Helen Smeh - BodyTalk West
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Wondering what BodyTalk is all about? Below please find an article which discusses what the system is about.
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Australian Chiropractor and Acupuncturist, Dr. John Veltheim, developed the BodyTalk System in 1995. Since then it has been taught to over a thousand practitioners worldwide.
Currently there are 47 trained BodyTalk instructors teaching in 17 countries. Graduates include medical doctors and specialists, psychologists, psychotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, physical therapists, osteopaths, nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laypeople.
The outstanding growth and success of the BodyTalk system is essentially fueled by the following factors:
Outstanding results occur in almost every sphere of heath care.
It can be used as a stand-alone health care system and can be learned in a relatively short time. The basic program is covered in just two weekend modules totaling 38 hours of workshop time.
It can be seamlessly integrated into any other health care modality and is complementary to each modality.
It is totally non-invasive and absolutely safe. There are no contraindications to its use.
No diagnosis is given, no medications prescribed, and no invasive techniques imposed upon the patient. The BodyTalk System does not conflict with, or legally contravene, any existing health care system or law.
The basic premises underlying The BodyTalk System constitute a new paradigm for synchronizing and balancing the bodymind that can be implemented in conjunction with any health care system. The body is a very complex ecosystem involving a delicate balance between physiological biochemical functions, emotional and mental interactions, environmental influences, hereditary and genetic restrictions, and the need to synchronize all these factors into a cohesive whole.
Until now the majority of health care systems have tended to take a Cartesian approach and have focused on isolated parts of the bodymind equation. The whole picture, incorporating all the variables, has been placed in the ‘too hard’ basket. This is because the human mind, even with the help of modern science and equipment, is incapable of thinking on such a comprehensive scale.
The BodyTalk System recognizes that within each and every one of us there lies the innate knowing of who we are and what makes us tick. This innate wisdom carries the answer to our health care dilemma. This is addressed in the following way:
The BodyTalk System facilitates communication with the innate wisdom of the body by using neuromuscular biofeedback. This feedback provides the practitioner with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to any question that is asked of the body. The innate wisdom thus provides BodyTalkers accurate guidelines with regard the bodymind requirements for optimum health.
By following a comprehensive protocol of questions, the BodyTalk practitioner can establish exactly what balancing the body needs in order to harmonize bodymind function. This involves finding out which organs, endocrines, or body parts need to be connected to heal communication between them at the physiological, biochemical, circulatory, nervous, emotional, and/or energy levels.
The patient and/or practitioner touch the parts that need repair and the practitioner then uses his/her fingers to gently tap the head of the patient in order to focus the brain toward repair. BodyTalk ‘tapping’ is based on an old Hatha Yoga technique and experiments with biofeedback apparatus show that when this tapping occurs while specific parts are being touched there is a major increase in brain activity in relation to those parts.
Clinical results have shown that once the communications systems of the body have been reestablished and the bodymind complex synchronized, the body is capable of healing itself at a deep and lasting level.
This is something that modern health care systems have tended to forget, or ignore. Thetrend has been to want to play “God” and intervene in the body’s natural processes even though it is clear that allopathic health care training provides only a glimpse into the complex interactions of the bodymind.
Of course, there are times that natural healing is limited. The typical emergency such as a car accident, where the body is in crisis, attests to the need of skilled intervention in the form of modern medicine.
Nevertheless, BodyTalk practitioners are seeing the incredible healing power of a ‘balanced’ body in the daily results obtained in practice. The functions of every part of the body and mind are improved. This means that the immune system will start to eliminate chronic and acute viruses, bacteria, parasites, and toxins. Reestablishing of the mind/body balance reduces allergies, emotional and psychological disorders. It also improves posture and coordination, digestion and elimination, brain functions, learning disorders, and states of distorted consciousness in the form of negative belief systems and attitudes.
The BodyTalk System does not rely upon diagnosis and the BodyTalk practitioner does not prescribe, use invasive techniques, or do anything that can cause harm to the body.
This makes it one of the rare health care systems that can be classified as totally safe and truly holistic in its approach to reestablishing the optimum health of the patient.
It is complementary to all other health care systems and can be used as a stand-alone system or be integrated into any other health care practice. It can also be safely used by the layperson as a means of assisting in the health care of themselves, their family, and friends.
Every person who is sincerely interested in the concepts of total health care and has a respect for the power of the potential of human bodymind, should find out more about the BodyTalk System.
I first started BodyTalk sessions about 2 years ago. I had been severely depressed and afraid to leave my house. I had for almost 3 years left my home only when absolutely necessary - running my business from there. This was causing me a great deal of stress plus my business was suffering since I wasn''t attending to it as I should. I wasn't sleeping well and I had a number of health problems in addition to the depression.
A family member of mine told me to try BodyTalk and I was fortunate that Helen happened to be living in Regina and was available to start seeing me. I will admit I had huge doubts.
After my first session, I slept very deeply and well. This was a huge change as previously I would only sleep fitfully for a couple of hours at a time. Since that time it has only gotten better.
Some of the improvements I have seen is a lifting of my depression - I now am working out in my office daily. I have seen a number of allergies - such as those to food (chocolate, can you believe that!) - disappear. I can now eat chocolate cake, a favorite dessert that I had to avoid for many years. My panic attacks have disappeared. Emotionally I am in such a better place.
I was sorry to see Helen leave Regina since I attribute my health improvements to BodyTalk. I wouldn't hesitate to see her again and hope that when I visit my family in Ontario that I will be able to continue with my BodyTalk treatments.
- Lori, Regina, SK
I went to see Helen after a friend of mine out west told me about BodyTalk. I was having a lot of pain in my left foot and I no longer was able ot do the things that I loved - running and dancing.
Well, after 3 sessions I noticed that my migraines weren't happening any longer. I hadn't even thought to speak to her about it because I have had them, or a headache daily, since I was a teenager and everyone told me there was nothing that could be done. WOW!!
Thank you so much for helping me to have a normal pain-free life again!
- A.M., Mississauga, ON
I have seen my backpain all but disappear since starting to see Helen and receiving BodyTalk sessions. This after years of Massage Therapists and Chiropractors. Also, overall I feel better, more energized and healthier.
Recently my whole family had the flu for days. During that time I had a session with Helen. I felt nasty the day that I went to see her but after the BodyTalk session, I slept very deeply for 3 hours and had a little bit of a fever. When I woke up I was feeling much better. I never got the flu like everybody else! All of them suffered for at least 3 days straight. I was fine the next day. THANK YOU!
- Linda, Mississauga, ON
I have been suffering from a lot of stress and extreme emotional upset for a couple of years now. My doctor has had me on medication for it but I didn't like how I was feeling. I tried a lot of different things and other forms of healing like Acupuncture, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch ... they were good but I didn't feel better for more than a couple of days afterward. When a friend suggested Bodytalk I have to admit, I was skeptical but figured, what the heck! Well, I was blown away! After my first session I was crying a lot less (I used to cry all the time every day). I saw her again a week afterward and I was so much better. Everyone noticed - my family and friends were all asking what had happened as I supposedly "looked better." We are now working on other health concerns that I have and I am feeling better and better. My doctor is even considering taking me off some of my medications. I am so thankful to Bodytalk and Helen for coming into my life.
- Kathy, Oakville, ON
I went to see Helen after hearing about her from a friend of mine. I was just curious about what Bodytalk was about and how it could help me. Well, during my first session, without my even telling her what was going on with me, she immediately picked up that I had a milk allergy and, that I had issues with my stomach. She totally blew me away! During the session she did this tapping and I thought that it really wasn't doing anything. Well, almost immediately, my digestion started to work better. My heartburn pretty much went away - even days later. I have since gone back to see her and since then my chronic knee pain has also gone away. I strongly recommend Bodytalk and Helen to everyone!
- Richard, Mississauga, ON