Give Your Body a Voice
"Symptoms are not enemies to be destroyed,
but sacred messengers
who encourage us to take better care of ourselves"
Greetings! My name is Theodora van den Heuvel. I am a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and BodyTalk Access Trainer. I first came across BodyTalk in the fall of 2012 when I was at a point in my life where I knew I wanted something more; to do something different; to be able to help others. I really wanted to find some sort of modality where I could be certified in muscle checking. I was first introduced to energy work from my mom who practiced an energy modality that used a form of muscle testing, used homeopathics, did reflexology and was a registered nurse which meant our healthcare was very integrative growing up, so for me energy work is not "alternative" as some may consider it.
With never having a session and just learning the BodyTalk Access techniques, I knew this was what I had been searching for! I instantly registered for the BodyTalk Fundamentals class, and 3 months later I had become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. Life has changed drastically for me since; I have changed! I hold my self higher; my thoughts, perceptions and responses have changed, and when I wanted to help others, I don't think I realized how much I as going to help myself.
One of the biggest restraints I was experiencing in my life was the active memories associated to being sexually assaulted as a child, the memories stored still had an emotional charge and impacted me on all levels in every aspect of my life. As I received sessions and went to classes, the emotions had less of a hold on me. I went from being worried all the time, having an unhealthy relationship with myself and others, having low self esteem, had a need to be perfect, feeling really uncomfortable in my body, to believing I was better off serving others than serving myself. All of which made me rigid and stuck in my body, my mind and in my life. And now I am becoming the person I knew I was but couldn't reach before. I am doing things I never thought I would, and I contribute to myself ways that honour me so I can contribute to life. I feel new yet more like myself everyday. And it's not that I don't experience insecurities, struggles or obstacles now but how I perceive it and respond to it is so different; it's more conscious, energetic and creative.
BodyTalk is a very unique and comprehensive modality that stimulates the bodies innate ability to heal itself by allowing it to express itself. To go beyond the symptoms and instead encompass it all; the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors; the environment, beliefs, behaviours, trauma and more. It's about you. And the context of your life. It all contributes to your current state of health so why not use that information to contribute to your healing?! One thing I love about BodyTalk is that it is a priority based modality. Our bodies are genius and they have a specific way of doing things, a specific healing sequence that when you respectfully work with innate, you will be shown what needs to be addressed in what specific order. You are your best medicine; everything you need to know is already inside you. Of all the modalities I have tried, I haven't experienced one as holistic, as non invasive, one tailored specifically to each person individually and has time and time again reminded me that we are continuously healing. When I first got into BodyTalk and the sexual assault would come up in a session I was amazed because I thought I had dealt with it. I soon realized just how much the body hung on to; every single moment of every single experience and when you break it down you realize the vastness of the influence it has on your life. 5 years into my BodyTalk career and when the assault still comes up, instead of getting frustrated that I'm still not moved on from it, I am excited that yet another layer is being brought to the surface, processed and let go of. And I have no idea how letting this go is going to change me! That's another thing I love about this modality; there is no limit as to what is possible. When a client asks what they can expect after a session I don't want to limit the potential of what can happen by telling them what to expect. Shifts often happen unconsciously and can be subtle; as we go on with our lives we don't really notice them until one day we might just realize we are doing something differently, or thinking differently and it's automatic, happening without effort. To me, that is where the magic is; when you know you are truly unattached and in allowance of the healing to take place.
As a BodyTalk practitioner my job is to observe; to be a witness. You, as the client are in charge of healing. That healing potential and the innate wisdom is born within us all.
"A healer does not heal you.
A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself"
Until further notice, all sessions will be done distantly.
Lymphatic Support Session
The Lymphatic systems is one of the most significant systems in the body; if it
stopped working you would die within 24 hours! It greatly impacts the entire health of our body, specifically our immune system. The Lymphatic system works against gravity, upward and without a pump so it needs our help to be stimulated. That is why these Lymphatic Support sessions are crucial; by stimulating the interstitial fluid, we are able to generate movement in stagnant areas to increase energy, encourage natural detoxification within the body, reduce swelling, ease digestive issues, regulate bowel movements, decrease joint pain, promote sinus drainage, and boost your immune system.
The Lymphatic Support sessions are non invasive and relaxing. You have the options of having it done on the skin, on your clothes, or done off the body; energetically.
The movement of body fluid is essential to the maintenance of health.
A healthy body is a body in motion.
I begin all my BodyTalk sessions with the Cortices technique to pull the bodymind out of stress mode and to encourage relaxation to prepare for the session.
Sessions will vary person to person because BodyTalk works with the individual rather than the symptoms. Sessions are priority led, honouring the body's intelligence and innate ability to heal. By considering emotional, mental, physical and spiritual factors, we are encompassing a person's entire life story; experiences, memories, beliefs, behaviours, the environment and more when reestablishing the lines of communication within the body.
With our attention on the potential to heal, we don't limit what is possible during a BodyTalk session and knowing that everything within us and around us is connected we don't limit what can be positively impacted by the session days, weeks, or even months after. Shifts can be experienced during the session; for days and sometimes weeks after the session. Sometimes shifts can be subtle and we don't always notice the changes until one day we just do! We have this ah ha moment or something stops you! Shifts just happen automatically because your body knows what to do!
We all have an in born intelligence within us; as a practitioner my innate's
responsibility is to observe the shifts. Your innate; as the client, is responsible for
In person and distant sessions are available
In person and distant sessions are available
Access Consciousness Bars
The Bars are 32 unique points on the head that correlate to different areas and aspects of life. During an Access Bars session, a practitioner gently touches these points to release the electromagnetic charge of all thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs that may have limited you in the concerned life areas.
Imagine if someone could press a button and mute that voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough or that you can’t accomplish what you dream about? Any limitations that you create in your life are connected to your thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs about it. Lightly touch the bars-points and you begin to clear away what’s locked up that keeps you from believing you can have the life you’ve always known is possible.
One of the life-changing components that happens naturally with each Access Bars session is the element of receiving. How often do we just let go, lower our barriers, and allow another person to truly gift us? Learning to receive is a key to inviting more of what you’re asking for into your life. Access Bars facilitates receiving, different than any other modality in this reality.
"All of life comes to me with Ease and Joy and Glory"
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#415 - 310 Main St.
Moose Jaw, Sask
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