer on behind. Such a tranquil life living here at Healing Concepts; the odd couple staying in our lovely B&B; Michael and I enjoy getting to know them and listening to their stories; preparing breakfast for them as they look forward to their day with all planned pursuits lined up. A few clients having BodyTalk Sessions, shopping, seeing grand children, then our evening meal and catch up with all the craic of the day.
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    Jul 29, 2016

  • Our Self-Imposed Prison by Esther Veltheim

    If you have taken a BreakThrough class you might have experienced the power of exercises that shed light on the habit of assuming. For those of you unfamiliar with BreakThrough, here is a simple exercise to try for yourself: Keeping a note pad on hand, for half an hour make a note, maybe with numbers or ticks, each time you realize you have made an assumption. The first time I did this exercise and tallied my number of assumptions, the result was horrifying. At the same time, I was struck by the extraordinary potential of such a simple act of observing.
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    Jul 15, 2016

  • Global Village by Robin Whatley-Khan

    In this week's Newsletter, we would like to take time to reflect on the power of BodyTalk at work in daily life. Here we share some moving testimonials based on BodyTalk sessions performed by Robyn Whatley-Kahn.
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    Jul 01, 2016

  • ExcitingThings Happening by IBA Team

    Dear Members, Over the last few months you may have noticed that there have been more than a few announcements about all of the exciting things going on here at the IBA. We thought it would be nice to bring all of them together to give you a snapshot of everything we are working on behind the scenes as John makes his way around the world.
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    Jun 19, 2016

  • Breaking News On John's New Course by IBA Team

    Evolution can be explained as the gradual development of something simple to a more complex form. The development of John's newest BodyTalk course is a prime example. As new techniques reveal themselves, John has found that the initial title of the course did properly reflect the subject matter that will be covered within the parameters of the course. With this in mind, the title of the course has now become BodyTalk: The Soul's Journey, Exploring the Mind & The Three Brains.
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    Jun 03, 2016

  • IBA Forums: Our Global Village at Work by Nicole Yensan, IBA Marketing & Social Media

    There are some great conversations happening now in our IBA forums. The forums are the perfect place to bring your questions and expertise about everything that is BodyTalk and its related fields and modalities. The work being done in the forums allows our Global Village to grow in experience and share the passion that drives us to become better practitioners.
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    May 21, 2016

  • The BodyTalk Association of Switzerland by Ines Klar, CBP

    We founded the BodyTalk Association of Switzerland (Verein BodyTalk Schweiz) in March of 2015. We decided, the year before, to start this association because we wanted to give BodyTalk in Switzerland a profound structure focused on building a local support system. We were eight bodytalkers who took over various responsibilities, in various fields: organization of courses, marketing, social media, finance and website.
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    Apr 22, 2016

  • The Heart of the Matter by Taskeen Jamal, CBP

    As a CBP it isn't rare that a family member will come to me for treatment at one point or another. On this occasion my brother came for a visit. He has a pacemaker placed in his heart due to a condition called WPW Syndrome. He was feeling overwhelmed and exhausted because he is involved in so many different work areas and initiatives (Environmental Manager, Community Organization Director, cultural music artist, consultant, etc.) and has a lot of balancing to do, emotionally and mentally as well. He is quite sensitive to BodyTalk and we often see profound results often immediately following a session.
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    Apr 09, 2016

  • Key Tools to Strengthen Your BodyTalk Practice: Part 2 by Taryn Edge

    Another key in having a successful BodyTalk practice is the ability to articulate 'what BodyTalk is.' This is part of my practitioners-in-training's homework when they complete their exams with me. They need to be able to easily and fluidly explain to a prospective client what BodyTalk is all about in 2 minutes, as well as, prepare a great 10 minute introductory talk to their clients. It is imperative that they give a thorough and clear understanding of what BodyTalk is, how it works, the importance of the recommended follow up dates, and how you can expect to see results; immediately or gradually and, more importantly, to educate them on the amazing benefit of the preventative and maintenance aspect.
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    Mar 23, 2016

  • Beyond the Wellbeing Form by Julia Laidlaw

    I am always excited and somewhat nervous when a new client books an initial BodyTalk assessment. I wonder who sent them and what they have going on that is bringing them in to see me. Just last month, a middle aged woman came in looking very unwell. She slumped into her chair and I read out loud what she had shared on her Health and Well Being form.
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    Feb 26, 2016

  • From the Field Key Tools to Strengthen Your BodyTalk Practice: Part 1 by Taryn Edge

    As part of our Instructor's Mentoring Process with our students who are Practitioners-in-Training, I have regular telephone calls to discuss their experiences as they progress through their five pre-requisite CBP sessions. Here, I encourage students to try and choose 4 different CBPs to receive sessions from, so they are able to learn the various ways that CBPs run their practices (similar to the concept of receiving in-house internship training).
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    Feb 12, 2016

  • The Story of Zeke and Billy by Jessica Ardeal

    Update from client on Zeke the dog and Billy the cat. They both received distance BodyTalk sessions. Zeke would nip and not let himself get brushed, their guardian wrote and gave consent for me to share: "Zeke lets me comb him now. It's also a lot better for Zeke and we humans."
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    Jan 29, 2016

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  • PaRama Campus - free access until year's end by IBA

    Don't Miss the Opportunity to Receive Free Unlimited Access to Parama Campus Through the End of 2015!
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    Oct 10, 2015

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  • It Takes a Village by Robyn Whatley-Kahn


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    Sep 11, 2015

  • The Marriage of Life Sciences and BodyTalk by Miranda Jamieson

    The Marriage of Life Sciences and BodyTalk
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    Jul 02, 2015

  • Off with your head! ...an invitation for heart opening. by Myriam Machado Baker

    Off with your head! ...an invitation for heart opening.
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    Jun 19, 2015

  • IBA web site change by IBA

    Today, June 5th, we have made a change to the web site that we hope you like.
    As I am sure you know, our web site contains a lot of useful information but it is sometimes "hard to see the forest for the trees". This change centralizes all your pertinent membership activity on one page e.g. membership overview, course and order summary, with links to the other pertinent pages should you desire the details.
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    Jun 05, 2015

  • Is Your Lymphatic System Helping or Hindering You? by Karli Andreas

    Is Your Lymphatic System Helping or Hindering You?
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    May 22, 2015

  • Visceral Dynamics by Lynn Teachworth

    Structural Integration Concepts: Visceral Dynamics Pause for a moment, take a breath. When was the last time you noticed how your lungs move when you breathe? Are they just filling and emptying, or can you also sense a slight spiral as they expand? Do you feel any places where breath isn't going, like maybe your upper chest or your back? Now put your awareness in your small intestine – it's working throughout the day, constantly moving in its own rhythm – can you feel it? Is it moving freely or are there restrictions?
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    Apr 16, 2015

  • Music by Don Burry

    "Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast." – Shakespeare
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    Apr 02, 2015

  • BodyTalk by Heike Stelter

    Sometimes I ponder on how strenuous it is to provide the grain for a loaf of bread or a bread roll. 18 years ago I didn't think about this so intensely – but back then I didn't know the BodyTalk System – the system where one asks for "priorities".
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    Mar 21, 2015

  • Hidden Message within your Goals by Lasha Watson

    This is the time of year where many of us make a New Years resolution to ourselves. The fact that we are making these goals is a sign that we are truly seeking something within, and it will not be found by completing this goal! How many times have you thought, I'll be happy when... and once you've achieved that goal, still not found the happiness you were seeking!
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    Mar 21, 2015

  • Mind-Body Dynamics: From Disconnect to Re-Connection by Laura Stuvé Ph.D., Adv. CBI, Adv CBP, PaRama BP


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    Mar 21, 2015

  • BodyPsychology by IBA Team

    Enjoyed the Free Online Introduction?
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    Mar 10, 2015

  • Free Digital Introduction to the BodyPsychology Series by IBA Team

    This course is the introduction and prerequisite to John Veltheim's BodyPsychology Series.
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    Mar 06, 2015

  • A Testimonial by Laura Segal

    "She said I have to come to her for sessions of BodyTalk. She said her name is Homeira Franke"
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    Mar 06, 2015

  • Hoax "Phishing" Email Announcement by IBA Team

    IBA Practitioners, please be aware that hoax "phishing" emails are being circulated to our members. Responding to them could lead to financial or even personal harm; we urge you ignore these and any other suspicious emails you receive. The current one starts like this:
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    Mar 06, 2015

  • BodyPsychology by IBA Team

    Free Digital Introduction to the BodyPsychology Series by John Veltheim
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    Feb 27, 2015

  • Feeling Lucky? by IBA Team

    Early Bird Competition.
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    Feb 19, 2015

  • The European Caravan tour by Lotte Søs Farran-Lee

    - It's not so bad being small ....... After all.
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    Feb 19, 2015

  • Hello From Friendly Manitoba by Lasha Watson

    This past week, it was a great privilege to take part in the first Westman Wellness Show held in Brandon MB, which was a great success!
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    Feb 19, 2015

  • Meditating on Grass Fed Beef by Linda Eales

    Old MacDonald really does have a farm...
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    Feb 10, 2015

  • PaRama Study Group Intensive Retreat by Tim Hall

    its time for the PaRama Study Group Intensive Retreat. Please pass this information along!
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    Feb 10, 2015

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  • Can You Guess? by IBA Team

    Can you guess?
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    Jan 23, 2015

  • Magnetize your Matrix! by Angela Johnson

    I have been asked to share with you all a fun little idea that came to me in December, 2013, that seems to have contributed in a very positive way throughout the whole year of 2014 to many individuals in and around my local area of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as my practice and whole local matrix.
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    Jan 23, 2015

  • BodyTalk for Animals (Module 8A) with Loesje Jacob in Flanning near Erding, Bayern by Sabine Marschall

    Canada, Japan, Indonesia ... South Africa, Australia, Sumatra ... Loesje Jacob takes you on a journey around the world.
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    Jan 08, 2015

  • Letter from the President, December 2014 by Claudia Schembri-Heitmann

    Dear IBA Members!
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    Dec 19, 2014

  • What about a letter to You? by Lasha Watson

    Dear Santa, Family and Friends...
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    Dec 19, 2014

  • Does Your Bio Picture Match You? by Lasha Watson

    Our bio pictures are a KEY part of our Businesses, and our Bio pages. Do you have a bio picture? If not this is a Must Do for YOU!
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    Dec 05, 2014

  • Remarkable experience with Cortices alone! by Chanikarn from Thailand

    Success Story
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    Dec 05, 2014

  • Journey to Abundance by Sarah Vermette

    "The first wealth is health." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Dec 05, 2014

  • Have You Met Allison? by Allison Bachmeier

    You're invited to a complimentary 40 Day Exploration:
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    Nov 21, 2014

  • From Katharina Hirsch... by Katharina Hirsch

    Hi Everyone,
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    Nov 06, 2014

  • Eva Ohnheiser, CBI by Claudia Schembri-Heitmann

    May she rest in eternal peace.
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    Nov 06, 2014

  • How do you feel about your bugs? by IBA Team

    Science is slowly shedding light on what is now being called the Micorbiome: the 100 trillion microbes that live on and within us.
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    Nov 06, 2014

  • Matrix Work by Janet Galipo

    BodyTalk Matrix work has evolved and expanded over its original form since the concept was first introduced by John Veltheim 15 years ago. At that time, we viewed a matrix as any energy formation bound together by a belief system.
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    Oct 23, 2014

  • Colour by Donald Burry

    There is an area in BodyTalk that is alluded to in a few items/topics, but the "further/more specific" details are never really discussed. As an artist, it is this area that is of great interest and importance to me, and that is colour.
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    Oct 23, 2014

  • Sexuality, more specific? by Lauren Brim

    How often does that question come up for you?
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    Oct 09, 2014

  • Principles of Consciousness Study Groups by IBA Team

    Presented by John Veltheim
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    Oct 09, 2014

  • Tips on how to choose your business name by Lasha Watson

    When starting your BodyTalk practice, there are many things that can feel overwhelming and intimidating to move through. Choosing a business name is one thing that's very important and needs to be done as one of the first steps of creating your business. I have listed many tips that you may find helpful to explore and define your business, and a name to suit it
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    Oct 09, 2014

  • Last One by IBA Team

    Lesson 8 of 8.
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    Sep 26, 2014

  • 30 Day Mirror Exercise by Lasha Watson

    Looking in the mirror takes a lot of courage, as our reflections are an expression of the stories and wounds that are locked deep within the body.
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    Sep 26, 2014

  • It's All About The Ripples by Alexa Linton

    Gazing out over a beautifully Vancouver Island morning, pondering BodyTalk, I find myself on a wild ride of connections, pivotal moments and powerful aha's. Can you relate?
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    Sep 26, 2014

  • The Power of Animals by Kari Lesick

    "We are so disconnected from Mother Earth and nature that maybe our pets are our only means of reconnecting to that rhythm"
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    Sep 11, 2014

  • My MindScape Experiences by Rachel Fallon

    In March this year, I took the MindScape class with Kristy Kenny in Nenagh, Ireland. I am writing this article to share my experiences with you, so here I go ....
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    Sep 11, 2014

  • The Quest by IBA Team

    Our very own Heather Strang, CBP, just had her spiritual romance novel The Quest:A Tale of Desire & Magic published by White Cloud Press.
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    Sep 11, 2014

  • Just around the corner! by IBA Team

    John and Janet
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    Sep 08, 2014

  • PaRama Campus News by The PaRama Team

    PaRama Campus (aka 'PC') is our new online platform for learning. It blends a modern, creative, fun culture for learning and teaching that has been developed to engage and inspire every open mind
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    Aug 29, 2014

  • BodyTalk in the Canadian Rockies by by Dr. Jennifer Harrison

    BodyTalk in the Canadian Rockies by Dr. Jennifer Harrison, BodyTalk Access Trainer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    Aug 29, 2014

  • IBF/Linking Awareness Adventures Inc. Java, Indonesia, Practitioner Development Project 2014 by Janine Chase

    "You can leave any time. You don't have to stay,"
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    Aug 29, 2014

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  • When the Understanding IS the Technique - By Tim Hall by Tim Hall

    The other day I decided to clean up the garage...
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    Aug 15, 2014

  • We are not dead! by Ashley Moellenbeck

    In the spring of 2009 I worked in a greenhouse. It was the start of the season and we were getting shipments of seedlings to be transplanted into larger containers.
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    Aug 01, 2014

  • Winners! by IBA Team

    Guess Who?
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    Aug 01, 2014

  • Expo's Excitement by Lasha Watson

    I was recently invited to join this group of women to attend a Health Expo in Regina, Saskatchewan. When I reviewed my schedule, I was booked so unfortunately I had to decline, but offered support in other forms. As the day went on, there was a part of me really wanting to attend. I trusted this feeling and re-arranged my schedule. It had been a few years since I had attended a show, but I was quickly reminded of how participating in such events are so beneficial and inspiring on many levels. As soon as I called to change my original reply, my mind was on fire with ideas, I felt like a part of me got my Mojo back (kind of like Austin Powers).
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    Aug 01, 2014

  • Structural Integration Concepts by IBA Team

    Available in store now!
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    Jul 17, 2014

  • I feel it's about time by Corrin Ainley

    I feel it's about time I wrote a testimonial of my experience as a client of BodyTalk.
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    Jul 17, 2014

  • BodyTalk: Partnering in Wholeness by Mary Shields, Ph.D.

    In BodyTalk, the convention has long been to talk about doing sessions "on" someone else, or "for" someone else, but I realized a long time ago that this statement is not accurate.
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    Jul 17, 2014

  • PaRama Study Group Intensive Retreat by Tim Hall

    PaRama Study Group Intensive Retreat a few weeks ago here in beautiful Scottsdale AZ where we all BodyTalked our BodyTalk. The resort was great; the people were great; the sessions were great; the results were... beyond great! Several people reported having unexpected results and
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    Jul 04, 2014

  • Coordinating by Lauren Hollasch

    2 Years into my journey as a BodyTalk practitioner and enthusiast, I decided it's time. I'm going to bring BodyTalk Access to my small community, way up in the boonies of northern Alberta.
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    Jul 04, 2014

  • Five Senses by IBA Team

    BodyTalk for Plants
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    Jul 04, 2014

  • Members - Thank you by IBA Team

    Thank you for your brilliance!
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    Jun 27, 2014

  • BodyTalk day in Miami by Maina Campos, Janet Galipo & Elzabieta Kosmicki

    What do BodyTalk, two 29 year old veteran CBP's and Miami have in common? Passion, Inspiration and Commitment!
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    Jun 19, 2014

  • LiveStream BodyEcology by IBA Team

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    Jun 19, 2014

  • Mirroring by Myriam Machado Baker

    The scariest thing about FreeFall, for many people, may be looking at themselves naked in a full-length mirror!
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    Jun 19, 2014

  • Hard Science by Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton MBBS

    The Science of Emotions and the Key to Healing - Part Two By Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, MBBS Dip Bio-Energy
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    Jun 05, 2014

  • FOLLOWING A VISION by Lasha Watson

    It was early in my career as a BodyTalk Instructor...
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    Jun 05, 2014

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  • Lymph, Circulation and Nerve Supply by Tracey Clark

    Have you ever wondered why the lymphatic system and its components appear four times in the BodyTalk Fundamentals chart?
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    May 22, 2014

  • I believe that BodyTalk just saved my life. by Julia Laidlaw

    Most of us have heard John say. "If I am in a car accident don't start tapping on my head and on my heart, just get me to the hospital!." I have to say, "I hear you John."
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    May 22, 2014

  • BodyTalk Access & Fundamentals approved for ANTA in Australia. by IBA Team

    The IBA is excited to announce that BodyTalk Access & Fundamentals have been approved for Continuing Professional Education for members of the Australian Natural Therapies Association
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    May 22, 2014

  • Tomatoes Thrive on Stress by IBA Team

    Word on the street, well actually word from the garden, says that tomato plants produce more tomatoes if you 'beat' the plant with a broom.
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    May 08, 2014

  • Addendum to Words Before Action by Rosilyn Kinnersley

    Following the article published in the IBA newsletter, 27/3/2014, 'Words Before Action' an avalanche of emails landed in my inbox. Clearly this topic had hit a raw nerve.
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    May 08, 2014

  • Tales from Rwanda by Britt Jorgensen

    "I was like a dry stick; now I feel peaceful in my heart, and I share this peace with my neighbours"
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    May 08, 2014

  • Myth Busted by IBA Team

    5 Myths About Module 5: Lymphatic Drainage and Applied Anatomy and Physiology
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    May 08, 2014

  • BodyEcology Canada Testimonials by IBA Team

    The new BodyEcology course is absolutely fantastic. Cutting edge research meets immediate treatment strategies and revolutionary opportunities to heal our clients. The course and its manual are well organized, clearly presented, easy to digest, and, above all else, ENORMOUSLY VALUABLE.
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    Apr 24, 2014

  • BodyTalk treatment clinic opens in Grenada, Caribbean. by Suzanne Field

    Suzanne Field has emigrated to the island of Spice, Grenada in the southern Caribbean. She will start treatments from 1st May 2014 at her new Advanced Wellness Spa.
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    Apr 24, 2014

  • Begin exploring Animal Consciousness? through BodyTalk. by Loesje Jacob

    "Near human-like levels of consciousness" have been observed in the African gray parrot
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    Apr 24, 2014

  • Heartbleed by IBA Team

    You've likely heard a lot about Heartbleed over the last couple of weeks. Heartbleed is a bug in some versions of OpenSSL, a set of software tools used widely across the Web for security. This bug may reveal your name, password and other private information. If you visit a website that uses a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, during the last two years, your personal information may be compromised.
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    Apr 23, 2014

  • A Model of Success: The Toronto BodyTalk Community Clinic (TBTCC) by Linda Marlene Eales and Jussara Lourenco

    Purpose of the TBTCC: Our purpose is three-fold: To provide affordable access of BodyTalk and BodyTalk Access sessions to lower-income citizens and their children within the community; To provide a professional Mentorship forum for Practitioner Trainees to gain the practice and skills to become Certified BodyTalk Practitioners; and to promote the public and professional awareness of the BodyTalk System as a professional and effective community health-care system.
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    Apr 10, 2014

  • IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE? by Jacquie McIntyre

    IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE? Spot the difference! Below, you will see two images of a 'similar thing'. What's the difference to you?
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    Apr 10, 2014

  • BodyTalk observation and evaluation by Suryo Gardner

    From May 7th to June 16th (6 weeks) the children (from 2 to 9 years) in Ak Lu'um International School were given the Access BodyTalk techniques with the exception of Reciprocals, done only on Fridays.
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    Apr 10, 2014

  • Online Instructor Meeting by IBA Team

    As announced at the Instructor conference in Malta, we will be having bi-annunal LiveStreaming Instructor Conferences to support our Instructor body more with their businesses and stay connected as a group.
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    Apr 06, 2014

  • Words before action by Rosilyn Kinnersley

    Muscle Check Uncertainties Resolved
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    Mar 27, 2014

  • The BodyTalk MidAtlantic Association by The BodyTalk MidAtlantic Association

    The BodyTalk MidAtlantic Association
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    Mar 27, 2014

  • BodyEcology Australia by IBA TEAM

    BodyEcology Australia
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    Mar 27, 2014

  • Lets spread the word together! Introducing BodyTalk to your local community. by The IBA Team

    Lets spread the word together! Introducing BodyTalk to your local community.
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    Mar 16, 2014

  • Happy Anniversary, BodyTalk Central Affiliates by BodyTalk Central Team

    Kudos to you!!! Great Job!!!
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    Mar 13, 2014

  • The science of Emotions and the Key to Healing – Part 1 by Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton MBBS

    What makes us tick? Beyond Watson and Crick.
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    Mar 13, 2014

  • Thank you Taylor Wideman by Oksana Northwood

    Thank you to Taylor Wideman
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    Mar 13, 2014

  • A One Way March by Tim Hall

    Not long ago a karate instructor was telling a story of two students who were both told to practice punching a makiwara board. One was insistent it would weaken or calcify his joints and the other student looked forward to it strengthening his fists. The teacher was telling us that the two students had a different consciousness regarding the matter and that is what ultimately determined their results and their experience along the way.
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    Mar 13, 2014

  • Thank you Taylor Wideman by Oksana Northwood

    Thank you to Taylor Wideman
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    Mar 13, 2014

  • By Marcio Ribeiro by Marcio Ribeiro

    The Principles of Consciousness course provides us with the potential of understanding life from a non-dualistic perspective. Vedic philosophy stimulates in us the idea that the concepts about ourselves, others, and reality that we carry through our lives have been instilled into us by our educators since birth. However, this information isn't the absolute truth for our experience.
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    Feb 27, 2014

  • Join Us! by IBA Team

    The Founder, a Physical Therapist, a Molecular Biologist, a Dancing Osteopath, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and a Structural Integration Specialist all come together to cover the entire Fundamentals Course and more!
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    Feb 27, 2014

  • Hello Everyone by Lynn Teachworth

    Hello Everyone
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    Feb 26, 2014

  • BodyTalk in Tacloban: Healing by Tapping by Marilen Abesamis

    "I could not move my feet when I came, now I can dance."
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    Feb 13, 2014

  • In Loving Memory of Alexis Scott, CBI by Terryann Nikides

    In Loving Memory of Alexis Scott, CBI
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    Jan 30, 2014

  • Your Gut - A complex character by Dr. John Veltheim & Dr. Laura Stuve Ph.D.

    The last few years have seen a major paradigm shift in our understanding of the role of microbes in our health. This change is akin to the shock when watching the last few minutes of a movie, when it hits you that the villain is really the good guy, and the protagonist you have been rooting for is the evil schemer.
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    Jan 30, 2014

  • What does it take to build a healthy, thriving local BodyTalk matrix? by Shelley Poovey

    When I first became a BodyTalk practitioner in the fall of 2009, the BodyTalk matrix in NYC was in the process of disintegration. There were no classes being held, and most of the active Practitioners were either leaving the city or in major life transitions that kept them from being able to play a leadership role in the local community.
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    Jan 30, 2014

  • BodyEcology Interview with John & Laura by IBA Team

    Have you been wondering what the BodyEcology Course is all about?
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    Jan 25, 2014

  • Bob by Lynn Teachworth

    Have you ever really felt and understood your clients' physical pain? Or what's causing it physically and emotionally?
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    Jan 16, 2014

  • Lets spread the word together! Introducing BodyTalk to your local community. by IBA Team

    Dear Members, By now you would all have heard about some of the projects the IBA have planned for 2014. One of the first we are rolling out is the creation of digital promotions and information/education guides to be available for you all to share and use within your community. As all of you are 'the man on the ground', in order for this to become reality, we need your input.
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    Jan 10, 2014

  • Happy New Year - 2014 by Chris Veltheim

    Happy New Year
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    Jan 02, 2014

  • PaRama by IBA Team

    Time and time again we turn to nature for valuable lessons in life; and this is no exception. Biology has been surviving, or dare we say 'thriving' for thousands of years in what seems to be an unpredictable world. How? Adaptation.
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    Jan 02, 2014

  • A first in Thailand! by Irene Khor

    BodyTalk Access is officially arriving in Thailand on January 25th, 2014.
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    Jan 02, 2014

  • Connecting by IBA Team

    2013 was a year full of connections.
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    Dec 18, 2013

  • John 2013 by IBA Team

    John in 2013
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    Dec 18, 2013

  • Lynn Teachworth is coming to your house! by IBA Team

    Lynn Teachworth, CBI will be LiveStreaming Structural Integration Concepts from the IBA Training Center in Sarasota in March, 2014.
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    Dec 09, 2013

  • New Downloads Available in Members Area by IBA Team

    Study Groups -great tips on how to create successful study groups. Facebook - how to create a Facebook event.
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    Dec 05, 2013

  • I Love Cats by Tim Hall

    I once heard a man say that the greatest sin is to believe God does not love you. Regardless of my concepts of God, love, me, or sin, I'd imagine that each of us can understand that statement in our own way.
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    Dec 05, 2013

  • Part 5 of 5 - Our Wonderful Totally Amazing Body by Cherie Carpenter

    The most intimate of our five senses is the Sense of Touch. An important aspect of human interaction - the only sense we cannot live without - undeniably essential to life!
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    Dec 05, 2013

  • Help us find the perfect venue in Canada by IBA Team

    Help us find the perfect venue in Canada
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    Nov 22, 2013

  • The New Edition of Fundamentals Textbook. by IBA Team

    The New Edition of Fundamentals Textbook. Shipping from November 1st 2013.
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    Nov 21, 2013

  • BodyTalk: Health on All Levels by Sarah Vermette

    BodyTalk is a young modality, less than twenty years old, and although there are many practitioners around the world, it is still relatively unknown to the general public. It is so unlike anything that is currently offered that as a new practitioner, I struggle with how to concisely describe it to people in a way that will resonate with the western mindset, as there is nothing to compare it to.
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    Nov 21, 2013

  • Removing the Barriers to Study by IBA Team

    A policy change we would like to tell you about is that we have removed the prerequisite of IBA membership in order to attend any Advanced Life Science Course. (BreakThrough, MindScape & FreeFall). We hope that this new policy will make it easier for students to study these Life Science Courses.
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    Nov 20, 2013

  • RE-Member the IBA-conference in Malta by Tatjana Kramer

    Why didn't I write "remember" – but "RE-Member"? Because that is what the conference, PaRama Campus, my own journey, just life was, is and will be about: about RE-Membering. And here is the story:
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    Nov 08, 2013

  • LiveStream Testimonial by IBA Team

    It is wonderful to be a part of the conference from the comfort of my own home. I want to thank all of the organizers for such exquisite attention to every detail imaginable. Receiving the conference kit at my door was a great surprise, which meant I immediately felt a part of the Malta experience. The website is easy to navigate and I love the daily email updates. The downloads are helpful and the slideshow song--adorable! We are in great shape to continue to partner with the universe as the IBA evolves. Susan Stenson Victoria, BC, Canada
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    Nov 08, 2013

  • Post Conference Wrap Up by Amanda Rollefstad

    Many of us have experienced the exhilarating feeling of a reconnected birth vivaxis and because Malta was the birth place of BodyTalk, that is just what we got. If you haven't had the pleasure of this experience then wait for it...the ripple is making its way through the matrix! It was also quite an experience to meet so many like-minded people from all over the world. What an opportunity to see the expansiveness of this work. Many, many brilliant minds and hearts came together in those few days to both learn and let loose :)
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    Nov 08, 2013

  • From Felix by Felix Schembri

    Ciao. Not long now and I will be seeing you in Malta! I have some information that may be helpful to you:
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    Oct 23, 2013

  • HOOKS, LINES and OSCHMAN by James Oschman

    Understanding the Biophysical Mind – Deepen your comprehension of the relationships between BodyTalk, the new Physics and the dynamics of Quantum Healing. "BodyTalk can influence virtually any part or process taking place in the human body". James Oschman
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    Oct 10, 2013

  • PERFECTED: THE PROCESS OF PERFECTION - Finding Health with the PaRama BodyTalk System by Tim Hall

    Disease is considered to be an abnormal or pathological condition that is characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. Health is considered to be normal functioning in the absence of disease and to be symptom free. There would be no identifiable signs that the physiology is not functioning normally. Perfect health would seem to be the condition whereby the physiology were forever free from disease causing influences and the expression of their symptoms. Sounds good right? To be forever free of symptoms? That does not sound good to me and here is why.
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    Oct 10, 2013

  • Remembering Amanda Elizabeth Eleanor Udell.  08/08/63 – 08/08/2013 by IBA Team

    Remembering Amanda Elizabeth Eleanor Udell. 08/08/63 – 08/08/2013
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    Oct 10, 2013

  • John Veltheim Speaker at the Symposium of Quantum Health & Quality of Life by IBA Team

    John Veltheim was asked to present at the Third Symposium of Quantum Health in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference theme was Practical Solutions to Quantum Health. John had a fascinating time!
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    Sep 25, 2013

  • The Biophysical Mind by IBA Team

    Some extraordinary ideas are likely to emerge from this course. As important as these ideas are, it is equally important that we be able to articulate them to individuals who are steeped in older scientific traditions or who have completely different interpretations of the modern science.
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    Sep 25, 2013

  • The Sense Of Smell by Cherie Carpenter

    If your nose is working at its best for you, it can distinguish the difference between 10,000 smells! That's because our sense of smell operates from complex receptors detecting specific stimuli in both the normal and subtle senses.
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    Sep 13, 2013

  • It's very simple! We love BodyTalk by Lotte Søs Farran-Lee

    "So what is it about this BodyTalk – do you think?" The words came out of the speakers on my computer from Massimo Colombati, my dear friend and a collegue that I had met a couple of years ago on a seminar in Italy.
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    Sep 13, 2013

  • Farewell Ashley Pfohler by IBA Team

    It is with deep gratitude that we say farewell to Ashley, our longest standing employee at IBA. After eleven years with us, Ashley will be leaving IBA at the end of September.
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    Sep 11, 2013

  • Audio of Matthew Newell by IBA Team

    Audio of Matthew Newell
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    Aug 30, 2013

  • How to Help your Child with Special Needs - Parent Training by John Veltheim

    Matthew Newell. Matthew is certainly one of the more exciting people I've met in my travels because he is on the very cutting edge of addressing the problem of brain damage. The Family Hope Center in Pennsylvania is probably the foremost center in the world for understanding, diagnosing, and treating special needs children.
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    Aug 30, 2013

  • BodyTalker Takes Vows as a Monk for a Month in China by Michael Cruickshanks

    The opportunity to take vows as a monk was offered a week after the beneficial and extremely powerful Eastern Medicine course in Toronto with John. Becoming a monk for a month after this experience and prior to taking vows in marriage seemed like a gift to be received. The tradition of meditation I took vows in was a form of Guru Yoga that uses a mantra (sound of sacred syllables) to ignite one's own wisdom. A monk in all of its formalities and rituals offered a glance into me I rarely had access to, the mind in its uninhibited expression of chaos, suffering, and peace.
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    Aug 16, 2013

  • What's your clinic's formula for success? by Lisa Sullivan

    I'm writing this to invite other practitioners to share tips for what has helped to make their BodyTalk practice a success. Like many other practitioners I was working in a different field when BodyTalk came into my life, and the significance of how the work could help others became too great to ignore. After certifying I wondered – could I really make a living practicing just BodyTalk?
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    Aug 16, 2013

  • John Veltheim 2014 World Tour by IBA Team

    Check Out John Veltheim's 2014 World Tour!
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    Aug 15, 2013

  • The Mind by Esther Veltheim

    Thoughts are the tension. Ramesh S. Balsekar
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    Aug 01, 2013

  • The Sense of Hearing by Cherie Carpenter

    Each physical and subtle sense also includes the ability to store sensory data - a memory for future use and reference. The sense of hearing can bring us much pleasure. The first comforting sounds come from our mother's heartbeat and her digestive noises.
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    Aug 01, 2013

  • BreakThrough.....the Forum by Duncan Bailey

    I've been told many times: "Try it before you say you don't like it!"
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    Aug 01, 2013

  • John Veltheim's 2014 World Tour by IBA Team

    Sneak Peek - Official Launch and Registrations Open August 15th New Courses: BodyEcology BodyTalk for Plants Fundamentals Study Group with the Founder Principles of Consciousness Study Group with the Founder
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    Jul 31, 2013

  • BodyTalk: What are the limits? by James L. Oschman, Ph.D.

    What you believe to be true is true,within certain limits, which are themselves beliefs. In the province of the mind, there are no real limits.~John Lilly, The Center of the Cyclone (1979)
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    Jul 19, 2013

  • Easy Cheesecake Recipes ... Maltese style! by IBA Team

    Pastizzi Recipe: Pastizzi ta' l-Irkotta (Cheese cakes)
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    Jul 19, 2013

  • Are you Emotionally Congested? What is weighing you down? by Tracey Clark

    If you were to dive deep into your body, like an episode of CSI, you would find what appears to be an entire nation of systems and cells working tirelessly in industry and productivity. Billions of interconnections make up this well-oiled machine. You would see chemical production plants, refineries, power plants and the most incredibly sophisticated waste management system. As a student of anatomy, I have always been fascinated by the intricacies of the lymphatic system.
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    Jul 05, 2013

  • The Sense of Taste by Cherie Carpenter

    Our body is a magnificent ecosystem that carries us throughout our entire lifetime. It helps us experience ourselves and the world around us through our five physical and subtle senses. It is where our boundless and unlimited potential is recognized and registered. Pleasure comes from our sense of smell, sight, touch, and hearing and of course the gratifying sense of taste.
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    Jul 05, 2013

  • Aikido & BodyTalk, Energetic Encounter at Teotihuacan by Nancy Werner

    Teotihuacan, a huge temple complex close to Mexico City, is a ceremonial site famous since antiquity, revered by the indigenous and many generations of visitors from all over the world.
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    Jul 05, 2013

  • 2013 IBA Members Conference and Post Conference Course Live Stream Online! by IBA Team

    2013 IBA Members Conference and Post Conference Course Live Stream Online! We are excited to announce that the IBA Members Conference and post conference course will be available to you Live from Malta!
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    Jun 14, 2013

  • The Sense of Sight by Cherie Carpenter

    Our body is with us throughout our entire lifetime. It helps us experience ourselves and the world around us. The body shows us the levels of our experience thru our 5 physical and subtle senses yet represent the starting point of our boundless and unlimited potential. Whatever type of body an individual has, the core essential for a fully functioning body is health. While we cannot naturally change the necessary structure of our body, what we can do is strive for vitality - physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
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    Jun 07, 2013

  • Congratulations Maina Campos- New BAT! by IBA Team

    Maina Campos is a Brazilian-American who was raised in Miami. She has been apprenticing under guidance of our Senior Instructor, Janet Galipo since 2003, when she assisted in bringing BodyTalk into Brazil.
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    Jun 07, 2013

  • Letter from the President May 2013 by Claudia Schembri-Heitmann

    It has been a while since I have written to you. As I had indicated last year, it was my intention to connect with you on a regular basis. Although I am very aware of my role as President and also as the Feminine Matrix Holder of the IBA, however it seems that I have been working more behind the scenes these last couple of months, rather than presenting myself on the forefront. At the beginning of the year, John Veltheim started his world tour of teaching his new and much awaited course "Eastern Medicine". In February, John and myself celebrated our 20th anniversary of knowing each other, which I must admit has been a snowballing adventure of continuous unlearning all along the way. In May, the IBA will launch its first "live stream" event of "Eastern Medicine" in Canada and in October, we will be holding the worldwide IBA members conference in Malta ("back to the roots / branching out / back to the origins") and still with quite a lot going on in between.
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    May 28, 2013

  • Norm by Rosilyn Kinnersley

    Background: Norm is a much-loved patriarchal, though cantankerous, 85 year old family member who was in attendance at a celebration. His passion was swimming and for many years was the control freak who forced everyone at a meet, to hold their breath in anticipation...because he was the one with the starter's gun!
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    May 24, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine Live Stream Testimonial by CiCi Baudoin

    Taking the Eastern Medicine course via live streaming was incredibly helpful for me, as I've got a busy schedule right now. I was a little concerned about taking it live stream because I had recently taken another live streaming course and missed a lot of it due to technical difficulties. However, the Eastern Medicine course ran very smoothly, and the IBA team worked hard to make sure everyone had a good experience.
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    May 24, 2013

  • Can you guess what this is a definition of? by Esther Veltheim

    Can you guess what this is a definition of? Noun: An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous experience or activity. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. Verb: Engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory Synonyms: Noun. Venture Verb. Risk – venture – hazard – jeopardize – dare – jeopardy
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    May 22, 2013

  • FreeFall and Your BodyTalk Practice by Allison Bachmeier

    How has FreeFall complemented my BodyTalk practice? How hasn't it!!! Whether it was John training us in FF2 to 'see' with our subtle sense of touch from our hands or challenging my perceptions and overreactions with naked honesty, the FreeFall work has been fundamental in my professional development as a practitioner.
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    May 10, 2013

  • Uncovering the Dynamics of FreeFall by Kristy Kenny

    For decades now, our mass media has got incredible mileage out of the concept "body image" and self acceptance. Books, television, and seminars cater to image makeovers, loving your body, and opening your heart to self. This focus on shape, wrinkles, ageing, and stretch marks is a very limited approach to understanding your relationship with a healthy body and mind. In FreeFall we have come to know, that using the term "body image" may be creating a narrow filter in our ability to express the nature of our unique, state of the art therapy we offer; namely the practice of Advanced Bioenergetics.
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    May 10, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine, Beyond Value My Life Makes Sense by Allison Bachmeier

    Tears stream down my face on the drive in to the final day of class, relief washing over me in waves. For the first time my life makes sense, the dots have been connected. People often wonder what it is I learn when I go to BodyTalk and Life Science seminars. Although every seminar is incredibly rich with healthcare techniques addressing body and mind in a uniquely individual and holistic manner that invariably profoundly impacts my practice, I very deeply appreciate the understanding and a-ha's that spontaneously bubble up and their import far outweighs the left brain knowledge in both it's impact in my personal life and my professional success. I'd like to share one small sliver of my wealth of experiences afforded to me by the IBA.
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    May 10, 2013

  • New BodyTalk Book Launch! by IBA Team

    It's finally here! The highly anticipated new BodyTalk book by John Veltheim. The Science & Philosophy of BodyTalk Book will be a great addition to your practice and personal library.
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    Apr 26, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine Rocks Germany! by Claudia Schembri-Heitmann

    Eastern Medicine meets Harmonics meets DNA & Scalar Waves meets Session Intensive – Marathon Event in Germany, 28 February – 05 March 2013 After Singapore and the UK, Germany was the third stop of BodyTalk Founder Dr John Veltheim teaching his new course "Eastern Medicine". The event was held in Wiggensbach near Kempten in the Allgäu area, Bavaria – the location of the IBA Europe. "Eastern Medicine" is a course IBA members (and non-members) have long been waiting for and it seems that the timing was perfect.
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    Apr 26, 2013

  • Public Talk Onlline by IBA Team

    Public Talk Online!
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    Apr 26, 2013

  • Sledge riding and by S. Diesch-Müller & C. Schembri-Heitmann

    Sledge riding and "Hüttengaudi " (Comment: „Hüttengaudi" is a traditional term in alpine regions and can be described as „having a lot of fun at a skiers' hut") ... this was the motto of the last meeting of the BodyTalk Network Allgäu – Tirol (January 2013, Germany / Austria). On 25th January, at 5pm, 18 BodyTalkers from both regions (some with their partners/children) set out to climb the mountain! We pulled our sledges up the piste to the "Kronenhütte" in the Alpspitzbahn ski area in Nesselwang (Allgäu).
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    Apr 12, 2013

  • Super Health for Life, a Medicine Chest for the World by Judith Rybicki

    Super Health for Life, a Medicine Chest for the World We describe BodyTalk Access as the simplest course in the BodyTalk world, rightfully so but don't let that fool you. It can be very profound in it's effects – bordering on miraculous. Ask anyone who has used Fast Aid on themselves or assisted someone else immediately following an injury and observed swelling, bruising, severe pain, loss of range of motion, blood loss, or disorientation abate right in front of their eyes. Some students have also noticed with regular Access, scoliotic curves, chronic stiffness and pain, and allergy symptoms diminishing, just to name a few.
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    Apr 12, 2013

  • Matthew Newell Joining Us in Malta! by IBA Team

    Matthew Newell Joining Us in Malta!
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    Mar 29, 2013

  • Beyond the Quantum by Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton

    Quantum: the word seems ubiquitous. It is on everything from batteries to dishwasher tablets. Increasingly it is a word used to explain the mechanisms behind holistic therapies. Quantum Physics, Quantum theory and Quantum Electrodynamics are names for some of the most successful physics theories of the twentieth century. We use the consequences of these discoveries in our electronic devices and more.
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    Mar 28, 2013

  • New BATs by Claudia Schembri-Heitmann

    I am pleased to announce the graduation of the following BATs in Europe: Hanna Brandl from Austria (teaching in German), Lotte Farran-Lee from Denmark (teaching mostly in Danish) & Chantal Remmerie (teaching mostly in Flemish)!
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    Mar 28, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine from your home! by IBA Stream Team

    The IBA is excited to be hosting its first ever Online Live Stream event for Eastern Medicine. This course is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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    Mar 26, 2013

  • Great Opportunity for BodyTalkers by IBA Team

    Namaste Nova Wellness Retreat is offering BodyTalkers of all experience levels the chance for ultimate energy exchange. Immerse yourself in BodyTalk while working on the retreat doing many different jobs and in exchange you will receive room, board and the opportunity to learn, grow and practise BodyTalk extensivley. At Namaste Nova Wellness Retreat they also offer daily BreakThrough study groups with a wonderful BodyTalk community. For more information please contact Kelly. Check out a video of the facility here. Or go to their facebook page.
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    Mar 15, 2013

  • Healing Through Story by Tracey Clark

    I remember my early days as a BodyTalk student and practitioner with such clarity, bounding out of BodyTalk Fundamentals eager to balance the world one tap at a time. My exuberant enthusiasm took me into each session but collapsed unceremoniously as soon as I would meet the dreaded combination of "Details? Yes, More Specific? Yes". Yikes! Wasn't it enough of a challenge to figure out where Innate wanted to go, how to get there, and what to ask without having to traipse down the dark hallway of details? My anxiety would start to climb, as I would reach for the anatomy book or the physiology text wondering why it wasn't sufficient enough to simply link the entire liver to the entire spleen. Surely, the brain would know what the priority was and take care of it for me. My Innate consciousness seemed bound and bent to coax me down the rabbit hole leading me all the way down to the cellular level when I felt it was easier to just look at the big picture. Little by little my enthusiasm trickled its way down that dark hallway and into the rabbit hole with me and, lo and behold, the awe-inspiring complexities of the human bodymind opened up to me in all of its glory. I began to understand that the profound effectiveness behind the simplicity of the BodyTalk system comes from its respect and honouring of the unique story of each individual bodymind and the story is told through the Details! From that point on, my fear of the details became a yearning to develop my skills as an observer, a detective, a translator, and a storyteller.
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    Mar 15, 2013

  • John Veltheim & James Oschman Collaborate! by IBA Team

    The rumours are true! We would like to announce an exciting collaboration. John Veltheim and James Oschman will be presenting a post conference course together at the 2013 IBA Members Conference in Malta! James Oshman Ph.D & Dr. John Veltheim The Biophysical Mind - Explore the nature, biology and universal connections of the unconscious mind. Course Overview The coherent mind embodies current thinking in physics and biology, the nature of consciousness and the unconscious mind, as well as biophysics, neuroscience and cosmology. The coherent mind is a special state of consciousness in which the holographic organism couples to the intelligent universal hologram, the actual fabric of space and time. The result is the creation of an intentional space in which all health issues can be addressed at their source: the cellular and tissue phenomena that are upstream from all normal physiology and structure. The workshop will detail these remarkable concepts and their significance for BodyTalk.
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    Mar 01, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine Review by Irene Khor

    Profound 5-Days with John Veltheim The Lunar New Year this year is celebrated with excitement and prosperity in a very unique way with 2 Workshops by John Veltheim. Instead of indulging our body with festive food, most of us took the opportunity and had taken time from our family, work and various commitments... and allow to feed the often neglected person - Ourselves!
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    Mar 01, 2013

  • Emma by Esther Veltheim

    The streetlights had just come on, illuminating the narrow cobbled stone streets below my clinic window. I loved this time of the evening in Spain, when throngs of people gathered in the plazas; walking; shopping; exchanging the news of the day; communing around coffee shop tables that spilled out onto the colorful sidewalks. The delicious aroma of hot chocolate with churros; the sweet, haunting sound of flamenco guitar; the music of fountain water spilling into its marble trough; lovers whispers; children laughing. No matter how many times I stepped out into the streets of Granada in the evening after work, the magic of it always thrilled me. A sensual banquet of sights and sounds and smells! I always felt as if I was stepping into a mysterious other world.
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    Feb 16, 2013

  • Of Dogs and MindScape by Donald Burry

    The following story is true. The names have not been changed. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to be a part of a MindScape experience that actually saved a life. It all started out as a typical day at Namaste Nova. Kelley was teaching a Fundamentals class while I was managing the meals and the snacks. It was the weekend, and so our daughter was home from University for a couple of days. As with days when there are courses being held, the animals are coming and going from the house noticed in absence only at meal times. It was after lunch when the dogs, Rugby and Lewis, were last seen going outside
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    Feb 16, 2013

  • Kundalini Energy by John Veltheim

    Kundalini Energy (Extracts from the Kundalini chapter of the Eastern Medicine" course that John has written and will teach on tour beginning February 2013) For thousands of years kundalini awakening has been viewed in many cultures as a primary goal and the greatest blessing one can have in a lifetime. The nature of this blessing can take many forms because the range of possible experiences caused by the activation of kundalini encompasses all mental and physical types of experience as well as all transpersonal and transcendent types of experience.
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    Feb 01, 2013

  • Beverly Lutz - Senior Instructor Emeritus status! by IBA Team

    I am so happy to see Beverley recognized like this. When I first taught in Canada, Beverley, Sylvia and Joleen rapidly became the powerhouses that drove BodyTalk in Canada to the incredible success it still maintains today.
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    Jan 18, 2013

  • Great News for Australia by Melissa Smith

    We are extremely excited to announce that the work Sue Broughton and myself have put in over the last 2 years has resulted in the Certificate IV in BodyTalk being a government approved training qualification. It's official title is: 10334NAT Certificate in BodyTalk
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    Jan 18, 2013

  • From IBA Europe by IBA Team

    Greetings to all IBA members in the whole world! Recently the IBA team and their spouses in Europe went for their annual outing in a renowned hotel where they were serving "Brunch" (breakfast come lunch) with local seasonal delicacies from 10:30am until 2pm. Afterwards we felt like going for a walk, however we opted to do this in our MindScape workshops instead.
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    Jan 08, 2013

  • Lets Go! by

    Lets Go! From Chris Veltheim
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    Jan 04, 2013

  • Eastern Medicine FAQ by IBA Team

    Eastern Medicine Workshop We have had quite a few inquiries as to whether there are any BodyTalk techniques taught in the Eastern Medicine course. Some people also want to know if it is the same as the Chinese medicine course that was taught by Kaimi over the last three years.
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    Jan 04, 2013

  • Dai Mai by John Veltheim

    The Dai Mai meridian is one of the eight ancestral meridians that have a very important function in traditional Chinese acupuncture as regulators of the 12 main meridians. As mentioned in my Chong Mai article, the reason they are called ancestral meridians is that they are the main energic controllers of our genetic ancestry. Hence, they are a powerful way of influencing genetically based diseases in the body from the point of view of traditional acupuncture.
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    Dec 21, 2012

  • The Guessing Path by IBA Team

    It took many years of people telling me "you must read Marion Woodman's Addiction to Perfection!" before I actually read the book. Like any addict I dismissed these well meaning friends and the notion that I could have any such addiction. After all, I was well aware of how totally imperfect I was!
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    Dec 07, 2012

  • BodyTalk is Front Page News by The IBA Team

    Elizabeth Hanson & her BodyTalk Story made the front page of the Minot Daily News, ND.
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    Dec 07, 2012

  • John's Blog by IBA Team

    Check out the Founder's Most Recent Blog "The Formative Years".
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    Dec 07, 2012

  • 2013 Members Conference keynote speaker announced by IBA Team

    We are excited to officially announce that award-winning author, international speaker and purveyor of radical ideas, Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, will be our keynote speaker at the 2013 Members Conference in Malta.
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    Nov 23, 2012

  • IBA New Team Member by IBA Team

    Hi, I am Kassie Veltheim the newest team member of the IBA. I am very excited to introduce myself to you all.
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    Nov 23, 2012

  • IBA Offers Free BodyTalk Study Groups by IBA Team

    We are excited to announce that the International BodyTalk Association will be offering Free study group sessions the 2nd Saturday of each month to support our growing BodyTalk matrix in Florida. An instructor will be available for most meetings.
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    Nov 09, 2012

  • IBA Brand Evaluation by IBA Team

    In an effort to better understand what our membership and your clients need from the IBA, we've commissioned an online study. The survey, located here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IBASurveyEnglish2012 will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and will provide us with valuable input into the future direction of the organization. Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts. The survey will close Monday, November 26th.
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    Nov 09, 2012

  • BodyTalk at the Maine Medical Center Brain Injury Conference by Alison van Zandbergen

    In September of 2009 I became a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. Prior to that I had been working as a Float Pool Registered Nurse in the hospital. It was great to have the opportunity to use BodyTalk on clients while nursing because it gave me the validation and motivation to pursue my BodyTalk studies with great passion.
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    Nov 09, 2012

  • The Concept of all Concepts... FreeFall! by Lee Miller, CBP, South Yorkshire, UK

    My journey over the last 2 & 1/2 years with BodyTalk has turned me into a bunny rabbit jumping down the rabbit holes and loving everyone one of them. I have shredded layers and masks willingly and each time feel freer and lighter. I'm now in danger of floating up to the sky after the weekend spent in a castle FreeFalling.
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    Oct 26, 2012

  • Congratulations Laura Bird! by Loesje Jacob

    I would like to join the IBA in congratulating Laura on her Graduation as a BodyTalk Access for Animals Trainer (BAT-A) for small and large Animals.
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    Oct 12, 2012

  • The Connectome by John Velteim

    Sneak Peak at John Veltheim's New Course: Eastern Medicine- Anatomy & Physiology of the Energetic Body. The Connectome One of the more recent discoveries in neurophysiology is the discovery of the concept of the connectome. The principle behind the connectome has been an important basis of energy medicine. It underscores the understanding that the brain is not Cartesian in its makeup, and that it works as one large functional unit. Basically, the principle is that every neuron is connected to every other neuron in the brain in a complex configuration unique to every individual. It is this total functional unit that will then dictate the mechanics of what constitutes our character and personality.
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    Oct 12, 2012

  • OBTA 2012 Symposium – It's Possible! by David Huff

    It was more than possible – it happened. The Ontario BodyTalk Association (OBTA) Symposium sub-committee hit a grand slam at the Kingbridge Centre on the weekend of September 29th – ask anyone who was there! People were so jazzed by the speakers, participation activities, venue, and fine dining that they are already asking about next year.
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    Oct 12, 2012

  • The Penetrating Meridian (Chong Mai) by John Veltheim

    Sneak Peak at John Veltheim's New Course: Eastern Medicine- Anatomy & Physiology of the Energetic Body. The Penetrating Meridian (Chong Mai)
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    Sep 29, 2012

  • CareerHearted - How to Turn Your Passion into Prosperity by Jeff Goodman

    On Oct 20, 2012, Jeffrey Goodman a BodyTalk Instructor and creator of CareerHearted, will be offering a One Day version of CareerHearted for those who are really struggling with their businesses and need something right away to get them going again. Think of this as the Access to the BodyTalk System. Jeff has taken some of the key experiences out of his three day intensive and put it into a one day experience.
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    Sep 27, 2012

  • BreakThrough provides physical healing for our clients by Elizabeth Hanson

    In early 2006 I took BreakThrough 1 for the first time. It was an intense but enlightening weekend. I felt that this was a wonderful technique for me to use for myself. BreakThrough would help me be clearer which would help me be a better person and BodyTalk practitioner. I practiced my BreakThrough skill with others in my area who took BreakThrough 1. I thought about using it with clients but wasn't sure how I would present it or follow through with people who had not taken the course themselves. Over the years I continued to "practice" BreakThrough 1, monitoring and taking the practical a few times. My husband, oldest daughter, and son-in-law also took BreakThrough 1 and we use it for any family or personal conflict. I tried to get a BreakThrough class together here in North Dakota but it was really a hard sell because other BodyTalkers (yes, they were mirroring me) saw it as a "me" course not something for our (my) clients. However, that has CHANGED! and I am going to tell you WHY..
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    Sep 13, 2012

  • Congratulations Rosile! by Loesje Jacob

    I would like to join the IBA in congratulating Rosalie on her Graduation as a BodyTalk Access for Small Animals Trainer (BAT-A). I personally welcome Rosalie to a powerful team of Trainers that will be travelling the world, to teach this powerful class! (Loesje Jacob - Trainer of BodyTalk Access for Animals Trainer's, Adv. CBP, BAT-A, CBI, CBI-A)
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    Sep 13, 2012

  • There is an old sailors saying: "It is ok to pray to God for wind but in the mean time you must row." by Jeffrey Goodman, CBI, CBP, Business Whisperer

    Many of you know me since the early days of BodyTalk and the journey I took from a very successful Fashion/Advertising Photographer to having a waiting list of BodyTalk clients after only 3 months of my first BodyTalk Fundamentals (Mods 1 & 2) in 2003. Due to this success I had many practitioners from a variety of modalities, including BodyTalk, start asking me for advice to help them achieve similar successes. Over the years of consulting, I have come to see a very common pattern emerge to why so many great BodyTalk Practitioners and Life Science Facilitators struggle in business and are not able to experience long-term abundance in their careers. There is a simple reason (and solution) to why they eventually run out of money and sadly are forced to seek out other career choices.
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    Aug 31, 2012

  • Hey, Don't Knock the Fundamentals Course! by John Veltheim

    Several people have commented that with all the new developments in BodyTalk, the Fundamentals course seems to have lost its importance and luster. People seem to think that in order to do marvelous things they have to have all the advanced courses. I realize that I have probably contributed to this mentality because of the enthusiasm with which I talk about the new work. So at this time I'd like to revisit the Fundamentals course.
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    Aug 17, 2012

  • New Training Facility at IBA Headquarters by IBA Team

    We are excited to announce that we have expanded the Training Space at the IBA Headquarters in Sarasota. The new space is over 3 times larger than our previous training facility and has been designed specifically for IBA & BodyTalk courses.
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    Aug 16, 2012

  • Philippines Update: BodyTalk Access Outreach by Dorothy Friesen

    Chic Ramoso, BodyTalk Access Outreach coordinator in southern Philippines, has organized a series of clinics to reach out to poor communities and to give recent Access grads an opportunity to practice their techniques. In June, 2012 BodyTalk Access was offered to SKKJ, an organization of former overseas women workers in Japan with Japanese-Filipino children abandoned by the fathers.
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    Aug 03, 2012

  • How easy can it be? by John Veltheim

    During the past year I have been conducting the Treatment Intensive module all over the world. I am getting great feedback, and obviously everyone's talking because my seminars tend to book out within a day or so of putting them online. One of the most interesting comments made is how easy BodyTalk looks. People watch me and note that I seem to be doing very little in my treatments. I do not appear to be using any of the basic modules or doing all the linking that is required in those modules. I have even had people ask me why we insist they learn the modules when BodyTalk can be so much easier to do.
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    Jul 20, 2012

  • Melanie Buzek – New IBA USA General Manager! by IBA Office

    We are thrilled to announce that as of August 1st, Melanie Buzek Senior CBI, will be the new General Manager of IBA USA.
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    Jul 17, 2012

  • New Leader at the Helm by John & Esther

    It is our great pleasure to announce that, as of July 1st, Christopher Veltheim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the IBA.
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    Jul 13, 2012

  • Third Annual FreeFall Retreat with Kristy Kenny & John Veltheim- Hawaii, December 2012 by Kristy Kenny

    This December 1-7, 2012, John Veltheim and Sr. FreeFall Instructor Kristy Kenny will facilitate the 3rd Annual FreeFall Retreat.
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    Jul 06, 2012

  • Why take FreeFall? by Kristy Kenny

    I am sitting in a circle of FreeFall participants, waiting my turn to introduce myself, and state why I am here. My stomach drops and my head spins as sweat forms on my upper lip and the trembling in my legs breaks through my best efforts to hold them steady. My heart is pounding so loudly, that I can't hear what the person next to me is saying. A silence indicates to me it is now my turn.
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    Jul 06, 2012

  • BODYTALK AT THE TOTAL HEALTH SHOW in Toronto ..... BUZZzzzz was the word! by Lena Mascarin RNCP, CBP

    Exciting news to report and update on our presence and participation at the largest health show here in Toronto. The Total Health show is Canada's premier national health show. This show attracts over 20,000 attendees each year. The show is sponsored by the Consumer Health Organization of Canada and integrates complimentary and natural medicine.
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    Jul 06, 2012

  • CareerHearted for BodyTalk by Jeffrey Goodman

    So... What is CareerHearted?
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    Jul 06, 2012

  • A New Business Friendship Has Formed by Alexa Linton

    I have the honor to announce that the IBA and CareerHearted have formed a friendship and alliance to support your best success for your business! The IBA now offers CareerHearted as the official business course for BodyTalk Practitioners! Students will now receive 25 continuing education credits from the IBA upon graduating from this amazing, life changing, path to success!
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    Jul 06, 2012

  • Please Welcome, Guy Nir! by

    My name is Guy Nir and I joined the IBA in June 2012 as the Director of Finance. My role is to oversee and manage all the financial and administrative aspects of the IBA with the able assistance of Dawn, Cory and Ashley.
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    Jun 22, 2012

  • Introducing Our New BodyTalk Access Trainers for Animals by Loesje Jacob

    Alexa's love of healing and animals began as a child: This passion has continued, culminating in a constantly deepening and expanding healing practice for both animals and people based in beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.
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    Jun 22, 2012

  • Meet & Greet across BT Networks At the Krallerhof (Austria) 13th April – 15th April 2012 by Jutta Leininger, HP, BAT

    It is Friday afternoon. Marion, Ramona, Bernhard (my husband and in this case also our driver) and myself are on our way to the first "Meet & Greet across BodyTalk Networks" at the Krallerhof (Leogang, Austria).
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    Jun 22, 2012

  • Surrendering In Life With BodyTalk by Michael Cruickshancks

    Kundalini Awakening
               
    As we begin to evolve as human beings it is a natural and evolutionary process to witness the consciousness ascend through the central channel, more commonly referred to as the chakra system or the arena where the Kundalini awakening happens from, and ultimately in to the brain itself.  When the consciousness of our soul or higher self is pure enough to purge through the gate into the brain, life as we know it ultimately changes.  The chakras have opened to the stage of burning away a good part of past karma and the purity of consciousness is more available.  Becoming a witness to the process in one's own being is not to be taken lightly.  BodyTalk has been for me and I am sure many others a beacon to assist in making life a little easier through the process. 

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    Jun 08, 2012

  • Welcome to the New IBA Newsletter Template! by IBA Team

    The IBA has a new format for delivering news to our readers. We will also be releasing member only updates periodically to keep our members up-to-date with happenings in the IBA.
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    Jun 08, 2012

  • IBA Matrix Sessions from the new IBA president- Claudia Schembri-Heitmann by

    The IBA matrix has been receiving a lot of love and nurturing energy lately. Our new President and feminine matirx holder, Claudia Schembri-Heitmann has started regular BodyTalk sessions on the IBA Matrix. You can listen to the sessions, and leave commnets on the sessions through the Member's and Access Forums.

    and nurturing energy lately. Our new President and feminine matirx holder, Claudia Schembri-Heitmann has started regular BodyTalk sessions on the IBA Matrix. You can listen to the sessions, and leave commnets on the sessions through the Member's and Access Forums.
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    May 25, 2012

  • Shoe's for the BodyTalk Family Matrix by Christine Barrie advCBP, CBI, BAT

    Have you heard the proverb: " The cobbler's children go unshod" or "The shoemaker walks without shoes"? This refers to the cobbler being too busy or distracted to properly supply shoes for himself and his family in his valiant and worthwhile efforts to provide shoes for his clients and support his business.





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    May 25, 2012

  • Instructor Retreat- the aftermath by Andrea Carter


    The 2012 Instructor Retreat set sail on Carnival Cruise Line named "Inspiration" and it was more than Inspiring - it was heart, soul, and true connection. The premise was to get as many of our Instructors to one place to work on ourselves, come together as a group, and create a space for acceptance and nurturing of our talent. If I could bottle what we created together at this retreat and pass it out to everyone in our matrix we would never feel alone. The cruise began with a meet & greet where Karla Kadlec, (one of the most creative Instructors I know), graciously took us through icebreaker exercises. It was fun and quirky and really opened the space for our connection to begin. The last exercise Karla Kadlec and Beth Sampson helped me formulate hours before running it, connecting from the heart by gazing into the eyes of each person who was coming into the sacred space we were creating. Instead of feeling awkward or shy or judged, each person really was seen and nurtured in the initial meet & greet. Our second day we frolicked in the morning on Catalina Island, enjoying the beautiful coffee shops and connecting with people in a very casual way. We then moved into Gilly Adkins work - Intimate Connections - where it opened the heart connection for us to feel safe yet vulnerable, open and honest. It enabled us to look at our wounds, to share our feelings and truly look at how supporting each other is not just a necessity, its crucial for our development.

    The 2012 Instructor Retreat set sail on Carnival Cruise Line named "Inspiration" and it was more than Inspiring - it was heart, soul, and true connection. The premise was to get as many of our Instructors to one place to work on ourselves, come together as a group, and create a space for acceptance and nurturing of our talent. If I could bottle what we created together at this retreat and pass it out to everyone in our matrix we would never feel alone. The cruise began with a meet & greet where Karla Kadlec, (one of the most creative Instructors I know), graciously took us through icebreaker exercises. It was fun and quirky and really opened the space for our connection to begin. The last exercise Karla Kadlec and Beth Sampson helped me formulate hours before running it, connecting from the heart by gazing into the eyes of each person who was coming into the sacred space we were creating. Instead of feeling awkward or shy or judged, each person really was seen and nurtured in the initial meet & greet. Our second day we frolicked in the morning on Catalina Island, enjoying the beautiful coffee shops and connecting with people in a very casual way. We then moved into Gilly Adkins work - Intimate Connections - where it opened the heart connection for us to feel safe yet vulnerable, open and honest. It enabled us to look at our wounds, to share our feelings and truly look at how supporting each other is not just a necessity, its crucial for our development.">Read more»

    May 12, 2012

  • Mary's News by Mary Shields

    I'm just back from the instructors' cruise/retreat (April 23-27). Twenty-two of us met together; most of us were from across the USA and Canada, plus two from England and one from New Zealand. It was a great time of establishing new friendships, renewing and deepening old ones, and doing work for our group, around the Access class, and for the larger instructor and IBA matrices. From the very first meet-and-greet, where we connected hearts through an exercise led by Karla Kadlec, and our first official meeting, with Gilly Adkins teaching and walking us through her new Intimate Communication (Heart Talk) and Andrea Carter taking us through a powerful Heart Connection Forgiveness exercise, it was clear that this was not your usual instructors' gathering. Every day ended with a session for our group and the entire instructor matrix, and we did a powerful constellation exercise for the whole IBA (International BodyTalk Association) on the morning of our full day of meetings.
    I'm just back from the instructors' cruise/retreat (April 23-27). Twenty-two of us met together; most of us were from across the USA and Canada, plus two from England and one from New Zealand. It was a great time of establishing new friendships, renewing and deepening old ones, and doing work for our group, around the Access class, and for the larger instructor and IBA matrices. From the very first meet-and-greet, where we connected hearts through an exercise led by Karla Kadlec, and our first official meeting, with Gilly Adkins teaching and walking us through her new Intimate Communication (Heart Talk) and Andrea Carter taking us through a powerful Heart Connection Forgiveness exercise, it was clear that this was not your usual instructors' gathering. Every day ended with a session for our group and the entire instructor matrix, and we did a powerful constellation exercise for the whole IBA (International BodyTalk Association) on the morning of our full day of meetings.">Read more»

    May 11, 2012

  • Exciting MEWS, from the Animals. by Loesje Jacob



     Woof, wwwwwoof, woof..... mew, mew, meow meeeeeoowwww...!!! Quack? RrrrrrrrroaR! Purrrrrrr...tweet, tweeeeeett, tweettweettweet. Neigh, whinny. Heehaw-heehaw? Grrrunt, grunt. Grrrrrr. Moooooo. Bzzzzzzzzzz bz bz bz bz bz bzzzzzzzz!!!

    What's all this buzzin, roaring & barking about?
    More BODYTALK ACCESS for ANIMALS TRAINERS! That's what.



     Woof, wwwwwoof, woof..... mew, mew, meow meeeeeoowwww...!!! Quack? RrrrrrrrroaR! Purrrrrrr...tweet, tweeeeeett, tweettweettweet. Neigh, whinny. Heehaw-heehaw? Grrrunt, grunt. Grrrrrr. Moooooo. Bzzzzzzzzzz bz bz bz bz bz bzzzzzzzz!!!

    What's all this buzzin, roaring & barking about?
    More BODYTALK ACCESS for ANIMALS TRAINERS! That's what.
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    May 11, 2012

  • The BodyTalk System Published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine Research: Volume 3. Issue 3. BodyTalk: Health Care Redefined by Dr. John Veltheim

    Over the past three years I have been establishing good relationships with scientists and scientific bodies throughout the world. During this time they have progressively embraced the principles of BodyTalk and expressed a strong interest in learning more about it. Through the connections made, I was invited to submit an article to the Journal of Alternative Medicine Research (JAMR). This is a peer-reviewed journal....
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    Apr 27, 2012

  • Multi-tasking vs Focus, MindScape gives perspective by Andrea Carter

    As many of you are aware, I am a total research and knowledge seeking geek. I love information and learning, which is one of the main reasons that The BodyTalk System has served me so well. In the most recent addition of Scientific American Mind, there is a brilliant article titled, "SuperTaskers and the Multitasking Brain", which in my humble opinion summarizes the importance of focus and the need for a tool like MindScape.
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    Apr 18, 2012

  • BodyTalk's Debut at The Villages Retirement Community by Lynn Teachworth

    On February 29, 2012, Lynn Teachworth gave a BodyTalk lecture and demonstration to 140 people at The Villages retirement community. The Villages has a population of 70,000 active and affluent retirees from all over the world. Many of the residents are seasonal "snow birds" who will return to the North to seek out BodyTalk practitioners. Also, there were almost received fifty emails asking for referrals for family members all over the US and Canada.
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    Apr 18, 2012

  • Philippines Report: Access Review through Outreach Clinics by Dorothy Friesen

    We held the first Access classes in Davao City, on the island of Mindanao in 2010, and then the technicians, mostly from local non-governmental organizations, were on their own for two years. So, in February, 2012, to enliven their use of Access, Mindanao co-ordinator Chic Ramoso and I tried something new - Access Review through Outreach.
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    Mar 30, 2012

  • The Integrity Theory of Disease by Tim Hall

    The other day I told my legs that my arms were up to no good. I whispered that my arms didn't know anything and that they were spending too much time folded and idle. The biceps are knotted I smugly stated. Stupid arms. My legs said they'd keep it a secret but of course they sold me out and told the feet, and you know how the feet like to gossip. It got back to my arms and they were mad at me so now I have an elbow ache.
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    Mar 16, 2012

  • The Theory of Unhappiness by Brenda Miller, Senior BreakThrough Instructor

    During a Truth and Reconciliation Commission held in South Africa set up to bring understanding to the actions that arose out of apartheid, a mother came face to face with the man who had killed her son during the conflict.
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    Mar 02, 2012

  • Integrity by Isabel Welch

    I want to share my experience of Integrity during BreakThrough Step 3, my understanding of the Integration, the you in me, the me in myself, and both in Self. During the process of Step 3, I breathe and breathe, like during the contractions in labor, only me can push! First I am like the barking dog-defending my precious belief- the blame is out, then I realized that the behaviors are in me, and I start blaming myself. The instructor requesting to st.....
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    Mar 02, 2012

  • My BreakThrough Experience by Katherine Sellery

    I didn't really know what I was getting into when I went to my first Breakthrough course. Now that I have attended the class 12 times I can still say each and every time I never know what I am getting into! I LOVE BreakThrough, it's like getting a deep tissue massage from the inside out.
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    Mar 02, 2012

  • Congratulations Loesje Jacob! Newest Trainer of BodyTalk Access for Animals Trainer. by Sylvia Muiznieks, Sr CBI

    It is with great pleasure that I announce that Loesje Jacob has achieved the designation of Trainer of BodyTalk Access for Animals Trainers. Loesje, an AdvCBI who lives in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada, has extensive experience working globally with domestic and wild animals. Her passion is teaching others how to communicate....
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    Feb 17, 2012

  • February is LOVE MONTH.... by Andrea Carter

    When was the last time you actively did something for yourself to reflect how much you love YOU? Isn't part of engaging in our incredible system, delving into personal growth, creativity, and expression, an active way to connect to that genuine source energy...
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    Feb 17, 2012

  • Health Empowerment Through Consciousness – Its Possible! by Dave Huff & Nicole Fisher

    Wow! What a day. With a big learning curve and relatively short notice, the Ontario BodyTalk Association's Inaugural Symposium was enjoyed by thirty-two BodyTalk enthusiasts who celebrated the future of BodyTalk in Ontario. It was a day of fun and excitement, rekindling old friendships, creating new relationships, and opening ourselves to new perspectives. Six presenters helped us experience our role in the concept of 'Consciousness' and how it ...
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    Feb 17, 2012

  • Professionalism by Andrea Carter

    A medical researcher, Dr. Wendy Levinson, from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada performed a study in 1996, to determine why certain Medical professionals in the United States are sued and why others are not. I found this article of interest because it made me consider the level of professionalism ....
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    Feb 17, 2012

  • Comparison: Not Being Good Enough by Terryann Nikides

    We all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. We think that by using people we admire in some way as a standard, we will improve who we are, make ourselves better people. We think we can be better by morphing ourselves into something we can see in the mirror, someone stronger, better looking, smarter, more interesting, more focused, someone who has more money and a better job.
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    Feb 03, 2012

  • The BreakThrough Forum: An Invitation by Ben Manalo

    Being conscious requires a shift in perspective. And a shift in perspective requires breaking through mental conditioning. As an IBA Member, the BreakThrough Forum provides you with the opportunity to shift your perspective by engaging in the art of self-enquiry.
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    Feb 03, 2012

  • Candles by Tim Halll

    The other day I was in the dark. The room was pitch black and I was tripping over everything and quite miserable. I eventually figured out that if I sat still and did nothing with myself that I would incur no further injury nor traumas. It didn't take long to realize that that was no way to get by. At about the time I resolved to find a better way, I came across a candle and was fortunate to have a technique to light the candle. I now sat in a dimly lit room
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    Feb 03, 2012

  • What Good is a Fragmented Life? by Tim Hall

    "I am this organ called the Liver?" Or does the Liver say, "I am the whole body?" Or does the whole body say, "I am the Liver?" Do I say, "I am this person called Tim?" Or does Tim say, "I am life?" Or ....
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    Jan 20, 2012

  • BodyTalk Philippines: Year 3- From a Child to a Congressman by Dorothy Friesen

    In addition to BodyTalk Access and BodyTalk Fundamentals classes this year, we are also meeting with some members of the Philippine Congress and their aides to present the BodyTalk System and to advocate for Access to become part of the government community based health programs. One progressive congressman, Walden Bello has been ....
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    Jan 20, 2012

  • Are We Really Different? by Terryann Nikides

    Each time I travel to a new country I am filled with the sensual pleasures of new languages, the smells in the streets, the brilliant sights and sounds. Everyone looks and dresses differently. Unabashedly, Brazilians expose cleavages and bundas (their behinds) but won't be seen naked. The East Indians do not expose their ankles, but their midriffs are displayed. Tibetans eat meat, but Hindus do not. The Greeks swing their heads down and up to mean no and left....
    Each time I travel to a new country I am filled with the sensual pleasures of new languages, the smells in the streets, the brilliant sights and sounds. Everyone looks and dresses differently. Unabashedly, Brazilians expose cleavages and bundas (their behinds) but won't be seen naked. The East Indians do not expose their ankles, but their midriffs are displayed. Tibetans eat meat, but Hindus do not. The Greeks swing their heads down and up to mean no and left....">Read more»

    Jan 06, 2012

  • Ending The War- BreakThrough for Couples. by Blake Miller & Brenda Miller, Senior BreakThrough Instructor

    One day, many years ago, I was walking along a street when I passed a young man. As I looked into his eyes I had the strongest feeling that this was the man I was going to marry. This was a bit odd because, on that very day, within hours, I was to be wed to my high school....
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    Jan 06, 2012

  • Thank-you, John. This course was life-changing! by Chantelle Rodgers, CBP, ParBP, BAT, MSI trainee

    I cannot say enough about the Finding Health 1 DVD course. It was absolutely amazing. I am so excited by the amount of NEW information that it taught. I have no idea why but I was under the impression that it was very similar to BodyTalk Interactive and after having two small children thanks to BodyTalk, I had a hard time taking all the courses I wanted and I always put Finding Health on the back burner for that reason. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was FULL of so much new information – I can't believe I waited this long to take it!!! Thanks to John and the IBA for offering it as a DVD course, I was able to stay home with the kids and take the course while they were sleeping ?

    I learned so much about what I am actually doing during BodyTalk sessions. I have taken over 20 BodyTalk System courses and feel that I have a lot of the knowledge but this course was wonderful to give me more awareness of what is really happening during a BodyTalk session. This will help enhance my sessions and also will help me explain what I am doing to clients as well as during information sessions to the public.

    I feel that the content of this course really filled in the blanks for me. The information about cells, vibration and belief systems gave me extra awareness to what is being done during BodyTalk sessions. I always had a sense of the cell vibration and felt changes when I was doing sessions but I NOW understand what is happening and the changes that are truly being made.

    I also learned a lot of new information regarding consciousness, intuition and insight that will not only change the way I do things but will add new awareness behind everything I do. This will certainly change the way I teach MindScape. I felt during my MindScape training that there was information that I needed to be a more effective trainer but just didn't have a full understanding of what it was and I feel now that I have that understanding and will be a much more effective instructor because of that "aha".

    Chantelle & John- 2007

    The section on Matrixes and how they work makes me look at my life in a new way and how making changes will truly effect every area of my life!!! I see now where I have been making critical errors in the ways I support myself and my clients and also many other areas of my life...

    I appreciate what I learned about the beauty of conflict and the role it plays in our lives. It really makes me step back and open my awareness to the conflict in many areas of my life and gives me the realization that it is in fact wonderful to have and although I am sure I will never LOVE being in conflict but I will now have more curiosity and openness to why it is occurring. This information gave me a new insight into BreakThrough that I have recently started being passionate about again – I believe I fell away from using BreakThrough because of my own fear of conflict and I now have an added appreciation and excitement for this work!!!

    I feel that since becoming a BodyTalk Practitioner, I always felt very insecure about my health and felt embarrassed when anyone in my family was ill because I should know how to heal them because I am a BodyTalker!!!! John made this so clear to me and now I realize that life is going to continue to send me ways in which to resolve conflict and my health is no different so rather than feeling upset by it now I will allow myself to learn from it!!!

    I recently had a client on my table who was a very vocal skeptic. He scoffed and disagreed with everything I said about consciousness and belief systems. Last year, I would have been in tears and would have quickly ended the session and likely wouldn't have charged him. When it happened this time, I literally thought it was so funny and I was really surprised that someone didn't believe what I was saying. Rather than defending and arguing, I just continued with the session and smiled at him and told him that yes, I did believe what I was saying and maybe someday he would be interested to learn it as well in order to get lasting healing results. After taking Finding Health, I got an appreciation for the fact that me not getting upset and flustered means that I am now at the point where I believe in BodyTalk and it feels really good to not get triggered by skeptics anymore.

    One thing that I was not expecting to get from John's course is parenting tips? Anyone who knows me knows that I had tried for years to get pregnant before finding BodyTalk. After becoming a BodyTalk Practitioner, I had a session from John during a course in Florida and soon became pregnant and had a wonderful baby boy. Interestingly enough, I took FreeFall 2 with John when my son was 6 months old and got pregnant right away. Of course it was a bit sooner than I expected but my daughter was another blessing in our lives, making our little family complete...Yes, Finding Health made me realize the importance of honesty and trust in relationships with yourself, others and your children, even with money. I have known parents who say their kids are "out of control" and "never listen" and I have always thought that following through with discipline is very important and after John's course I understand how and why honesty and trust are vital in all relationships. I would have answered John's question that I am an honest person until he broke it down and I now have insights into ways to improve the honesty and trust in ALL areas of my life. I was also so intrigued to understand how this directly affects levels of intuition. During MindScape instructor training, I have always focused on the aspect of TRUST in your intuition and I was given so many tools to use during Finding Health to truly develop intuition and insight that I will integrate into MindScape courses I teach.

    Thank-you, John. This course was life-changing and I believe that every time I take the course, I will learn everything at deeper levels. It was amazing!!! I believe everyone could benefit from this course – it is a MUST for all BodyTalk Practitioners!!!


    I cannot say enough about the Finding Health 1 DVD course. It was absolutely amazing. I am so excited by the amount of NEW information that it taught. I have no idea why but I was under the impression that it was very similar to BodyTalk Interactive and after having two small children thanks to BodyTalk, I had a hard time taking all the courses I wanted and I always put Finding Health on the back burner for that reason. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was FULL of so much new information – I can't believe I waited this long to take it!!! Thanks to John and the IBA for offering it as a DVD course, I was able to stay home with the kids and take the course while they were sleeping ?

    I learned so much about what I am actually doing during BodyTalk sessions. I have taken over 20 BodyTalk System courses and feel that I have a lot of the knowledge but this course was wonderful to give me more awareness of what is really happening during a BodyTalk session. This will help enhance my sessions and also will help me explain what I am doing to clients as well as during information sessions to the public.

    I feel that the content of this course really filled in the blanks for me. The information about cells, vibration and belief systems gave me extra awareness to what is being done during BodyTalk sessions. I always had a sense of the cell vibration and felt changes when I was doing sessions but I NOW understand what is happening and the changes that are truly being made.

    I also learned a lot of new information regarding consciousness, intuition and insight that will not only change the way I do things but will add new awareness behind everything I do. This will certainly change the way I teach MindScape. I felt during my MindScape training that there was information that I needed to be a more effective trainer but just didn't have a full understanding of what it was and I feel now that I have that understanding and will be a much more effective instructor because of that "aha".

    Chantelle & John- 2007

    The section on Matrixes and how they work makes me look at my life in a new way and how making changes will truly effect every area of my life!!! I see now where I have been making critical errors in the ways I support myself and my clients and also many other areas of my life...

    I appreciate what I learned about the beauty of conflict and the role it plays in our lives. It really makes me step back and open my awareness to the conflict in many areas of my life and gives me the realization that it is in fact wonderful to have and although I am sure I will never LOVE being in conflict but I will now have more curiosity and openness to why it is occurring. This information gave me a new insight into BreakThrough that I have recently started being passionate about again – I believe I fell away from using BreakThrough because of my own fear of conflict and I now have an added appreciation and excitement for this work!!!

    I feel that since becoming a BodyTalk Practitioner, I always felt very insecure about my health and felt embarrassed when anyone in my family was ill because I should know how to heal them because I am a BodyTalker!!!! John made this so clear to me and now I realize that life is going to continue to send me ways in which to resolve conflict and my health is no different so rather than feeling upset by it now I will allow myself to learn from it!!!

    I recently had a client on my table who was a very vocal skeptic. He scoffed and disagreed with everything I said about consciousness and belief systems. Last year, I would have been in tears and would have quickly ended the session and likely wouldn't have charged him. When it happened this time, I literally thought it was so funny and I was really surprised that someone didn't believe what I was saying. Rather than defending and arguing, I just continued with the session and smiled at him and told him that yes, I did believe what I was saying and maybe someday he would be interested to learn it as well in order to get lasting healing results. After taking Finding Health, I got an appreciation for the fact that me not getting upset and flustered means that I am now at the point where I believe in BodyTalk and it feels really good to not get triggered by skeptics anymore.

    One thing that I was not expecting to get from John's course is parenting tips? Anyone who knows me knows that I had tried for years to get pregnant before finding BodyTalk. After becoming a BodyTalk Practitioner, I had a session from John during a course in Florida and soon became pregnant and had a wonderful baby boy. Interestingly enough, I took FreeFall 2 with John when my son was 6 months old and got pregnant right away. Of course it was a bit sooner than I expected but my daughter was another blessing in our lives, making our little family complete...Yes, Finding Health made me realize the importance of honesty and trust in relationships with yourself, others and your children, even with money. I have known parents who say their kids are "out of control" and "never listen" and I have always thought that following through with discipline is very important and after John's course I understand how and why honesty and trust are vital in all relationships. I would have answered John's question that I am an honest person until he broke it down and I now have insights into ways to improve the honesty and trust in ALL areas of my life. I was also so intrigued to understand how this directly affects levels of intuition. During MindScape instructor training, I have always focused on the aspect of TRUST in your intuition and I was given so many tools to use during Finding Health to truly develop intuition and insight that I will integrate into MindScape courses I teach.

    Thank-you, John. This course was life-changing and I believe that every time I take the course, I will learn everything at deeper levels. It was amazing!!! I believe everyone could benefit from this course – it is a MUST for all BodyTalk Practitioners!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011

  • Gopher Hole vs. Nudity by Submitted by Lasha Watson CBP,RMT,Reiki M , CBI, BAT, FreeFall Instructor, CBI, BAT, CBP

    Within our society many people live in constant fear. Living a life filled with many defenses, and much armor in hopes of protecting themselves from what they fear; life.
    We spend so much of our time running and fearing what it is we want the most; a life filled with ease, pleasure, security, and freedom.

    To explore this idea a little more, I am going to use an analogy and a visualizations to help express what I am saying.

    Imagine a gopher enjoying a hot sunny day, running freely around the pasture, playing, eating, just enjoying life. Then along came a farmer with his tractor and scared this little gopher. It ran into its hole and buried himself so far down it was afraid to come out. The hole then got filled in with dirt and with time this spot became a junk yard with wood, nails and screws, barbwire, metal, etc.

    Now from that analogy so far this is what we have done to ourselves. At one time in our life we have been scared, threatened, or perceived life to be dangerous. From that moment, we suppressed the whole incident of what ever it was and covered it up with as many layers of defenses and amour in hopes to feel safe.

    As we carry all of theses layers and burdens without ever looking or listening to them they begin to wear us down, deplete the body, sucking the energy and life right out of us.

    We have become so fearful of life, we have shut ourselves down like the little gopher in fear of getting hurt. As we collect all of theses defenses and wounds in life, we then try to disguise them with our clothing. We often wear clothing in hopes of hiding what we are really feeling and experiencing inside and we wear our clothing in such defensive state they too then become an additional layer that disrupts our ability to process and interact with life.

    The question was posed to me "Why Fear Nudity?" as we continue this analogy, it will help explore why it is we fear this state of being.

    Back to the little gopher buried in the hole with all of theses layer now piled on top of it.
    Now this gopher has been in there for 20, 30 possible 40 years. Now begin to pull the layers away from the hole, removing all the wood, nails, barbwire, bricks, dirt and bring the gopher out. How do you feel the gopher would respond?

    There are a lot of new things to re- introduce to the gopher, the bright hot sun, the breeze blowing across his body, the birds singing, the brightness with all the colors, fresh green grass to eat. Sounds like a perfect world. But this little gopher's senses are very sensitive to all these healthy, vibrant aspects of life yet very curious and familiar.

    This is how it is for us once we begin to explore nudity, we break free and become aware of all the layers we have covered ourselves with, we begin to see the beauty life has to offer, food becomes more tasteful and enjoyable, we become more playful, and have the ability to breathe fresh air and are given a chance to embrace life again.

    There is Fear amongst anything new we do, because it is unfamiliar. Once we find the courage within ourselves to explore what it is we fear. That place we feared then becomes familiar, and safe. We then gain wisdom, compassion and love. Nudity is our birth right and a place you can call home.

    The more we allow ourselves out of our gopher hole and experience what else life has to offer, and the more often we explore it, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes.

    Fearing nudity will only keep you living in the cold, damp, empty, isolated, restricted gopher hole. Being naked beneath our clothing allows us to live life from a place of lightness, pleasure, vulnerability, self honesty, and openness.

    Life is filled with many choices. Do you want to live in a gofer hole?
    If not, then allow yourself a chance to explore your nudity.


    Within our society many people live in constant fear. Living a life filled with many defenses, and much armor in hopes of protecting themselves from what they fear; life.
    We spend so much of our time running and fearing what it is we want the most; a life filled with ease, pleasure, security, and freedom.

    To explore this idea a little more, I am going to use an analogy and a visualizations to help express what I am saying.

    Imagine a gopher enjoying a hot sunny day, running freely around the pasture, playing, eating, just enjoying life. Then along came a farmer with his tractor and scared this little gopher. It ran into its hole and buried himself so far down it was afraid to come out. The hole then got filled in with dirt and with time this spot became a junk yard with wood, nails and screws, barbwire, metal, etc.

    Now from that analogy so far this is what we have done to ourselves. At one time in our life we have been scared, threatened, or perceived life to be dangerous. From that moment, we suppressed the whole incident of what ever it was and covered it up with as many layers of defenses and amour in hopes to feel safe.

    As we carry all of theses layers and burdens without ever looking or listening to them they begin to wear us down, deplete the body, sucking the energy and life right out of us.

    We have become so fearful of life, we have shut ourselves down like the little gopher in fear of getting hurt. As we collect all of theses defenses and wounds in life, we then try to disguise them with our clothing. We often wear clothing in hopes of hiding what we are really feeling and experiencing inside and we wear our clothing in such defensive state they too then become an additional layer that disrupts our ability to process and interact with life.

    The question was posed to me "Why Fear Nudity?" as we continue this analogy, it will help explore why it is we fear this state of being.

    Back to the little gopher buried in the hole with all of theses layer now piled on top of it.
    Now this gopher has been in there for 20, 30 possible 40 years. Now begin to pull the layers away from the hole, removing all the wood, nails, barbwire, bricks, dirt and bring the gopher out. How do you feel the gopher would respond?

    There are a lot of new things to re- introduce to the gopher, the bright hot sun, the breeze blowing across his body, the birds singing, the brightness with all the colors, fresh green grass to eat. Sounds like a perfect world. But this little gopher's senses are very sensitive to all these healthy, vibrant aspects of life yet very curious and familiar.

    This is how it is for us once we begin to explore nudity, we break free and become aware of all the layers we have covered ourselves with, we begin to see the beauty life has to offer, food becomes more tasteful and enjoyable, we become more playful, and have the ability to breathe fresh air and are given a chance to embrace life again.

    There is Fear amongst anything new we do, because it is unfamiliar. Once we find the courage within ourselves to explore what it is we fear. That place we feared then becomes familiar, and safe. We then gain wisdom, compassion and love. Nudity is our birth right and a place you can call home.

    The more we allow ourselves out of our gopher hole and experience what else life has to offer, and the more often we explore it, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes.

    Fearing nudity will only keep you living in the cold, damp, empty, isolated, restricted gopher hole. Being naked beneath our clothing allows us to live life from a place of lightness, pleasure, vulnerability, self honesty, and openness.

    Life is filled with many choices. Do you want to live in a gofer hole?
    If not, then allow yourself a chance to explore your nudity.

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    Dec 10, 2011

  • THINKING of a PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT... by

    ...for an BodyTalk Practitioner, Friend, or Instructor?

    Want to give a gift certificate to an IBA member for the perfect holiday gift? Well, thanks to Amanda Rollefstad for sharing this a great idea with us, we are offering this opportunity to everyone. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate to be added to the account of an IBA member, just contact Ashley or Cory at the IBA office and they'll be happy to get it setup for you. The recipient of your gift will be sent a "greeting gift card" from you letting them know the value of their gift and the procedures for ordering their products.

    Ashley@bodytalksystem.com
    Cory@bodytalksystem.com


    Want to give a gift certificate to an IBA member for the perfect holiday gift? Well, thanks to Amanda Rollefstad for sharing this a great idea with us, we are offering this opportunity to everyone. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate to be added to the account of an IBA member, just contact Ashley or Cory at the IBA office and they'll be happy to get it setup for you. The recipient of your gift will be sent a "greeting gift card" from you letting them know the value of their gift and the procedures for ordering their products.

    Ashley@bodytalksystem.com
    Cory@bodytalksystem.com

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Dec 10, 2011

  • New Inspirations by Submitted by Tracey Clark-Worrall AdvCBP, ParBP, CBI, BAT, BA

    From October 27-30 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to host the first BodyTalk Fascial Balancing Level 1 class in Canada.

    Thank you to Kerry D'Ambrogio for inspiring us all with an amazing new way to bring BodyTalk to a whole new dimension. The Fascial Balancing class brings anatomy to life and teaches us how all-encompassing and integral or fascial system is. When our fascia is holding tension, whether it be structural, emotional, or at the level of consciousness, function is altered. The techniques taught in this class give us the advantage over a strictly manual approach to fascial release as we have the ability to incorporate the tools of BodyTalk to identify the priority of release, as well as, the true nature of the barrier. Not only did we learn how to "take down the wall" but we learned how to determine why it was built in the first place.

    The class was filled with a very excited group of students, most of whom were laypeople. It was incredible to see structural shifts and release of tension as we incorporated our new "off the body" balances of the fascial system combined with BodyTalk "mojo". We learned to identify, evaluate and release fascial tension from the superficial level all the way down to the muscles, bones, joints, and vital structures using incredibly simple, energetic techniques. Amazing!

    Kerry's presentation of anatomy was so user-friendly and inspired us all to learn as much as we can about the body. I'm sure there will be a spike in the sales of Anatomy coloring books this week! This is a tool that we can all instantly incorporate in our practices. Can't wait!


    Thank you to Kerry D'Ambrogio for inspiring us all with an amazing new way to bring BodyTalk to a whole new dimension. The Fascial Balancing class brings anatomy to life and teaches us how all-encompassing and integral or fascial system is. When our fascia is holding tension, whether it be structural, emotional, or at the level of consciousness, function is altered. The techniques taught in this class give us the advantage over a strictly manual approach to fascial release as we have the ability to incorporate the tools of BodyTalk to identify the priority of release, as well as, the true nature of the barrier. Not only did we learn how to "take down the wall" but we learned how to determine why it was built in the first place.

    The class was filled with a very excited group of students, most of whom were laypeople. It was incredible to see structural shifts and release of tension as we incorporated our new "off the body" balances of the fascial system combined with BodyTalk "mojo". We learned to identify, evaluate and release fascial tension from the superficial level all the way down to the muscles, bones, joints, and vital structures using incredibly simple, energetic techniques. Amazing!

    Kerry's presentation of anatomy was so user-friendly and inspired us all to learn as much as we can about the body. I'm sure there will be a spike in the sales of Anatomy coloring books this week! This is a tool that we can all instantly incorporate in our practices. Can't wait!

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  • Dec 10, 2011

  • The Hippocampus by

    Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms. In a pair of papers published in the Nov. 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a new methodology that more deeply parses how and where certain types of memories are...

    Click here to read more.


    Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms. In a pair of papers published in the Nov. 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a new methodology that more deeply parses how and where certain types of memories are...

    Click here to read more.

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  • Nov 11, 2011

  • Transcending Us by Submitted by Laura Mitchell, CBP, BAT, Parama BP

    An important facet in having shifts in our level of Consciousness and in being able to be in touch with our ego is our own willingness to do so. In a class like BreakThrough or Mindscape, we offer the mind a challenge in the form of a new paradigm, a puzzle or paradox. This is why people often leave Breakthrough and Mindscape realizing that they have seen into an up-until-now unnoticed corner of the subconscious mind. The feeling is often one of "Hooray!" while at the same time a feeling of "Wow. I cannot believe I thought that for all these years." or "Now I have a whole new chance at life." Some people feel out of breath and blown away as they realize there is so much more out there/in themselves that their eyes had not seen."

    The BodyTalk System transcends typical healthcare in that it offers the body the ability to put the puzzle together in the correct order, rather than in an order based on pattern recognition, which is often the method of diagnosis used in western medicine. As practitioners when we've transcended or at least faced and observed our own fears and old belief systems we offer perfection in the priorities we balance and thus, better work for the person on our table.


    The BodyTalk System transcends typical healthcare in that it offers the body the ability to put the puzzle together in the correct order, rather than in an order based on pattern recognition, which is often the method of diagnosis used in western medicine. As practitioners when we've transcended or at least faced and observed our own fears and old belief systems we offer perfection in the priorities we balance and thus, better work for the person on our table.

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    Nov 11, 2011

  • BodyTalk on TV by Submitted by Dorothy Friesen, BAT, CBP, Parama BP

    BodyTalk and Cortices Introduced to Overseas Workers

    Filipino BodyTalker Alan Along appeared recently on a talk show on The Filipino Channel (over two million subscribers) which targets Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families in the Philippines. There are more than three million OFW's separated from their loved ones, husbands, wives and children, often for years at a time. Alan is well known for his work, supervising BodyTalk Access clinics for the Philippines' Alliance for Bases Clean-Up International and offering BodyTalk sessions in communities affected by toxic wastes left behind by former American military bases in the Philippines.


    Filipino BodyTalker Alan Along appeared recently on a talk show on The Filipino Channel (over two million subscribers) which targets Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families in the Philippines. There are more than three million OFW's separated from their loved ones, husbands, wives and children, often for years at a time. Alan is well known for his work, supervising BodyTalk Access clinics for the Philippines' Alliance for Bases Clean-Up International and offering BodyTalk sessions in communities affected by toxic wastes left behind by former American military bases in the Philippines.

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    Nov 11, 2011

  • The Container Principle ala Namaste by Part Two of a Two Part Series Submitted by Kerry Forbes

    Time and again we see it. Folks come from all over, consumed with the hardships in their lives, unresolved feelings, fractured relationships and frayed emotions. They land at Namaste anxious, fearful and hesitant--unsure what lies ahead, with much trepidation about exposing their raw truths and ultimately about how they will be received by others.

    That first day is always a mixture of uncertainty and anticipation -- everyone's heart beating to the sound of their own drum...


    That first day is always a mixture of uncertainty and anticipation -- everyone's heart beating to the sound of their own drum...

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    Oct 28, 2011

  • My BreakThrough Journey by Submitted by Ben Manalo, LMT,CBI, BAT, BrTI, CBP, Parama BP, AdvCBP

    "Isn't that cool!" she said, looking at me with a big smile, sparkling eyes and excitement in her voice.

    "I have no idea what just happened," I thought to myself as I sat across from her in the hotel room. I felt like I'd been dropped in the middle of nowhere.

    I was attending my very first IBA Instructors conference in Sarasota, Florida and Brenda Miller had just led me through my first BreakThrough Steps. I'd learned BodyTalk a few years earlier from John (Veltheim), and when I took (Mod 3) BodyTalk: Principles of Consciousness with him, he talked about this other system called BreakThrough which his then wife, Esther, had developed. From what I understood at the time, it evolved out of her own need to understand herself. And what I understand now for myself after attending several BreakThrough classes with Esther and other instructors as well as training and finally graduating as a BreakThrough Instructor this past summer, is that it's a system that cuts to the core of your dis-ease in a way like no other.


    "Isn't that cool!" she said, looking at me with a big smile, sparkling eyes and excitement in her voice.

    "I have no idea what just happened," I thought to myself as I sat across from her in the hotel room. I felt like I'd been dropped in the middle of nowhere.

    I was attending my very first IBA Instructors conference in Sarasota, Florida and Brenda Miller had just led me through my first BreakThrough Steps. I'd learned BodyTalk a few years earlier from John (Veltheim), and when I took (Mod 3) BodyTalk: Principles of Consciousness with him, he talked about this other system called BreakThrough which his then wife, Esther, had developed. From what I understood at the time, it evolved out of her own need to understand herself. And what I understand now for myself after attending several BreakThrough classes with Esther and other instructors as well as training and finally graduating as a BreakThrough Instructor this past summer, is that it's a system that cuts to the core of your dis-ease in a way like no other.

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    Oct 28, 2011

  • Expanding to Ecuador by Submitted by Joanne Matheson, Adv CBP, CBI, BAT

    First Ever BodyTalk Access in Ecuador

    Don't you just love the way life unfolds? When we see the opportunities and are prepared to just go for it, great things can happen. That's how the first ever BodyTalk Access course to be taught in Ecuador showed up, and I went for it.

    Adventures in China
    Rewind to 10 years ago when I was presented with an out- of-the-blue opportunity. a chance to spend 2 months in China, learning acupuncture and moxibustion. It really was one of those 'just go for it' scenarios. At the time, I was working full-time as a Practice Nurse and also studying part-time for my Diploma in Aromatherapy. A fax with the headline "Study Acupuncture in China for Free" churned out just as I was passing the fax machine in my medical center. It lacked details, but gave a local contact number. Nine days later, I was on my way.


    Don't you just love the way life unfolds? When we see the opportunities and are prepared to just go for it, great things can happen. That's how the first ever BodyTalk Access course to be taught in Ecuador showed up, and I went for it.

    Adventures in China
    Rewind to 10 years ago when I was presented with an out- of-the-blue opportunity. a chance to spend 2 months in China, learning acupuncture and moxibustion. It really was one of those 'just go for it' scenarios. At the time, I was working full-time as a Practice Nurse and also studying part-time for my Diploma in Aromatherapy. A fax with the headline "Study Acupuncture in China for Free" churned out just as I was passing the fax machine in my medical center. It lacked details, but gave a local contact number. Nine days later, I was on my way.

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    Oct 28, 2011

  • BodyTalk is All by Submitted by Tim Hall, LMT, CPT, RYT,CBP, Parama BP


    We hear that BodyTalk is "Consciousness-based Energy Medicine for Optimal Health." If "Consciousness is all," then why the distinction when we also say that "Everything is energy?" As an approach to health care, where is our priority in finding health?

    If we have categorized BodyTalk as a dynamic energy healing system, was it not to distinguish the work as being more subtle than physical manipulation and safer than pharmaceutical medication? Working at the subtle energy level is less invasive and has a broader range of influence all the way down to the physical. Yet we've gone a step further to include Consciousness, which is more subtle than the subtlest energy and all-inclusive, whether subtle, dense or otherwise.



    We hear that BodyTalk is "Consciousness-based Energy Medicine for Optimal Health." If "Consciousness is all," then why the distinction when we also say that "Everything is energy?" As an approach to health care, where is our priority in finding health?

    If we have categorized BodyTalk as a dynamic energy healing system, was it not to distinguish the work as being more subtle than physical manipulation and safer than pharmaceutical medication? Working at the subtle energy level is less invasive and has a broader range of influence all the way down to the physical. Yet we've gone a step further to include Consciousness, which is more subtle than the subtlest energy and all-inclusive, whether subtle, dense or otherwise.

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    Oct 28, 2011

  • John Veltheim Does Brazil Brilliantly by Submitted by Juliana Lara Resende

    "John Veltheim is coming to Brazil". That phrase by itself stirred much excitement in the entire Brazilian BodyTalk matrix. The matrix grows stronger each time we get to experience the energy and teachings of Dr. Veltheim. Over the last year we welcomed our first Portuguese-speaking instructor; in our capital alone, we had more then 200 students trained in BT Access and at least three well- recognized public hospitals across the country offered BodyTalk Access classes and BodyTalk sessions.

    In September, Brazil was the place for BodyTalk. The Brazilians hosted JV for his last live Finding Health class. We also witnessed the Second Quantum Health and Quality of Life Symposium, which took place in the northeastern city of Recife, often referred to as a new port of entrance for world industry and knowledge. In the Seminar, Dr. John was a keynote speaker amongst 20 other top thinkers and scientists from all over the world. Presenters included Elizabeth Rausccher, Richard Amoroso, Amit Goswami and Uma Krishnamurty. Dr. Thornton Streeter, the founder of Streeter Biofield Sciences and a champion for non-invasive healing techniques, methods, and products, said about Dr. Veltheim, "?John Veltheim held the whole show together and personally looked after most of the other speakers with deep healing. That man is incredible."

    Besides hearing of beautiful work being done, inspiring speeches, lessons for life and clinical practice, we had the opportunity to see The BodyTalk System being introduced to a 1500 person audience. It was incredible to witness 1500 people learn to tap out their cortices in unison. The feeling during those moments that we are all connected was so real. After Dr. Amit Goswami's referral to BodyTalk as "a system able to promote healing at true quantum levels," the lining up for free BT treatments took half the space of the large hall outside the auditorium.


    In September, Brazil was the place for BodyTalk. The Brazilians hosted JV for his last live Finding Health class. We also witnessed the Second Quantum Health and Quality of Life Symposium, which took place in the northeastern city of Recife, often referred to as a new port of entrance for world industry and knowledge. In the Seminar, Dr. John was a keynote speaker amongst 20 other top thinkers and scientists from all over the world. Presenters included Elizabeth Rausccher, Richard Amoroso, Amit Goswami and Uma Krishnamurty. Dr. Thornton Streeter, the founder of Streeter Biofield Sciences and a champion for non-invasive healing techniques, methods, and products, said about Dr. Veltheim, "?John Veltheim held the whole show together and personally looked after most of the other speakers with deep healing. That man is incredible."

    Besides hearing of beautiful work being done, inspiring speeches, lessons for life and clinical practice, we had the opportunity to see The BodyTalk System being introduced to a 1500 person audience. It was incredible to witness 1500 people learn to tap out their cortices in unison. The feeling during those moments that we are all connected was so real. After Dr. Amit Goswami's referral to BodyTalk as "a system able to promote healing at true quantum levels," the lining up for free BT treatments took half the space of the large hall outside the auditorium.

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    Oct 14, 2011

  • The Doctor is NOT in. by Contributed by Katrin Julia Schubert, MD, CBI, PaRama, CBP

    Reaching across the distance- BodyTalk in the intensive care unit

    I love BodyTalk distance sessions! Just this morning I called the intensive care unit at the nearby university hospital in order to report a session to the mother of the girl I had offered a distance session to the night before. The daughter was suffering from acute bacterial meningitis with the usual severe headache, nausea and vomiting and a high fever.

    The BodyTalk session brought up only two links, one relating to the flow of cerebro spinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain and a 'reverse' hydration relieving the cells of edema which then linked as a package to the pancreas and sugar metabolism. The second link was a very simple one: cortices to kidneys balanced/tapped for 10 minutes. Ah, the power of the simple link!


    I love BodyTalk distance sessions! Just this morning I called the intensive care unit at the nearby university hospital in order to report a session to the mother of the girl I had offered a distance session to the night before. The daughter was suffering from acute bacterial meningitis with the usual severe headache, nausea and vomiting and a high fever.

    The BodyTalk session brought up only two links, one relating to the flow of cerebro spinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain and a 'reverse' hydration relieving the cells of edema which then linked as a package to the pancreas and sugar metabolism. The second link was a very simple one: cortices to kidneys balanced/tapped for 10 minutes. Ah, the power of the simple link!

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    Oct 14, 2011

  • JV - North America - February 2012. by

    Vancouver, BC: Feb 8-12. Finding Health 2 & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    San Francisco, CA: Feb 16-22. PaRama Unit 2 Practical & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    Dallas, TX: Feb 24-28 Finding Health 2 & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    Registrations are now open=


    Vancouver, BC: Feb 8-12. Finding Health 2 & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    San Francisco, CA: Feb 16-22. PaRama Unit 2 Practical & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    Dallas, TX: Feb 24-28 Finding Health 2 & BodyTalk Treatment Intensive.

    Registrations are now open=

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    Oct 14, 2011

  • Top 12 Reasons to Take (or invite a friend or family member to take) BodyTalk Access by Submitted by Laura Mitchell, BAT, CBP, IBA Staff Member

    1. It's a great way to become popular with friends and family!
    2. Heal yourself. It's cheaper.
    3. Fewer flus and colds.
    4. No needles!
    5. Makes you feel more powerful.
    6. Kids love it. Grandmas do too.
    7. Awaken the inner healer!
    8. Really cool, full-color manual is yours to keep.
    9. Let the brain begin!
    10. No pain, much gain.
    11. Head, shoulders, knees & toes, knees & toes feel better soon.
    12. Wake up your body's inner wisdom.


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    Oct 14, 2011

  • Get in the Zone by Submitted by Tim Hall

    When you get into the Zone, doesn't it feel expansive? Normally when I get into something, I find myself in a smaller place, like a car or elevator. But the Zone feels like the universe is within it and within me.

    Do I get into the Zone, or is the Zone in me? What if we said that the Zone is deep within and when we "go into it," it is more like we are bringing the Zone out from within?

    Does BodyTalk work when you're not in the Zone? Well, it certainly works better when you are in it -- and the deeper the better. The quality of the Zone seems to correspond with the quality of the session. So when Innate Intelligence works its magic, it works in the Zone, and it appears to engage more as the Zone deepens. John sometimes talks about "levels of practice" and how deeper Zoning allows for more effective sessions. It would seem then that Innate Intelligence functions in and through the quality of the Zone.


    Do I get into the Zone, or is the Zone in me? What if we said that the Zone is deep within and when we "go into it," it is more like we are bringing the Zone out from within?

    Does BodyTalk work when you're not in the Zone? Well, it certainly works better when you are in it -- and the deeper the better. The quality of the Zone seems to correspond with the quality of the session. So when Innate Intelligence works its magic, it works in the Zone, and it appears to engage more as the Zone deepens. John sometimes talks about "levels of practice" and how deeper Zoning allows for more effective sessions. It would seem then that Innate Intelligence functions in and through the quality of the Zone.

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    Sep 30, 2011

  • Find JV on Facebook by

    Dr. John Veltheim, D.C., B.Ac. has a page on FB. Do a search and click "like" to be part of the energy. You can answer the polls, offer input, and hear more up to the minute details about BodyTalk and JV events.


    Dr. John Veltheim, D.C., B.Ac. has a page on FB. Do a search and click "like" to be part of the energy. You can answer the polls, offer input, and hear more up to the minute details about BodyTalk and JV events.

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    Sep 30, 2011

  • The Container Principle ala Namaste by Part One in a Two Part Series Submitted by Kerry Forbes

    There are numerous contexts and explanations of the 'Container Principle,' but our favourite interpretation most resembles that of the Shambala Buddhists:

    "The container principle is the idea that the environment you establish or find yourself in informs your experience and can influence or even give rise to an outcome."

    Namaste Nova is an environment that shapes and informs personal experiences and gives rise to miraculous outcomes.

    How is the 'Container Principle' relevant to Namaste Nova? When a course of an intimate nature is held in conference-type facilities and hotels, participants leave the venue AND the energy that the group has manifested during the day. That energy disperses as people go their separate ways, and participants have to not only come together physically, but they also have to re-establish the energetic connection they all experienced the previous day.

    A Namaste experience is a 360 degree immersion. Well-appointed dorm-style accommodations and a dining room that can host a crowd are just a couple of elements that combine to create Namaste's sacred container.


    Namaste Nova is an environment that shapes and informs personal experiences and gives rise to miraculous outcomes.

    How is the 'Container Principle' relevant to Namaste Nova? When a course of an intimate nature is held in conference-type facilities and hotels, participants leave the venue AND the energy that the group has manifested during the day. That energy disperses as people go their separate ways, and participants have to not only come together physically, but they also have to re-establish the energetic connection they all experienced the previous day.

    A Namaste experience is a 360 degree immersion. Well-appointed dorm-style accommodations and a dining room that can host a crowd are just a couple of elements that combine to create Namaste's sacred container.

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    Sep 30, 2011

  • Shiny, Happy People by

    A review of more than 160 studies of human and animal subjects has found "clear and compelling evidence" that -- all else being equal -- happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy peers.
    The study, in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, is the most comprehensive review so far of the evidence linking happiness to health outcomes. Its lead author, University of Illinois professor emeritus of psychology Ed Diener, who also is a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, of Princeton, N.J., analyzed long-term studies of human subjects, experimental human and animal trials, and studies that evaluate the health status of people stressed by natural events.


    The study, in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, is the most comprehensive review so far of the evidence linking happiness to health outcomes. Its lead author, University of Illinois professor emeritus of psychology Ed Diener, who also is a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, of Princeton, N.J., analyzed long-term studies of human subjects, experimental human and animal trials, and studies that evaluate the health status of people stressed by natural events.

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    Sep 30, 2011

  • The New Section Entitled Business Tips by

    While helping our clients move towards living healthy lives we often bring them through areas of their lives that need better attention and balance. Our goal in this new sections is to help wellness practitioners' businesses thrive. We realize that to best accomplish this we can bring in seasoned business experts who really understand what it takes to have a successful wellness practice and who can share practical ideas with other BodyTalk Practitioners to help them understand areas of their own business that might also need better attention and balance. Yes, you are correct in thinking that – just like your body needs to be cared for holistically in Body, Mind and Spirit, so does your business. To be clear we will not giving business legal advice here, instead we will be platforming this section as a great place to plant seeds of possibilities for practitioners to choose new levels of success for their businesses.


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    Sep 30, 2011

  • Do You Live BodyTalk? by Submitted by Tim Hall

    Last night I dreamt I was on the Dr. Oz show, live, giving Oprah a BodyTalk session while Dr. Phil did the before and after orthopedic evaluation. I woke up screaming!

    I know I'm not alone. This issue can afflict anyone at any time. Why do so many of us have such strong performance anxiety? And is it a problem to run away from, or a sign that Innate Wisdom is working out deep stresses leading us to a greater state of health and wellbeing?

    If you were a runner and your cardiovascular was not functioning optimally, wouldn't you exercise it to clear out the, blocks and stresses before running your marathon? Can't we also accept responsibility for our present state of consciousness and work thru any blocks that arise as BodyTalk practitioners? If doubt, fear and misperception are the antithesis of the Zone and Innate, shouldn't our personal priority be to heal those blocked aspects within our own consciousness?


    Last night I dreamt I was on the Dr. Oz show, live, giving Oprah a BodyTalk session while Dr. Phil did the before and after orthopedic evaluation. I woke up screaming!

    I know I'm not alone. This issue can afflict anyone at any time. Why do so many of us have such strong performance anxiety? And is it a problem to run away from, or a sign that Innate Wisdom is working out deep stresses leading us to a greater state of health and wellbeing?

    If you were a runner and your cardiovascular was not functioning optimally, wouldn't you exercise it to clear out the, blocks and stresses before running your marathon? Can't we also accept responsibility for our present state of consciousness and work thru any blocks that arise as BodyTalk practitioners? If doubt, fear and misperception are the antithesis of the Zone and Innate, shouldn't our personal priority be to heal those blocked aspects within our own consciousness?

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    Sep 16, 2011

  • Kids Labeled With ADHD Benefit from Outdoor Play by

    A study that appeared in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being lends more evidence about the benefits of the theories outlined in the book, Earthing, this issue's suggested reading.

    For Kids With ADHD, Regular 'Green Time' Is Linked to Milder Symptoms

    ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2011) -- A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found. The association holds even when the researchers controlled for income and other variables.

    The study appears in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.


    ADHD, Regular 'Green Time' Is Linked to Milder Symptoms

    ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2011) -- A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found. The association holds even when the researchers controlled for income and other variables.

    The study appears in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.

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    Sep 16, 2011

  • Treatment Intensive WOW! by Lesley McIntyre MA (hons), DipAK, AdvCBP, BAT, CBI

    Treatment Intensive with John Veltheim himself is a must do class!! Not content with attending just the May class in Limerick, Ireland I also popped along to the July class in Surrey, England all within just seven weeks. For those of you who are not familiar with this seminar it is simply watching the master himself in action as he conducts sessions on around 30 people over 2 days. The class is open to BodyTalkers of all levels and John explains what he is doing in a way that everyone can understand. He approaches all manner of disease in the same way regardless of the perceived severity with comments like "oh it's a benign tumour and it'll be gone by morning". As John is no longer in practice he uses this as a means to develop the system and it is very exciting to be part of those Eureka moments!! I am constantly amazed at how the BodyTalk System continues to develop and evolve and John shares some of the new techniques from the PaRama College as they come up in sessions and some of his new insights from Finding Health 2. Obviously the more we understand these techniques as practitioners the more we can help our clients.

    One thing that did surprise me was the number of sessions where I felt an entanglement. So I would tap myself out as John tapped out the client and then check if I needed anything else along those lines. There were many shifts for everyone some who were crook, some very crook and luckily only a couple classed as b*gg*r*d on the Australian scale of health!!!


    Treatment Intensive with John Veltheim himself is a must do class!! Not content with attending just the May class in Limerick, Ireland I also popped along to the July class in Surrey, England all within just seven weeks. For those of you who are not familiar with this seminar it is simply watching the master himself in action as he conducts sessions on around 30 people over 2 days. The class is open to BodyTalkers of all levels and John explains what he is doing in a way that everyone can understand. He approaches all manner of disease in the same way regardless of the perceived severity with comments like "oh it's a benign tumour and it'll be gone by morning". As John is no longer in practice he uses this as a means to develop the system and it is very exciting to be part of those Eureka moments!! I am constantly amazed at how the BodyTalk System continues to develop and evolve and John shares some of the new techniques from the PaRama College as they come up in sessions and some of his new insights from Finding Health 2. Obviously the more we understand these techniques as practitioners the more we can help our clients.

    One thing that did surprise me was the number of sessions where I felt an entanglement. So I would tap myself out as John tapped out the client and then check if I needed anything else along those lines. There were many shifts for everyone some who were crook, some very crook and luckily only a couple classed as b*gg*r*d on the Australian scale of health!!!

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    Sep 16, 2011

  • Is There Something Wrong With the Scientific Method? by Jonah Lehrer - The New Yorker

    On September 18, 2007, a few dozen neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and drug-company executives gathered in a hotel conference room in Brussels to hear some startling news. It had to do with a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics, which came on the market in the early nineties. The drugs, sold under brand names such as Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa, had been tested on schizophrenics in several large clinical trials, all of which had demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the subjects' psychiatric symptoms. As a result, second-generation antipsychotics had become one of the fastest-growing and most profitable pharmaceutical classes. By 2001, Eli Lilly's Zyprexa was generating more revenue than Prozac. It remains the company's top-selling drug.

    But the data presented at the Brussels meeting made it clear that something strange was happening: the therapeutic power of the drugs appeared to be steadily waning. A recent study showed an effect that was less than half of that documented in the first trials, in the early nineteen-nineties. Many researchers began to argue that the expensive pharmaceuticals weren't any better than first-generation antipsychotics, which have been in use since the fifties. "In fact, sometimes they now look even worse," John Davis, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told me.


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    Sep 16, 2011

  • Welcome New IBA Staff Member Paul Clayson by

    My name is Paul Clayson. I am the newest member of the IBA team. I’ll be based in Sarasota, FL. I have decades of Information Technology experience and a broad range of skills across a multitude of platforms, including web site development. Over the next several months I will be using my skills and experience, while working with the senior management team to lay out the future for our web site and supporting technology. So stay tuned as I hope to bring you status updates in each monthly newsletter. These are exciting times to be an IBA member!


    IBA team. I’ll be based in Sarasota, FL. I have decades of Information Technology experience and a broad range of skills across a multitude of platforms, including web site development. Over the next several months I will be using my skills and experience, while working with the senior management team to lay out the future for our web site and supporting technology. So stay tuned as I hope to bring you status updates in each monthly newsletter. These are exciting times to be an IBA member!

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    Sep 02, 2011

  • Aspiring Brain Academy by

    A Post MindScape Course Study Series

    For years students have been asking for more support with MindScape, and we've been listening! We finally have a product to help you gain clarity, answer your questions, and support you in your development after the basic MindScape course is over.

    If you want to learn how to use more of your MindScape workshop, and would you like to do it from the comfort of your own home, this study series is for you! Andrea Carter has created a 6 week study series, called Aspiring Brain Academy, which is 1.5 hours of lecture and MindScape experience time, per study session.

    It is all done via webinar! You will see the powerpoint presentations and listen online, or if you don't have speakers that work, you watch the powerpoint while you listen via the telephone. It is easy and effective! If you can't make one of the 6 series, no problem! You can still click on the link and listen once that session has finished, and then experience at your leisure!


    For years students have been asking for more support with MindScape, and we've been listening! We finally have a product to help you gain clarity, answer your questions, and support you in your development after the basic MindScape course is over.

    If you want to learn how to use more of your MindScape workshop, and would you like to do it from the comfort of your own home, this study series is for you! Andrea Carter has created a 6 week study series, called Aspiring Brain Academy, which is 1.5 hours of lecture and MindScape experience time, per study session.

    It is all done via webinar! You will see the powerpoint presentations and listen online, or if you don't have speakers that work, you watch the powerpoint while you listen via the telephone. It is easy and effective! If you can't make one of the 6 series, no problem! You can still click on the link and listen once that session has finished, and then experience at your leisure!

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    Sep 02, 2011

  • Member News and Updates by

    Please visit the online conference to review your favorite conference presentations, see pictures of your colleagues, instructors, friends and for some of you – your family members. Transport yourself to Clearwater for your own conference experience Check it out.

    Other important updates:

    Please visit the online conference to review your favorite conference presentations, see pictures of your colleagues, instructors, friends and for some of you – your family members. Transport yourself to Clearwater for your own conference experience Check it out.

    Other important updates:

     
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