I have a 37 year background in human resources and specialized in Labour Relations management for many years. Having achieved my NDip: HR + Honors: Labour Law, I experienced time and again how draining and physically debilitating long-term performance stresses can become sometimes to the point where some highly motivated and experienced people became totally despondent, had to go on ill health retirement at young ages or even took their own lives.
My Personal experience and introduction to BodyTalk began in 2011 whilst having to find ways myself to deal with the non-stop stressful career and it helped tremendously. However it wasn’t till about 7 years down the line where I realized the damage we do to ourselves with constant stress, when my own health issues could not be addressed by means of just conventional medicine anymore. After 16 knee surgeries (which included 4 knee replacements), still in pain, having tried everything else, I realized that pain always acts as a messenger to show us what is not working in our bodies and the pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicine didn’t change my issues with my knees – only my perception i.e. that I couldn’t feel the pain anymore. It was during this healing journey that I discovered the real value of BodyTalk again not only relating to my knees but my whole Bodymind.
The holistic approach of BodyTalk focusses on restoring balance, communication and synchronizing all levels of the person, not just physically but mentally and emotionally too in order for our bodies to heal itself! In this era of “pill popping” as quick fixes, this healing modality is mind-blowing on so many levels and never ceases to amaze me as to our body’s own healing capabilities! I am eternally grateful for stumbling upon BodyTalk and are incredibly humbled that I can now assist others in their healing process and leading quality lives.
I do this through the gentle non-invasive modalities of BodyTalk, Consciousness Access BARS at present as a Member of the International BodyTalk Association, the South Africa BodyTalk Association.
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