The Queen, Obama and John Veltheim!

Jun 10, 2011

By Tomas O'Connor CBP (Ireland)

Greetings from Ireland and our many CBPs here in the "Green Isle".

The week of May 3rd was a historic one for this country with the visit of Queen Elizabeth of England followed by the President of the USA – Barack Obama. Both visits proved extremely healing for the people of this country bringing renewed vigour and application to life in these changing times.

It was by no mean coincidence then, that parallel to these visits, was the very first visit of John Veltheim to Limerick, Ireland to deliver the Bodytalk Treatment Intensive and Finding Health Modules to eager members of the Irish BodyTalk matrix.

BodyTalk was introduced to Ireland a few years ago and now has an ever growing matrix and a respectable number of practitioners qualified to a myriad of levels – including some now studying at Parama level and also now with its own Mod 1&2 Teacher and soon to have a number of BT Access trainers. Whilst most of the BTers were from Ireland, we had some practitioners from the UK and one BTer flew in all the way from Japan – now that's dedication!!!

This year has been an exciting year for BodyTalk in Ireland with a record 14 modules being taught by visiting instructors as well as locally based Mod 1&2 instructor Lesley McIntyre. John's visit this May has proved to be the highlight so far and for those of us lucky to have attended one or both of the modules. It was a truly fantastic experience having access to his knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm which very obviously rubbed off on all who attended.

The excitement at the Treatment Intensive was palpable and everyone who attended gained great grounding and learning from the BT founder in an atmosphere of joviality and friendship. John's Aussie humour was well matched with Irish roguery, even if there were minor translation issues at times, but this only added to the fun! Over the few days John brought inspiration, understanding and renewed vigour to all our practices and we all left excited to bring our new learning to our clients, friends and families.

The Finding Health seminar was also very well received and John's 2 ½ day interactive lecture filled us all with new ideas for life, learning and BodyTalk. In typical Irish style it wasn't just all work and no play and the weekend was polished off with a fun social evening at nearby Bunratty Castle where everyone got into the swing of things – eating their fill, drinking a drop and singing a few tunes. John was made King of the Castle for the night and made a very suitable master of ceremonies even going so far as to send one poor unsuspecting tourist to the dungeon.

So a great time had by all, great fun, great learning and a great shot in the arm for BodyTalk in Ireland. So thank you John for coming to visit, the impact is already being felt by practitioners all over the country. Hope you come back soon!!! In the meantime, there are many great modules coming up in Ireland later this year, the welcome is firmly on the map. Come see us y'all! Cead Mile Failte ( a hundred thousand welcomes) assured.

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