My journey into Body Talk. I qualified as a teacher from the Cape College of Education in 1988 with an HDE in Art Education. Immediately I saw the benefits of expressing oneself creatively and set off on a quest to study Art Therapy which was not offered and still is not offered in South Africa. On the road to getting my Art therapy qualification I studied Counselling Psychology as well as Psychotherapy. In 2007 I was introduced to BodyTalk, and it was a welcome addition to these studies and modalities.
My own introduction to Body Talk happened per chance. I had been experiencing increasingly debilitating hip pain and had been for scans, sonar’s and x-rays, and I had started doing specific exercises to strengthen my back to compensate for the pain in my hip, but nothing seemed to work. Then at an Art Exhibition I ran into a Body Talk practitioner, I found what she said fascinating and asked her if she thought she may be able to help me with my hip. Off I went full of trepidation and disbelief that lying on a table fully clothed and only with someone’s hand on my pulse she and I together would effect a cure. Well we did, I got up off that table and have not experienced hip pain since. She had addressed both the physical and emotional cause of the pain and it was gone!
I immediately thought, what a gift to be able to find the very cause, the very core of a problem and how much quicker therapy would be if instead of probing gently over a long period of time, the body could take me to the very heart of the situation and its cause. Allowing us to work from the ground up to effect a cure.
I am a certified Body Talk practitioner having completed Fundamentals 1 and 2, Modules 3, 6 and 9. Access, Mind Scape as well as advanced Mind Scape. I have also added to my tool box by studying Life Print, Reiki and becoming a Kinesio HCG Weight loss practitioner. I feel so privileged to be part of peoples healing journey and I find everyday exciting and stimulating. I could not have asked for a profession that I enjoy more.
The changes I have seen in people I have treated can only be described as miraculous and I am in awe of the body’s ability to heal itself on all levels… physical, spiritual and emotional.
- Camps Bay, City of Cape Town