Ben Manalo is approved by the following professional organizations as a continuing education provider:
- NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)
- AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
- NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
- NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
- ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology)
Ben Manalo has been a member of the IBA since 2001, and he is also an Advanced Certified BodyTalk Instructor (AdvCBI), Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (AdvCBP), PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner (ParBP), and BodyTalk Access Trainer (BAT). He was also the Volunteer Representative for IBA Members from 2011-2013.
Ben has been practicing The BodyTalk System since 2001 and teaching BodyTalk workshops across the U.S. and internationally since 2005. He feels fortunate to have received all his initial basic and advanced BodyTalk trainings from BodyTalk's developer, Dr John Veltheim. In September 2013, Ben relocated to Denver from Chicago and is currently actively involved in the study, research, and development of Advanced BodyTalk as a student of PaRama College. He has completed all of the basic advanced coursework as well as BodyTalk for Animals, Structural Integration, Basic & Advanced MindScape, FreeFall 1, 2 & 3; BreakThrough 1 & 2; PaRama Mindcrystals, PaRama Units 1 & 2 (PU 1 &2), PU 1 & 2 Practicals, Finding Health 1 & 2, the BioPhysical Mind, Energetics, Body Psychology, BodyEcology & The Soul's Journey.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching English from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and teaching English as a Second Language in Kenya, East Africa as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, Ben taught Massage Therapy at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy for nearly 5 years. As a result he brings more than 20 years of teaching experience to his BodyTalk classes which incorporate a lively mix of lecture, discussion, hands-on practice and experiential learning.
What initially attracted him to The BodyTalk System was its systematic Consciousness-based approach to health care. BodyTalk is where ancient wisdom meets modern science. He quickly realized BodyTalk was first and foremost a system designed to help people tap into their life potential - to live their lives fully & feel comfortable just being themselves. BodyTalk helps people become more aware of and unravel the patterns which led to their dis-ease & begin living their lives more consciously. As a result their dis-eases fade away quickly, easily and naturally - oftentimes without the use of drugs, supplements, soft-tissue manipulation or invasive procedures of any kind. In short, BodyTalk helps people wake up to their lives & who they are at their core.
"BodyTalk explained the concept of Energy Medicine in a very tangible down-to-earth way which made 'energy' less mysterious and more real. I was able to integrate it immediately into my Massage Therapy practice, and within a few months 90% of my clients were requesting BodyTalk instead of Massage Therapy. They were very happy because BodyTalk was providing them with deep long-lasting results by addressing the underlying causes behind their aches and pains instead of only offering temporary relief."
Over the past several years, Ben's clients have experienced significant improvements with conditions such as:
digestive issues, allergies, HIV/AIDS, lymphoma, phobias, depression, eczema, colitis, ovarian cysts, stress, tendonitis, psoriasis, rotator cuff injuries, lower back pain, migraines, PMS, self-esteem issues, thyroid problems, insomnia, asthma, STD's, learning challenges, poor memory & concentration, chronic fatigue, menstrual irregularities, spiritual crises, addictions, high blood pressure, depression...and more.
Although most people initially schedule appointments with Ben to address physical & psychological health issues, the majority of clients continue receiving BodyTalk regularly because they notice the amazing changes happening in other areas of their life such as relationships, family dynamics, work, finances and overall lifestyle.
I am writing to share the happy news that all my thyroid labs are NORMAL!
The medical treatment for hyperthyroid is usually to kill off part of the thyroid, through medication or radiation, which often results in hypothyroidism, which is then treated with meds. Crazy! I knew there was another way. I am so very lucky to have received the insight and wisdom you have attained through years of body talk. My heart is full of gratitude for you, and I am recommending you to all my friends! Thank you, Ben, you are awesome!
I have suffered from migraines for 30 years, 25 of those years I have spent trying to find ways to stop them rather than medicating to manage them. Acupressure, acupuncture, massage, healing hands, naturopathy, chiropractics and many other more conventional and not so conventional methods. Everything I found just managed them and not well. I have NOT found anything that stopped a migraine once it had started, until now!
I was attending a retreat when I got a migraine. I then took medication and was still suffering so much pain and nausea I literally was laying on the floor of the meeting room because I did not want to miss any of the information. Yet, I would get to a point where it was difficult to think, let alone communicate, the brain just shuts down.
A BodyTalk practitioner and Instructor who was participating in the retreat offered to treat me. After the treatment, (over the lunch break) I had a quick nap and was shocked and amazed to find I was so much better. There was still some pain but it was tolerable. The really amazing thing was how clear my head was; I was able to think clearly. You have to understand it would normally take at least a day or two for my head to clear to that degree. I have never had any treatment that has changed a migraine midstream. I have had many treatments while having a migraine and they just continued on the normal path they would have taken which is 3 days. I am very grateful to Ben Manalo for treating me that day. Thank you Ben!
~ Wendy Bryden
It first began with a slight rash on the finger in 1987 after an allergic reaction to a nickel ring. It continued and worsened over the years never going away until BodyTalk. The client has tried acupuncture, cortisone creams, massage, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and Ayurvedic medicine. After 3-4 BodyTalk sessions her "...hand was completely healed and looked like a normal hand again. I used to scractch my hand unconsciously as I was talking to people or doing an activity. That stopped and people mentioned that they noticed that as well as just seeing that it was gone from my hand."
Sleep, Memory, Headaches, etc.
"After our first session all I could say was - WOW!...What you and BodyTalk did for me, or to me, has been nothing short of amazing. For the first time in years I can now sleep through the night. For the first time in years I am able to awake at 6 or 7am to start my day! I am able to stand for longer periods of time without back pain. My headaches are less severe and don't last as long as they used to. My tachycardia events seem to be more manageable (which keep me from overnight stays at the local hospital.) More importantly my short-term memory recall ability seems to have improved a little. (Which for me is a miracle). The cloud of all my physical troubles seems to be clearing up, its not overnight, but its moving toward a positive outcome and making everything more manageable and the only thing that I have done different was to be your patient/client at two BodyTalksessions."
~Keith Enrique Beck
BodyTalk Cortices Technique: How To
Video testimonial (Pregnancy)
Radio interview with Ben Manalo: 10 January 2014 (1 hour)
Radio interview with Ben Manalo: 18 December 2013 (30 min.)
Television interview with Ben Manalo: 17 January 2008 (Part 1 - 10 min.)
For class information, appointments, or to host a class in your area, please contact:
Ben Manalo, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Instructor & Practitioner at: 773-593-5348 or at BodyTalkProfessionals@gmail.com