happystress women2The key elements I love the most about BodyTalk:

  • It works at a subconscious level, so no tricking the body or mind here!
  • Animals are understood from their perspective not ours.
  • Balancing is determined by priority, not what the practitioner or client thinks or believes needs attention.
  • Layers of belief systems, trauma, fears, are gently removed without the need for discussing; thank goodness as most of them we aren’t aware of (and it’s not that easy hearing what our animals want to say)!
  • Because we are more than just body parts, BodyTalk recognises we are also emotional, mental and spiritual beings. Not only that but we are also impacted upon by other factors like our environment.
  • And because we are multidimensional, BodyTalk readily accepts how emotions, thoughts, stresses etc can manifest as physical conditions if not released in healthy ways. Addressing our wellbeing at these more subtle levels has a flow on effect throughout our ‘body-mind’ in a non-linear fashion that creates shifts and changes. We allow our innate intelligence to lead the way using a technique similar to muscle checking rather than diagnosing and prescribing. Our body knows best!

I also love hearing from clients how;

  • relaxed they feel after a session,
  • that a range of movement has now returned to normal,
  • a scar has disappeared like overnight almost (!),
  • the question of whether or not they need to go to a vet has been answered, their treasured dog or cat has passed away peacefully without extra help,
  • or in one case with Molly the Schnauzer, her diagnosis of a possible stroke or spinal injury was able to be fully addressed within hours, over a phone call (distant BodyTalk session) whilst talking with her very upset and stressed out human Mum.
  • Testimonials can be read here – people and animals

I’m so in awe of this system!

The International BodyTalk Association is kept current by passionate professionals through research, providing science-based knowledge which keeps us Practitioners up-to-date for our clients.

I welcome all enquiries or appointments either via my contact form or email di@dogsandus.nz when I will reply within 24 hours.


A gift for you or your animal friend!

Curious about BodyTalk and want to learn a bit more?

For a wonderful ‘taster’, come for a BodyTalk Access session for only $20, saving $15 – simply tell me you found this opportunity here otherwise I may inadvertently charge you full price. I don’t want to do that!  This can be enjoyed as a lovely relaxing 20- 30 minute health tune-up, an opportunity to meet me and time to ask any questions you  may have – no strings attached.

Simply email me through my contact page to set up a time.  You are welcome to invite a friend to benefit too – please just let me know.



BodyTalk is a healthcare system designed for people and animals that acknowledges the whole ‘person’ whether it’s physical, emotional, mental, energetic, social and/or environmental.  It is an astonishingly simple, safe and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended i.e. to self-heal!

Instead of focusing on the symptom (or label of dis-ease), BodyTalk can reveal underlying influences of illness.

It is also used for personal development, preventative healthcare, maintenance and/or to complement and boost other treatments.

What is Bodytalk?  A beautiful explanation by Danica

BodyTalk Overview with Founder John Veltheim plus demonstrations

The Bodytalk System – Part 1 – What is BodyTalk?  Parts 2 – 8 will follow on the right hand side of Youtube screen.

BodyTalk for Animals


Success can be experienced with:

* Anxiety, depression

* Blood, lymph and nerve conditions

* Scars that haven’t healed well

* Vaccines side effects

* Headaches, migraines

* Arthritis

* Itchy skin

* Musculoskeletal injuries

* Allergies and intolerances

* Joint pain and stiffness

* Parasites, internal and external

* Recovery from illness or surgery

* Hormonal imbalances

* Mental focus/concentration

* Digestive disorders

* Toxicity

* Separation anxiety

* Environmental influences e.g. work, money problems, other people’s behaviour. For animals – where they sleep, the car, etc.

* Fungal, bacterial, virus issues

* And much more . . .


Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected, which then leads 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, thus repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.

Testimonials with me can be found for people or animals or those on the International BodyTalk Association website.

A common cause for communications to be impaired (or for a ‘fuse’/connection to be ‘blown’) is when we are stressed e.g. emotionally, physically, or environmentally and including:

* Surgery

* Shifting home/new job

* Big diet change or poor diet

* Abuse/trauma (emotional/physical)

* Overheating

* Being left alone

* Travel

* Disease / low immunity

* Past memories

* Parasites

* Pollution/toxins in environment

* Giving birth

* Vaccinations, medications

* Being frightened/teased

* Poor posture

* Etc… you name it!



The BodyTalk System is a unique healthcare modality in that it addresses the body in a truly integrative, holistic way. The BodyTalk practitioner recognizes that the bodymind complex functions as a synchronicity, and not as a bundle of autonomously functioning parts. This understanding precludes the idea that poor health denotes an imbalance, or lack of synchronization. Instead, the BodyTalk practitioner acknowledges that poor health is an indication that the body’s innate wisdom to heal and maintain synchronicity within the body, is in need of enhancing.

To this end, the BodyTalk practitioner consults the body’s innate wisdom by means of biofeedback (a technique used for yes/no communication, similar to applied kinesiology). Innate then gives the practitioner an indication of its priorities in the healing process. By means of this technique, the BodyTalk practitioner is able to determine which aspects of the body are poorly linked and under-communicating with others. Also, by means of biofeedback, the body’s innate wisdom indicates its priorities in bringing about enhanced communication within the bodymind complex.

The practitioner then addresses these links by touching them himself, or by asking the client to touch them. While the link is being held, the BodyTalk practitioner uses a technique which entails tapping gently on the head, and then over the heart complex. The act of tapping on the head enables innate to register the links in the brain, which enhances the overall integral functioning and intercommunication within the body. The act of tapping over the heart complex enables innate to store the memory of the links. In this way, the innate wisdom and healing function inherent in the body is enhanced on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.



Innate Wisdom of the Body

BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels – as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle. This automatic, self-guided healing process is part of the body’s inborn intelligence, or the “innate wisdom” of the body, as we call it in BodyTalk. The innate wisdom guides the overall functioning of the bodymind complex, synchronizes all the activities as well as maintains balance, or homeostasis, within the bodymind complex.

Stress Affects our Health

Stress has a profound effect on the body and its ability to heal and function at an optimal level. When an individual experiences ongoing stress, it can overload the energetic circuits of the body, causing them to fail or be severely compromised. This is just like plugging too many appliances into an outlet and tripping a circuit breaker in your home. You have blown a fuse and must go reset it. Often times the body cannot reset these blown circuits on its own, so the body then must continue to function in a less than ideal state.

This ultimately leads to degeneration, illness and pain in the body, a sign that it is simply falling behind in the healing process. Stress-related illnesses include, but are not limited to: high blood pressure and heart rate, digestive disorders, hormone and endocrine imbalances, fatigue, infertility issues and all manner of immune system disorders.

every cell is in comm with each otherEnergetic Circuits and Communication

Every single cell, atom, and system is in constant communication with every other cell, atom and system within the bodymind complex at all times. This includes communication through the nervous system, as well as the other subtle energy circuits of the body – such as the meridians and the electromagnetic frequencies that are produced by the body through its functioning. Stress we experience in our daily life can cause these circuits to become compromised, weakening or disrupting the communication between the cells and systems.

BodyTalk helps to re-establish these energetic circuits and efficient communication in a quick and effective way, which then allows the body to very quickly recover and catch up in the healing process. This is witnessed in how quickly symptoms disappear and function returns, often within just one or two BodyTalk sessions.

Trusting the Body’s Wisdom

Just as the body heals a wound with a particular sequence of bio-chemical, physical and energetic responses, the body addresses all healing in a certain order. This concept is vital in the BodyTalk balancing process to encourage the body’s ability to heal itself by the fastest means possible.

The BodyTalk Practitioner relies on the guidance of the body’s natural wisdom to not only locate the weakened or broken lines of communication and establish how to re-connect them, but also to find the proper order in which they are to be restored. This is accomplished through a form of neuromuscular biofeedback, by which the practitioner is able to ask the body yes-or-no questions and receive answers directly from the body about the sequence for re-establishing these lines of communication.

To view the Protocol Chart I refer to for both people and animals. Click here.

To research further I invite you to visit the BodyTalk Associations websites for New Zealand and International.



Dr. John Veltheim D.C., B.Ac.


Dr. John Veltheim is the founder of the International BodyTalk Association. He is a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher, and teacher. In 1995, he developed The BodyTalk System, a revolutionary healthcare modality that utilizes state-of-the-art energy medicine to optimize the body’s internal communications and allows it to more effectively respond to injury and illness. The System and its related wellness and personal growth programs draw on natural energy fields to bring stability, well-being and balance to people, animals and the environment.

Born in Australia, John was a martial arts instructor for 10 years and has a long history of involvement in human potential studies. He ran a very successful clinic in Brisbane, Australia, for 15 years and has served as a board member for the Chiropractic, Naturopathic and Acupuncture professions in Australia. John wrote the curriculum and served as the Principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for five years and was Chairman of the Federation of Australian Acupuncture Colleges. His extensive post graduate studies include applied kinesiology, bioenergetic therapy, osteopathy, sports medicine, counseling and comparative philosophy and theology.

His extensive post graduate studies have included applied kinesiology, bioenergetic psychology, osteopathy, sports medicine, counseling, comparative philosophy and theology. John developed the Mindscape system as a tool to enhance the functioning of the mind. He also developed a system of lymphatic drainage and rehabilitative acupuncture. John has written nine books on Acupuncture, Reiki, and BodyTalk and has specialized in incorporating dynamical systems theory into the medical model and energy medicine.

John and Esther Veltheim (who developed the Breakthrough system and has written six books on philosophy and psychology) have been lecturing internationally for nearly 20 years teaching Mindscape, BreakThrough, Philosophy, the BodyTalk System, and life sciences. John founded The BodyTalk System and wrote the teaching manuals for Modules 1, 2, 3, 4/7, 6, and 9. He has developed the PaRama BodyTalk Unit 1 and 2 courses and is currently in the process of developing the next unit. They currently live in Sarasota, Florida.


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