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BodyTalk Global

BodyTalk is healthcare designed by your body

BodyTalk is WholeHealthcare™

About BodyTalk

BodyTalk is a comprehensive system designed to optimize healthy communication within the body. It incorporates science and philosophy, merging the best in Western and Eastern healing to get to the heart of the story behind symptoms restricting the healthy functioning of the mind-body complex. A BodyTalk session is especially unique in that a priority-based, personalized formula is developed through structured intuitive communication so that the optimal combination of techniques and modalities can be utilized in bringing about positive well-being.

BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels – as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle. This automatic, self-guided healing process is part of the body’s inborn intelligence, or the “innate wisdom” of the body, as we call it in BodyTalk. The innate wisdom guides the overall functioning of the bodymind complex, synchronizes all the activities as well as maintains balance, or homeostasis, within the bodymind complex.

The BodyTalk techniques provide insights to the areas of your body that need attention. What might seem like an obvious problem to you is not necessarily the one your body wants to address first.

This is the beauty of BodyTalk. It respects the body’s own needs and determines your body’s priorities for healing. Then with the use of a variety of non-invasive techniques, BodyTalkers refocus your body’s natural healing response to establish better communication within the body.

Every choice, and every experience in your life, has contributed to your current state of health. Each scar, laugh line and injury has a unique story and a history. BodyTalk takes into consideration your whole-story. Your life-style, genetics and history are all drawn upon to establish a personalized approach to Healthcare that brings about lasting changes.

Why BodyTalk?

A BodyTalk session may seem simple on the surface, but there is deep transformation at hand and on a multitude of levels: the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and even environmental. 

Types of Sessions

  • Immune-focus

  • Weight & metabolism

  • Sleep optimization

  • Stress management

  • Emotional resolution

  • Digestive balance

  • Postural alignment & sports performance

  • Energy boost

  • Other specific issues that have been difficult to address with traditional methods

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions should I plan on? Since BodyTalk is non-diagnostic and not a treatment for symptoms, it is better to focus on how the sessions improve your response to other lifestyle changes, treatment methods, or to the reduction of symptoms or stress triggers rather than elimination of symptoms. 

Having said that, clients usually report feeling a noticeable improvement in one or all of these areas between one and three sessions. Many clients find the sessions so beneficial they decide to integrate it into their regular wellness routine, rather than ending sessions once the primary issue/symptom has resolved. 

What should I expect after my BodyTalk session? Sessions gently unwind underlying stress factors that may be contributing to any symptoms you may be experiencing, and you may notice continued improvements for days or even weeks afterward. You may notice a change in your sleep patterns, digestion, and most importantly, as reported by clients, greater self-awareness of how the underlying stress factors addressed in the session had been affecting your everyday life.

I’m basically healthy, would a BodyTalk session still be beneficial for me? BodyTalk is a great way to optimize your health and improve performance even when you are feeling well. Regular BodyTalk sessions have cumulative results meaning that each session builds on the next and can have lasting impact in areas of personal and spiritual growth.

How often do I need to come for sessions? Once you’ve experienced the benefits, regular BodyTalk sessions can be a valuable way to maintain and optimize your body’s communication systems.

What is the difference between a clinic session, distance session, and remote session? Clinic Sessions happen in person, BodyTalk Distance Sessions happen live over zoom video, and BodyTalk Remote Sessions happen without you needing to be present (Recommended after you’ve experienced a live session at least once. You receive a video recording of your session)

Work with me

All appointments are available in person or virtual (by phone or zoom; session recordings provided).

Trauma and Intuition: BodyTalk Three Session Series

Available on-demand. $150 entire three-session series. 
All sessions facilitated by Shelley Poovey, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner


In this three-session series on Trauma and Intuition, we highlight the positive aspects of trauma as a catalyst for self-discovery and inner transformation. Using the wisdom of the BodyTalk formulas, we can help unwind tension patterns going back to early childhood, fetal life and the family system to restore harmonious communication throughout the immune system, energy pathways, microbiome, and other systems impacted by trauma.

Any trauma, whether a single event or over time, is simply a stressor from which someone has had difficulty recovering. The accumulated compensations the body makes to try and mitigate these stressors lead to the deterioration of health over time. The body might become stuck in “fight or flight” mode, greatly impacting the hypothalamus, which is vital in regulating homeostasis. The hypothalamus then sends a constant flood of stress hormones such as cortisol throughout the body.

Chronic stress from trauma has myriad consequences. It can decrease the diversity of the gut microbiome, thereby contributing to the proliferation of “bad” bacteria in the gut. It can also lead to weakened immunity and increased susceptibility to chronic diseases. Emotionally, the impact may be increased anxiety, depression, and less resiliency to stress over time. Heightened states of intuition where sensing danger in advance or experiencing signs & synchronicities may be important adaptations the body makes to survive and recover.

In essence, the temporary coping mechanisms that helped you survive could, over time, interfere with harmonious and balanced communication as well as the healthy & balanced state of intuition that supports optimal homeostasis. Despite all the evidence of the detrimental effects of trauma, it can also serve as a powerful catalyst for personal growth and transformation. 

“Thank you Shelley! Your series of sessions for trauma were bang on. I have been feeling shifts right from the start. Very grateful!”
- Group Participant

Session One: Meet Your Healed Self

The first in the Trauma and Intuition Group Session Series focuses on our capacity to connect with the part of ourselves that never needs healing. Part of the session utilizes the role that gratitude and other positive emotions play in supporting the body’s ability to shift away from persistent coping patterns or overwhelm. This session further focuses on resolving any impacts from adverse childhood experiences that activated patterns where we unknowingly began using our intuition in order to help us survive, gearing the intuition towards keeping us safe over other intuitive processes. Addressing these traumas and patterns will help to bring a greater sense of stability and ease to the nervous system, restoring a sense of safety and wholeness throughout the body-mind.

“Thanks for your excellent group sessions via the IBA.  The formulas resonated with me and your energy was very comforting.” 
- Group Participant

Session Two: Restoring Intuition

The second in the Trauma and Intuition Group Session Series focuses on unveiling the intuitive wisdom of the heart. Optimal functioning of our parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system requires an unhindered flow of qi and energetic balance throughout the meridian system. When these systems function well, they contribute to our ability to maintain healthy filters between the conscious and subconscious minds. This session also focuses on supporting communication within and between the digestive and nervous systems to bring about deeper states of rest, inner quiet, and relaxation. This calm state is necessary to transmute trauma from memories, fetal life experiences, and within the family ancestry. Lastly, we will clear any impacts of trauma that are currently preventing the heart from fulfilling its role of commanding and synchronizing the body’s systems, returning the heart to its natural state of intuitive wisdom.

“I very much enjoyed the Trauma and Intuition series you did last month; so powerful, and I found myself re-listening many times. I hope you offer more of these!”
- Group Participant

Session Three: Restoring Peace

The third in the Trauma and Intuition Group Series focuses on re-discovering our naturally peaceful state. This discovery is supported by tuning back into our inherent states of resilience and adaptability. As a survival mechanism, many of our ancestors’ immune systems may have adapted to extended periods of ongoing stress, this conditioning then passed on to the next generation as non-optimal coping mechanisms playing out in every cell in the body, particularly in the immune system. Restoring the ability to shift into stress and back out of stress quickly and naturally can positively impact chronic pain, inflammation, and autoimmune conditions. This session identifies such inherited patterns while optimizing your immune system to deal with any current environmental stressors being triggered by those inherited patterns with more adaptability and resilience in the future.

Trauma and Intuition Series download

These three guided BodyTalk sessions, facilitated by Shelley Poovey, AdvCBP are pre-recorded and available on-demand. You do not have to have any previous experience with BodyTalk to receive the benefits of the work.

Fill out the form below to receive your sessions by email — the series is yours to enjoy forever. Clients report feeling a great benefit to repeating the series over time as the body unwinds underlying patterns of stress.