Danica Holoviak Arehart

Inspire, Balance, Create

What is BodyTalk

logo_blue_TM“When the Body talks to itself, it can heal itself.  Healing really can be that simple.”

– Dr. Ka’imi Pilipovich

BodyTalk is a revolution in healthcare.  It works to restore communications in the body, and is an effective way of accessing the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  A BodyTalk practitioner does not ‘diagnose,’ ‘prescribe,’ or ‘treat.’  Instead, she asks the client’s body its top priority, using a neuromuscular biofeedback technique and a protocol of questions. When a priority area has been found, a gentle, noninvasive tapping technique is used to reestablish balance. Clients use BodyTalk either as a stand alone system or in combination with other health care systems, alternative or traditional.

Simple, Safe and Profound

BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective whole-healthcare system that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized to operate at their best.  Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication at all times.  The stresses of day-to-day life often compromise and cause a disconnect, which lead to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being.  Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body’s internal mechanisms to function at optimal levels, repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process.  BodyTalk stimulates the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.

BodyTalk’s major assets are its simplicity, safety and the speed of results.

BodyTalk is non-invasive, objective, and effective on humans and animals alike. If a BodyTalk technique is implemented incorrectly, there will be no result or change; it will not make things worse. Because of this built-in safety factor, anyone who receives BodyTalk has nothing to lose and everything to gain as far as his or her health and wellness is concerned.

World-Wide Reach

Currently there are over 2000 BodyTalk Practitioners world-wide and 80 instructors teaching BodyTalk in 35 countries with translations in 8 languages. Currently these include: English, German, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hebrew. To offer support for BodyTalk Practitioners globally, additional offices are operating in Germany and Australia, while other regions such as Brazil and South Africa are in line for the near future.


BodyTalk’s approach integrates Western medicine’s scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience, epigenetics, and psychoneuroimmunology along with a large number of highly recognized ancient and modern healing methods and principles of knowledge, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, yoga and meditation philosophies, Chiropractic, consciousness studies and Energy Psychology.

Managing Information

The BodyTalk System uses concepts from the fields of Information Science and Information Management, Dynamic Systems Theory and advanced process control and optimization principles found in the engineering fields, as well as advanced topics in mathematics and quantum physics.

Even though these fields may not seem to have an obvious connection to the healing processes of the bodymind, they are an integral part of how the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily gather relevant information from their client’s body.


Left Brain/Right Brain Thinking

The BodyTalk Practitioner uses a combination of left-brain, linear logical thinking and memory, infused by right-brain, intuitive lateral thinking to establish the communication links needed. The BodyTalk System protocol chart is a flowchart that represents a map of the bodymind complex. Each section of the chart addresses certain aspects of the bodymind, including all physical, mental, emotional and energetic frequencies found in the body. This chart and the procedures to utilize it represent the left-brain side of the BodyTalk process. The experienced Practitioner then uses their right-brain intuitive process to complete the communication formulas which the bodymind complex then transforms into healing stimuli.

Tailored Just For You

BodyTalk sessions are easy, safe and comfortable; they are done with the client fully clothed; there is no need for disrobing. A BodyTalk session usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. The length of a session is not indicative of the quality of the session or the results that occur; as even the simplest sessions can be quite profound. The bodymind knows just how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate in any given session, and will therefore indicate when the session is complete and may even establish a time when you may need to return for a follow-up session.

Background and Communication

You and your BodyTalk Practitioner often begin your session by discussing your health status and whatever other personal issues you may wish to address. Then, you will either relax in a chair or on a treatment table while the practitioner, positioned at your side, will gently use your arm in such a manner to establish Yes/No communication. This Yes/No communication is also called neuromuscular biofeedback, which is similar to applied kinesiology. By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily ask your body what communication circuits have become compromised and in which order these lines of communication need to be re-established for the fastest possible healing process to occur.

Building Links or Formulas

Your practitioner uses the BodyTalk Protocol Chart to determine the weakened or broken energy circuits in your bodymind complex that are being highlighted by your innate healing wisdom. Once an energy circuit is identified, any additional details that are relevant are determined. Your BodyTalk Practitioner will link these destination points in the sequence indicated, thereby constructing a “formula” that describes the energetic circuit that will be re-established.

Tap to Synchronize and Balance

Tapping on the body to get it to focus on healing has been used by some indigenous holistic systems, such as yoga, for centuries. For BodyTalk specifically, tapping on the head tells the brain to “fix” the faulty communication circuit and the heart to “store” the fix. This activates the brain and helps to facilitate the body’s own ability to restore and maintain its optimum health.

For every malfunctioning energy circuit or formula found, you or your practitioner may hold the corresponding “points” with your hands, in order to help provide focus. You may also breathe deeply, as this helps your brain scan the body to locate the imbalances. The practitioner then lightly taps you on the top of the head, which stimulates your brain and causes it to initiate corrections to the broken circuits. This is similar to how the CPU of a computer runs the programs and makes all the calculations.

Your practitioner then taps you on the sternum to “save” the corrected energy circuit in the heart center and to share this information with every single cell in the body. The heart is responsible for communicating the state of the body’s health to the rest of the body through the heart beat. This means that your body will remember these changes after the session, just like hitting the save button on a document will save changes to the computer hard drive so you can access them again later.

BodyTalk is Cumulative

Because your body stores the changes made by the brain during the tapping process, this means that every formula or circuit that is corrected builds on the one before. Your body actually remembers the BodyTalk sessions it receives and your healing process will continue with each additional session you have.


History of BodyTalk

BodyTalk was created by Australian Acupuncture and Natural health professional John Veltheim. Inspired by an ancient tapping technique which turned around his own health crisis, he developed an integrative system utilizing his extensive knowledge of many alternative and traditional healing techniques.

From an early age, Veltheim had a passion for healing. His studies include applied kinesiology, osteopathy, sports medicine, comparative philosophy and theology, neuroscience, and Chinese Medicine. In Australia, he was the director of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies and was trained in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Chiropractic, and Reiki.

John Veltheim had a thriving private practice where he received over a hundred patients each day. Working sixteen hour days, year after year, however, led to the rapid deterioration of his own health. His liver was failing and doctors gave him three or four days to live. He explored every alternative and traditional remedy he knew in an attempt to cure himself. Although he continued to live, Veltheim contracted the Epstein Bar virus with its perpetual flu-like symptoms, making it difficult for him to function. It was at this point that a health practitioner friend recommended he try an ancient technique involving head and heart tapping, which she had found effective in treating viruses. The results were dramatic. Within days all of his Epstein Bar symptoms had disappeared.

Impressed, John Veltheim began to explore this technique, developing it into a comprehensive health care system, which he called ‘BodyTalk.’ He expanded its scope, employing his extensive and varied knowledge of both Eastern and Western medical theories, and developed a comprehensive protocol of questions so that BodyTalk could address all aspects of a person’s health, not just viruses. Veltheim began using BodyTalk in his own practice and found that almost every condition not only responded to BodyTalk, but patients were healing faster. He soon had a year’s waiting list of patients.

BodyTalk is now all over the world in many countries. For info on the International BodyTalk Association visit http://www.bodytalksystem.com