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Getting trauma and stress out of your body


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The Reconnection™

Seatle The Reconnection & Reconnection Healing therapist

Why BodyTalk?

BodyTalk is the most efficient method I have found to get trauma out of the body. I am very impressed with the results I see with this process in myself, my clients and colleagues and hope you will also find it helpful in your healing journey. It eliminated my exaggerated startle response and hyper alertness in just one session.

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How Can BodyTalk Help Me?

Although BodyTalk does not diagnose or treat specific ailments, but rather balances the overall functions so the body can heal itself, clinical experience has shown that many conditions show great response to the enhancing of the body’s healing ability through BodyTalk.  The relaxation, release of stuck emotions, and transformation of dysfunctional beliefs facilitated by BodyTalk frees your energy so that your system can heal itself. Some of the conditions that show a marked improvement are:

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What is the BodyTalk System?

BodyTalk is a highly effective energy therapy that functions by restoring and improving the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself.

BodyTalk’s premise is that dis-ease at all levels results from the disruption of the communication between different systems of the mind, emotions, body and energy centers due to exposure to trauma, the stresses of day-to-day life, environmental and other factors. The body is a complex organism performing billions of synchronized biochemical processes every second to maintain proper functioning. When a body is operating at its best, each system, organ and body part, down to the cellular level are in constant communication with one another at all times. When this communication is disrupted the system is no longer able to balance itself and the healing function is impaired. 

Body Talk works through restoring balance and communication amongst the different systems of the body mind, thus allowing the body to heal itself. It is particularly effective because it uses neuromuscular feedback to prioritize interventions and because it can intervene at once at the emotional, mental and energetic level, and increase awareness at the physical level, resulting in healing from the inside out. The interventions are done through increasing and focusing awareness of the effects of emotional issues and beliefs on the functioning of the body while tapping different energy centers or acupuncture points.

BodyTalk synthesizes in an integrated and seamless framework knowledge from Psychology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kinesiology and Ayurveda.

BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to or be seamlessly integrated into any health care system to increase its effectiveness and promote faster healing. BodyTalk’s major assets are that it’s safe, effective and non-invasive.

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How Does It Work?

The body has built-in mechanisms to initiate the healing process. If we cut ourselves, the body immediately sets up a process to start healing the wound. This occurs at several levels - physical, emotional, and mental. Although this is obvious to everyone of us, most people do not fully realize just how wonderful the human healing mechanism actually is.

The BodyTalk System® facilitates communication with the innate wisdom of the body by using neuromuscular feedback. By following a comprehensive protocol of questions, the BodyTalk practitioner can establish exactly what balancing the body needs and in which order of priority to harmonize bodymind function.

The client and/or practitioner touch the parts that need correcting and the practitioner then gently taps the head of the client in order to focus the brain toward repair. 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.

The practitioner then lightly taps the chest to store the changes in the heart energy complex, which ensures that the new balance is held in deep memory and is, therefore, lasting.

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.

Most clients immediately notice a greater sense of well-being and relaxation after the treatment. They feel more at peace with themselves and often report sleeping better, having more energy and feeling more balanced.

The typical balancing process may address a number of these issues:

Any of the above mentioned areas can have a profound impact on the overall health of the body.

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Who Developed the BodyTalk System?

The BodyTalk System™ was developed by Dr. John Veltheim who practiced for over twenty years as a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Reiki Master. His post-graduate studies included applied kinesiology, bioenergetic psychology, osteopathy, sports medicine, nutrition, counseling, cranial sacral therapy, and comparative philosophy. He also ran a very successful Acupuncture College for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brisbane, Australia for many years. Originally from Australia, he currently resides in Florida.

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What Does a Session Look Like?

Sessions are 50 minutes to an hour. The session starts with a brief talk with your practitioner to identify your healing priorities for the session.  It is helpful to think before the session what your priorities are, so that you can make the most of the session. After your first session, it will also be helpful to summarize for your practitioner the changes you have noticed since the last session. 

You will be lying down in a massage table and relaxing while your practitioners uses the BodyTalk protocol to ask a series of questions to find out what work needs to be done.  Your practitioner will be lifting the palm of your hand and noticing the difference in resistance of your muscles to distinguish a yes from a no answer (this is the neuromuscular feedback).Your practitioner will also check with your body using neuromuscular feedback if we can do your agenda for this session or if some preliminary energy work needs to be done first. All of this will happen in silence, and you may hear your practitioner consult some of the manuals about the large amount of information available in BodyTalk.  

When all the information required has been gathered, your practitioner will explain the findings to you and implement the energy healing part of the session. Because we are trying to re-establish communication between different systems of your bodymind, the implementation generally involves the client touching different body parts and tapping the brain and then the heart.  The body parts may represent themselves, or emotions, thought patterns or energies stored in them.  The light tapping your brain induces the brain to pay attention and scan the parts that need to be reconnected, and tapping the heart stores the information so that it becomes an established pattern of communication (as in learning by heart). After the connection is re-established, the body's innate healing capacity can balance the systems, returning to health.

Your practitioner will let you know when the procedure is done and there will be a few minutes when you can ask any questions and ground before you leave.

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When Will I Feel the Effects of a Session?

Some people are sensitive to energy and feel energy flows during the session.  Most people feel a sensation of relaxation and wellbeing. The effect of the session is in most cases not immediate: during the session we are giving the Bodymind instructions about what to balance and your system will be balancing for a few days or even weeks after the session.  At the end of the session your practitioner will inform you of how long will it take for the balancing process to complete and when would you benefit most from a next session.

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What to do After a Session?

Energy work may release a lot of toxins from your body and it is very helpful to drink a lot of water to help them flush out of your body.  Your body will also be rewiring new neural pathways, and it may need more rest and sleep than usual.  Other than that you do not need to do anything- just witness the changes- your body will do the healing work for you.

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How Many Sessions Do I Need?

It depends on the complexity and depth of the issue you want to work with.  The best analogy for energy work is to think about the energy flow in your system as similar to the water flow in a river.  If there are log jams in the river, the flow of water will be impeded.  The amount of work that it will take to restore the flow of the river depends on how many logjams there are in the river.  I recommend my clients to start by trying three to five sessions spaced one or two weeks apart and then assess the results they have got until them and see how well BodyTalk is working for them.  Complex issues like well establish chronic illness patterns may require a year of sessions, other issues may be resolved in just a few sessions.  May people elect to use BodyTalk as a system of preventive care, having a session every 6-8 weeks as a way to maintain their system optimally balanced.

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Testimonials From the BodyTalk Community

Panic Attacks

Danielle, 33, suffered from panic attacks every day for five years. The attacks lasted all day and into the night, preventing her from sleeping restfully or fully. After four BodyTalk sessions, her panic attacks insomnia had ceased, enabling her to sleep "like a baby."

Compulsive Behaviors

A 27-year-old woman wanted to eliminate her compulsive eating and sexual behaviors. After two BodyTalk sessions, she reported major improvements in her relationships with both food and men. Months later, she disclosed that, before BodyTalk, she also had been a binge drinker, and that she considers her alcoholism cured as well, allowing her to drink in moderation


A 48-year-old man suffering from multiple health issues came for BodyTalk treatments, and his claustrophobia came up as a priority during one of the earlier sessions. In order to increase the emotional impact during the treatment, a small towel was placed over his face. He said that it was very uncomfortable for him, but he went through with the treatment. A few weeks later, he began some extensive dental sessions, having all his fillings replaced and teeth recapped. He informed the BodyTalk practitioner that, in the past, he always had dreaded the rubber dam that was placed over his mouth and blocked his nose. This time, though, he was clear of all claustrophobic anxiety during each phase of his 8-month-long series of dental treatments

Anxiety and Insomnia

A 53-year-old woman with anxiety and chronic insomnia had been told to just live with her symptoms by several well-known sleep clinics, which were incapable of helping her. After one BodyTalk session, however, she had total relief from both symptoms and considered it a miracle

Night Sweats

A 38-year-old woman had chronic unexplained night sweats. She had consulted numerous physicians, who were as mystified as she was by these unexplained nightly “drenchings,” which would wake her up. Her first BodyTalk session, however, resulted in an immediate decrease in the night sweats. Several treatments and three months later, she said she was a new person, virtually free of night sweats “for the first time in at least five years.”

Multiple Sclerosis

A 62-year-old man who had multiple sclerosis had become very frustrated with the negligible results he had gotten with many years of physical therapy. After the first few BodyTalk sessions, however, he saw immediate results, including greatly enhanced range of motion and more controllable body movements


A dental hygienist, who had suffered with tendonitis for more than a year, tells us: “One day, I was in absolute agony with my elbow. I was taking three extra-strength [pain relievers] every four hours, and it didn't even touch the pain. I went to see [a BodyTalk practitioner] that night and . . . [w]hen I woke up the next day, the pain was absolutely gone. It has not bothered me since. I have had several sessions . . .and I have noticed several other changes: swelling in my feet has gone away, I had body twinges that have disappeared and the pain in my left hip is gone. All I can say is that you have to give BodyTalk a try, and I am sure it will help you as it has helped me.”

Chronic fatigue

I learned about BodyTalk from a family member who had heard Suryo talking about BodyTalk on a local radio program. I was at the time nearly completely housebound with chronic fatigue syndrome and MCS, multiple chronic infections and nausea every day.

It took me quite awhile to muster myself to get into the city for a session with Suryo, and one of the things I noticed most was a feeling of gratitude coming from my body that someone was really listening to it. Wonderful!
The next day I woke up refreshed and with no nausea whatsoever and I was sold. I kept going back for more and not only got better, but became intrigued with BodyTalk and how it works.

It took a lot of sessions to work through the laundry list of symptoms I had, and it took time to learn that I wouldn't always get relief from the one I was hoping for at the time, but I got relief from something after each session. And gradually I felt more free, more balanced and more able to get out in the world and do things again.
BodyTalk has really given me back to myself, and better. Thank you Suryo for doing that radio program so long ago. I think there aren't really any coincidences, but I am very grateful that someone I knew was listening to the right radio station that day.

I hope this information proves useful to you in your healing journey.  May you be healthy and happy.

BodyTalk does not diagnose nor treat any specific illnesses.  It releases the burdens of trauma, stress and other emotional baggage from your body and frees the bodymind energy to heal itself. Please consult your medical practitioner for any health condition.  BodyTalk is a perfect complementary treatment that will enhance the results and reduce the side effects of medical approaches.

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Why The Reconnection™

In one of the BodyTalk sessions I got in my quest to increase my energy and heal from Lyme disease, the practitioner I was working with received by neuromuscular feedback the information that my next healing priority was to receive The Reconnection.  I had grown by then to trust both BodyTalk and my practitioner so much that I decided to do it without researching what it was.  After The Reconnection, my energy immediately doubled. I had been unable to work with clients for several months, and in the next three weeks I saw 50 clients, which seemed a miracle.  I also felt a much deepened sense of trust and confidence in myself, in my inner guidance and a conviction that I was supported and guided in my spirituality- a much greater sense of confidence than the one I had when I was completely healthy. I decided then and there that I wanted to make this deeply healing modality more widely known and available to my clients.

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What Kind of Benefits May I Expect?

People receiving Reconnective Healing report substantial improvements in all kinds of emotional and physical conditions, like trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, chronic illnesses and cancer. It is important to understand that different people can come in with the same symptoms and diagnosis and receive different results.  Some people come expecting to heal a physical ailment and end up resolving a long held emotional problem that was an even deeper key to their healing. While many people see results that manifest physically immediately, many do later on, in a few days or a few weeks. And some may not. Most transformations tend to be permanent. The healing you have is yours and remains with you.

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What is Reconnective Healing™?

Reconnective Healing™ is a form of energy healing in which a practitioner acts as a conduit to deliver high level energy frequencies from the Universe to the client.  These new energy frequencies bring the energies in your body up into a higher frequency by entrainment, similar to when two elements are vibrating at different rates, and the one vibrating at the slower frequency shows a tendency to synchronize and match the element of the higher vibration. As Dr. Eric Pearl, the discoverer of Reconnective Healing™ says: “It’s not the disease or infirmity that heals, it is the person.”  The energies keep acting in your body taking it to a healthy vibration level.  This process reconnects you to the fullness of who you are and to the fullness of the universe.

During Reconnective Healing™ the practitioner transmits the energies to the client’s system through his or her hands, which are held at a distance from the body.  The client may feel sensations like warmth, tingling, cold, electricity, throbbing, bobbles, expansion among others.  If you observe a person receiving Reconnective Healing™  you will witness different reactions, like rapid eye movements, deepening breath, stomach gurgling, muscle twitching etc. that tells us that the body is responding physiologically to these energies.

While this description may sound similar to other energy healing modalities, such as Reiki (which I also practice), the experience is completely different.  My personal experience is that the Reiki feels like a soft drizzle of energy, while Reconnective Healing ™ feels like a fire hose of energy.  Reconnective Healing ™ energy is not only more intense, it also contains large amounts of information. An analogy would be the difference between a cable that conducts electricity to your computer screen, which allows us to turn it on, versus the cable that goes from your hard drive to the screen, which carries information and allows you to really use your computer.

While we do not know exactly how or why Reconnective Healing ™ works, clinical experience shows that it is very effective in a large variety of conditions, and receiving these energies allow the person to heal at emotional, mental, spiritual and physical levels.

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Preliminary Research Results on Reconnective Energy™

Gary Schwartz, PhD, a Professor at the University of Arizona and director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, and William Tiller, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and President of the William A. Tyler Foundation are currently researching Reconnective Energies. Below are some of their preliminary results:

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What is The Reconnection™?

Many ancient healing traditions, like Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chi Gong, include as healing tools meditations to help the body receive energy from both the earth and the heavens.  We live in a sea of different types of energies, but we are not always in a state that allows us to receive and use the energies that surround us.  An example of how sometimes we are able to receive these energies is the increase in energy and wellbeing that many people experience when they are in particular areas, like hot springs, desserts and volcanic areas.

During The Reconnection™ your practitioner uses the Reconnective Healing energies in over a hundred points in your body to lay down a series of energy lines, similar to the meridian lines, whose function is to connect you at a high level to the energy, light and information available in the Universe. Most people report that The Reconnection™ has been a life changing experience for them.

The Reconnection™ is done in two sessions that need to be spaced at least a day and no more than three days.  While Reconnective Healingis done to increase your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing, the purpose of The Reconnection™ is to deeply connect you with your sense of purpose and spirituality and to provide the energy and guidance for manifesting your potential and accomplishing your deeper life goals.

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What Does a Session Look Like?

After answering any questions you may have, your practitioner will invite you to lay down on a massage table and close your eyes.  We recommend that you “let go” and just witness what happens in the session, instead of trying making something happen.  Experience shows that sessions are more effective when both client and practitioner let of agendas and expectation.

The practitioner will run energy through you for about half an hour. During the session you may feel bodily sensations like warm, cold, tingling, may perceive images, sounds, smells and tastes, may have spiritual experiences or may simply fall asleep. No experience is better or worse than the other, it is just your experience.

At the end of the session, your practitioner will help you debrief your experience, as awareness of the sensations seems to enhance the work of the energy frequencies.

You will only need one to three sessions of Reconnective Healing™.  The effect of the sessions is sometimes immediate, but usually the frequencies keep doing its work on your system for days and weeks after the session.  Dr. Pearl, the creator of The Reconnection says “Healings occur in an instant. What takes "time" is for the person to "decide" to accept the healing. If you receive everything you’re looking for by your first, second or third session, it’s time to let go and allow things to unfold on their own. If you don’t receive anything by your third session, Reconnective Healing may not be the appropriate way for you to receive what you’re looking for at this time in your life. …The only time I might consider a few more sessions is either: a) if a new situation arises for you; or b) if you’ve been experiencing clear, recognizable, consistent improvement over the first three visits and it looks as if there’s a little more to go. …. Reconnective Healing is not about regular visits or "touch-ups." You do not need to come in for "weekly" sessions or on any kind of an "ongoing" basis”.

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Who Initiated Reconnective Healing?

Dr. Eric Pearl has a very successful chiropractic practice in Los Angeles for 12 years. In 1993 after receiving an energy healing, his clients started reporting that when patients began reporting that they felt his hands on them—even though he hadn’t physically touched them. For the first couple of months his palms blistered and bled. Patients soon reported receiving extraordinary healings from cancers, AIDS-related diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, birth disfigurements, cerebral palsy, and other serious afflictions. Many reported spiritual experiences. All this occurred when Eric simply held his hands near them. And to this day, it continues.

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Testimonials From The Reconnection™ Community

Mental Illness

“My patients are gradually having reductions in medications (I work with what was formerly an inpatient psychotic acuity). Also, stays have been dramatically shortened in chronic clients. These results are documentable and not subject to supposition as these patients have a 20-30 year database to base this statement on.” — Mary Garski, Registered Nurse


“An older woman with fibromyalgia came to me and said that she was in such pain she had to sleep on a couch surrounded with pillows. She had not moved her elbow in 2 years and had surgery on her ankle a couple of months before. Her back was always in pain. After one 30-minute session, she got up from the table and bent her elbow. "Wow," she said. Then she moved her ankle around. "Wow," she said. Then she sort of moved her back from side to side. "Wow," she said. After a moment she said, "Is this how normal people feel." She told me 4 days later that her life had completely turned around and her kids and husband could not believe it.” — Harriet Knight, Reiki Master

The Reconnection™ and Reconnective Healing™ do not diagnose nor treat any specific illnesses.  They release the burdens of trauma, stress and other emotional baggage from your body and free  the bodymind energy to heal itself. Please consult your medical practitioner for any health condition.  The Reconnection™ and Reconnective Healing™ are perfect complementary treatment that will enhance the results and reduce the side effects of medical approaches.

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