PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DONATIONS MUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON VIA THE LINKS TO THEIR WEBSITE MENTIONED ON THIS PAGE.
To support ARL’s efforts to find Puppy Doe’s abuser(s), BodyTalk practitioner Shelley Poovey of BodyAttune Wellness in NYC is helping encourage people to donate to the ARL of Boston and their efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for Puppy Doe’s abuse. Those who donate to ARL of Boston either directly on their site or on my personal fundraiser page hosted on ARL’s site, will be eligible for a special BodyTalk rate session with Shelley if their donation is $50 and more, made directly online to ARL. Shelley’s standard rate for an individual session usually starts at $200. Please note, you do not need to be in NYC to book an appointment with Shelley.
Donors who want to take advantage of this special promotion simply contact Shelley’s office at BodyAttune Wellness. Simply put in the subject line of your email ‘Puppy Doe Donor’. To confirm that your donation was received, keep a copy of your thank-you receipt email. Show it to Shelley at your appointment as proof that you contributed to the Puppy Doe Fund. Please note, an acknowledgement of donation receipt is NOT the same as a tax receipt. It does not contain confidential information.
Shelley Poovey is the owner of BodyAttune Wellness, and has been in practice for ten years. She holds advanced certifications in both BodyTalk and Pilates as well as having completed advanced certification in the GYROTONIC™ Expansion System. Her passion for studying mindbody medicine started at UNC Chapel Hill where she completed her bachelors of science degree in psychology and briefly worked as a research scientist in cognitive science, an emerging field which integrates psychology, philosophy, computer science, and artificial intelligence. This experience started her on a long journey toward discovering the fantastic inner workings of the entire mindbody complex. In the fifteen years since leaving the university, she has sought out the most prominent and innovative thinkers, researchers, educators, and healers to help her understand the nature of who we are, how we work, and how we can heal.
FAQs about BodyTalk from the official website of the International BodyTalk Association
What is BodyTalk?
BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body’s internal mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, BodyTalk stimulates the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself on all levels.
Flexible and Safe
BodyTalk can be used as a stand alone system to treat many chronic and acute health problems, or can be seamlessly integrated with any healthcare regimen to increase its overall effectiveness. BodyTalk’s major assets are its simplicity, safety and the speed of results.
BodyTalk is non-invasive, objective in application and works effectively on humans and animals alike. If a BodyTalk technique is implemented incorrectly, there will be no result or change; it will not make things worse. Because of this built-in safety factor, anyone who receives BodyTalk has nothing to lose and everything to gain as far as his or her health and wellness is concerned.
Currently there are nearly 2000 BodyTalk Practitioners world-wide and 80 instructors teaching BodyTalk in 35 countries with translations in 8 languages. Currently these include: English, German, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hebrew. To offer support for BodyTalk Practitioners globally, additional offices are operating in Germany and Australia, while other regions such as Brazil and South Africa are in line for the near future.
Tailored Just For You
BodyTalk sessions are easy, safe and comfortable; they are done with the client fully clothed; there is no need for disrobing. A BodyTalk session usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes. The length of a session is not indicative of the quality of the session or the results that occur; as even the simplest sessions can be quite profound. The bodymind knows just how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate in any given session, and will therefore indicate when the session is complete and may even establish a time when you may need to return for a follow-up session.
Background and Communication
You and your BodyTalk Practitioner often begin your session by discussing your health status and whatever other personal issues you may wish to address. Then, you will either relax in a chair or on a treatment table while the practitioner, positioned at your side, will gently use your arm in such a manner to establish Yes/No communication. This Yes/No communication is also called neuromuscular biofeedback, which is similar to applied kinesiology. By understanding that your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, the BodyTalk Practitioner is able to quickly and easily ask your body what communication circuits have become compromised and in which order these lines of communication need to be re-established for the fastest possible healing process to occur.
Building Links or Formulas
Your practitioner uses the BodyTalk Protocol Chart to determine the weakened or broken energy circuits in your bodymind complex that are being highlighted by your innate healing wisdom. Once an energy circuit is identified, any additional details that are relevant are determined. Your BodyTalk Practitioner will link these destination points in the sequence indicated, thereby constructing a “formula” that describes the energetic circuit that will be re-established.
Tap to Synchronize and Balance
Tapping on the body to get it to focus on healing has been used by some indigenous holistic systems, such as yoga, for centuries. For BodyTalk specifically, tapping on the head tells the brain to “fix” the faulty communication circuit and the heart to “store” the fix. This activates the brain and helps to facilitate the body’s own ability to restore and maintain its optimum health.
For every malfunctioning energy circuit or formula found, you or your practitioner may hold the corresponding “points” with your hands, in order to help provide focus. You may also breathe deeply, as this helps your brain scan the body to locate the imbalances. The practitioner then lightly taps you on the top of the head, which stimulates your brain and causes it to initiate corrections to the broken circuits. This is similar to how the CPU of a computer runs the programs and makes all the calculations.
Your practitioner then taps you on the sternum to “save” the corrected energy circuit in the heart center and to share this information with every single cell in the body. The heart is responsible for communicating the state of the body’s health to the rest of the body through the heart beat. This means that your body will remember these changes after the session, just like hitting the save button on a document will save changes to the computer hard drive so you can access them again later.
BodyTalk is Cumulative
Because your body stores the changes made by the brain during the tapping process, this means that every formula or circuit that is corrected builds on the one before. Your body actually remembers the BodyTalk sessions it receives and your healing process will continue with each additional session you have.