BodyTalk Terminology:

Understanding Your Session


Every industry has its own language. This will aid you in becoming familiar with BodyTalk terminology.

The Protocol - is the chart created by Dr. Veltheim that the practitioner refers to in order to establish what the priorities and links are. (See Common Priorities or Links, below).

Agenda - this is one of the first things your practitioner will ask before a session; it's another way of asking about your most important health concerns.

Formula - similar to a math formula to solve an equation, BodyTalk uses all the factors that make up the human body and combines them in the order shown by innate wisdom necessary to balance the bodymind and generate healing.

Innate Wisdom - Innate wisdom is the intelligence that drives the bodymind towards homeostasis, or balance. It is that which animates you. It has a clear record of all your genetic information, all you experiences, all your emotions, all your physical, mental and spiritual ailments - since the time of your conception. While it would be impossible for you to remember or even know all of those details, your innate wisdom knows everything that makes you, you; and it knows what areas of the bodymind must be addressed to achieve balance for healing.

Reestablishing Communication - In the same way that a cut finger heals itself, your body can heal your health concerns once communication is reestablished. If the brain, the blood, and the finger didn't communicate chemically, platelet's might form too slowly and inhibit clotting, so innate wisdom may indicate tapping out the blood to the platelet's.

Occasionally the bodymind will want to disassociate from an emotion or a memory that has an emotional charge that is leading you away from balance. An example would be a subconsciously stored memory of a motor vehicle accident, details: June 10, 2000, linked to the left knee (damaged in the accident) defined by fear. The bodymind wants to disassociate that charge rather than reestablish communication. Once it does, the knee stops aching every time a number of subconscious factors come together, such as watching an accident on TV. The memory stays but the emotional charge is diffused.

Priority - the area of the bodymind that innate wisdom is indicating as the key element necessary to reestablish communication with another area (link)…at that moment. The priority will change, likely, with the next formula. For example, the stomach to the spleen indicates that communication needs to be reestablished between the two areas; the stomach, because it comes up first, is referred to as the priority. The link would be the spleen.

Link - the organ, endocrine, body part, or other area relating to the client that the priority is reestablishing communication with or disassociation to. Other areas the priority might link up to include factors in the environment, memories with emotional charges attached, lymph, circulation, body chemistry, cellular repair, etc.

Details - add more information about the priority or one of the links to ensure that the 'net is cast widely' to gather all pertinent data around your health concern.

More Specific - the practitioner is getting more specific information on the priority or links. For example, if the heart is a priority, but innate wants to go more specific, we may be led to the tricuspid valve in the heart rather than the whole heart. Another example in the case of an animal being the priority, more specific could lead us to a dog, and further exploring would lead us to fear of dogs from an incident of being bitten by a dog as a paperboy.

Definition - is adding more information to the formula. Western anatomy and physiology is used, emotions, other systems such as a trigger point in a muscle being touched during the tap out. The Chinese five elements, consciousness, and the five senses will help define a priority or a link.

Parcels & Packages - priorities and links in many different groups.

Recursive Immediate or Delayed - the body has the capabilities to run a formula for several minutes, or a few minutes at a time for a day or more. You don't need to do anything about it---your body will do it all.

Satellite - a factor that can be a fixed part of a formula, or it could be roving and will be called upon to help solve the formula during many different times during the tap out.

Parallel Session - another formula or sets of formulas solving at the same time.

Subsession - doing one or more formulas inside the BodyTalk session; this terminology refers to the holographic universe principle that everything is represented inside everything else. A subsession could be done on the heart for example and could include several priorities and links.

Tap Out - the practitioner has determined, through innate wisdom, that there are no further links or details necessary for the formula to solve itself. The practitioner will have you touch one of the areas involved in the formula, and will, using his/her fingers, gently tap on the head to get the brain involved, and then on the heart to store the information permanently, and therefore, get results that last.

Follow-up - At the end of the session, the practitioner asks if there is a follow-up session required and advises you of the numbers of days, weeks, or months for the next session indicated by innate wisdom. You, of course, are free to book or not book another appointment. In emergency cases, the follow-up may be necessary in minutes or hours rather than days.

Formula's That Don't Appear To Make Sense - Because the bodymind has all the information stored in it: genetic predispositions, stressors, and environmental factors including what you eat and drink, other people and events, etc. and can 'see' the whole picture that is your body and your mind, sometimes the formulas don't appear to make sense. As the body is always accurate, there is no need to analyze that which is impossible to analyze due to lack of information. We cannot 'see' the whole picture, and fortunately, with the BodyTalk System™ we don't need to for the body and mind to heal.


Results - In our experience, results can be seen after one session or not until after several sessions. The body can have healing priorities on a deeper level, not necessarily related to the symptoms you wish to address. When that is the case, there are usually more sessions required to deal with the issues and symptoms that concern you. The body is working and wearing out from the day you're born, so there can be hidden priorities that must be addressed for good health to be maintained or before a tennis elbow can be balanced for healing.

Common Priorities or Links

Permissions - Even though the practitioner has your verbal permission, permission is also established at the levels of: general, body, mind, and spirit to ensure the client is ready/willing for health to be addressed at all levels.

Five Elements - The Chinese Five Elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood and all their concordances) are used in BodyTalk to balance the body in a number of different ways. An example would be to bring the fire element, specifically, heat, to the kidneys that are excessive in cold, and thereby, increase the efficiency of the kidneys.

Five Senses - The world is seen through the five subtle (energic) and the physical senses and include: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. BodyTalk sees them as the 'sticky fly paper' that gathers and stores faulty information that affects the senses. For example, if the physical sense of hearing were to be a healing priority, it would indicate that, possibly, there is a physical hearing problem. If the subtle sense of hearing were the priority, it could indicate that what is being heard is distorted. This technique individuates (frees) the senses and results in better hearing physically, and better hearing, at a subtle level (hearing the truth).

Consciousness - As everything is consciousness, this technique addresses many aspects of the human condition including: misperception of self, the concept of self vs. others, personality modification, mortality, enthusiasm, inspiration, goal-oriented actions, control, judgment, inhibitions, self-esteem, unburdening, open-mindedness, synthesis, pathological and natural consciousness of all organs, endocrines and body parts.

SB - Unlocks Spheno-Basilar - cartilaginous junction of sphenoid & basilar portion of occipital bone which can result immediately in increased breathing capacity, memory, reduction or disappearance of tension headaches, 'foggy' head, depression, endocrine and digestive disorders and can protect against poor response to sessions.

Switching - When this technique is performed, it raises the stress threshold. That means that stressors that would normally 'switch' the brain off or into (self) destructive behavior wouldn't affect the bodymind. When the brain is switched, common symptoms are: a feeling similar to the circuits being 'blown', mental confusion, memory lapses, left/right confusion, right/wrong confusion, poor reading comprehension, self-destructive behavior, and poor response to BodyTalk sessions.

Cortices - This technique balances the left and right hemispheres of the cortices in the brain with astounding results. When the brain is functioning optimally, it is reflected in the body. A common feeling after this technique is done, is a comforting sense of well-being.

Hydration - Hydration enables cells in the body to utilize water. If dehydration is present anywhere in the body, even if large quantities of water are being consumed, the cells will not be able to utilize the water properly. Common symptoms include: arthritic pain, general amplification of pain, impaired metabolism, malnourishment, lethargy, cellular degeneration, poor coordination, and gastrointestinal pain.

Scars, Blemishes - This will unblock energy, blood, lymph, or nerve flow that has been impaired due to a scar or blemish. For example, tapping out an appendix surgery scar could result in the disappearance of unexplained pain in the groin.

Interference - Removing or balancing environmental factors that could interfere with the session will enhance the balancing of the bodymind during the session. For example, if there is a pin in the ankle, it may have to be linked to the ski accident that necessitated the pin, and tapped out before the session can continue, as that factor (the pin) was unbalancing the bodymind to the point of interfering with the balancing of the rest of the body.

Organs - Every system categorizes the human body differently; BodyTalk uses these categories, while recognizing that they could be (and are) categorized differently in other systems: lungs, heart, liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, small intestine, large intestine, bladder, kidneys. When the organs come up as a priority or a link, communication between them and other areas is being enhanced or re-established.

Endocrines - Includes the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenals. When the endocrines come up as a priority or a link, communication between them and other areas is being enhanced or re-established.

Body Parts - All other areas of the body from a western anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) standpoint are included in this category. The brain (cortices for higher thinking and moving, etc. the limbic brain for emotions, etc. and the reptilian brain for basic survival-type actions such as heart rate, breathing, etc.), the back, chest, abdomen, limbs, joints, connective tissue, skin, blood, nerves, lymph, muscles, skeleton, fat, and complete systems including: respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, reproductive, nervous, etc. The cells of each area of the body can also be regularly identified and balanced, right down to the DNA, the mitochondria (energy producers), the cell membrane, etc.

Chakras - These energy centres of transformation step down subtle energies and transform them into nerve, cellular, & hormonal energy. The 49 subchakras are also utilized. This form of healing is an ancient art and enhances the bodymind dynamics to enable remarkable healing.

Minor Chakras - These are energy centres with correlating consciousness.

Meridians - Used extensively in Chinese Medicine, this technique acknowledges the wisdom behind the concepts that are behind the art of acupuncture. No needles are used in BodyTalk, but the effect is generally the same as when done in acupuncture---without the pins.

Pancreas Reflex Point - Balancing the pancreas, generally re-establishes connection to the liver and the digestive system in general, which results in more energy and better digestion.

General Environment - Balances the bodymind to any environmental factors that are affecting it. Under this category, one may be balanced to a person, place, object, action, event, animal, work, money, emotion, etc.

Wei Qi - Energy known as Wei Qi can be balanced to protect any organ, endocrine or body part. It can also balance emotional, climatic and psychic factors.

Birth Vivaxis - This will strengthen the link between the client and their birth vivaxis (at moment of birth we're stamped with an energy configuration based on many factors, one of them being the orientation of the planets at the time of birth).

Environmental Vivaxis - This balances the client to their environment and has been used effectively to balance many issues, including when the client feels like they don't 'fit' in.

Body Vivaxis - Energically moves one body part in relation to another. The body part will then physically move itself into a more compatible position.

Planets - Brings the energy of a planet into the formula. Bringing Venus into a formula will tend to harmonize; bringing in the sun will give more power or energy, etc.

Chinese Clock -Each house and meridian represents a two hour period on the clock and refers to, among other things, the following: 3am - 5am:lungs; 5am - 7am: large intestine; 7am - 9am: stomach; 9am - 11am spleen; 11am - 1pm: heart; 1 pm - 3 pm: small intestine; 3pm - 5pm: bladder; 5pm - 7 pm: kidney; 7pm - 9pm: heart constrictor; 9pm - 11pm: three heater; 11pm - 1am: gall bladder; 1am - 3am: liver. Because the bodymind moves through these cycles, all BodyTalk sessions will take 24 hours to work through all the meridians or houses.

Houses - The bodymind energies move through the 12 houses on a daily cycle represented in the Chinese clock. The houses represent stages of human development, from birth to self-knowledge and death.

8th Chakra - Addresses influences from the past, including family genetics (3 - 5 generations), religious (persecutions, etc.) or cultural issues, events (subconscious memory of horrible death that influences health today), and environmental factors such as a forest fire or tsunami that caused severe emotional and possibly physical ailments, etc.

Matrices - Energy configurations that are built up and can be helpful or harmful to the bodymind; included here are ways to improve communication and relationships within families, businesses and groups.

Body Chemistry - Balancing body to substances it reacts to: Microbes such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi), Toxins, Allergies, Intolerances (to food, etc.).

Active Memory - This disconnects the link between the brain and the emotional charge stored with a memory regarding Belief Systems (love, sexuality, sensuality, body image), Events pertaining to one's entire life, including: past relationships, lifetime periods, fetal life, childbirth, specific events and fears and phobias.

Cell Repair - It is possible to repair harmful ramifications of vaccines, chemical pollutants, acute diseases, genetic disorder and severe emotional trauma.

Lymph - Activates lymph in specific areas of the body to increase nutrient and germ-fighting white blood cells supplied to an area and waste removal from an area.

Circulation - Blood - Addresses blood supply to, from, or within an organ, endocrine or body part.

Circulation - Nerve - Addresses nerve supply to, from, or within an organ, endocrine or body part.

Circulation - Spinal Nerves - Addresses the spinal nerves: Somatic (voluntary), Sympathetic (fight,flight), Parasympathetic (tend, befriend).

Circulation - Lymph - Addresses draining lymph from and within areas of the body, or in the case of Chinese Medicine, draining thoughts from areas of the body.

Reciprocals - Improves communication between various parts of the body via the electromagnetic field around body.

MUSK - Energically doing cranial sacral work and musculoskeletal work.

Rehab - Often links up an injured limb (finger, toe, shoulder, etc.) with the brain to reestablish communication to enhance movement, and/or eliminate or reduce pain.

Performance - Relating to improving performance around taking tests, sports, etc.

Time Release - The body is asking that a formula be released as a specific time.

BodyGenics - Moving emotions from an area in the body where they are stored.

Parama BodyTalk - College level training dealing with advanced concepts, below.

Mind Crystal -A hybrid conglomeration of active memories that are causing more serious health issues and usually hidden in the subconscious mind; they often have secondary crystals in an organ, endocrine or body part. Kundalini energy is safely used to dissipate the crystal, which can be energic or physical in nature.

Microcosmic Orbit - The body's own healing energy that is located at the base of the spine and runs throughout the body.

Parama Unit One - Includes a detailed study of the brain and its corresponding functions. Common terms are: thalamus (and its 16 subcategories), hypothalamus, subthalamus, nucleus caudate, amygdala, putamen, substancia nigra, globis pallidus, subiculum, reticular formation, cerebellum, cerebrum, pre-frontal cortex, corpus callosum, hippocampus, midbrain, medulla, brain stem, mamillary bodies, septal region, and cingulated gyrus.