bodytalk for mental healthBodyTalk is considered an alternative therapy. It was developed by Dr John Veltheim, an Australian chiropractor, acupuncturist, and teacher in the 1990s. Dr Veltheim travelled the world to find answers to some of his own health challenges, exploring alternative remedies in both Western and Eastern practices, and an osteopath in New Zealand introduced him to techniques that eventually became the foundation for the BodyTalk System. If you are interested in using this therapy to help with your mental health then it is likely you have a lot of questions about what to expect. You may have some apprehension.  We at Seek a Therapy want to help answer your questions and concerns surrounding the practise in order to help you select the right therapist best suited for your needs. On this page, we have included some of the most common questions a person may have before attending a BodyTalk session.

What is BodyTalk Therapy?


The BodyTalk techniques provide insights to the areas of your body that need attention. What might seem like an obvious problem to you is not necessarily the one your body wants to address first.

This is the beauty of BodyTalk. It respects the body’s own needs and determines your body’s priorities for healing. Then with the use of a variety of non-invasive techniques, BodyTalkers refocus your body’s natural healing response to establish better communication within the body.

BodyTalk System

The therapy considers the whole person: emotional, physical, genetic, beliefs, and environmental influences. By doing so, your natural healing system is enhanced bringing optimal balance and communication to all cells and systems. This improved communication is vital for present and long term health and well-being. Every choice, and every experience in your life, has contributed to your current state of health. BodyTalk practitioners looking into your whole story. Your lifestyle, genetics, and history. This helps to establish a personalized approach to health and wellness that is believed to bring about lasting changes.

What to Expect From BodyTalk Therapy?

During your first session, a therapist will answer your questions about BodyTalk. They will explain what will happen during the sessions will look like and identify your wellness goals. BodyTalk uses a gentle and relaxing form of neuromuscular biofeedback (muscle checking) and gentle tapping on specific energy points that redirect your body’s healing energy.

Usually, during each session, you will be lying face up on a massage table. You will be fully clothed or the session can be done with you seated. The BodyTalk practitioner will muscle check for priorities using a protocol chart that acts as a guide. This protocol chart is a helpful map of the body’s physical, emotional and energetic systems.

Your neuromuscular biofeedback responses guide the session. It will bring awareness to your natural healing system and direct energy to areas that are out of balance.

BodyTalk involves gentle tapping on the head and on the sternum/heart centre as well as contacting specific energy points. All of the techniques can be done without physical contact on the body so people who are sensitive to touch enjoy BodyTalk for this reason.

BodyTalk uses the latest discoveries from science, physiology, genetics, psychology, quantum physics and ancient wisdom of eastern medicine to help reconnect lines of healthy communication within all levels of the body-mind.

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BodyTalk Session. An example of a BodyTalk session in progress


How Much Does A Typical BodyTalk Session Cost?

Costs vary depending upon treatments undertaken, location and the practitioner’s experience. Usually, costs will vary between $50 and $150 per session. It is best to discuss this with your therapist before undertaking any therapy.

BodyTalk – A short introduction


How Do I Know Which BodyTalk Practioner To Choose?

This therapy is not available on the NHS and will be a private treatment but like any therapy, one of the most important elements in your through depression is the relationship between yourself and the therapist in order to be able to trust and open up about all your thoughts and feelings in order to be able to create a correct diagnosis and develop a bespoke treatment for your needs.

When you find the right practitioner that offers you good communication, a partnership, trust, goals and a feeling of genuine understanding then together, over time, you will be able to challenge your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions.

How Long Does It Take To Show Improvement?

Many people who use BodyTalk for their mental health often report improvements within a couple of sessions, but as each individual is different, it takes the dedication of both the patient and practitioner to work together to make the necessary changes. Changes in one’s body, mind and spirit. The length of treatment very much depends on the severity of the condition.

What If It Doesn’t Work For Me?

First of all, don’t worry!

If you think BodyTalk therapy is the right therapy but you have the wrong therapist then you have every right to seek a second opinion and you will not offend your therapist, they just want you to heal from your difficulty as best you can and you deserve to feel better. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel the therapy is working at all then do not be disheartened, there are many, many different types of therapy to heal from depression and this is only one. Use our therapy directory to find a different therapy, you may find hypnotherapy works better or possibly some holistic treatment. The key is not to think this is your only option.

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Please note: This information should not replace professional medical advice, it is purely for informational purposes. At all times when you are in crisis please first seek help from your GP or another medical professional. Thank you