The BodyTalk modality utilises a neuromuscular biofeedback technique to investigate where the communication in the body has veered away from what the innate self-healing capabilities. Within a session, the practitioner uses biofeedback to navigate an intricate protocol and procedures chart via yes/no questioning that allows the story of the block to initiate healing to be heard. Once the story of the disharmony has been found, the practitioner taps over the head, heart and belly of the client allowing the client’s body and mind to reset and re-establish the self-healing that had been previously blocked. BodyTalk is non-invasive, non-diagnostic and non-prescriptive. The ‘healing’ involved is via resetting the innate healing capability of the client’s body.
Ultimately, the bodymind knows best how to heal itself in a holistic way. Any interference by way of treating symptoms is only a compromise, for the real power of healing lies innately within the BodyTalk system.
Generally three sessions are recommended at the start as the sessions are cumulative and some symptoms can have multiple layers of interaction caused by the communication breakdown. Roberta will provide ‘homework’ in between sessions that will help the work penetrate through the body/mind of the client when appropriate and needed.
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.
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.
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.
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, practitioners tap over the head (brain), sternum (heart) and navel (gut) in order to assist the client’s bodymind in making changes, storing those changes, then integrating the changes.
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 and executes programs. This tapping activates the brain centers in a way that causes the brain to reevaluate the bodymind's state of health and then align the frequencies within the bodymind to match the formula that was created.
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.
Lastly, the practitioner lightly taps your navel to stimulate the digesting and assimilating function of the gut brain, which is frequently referred to as the enteric nervous system. After the head brain has activated the changes from the formula and the heart brain has stored them, the changes need to be fully taken in and absorbed or “digested” by the gut. By tapping the navel, it appears that the changes become integrated at a “gut” level, becoming more fully embodied.
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.