This is a new category dedicated to illuminating explanations of how and why BodyTalk works. Because it comes to my attention that I’m not actually saying much about BodyTalk on my own blog, and the official website is boring and technical.
Imagine that your body is like a vast, sprawling corporation, like IBM, for instance. Ideally, all the sectors of the company operate in synergistic co-operation. But in reality, the stresses of the workaday world mean that the different branches are not all working together like they should. In some cases, they are actually hindering each other, and even the individual sectors are not cooperating fully within themselves.
All this is happening at a very low level within the “corporation.” Upper management has no idea what’s going on, except a vague feeling of “dis-ease” because middle management keeps telling them, “Nothing’s wrong, it’s just a bug, we’ll handle it.” Eventually, however, the CEO (that’s your brain) figures out that all is not well, but it can’t actually put its finger on the problem, partly because the lines of communication are compromised, and partly because the problem is so systemic.
So it calls in a consultant. That’s your local BodyTalker. The BodyTalker (that’s me!) comes in, and using a special technique, “talks” to the “corporation” as a whole, to get a feel for what the body thinks is the problem, and the most important steps to take to fix it. In fact, the consultant-BodyTalker will actually get the corporation to prioritize what needs to be fixed, getting it involved in the process.
The BodyTalker then takes her findings to the CEO (the brain) and the CEO says “Thank you very much, we’ll get right on that.” You see, now that the CEO has the information it needs, the steps that its own employees think will fix things, and the willing participation of the various sectors, it has all it needs to correct the problem.
This is a pretty simplistic explanation, but accurate in the details. Help me out by asking more questions, and I’ll come up with another metaphors. Metaphors are fun!