Sufen is Singaporean by birth and at heart. Her education in Singapore and the United Kingdom armed her with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Insurance, which she applied to her work as a corporate executive in various MNC Companies, Marsh &McLennan and the AIG Group. After 8 years, she chose to step back from a professional career to become a full-time mother.
In February 2011, Sufen received a devastating diagnosis that would alter the course of her life and ultimately guide her in a different direction altogether. Doctors told her that with Graves’ Disease, a form of autoimmune hyperthyroidism, she would need to rely on a cocktail of medications for the rest of her life. Rather than allowing herself to feel defeated by an illness that’s deemed irreversible in the eyes of conventional medicine practitioners, Sufen instead rose to the challenge, refusing any drug intervention and turning to a naturopath to help her manage her symptoms.
Sufen had always been drawn to alternative therapies and the concept of healing naturally through touch and food was greatly appealing to her. Instinctively, she knew that there was more to be explored in the way of holistic treatment and about a month into her illness, a friend introduced her to BodyTalk. It only took one session for her to feel significant improvement in her body and see changes in the symptoms she had been experiencing. With regular BodyTalk sessions, her overall health condition began to transform and the progress she saw in herself was validated by monthly blood test results and consultations with an endocrinologist. To the amazement of medical professionals, she made a complete recovery within 9 months and the disease has never returned!
Fueled by her passionate belief in BodyTalk and inspired by her miraculous healing, Sufen signed up for the Fundamentals course in 2011 and became a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner the following year. Her appetite for learning led her to explore this holistic healthcare system in greater depth and she completed all the Advanced BodyTalk and Life Sciences modules in Singapore, Australia and Europe. What began as a personal journey of self-remedy and discovery, unexpectedly evolved into a thriving professional practice. Sufen has trained directly under the founder of the BodyTalk System, John Veltheim. Sufen is also the owner of the BodyTalk Centre where she currently coordinates the majority of the BodyTalk courses in Singapore whilst also seeing clients regularly in her clinic at the BodyTalk Centre. Sufen also teaches the BodyTalk Access class.
In addition to Sufen’s core practice of BodyTalk, she had previously been a Doula, trained under Four Trimesters Pte Ltd and Doulas of North America (DONA). She incorporates BodyTalk into her work as a doula, which allows her to gently assist mothers emotionally, physically and energetically as they welcome their little ones into the world. This unique combination of care enables Sufen to better support mothers and families as they deal with the challenges of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and other related concerns.
Sufen personally understands the excitement of motherhood and childbirth, however she is also relates with death as an aspect of the human experience. Her own experiences of miscarriages and the loss of a young child mean she is able to approach grieving mothers with compassion and connect with them on a very deep level. Following the passing of her second child, Sufen became a volunteer at the Child Bereavement Support Group in Singapore.
BodyTalk has been profoundly healing for Sufen and she loves how this healthcare system empowers people to self-heal every aspect of their life whilst also learning to cope with the challenges that life presents. Drawing upon her personal experience to support and encourage others, Sufen is a shining example of the human potential to heal and thrive. She now devotes her life to helping people of all ages and from all walks of life on their path to better health. As a BodyTalk practitioner, she finds that many of her clients also benefit from her corporate background and they often come to her seeking help in achieving goals, finding greater harmony in the workplace, gaining insights, creating opportunities for growth and increasing abundance, among other things. From the man in the street and high-flying professionals to C-suite leaders, celebrities and ministers, her clientele is wonderfully diverse!
Sufen actively holds presentations and have been invited to speak about BodyTalk by wellness companies and magazines. Her presentation on Emotional Vulnerability and BodyTalk can be viewed on the website : https://www.thepausemag.com/articles/emotional-vulnerability-bodytalk
The media has subsequently also caught up with BodyTalk and made a media interview with Sufen where the article is being published on the Business Times on 4 May 2018. https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/wellness/shape-shifters
Over the years, Sufen has completed the following BodyTalk, BodyTalk Life Sciences and PaRama BodyTalk modules:
Modules 1&2 : Fundamentals
Module 3 : Principles of Consciousness
Module 4(7) : Bio-Dynamics
Module 5 : Lymphatic Drainage
Module 6 : Macrocosmic BodyMind
Module 9 : Matrix Dynamics
Anatomy & Physiology for BodyTalkers 1, 2 & 3
The BioPhysical Mind
Structural Integration for BodyTalk
Chinese Medicine and the 5 Elements
BodyTalk Advanced Integration
Free Fall 1&2
PaRama BodyTalk Unit 1
Fascial Energetics 1 & 2
Touch for Health 1 & 2
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 with Upledger Institute
If you would like a session or interested to find out more about BodyTalk and the trainings available, please feel free to call, text or email Sufen.