Jean Pierson is a physical therapist specializing in osteopathic manual therapy with more than 40 years of experience. Jean has been implementing BodyTalk into her practice for the past three years.
How did you hear about BodyTalk?
I did traditional work in hospitals and clinics for many years, and realized it wasn’t serving people well. I got into manual therapy, and at an osteopathy course I met a woman who told me about BodyTalk. Then, in 2005 I started expanding my practice to work with animals and needed an energetic structure to work more effectively with them. I had heard about AnimalTalk within BodyTalk, and so I decided to study it. Today, my practice is 80 percent animals and 20 percent people.
What made you decide to incorporate BodyTalk into your practice?
Right after taking Modules 1 & 2, I began integrating cortices into my sessions. As I’ve gotten more familiar and comfortable with the BodyTalk system I’ve woven it into my practice.
How do you use BodyTalk in your practice?
I let BodyTalk guide what I do. I do a screening at first and then at the end so clients can see the changes that have occurred. Sometimes the body wants more physical work, other times it wants more energetic. The client is the smartest one in the room and the BodyTalk System taps into that wisdom. Sometimes people can be skeptical, so I start with where they are at, which is usually osteopathy. Then I’ve learned how to bring in BodyTalk with Mindscape so it’s not obtrusive. As they open to more possibilities, I move into starting out with BodyTalk in the traditional way.
For animals, they are all about the environment so they’re tuned in, in ways we’ve forgotten. Environment affects them greatly; their physical issues are often related to what is happening with their owners. Again, for folks who come to see me for osteopathy for their animals, I proceed through BodyTalk. There is usually a story that comes in, so I tap it out.
What do you enjoy most about practicing BodyTalk?
It’s fun! With BodyTalk, I get a formula, tap it out and receive input later from the client about the shifts that have occurred. I don’t have to work as hard and get better outcomes, some subtle and some dramatic. Working at the quantum level is so exciting!
How has BodyTalk enhanced your practice?
The people and the animals get better faster, and reach their goals more quickly. My entire practice is word of mouth because of the incredible results. BodyTalk brings a breadth and depth of richness that affects people and animals. It makes my practice more fun and interesting.
How has BodyTalk impacted you personally?
My physical issues have improved or resolved, so I’m much healthier physically – Access keeps me healthy. From a personal growth perspective, I continue to grow in body and mind!
I was seeing a very active dog that loved agility and herding, and was very good at it. Periodically, he would come up lame in the right front limb. That resolved when the dog was tapped out to the owner who had a right lung and right shoulder issue.
A show dog came in for a BodyTalk session and was exhibiting fear around people touching her head. What came up was the owner’s history of head trauma and how she sees things, so we ended up doing a sub-session with the owner. Within two sessions, the dog was greeting people more comfortably and letting people touch her head.
Animals are in the morphic field of people around them, so whatever is happening in their environment will greatly affect them. BodyTalk harmonizes the frequencies of dissonance coming in to the animal.