Erica is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Life Coach, and Reiki Teacher/Master. She is a fully Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and is registered with the International BodyTalk Association. Erica completes on-going continued education in BodyTalk and other forms of advanced yoga, energy medicine and spiritual development. She is passionate about elevating consciousness and well-being for individuals one-on-one and in group settings. Erica leads speaking events and workshops on how to incorporate more wellness into your daily life. This includes teaching Reiki Attunements (Level 1, 2 and 3 a & b). Erica’s formal education is in business. She received her BBA from St. FX and her MBA from Saint Mary’s.
What is BodyTalk and how is it done?
BodyTalk WholeHealthcare is a system of healing that identifies the deep and underlying causes of illness and dis-ease by addressing you as a whole-person, and your whole-story, as you are today.
The technique provides insight as to what is a priority to heal, based on your body’s needs. BodyTalk refocuses and promotes your body’s natural healing response by establishing clear communication within your body-mind, and removing interference.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bioenergetic Psychology are the foundations of BodyTalk. These systems provide an understanding of the relationships of physical wellbeing and psychological wellbeing.
The practitioner “consults” the client’s innate wisdom by using biofeedback. Innate provides indications of properties based on the BodyTalk Protocols and Procedures. Using this information the Certified BodyTalk Practitioner can determine what aspects of the body are poorly linked and under-communicating with other parts of the bodymind.
Communication is restored by linking priorities and tapping (either by client or practitioner) the client’s head (brain), sternum (heart complex) and navel (enteric brain).
Tapping on the head (brain) enables the bodymind to register the links and priorities that help with the overall functioning and intercommunication in your body. Tapping on the sternum (heart complex) stores the memory of the shifts and changes that have taken place in the session. Tapping on the navel, or gut, helps the body to integrate the changes and release what the body no longer needs to hold on to.
The body’s natural healing ability is enhanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotion and spiritual.
Why is BodyTalk needed?
Fear, stress, limiting beliefs, and life events from birth up until now (daily life) can interfere with your body’s innate ability to communicate, regulate and heal itself. BodyTalk systematically removes the root of fear, limiting beliefs and interferences so that your body can return to its natural state of wholeness.
Good health can only be reached when all the body parts and systems of the mind and body are functioning properly and in sync with each other.
Is BodyTalk safe?
BodyTalk is a non-invasive energy medicine that helps your body to rebalance its systems for improved health. I looks at the body in a integrative and holistic way and meets the person where they are.
It restores and synchronizes your bodymind system with the gentle touch of a hand and light tapping on the head, heart and navel. It works well with all other forms of traditional and modern forms medicine and healing practices.
Built into the BodyTalk session is a system to ask the client’s bodymind permission to conduct the session. In rare cases, if the client’s bodymind does not provide a ‘yes’ to permission to complete the session, the practitioner will identify if and what other modalities are required or, if there is another timeline for the client to receive the session. Often, a conversation is all that is required between the practitioner and client in order to clear permissions and proceed with the session. However, this system distinguishes BodyTalk from other health care modalities, because it sources choice from the client on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual.
What are the benefits of BodyTalk?
BodyTalk draws on elements of Eastern and Western medicine to produce a holistic therapy that facilitates personal healing and growth in all levels of your being (physical, energetic, mental, emotional, spiritual).
Identifies and releases limiting belief patterns that may be compromising your physical, emotional, mental or spiral well-being.
Reduces and eliminates perceived stress that leads to the breakdown of communication in your body/mind.
Stimulates neurological activity in the brain (through tapping) your body can reconstruct the energy pathways and patterns that are leading to pain or dis-ease in your body or life, and promote healing from within.
What are sessions like?
An initial session is 75-minutes. A typical follow-up session is 40-60 minutes in length. This includes a check-in with you, the client, as well as a full session and recommendations for follow-up.
If a client would like a combination of Reiki and BodyTalk the session is booked for 75-90 minutes.
Sessions are conducted in a private room. The client rests on a massage table, fully clothed. The practitioner only requires a gentle touch of the client’s hand or arm to administer the biofeedback technique. The practitioner can perform all other techniques either by gently placing hands or, tapping on the body, or by hovering hands or, tapping over the body, depending on the comfort level of the client.
The best way to understand BodyTalk is to book a session and receive!
Hours & Cost:
Fridays 8:45am-11:30am and 1:45pm-4:30pm
* Some flexible hours and days available. Please call 902.406.9642 or email email@example.com
Initial Session 75-min $95+hst
Follow-up Session 90-min $130+hst
Follow-up Session 75-min $95+hst
Follow-up Session 60-min $75+hst
*24-hours is required for cancellation/change of an appointment. If under 24-hours is provided the session will be charged in full.
Please print and fill out the Intake Form and bring with you on your first session or you can arrive 15mins early and fill out your form at the studio.
Since we turn away other clients holding your reservation, we require a minimum of 12 hours notice to cancel or reschedule.
If you do not show to your appointment you will be charged the full value.
If your appointment is cancelled or missed with less than 12 hours notice, you will be charged a $40 fee and/or gift certificates will be void.
Please note missed appointment fees will not be billed to your insurance company.
To cancel appointment kindly call us at 902.406.9642 and follow up with an email to ensure we receive your message. We kindly ask that you do not email cancellations as we may not get them in time.
Thank you in advance.