Brazil Mission was like an anticipated marriage
Bringing BodyTalk to Brazil, over 15 years ago, was a little like an anticipated marriage: full of wishes, hopes, and uncertainties. How would Brazil, home of some of the finest healing traditions in the world view a new system of energy medicine created by an Australian and brought from the U.S.? Would BodyTalk blend well with the Brazilian psyche? And how would the essence of this remarkable system be translated into Portuguese without losing its core concept?
The moment I finished the first public talk and demonstrated the first BodyTalk treatments in Rio de Janeiro, I felt completely happy. The spirit of energy medicine was already in the Brazilian people. They knew it instinctively, they knew it intuitively and they learned it very easily.
Brazil is a country of approximately 210 million people. Since BodyTalk was introduced, the therapy has spread from coast to coast and there are now practitioners in every state. Talking to the Brazilians about BodyTalk is like opening a book with many, many chapters. As a therapeutic technique, it has taken off like a rocketship due to its excellent clinical results. Today, 15 years after the introduction of the BodyTalk System, Brazilians fondly refer to their personal BodyTalk therapist as they would talk about their psychotherapist or trainer: with deepest appreciation!
Why? Because the Brazilians have used the system for everything from eating disorders, circulatory problems, kidney stones, tendonitis and depression. Many medical doctors, psychotherapists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals use BodyTalk daily in their practice. For some, Bodytalk has almost completely replaced all other forms of therapy.
Brazilians embraced BodyTalk
Although the focus of Bodytalk in Brazil is in private medical practices, it is being offered in several hospitals including the Hospital Militar de Área do Recife (Army Hospital of Recife), Hospital Municipal Carmela Dutra in Rio de Janeiro, Hospital da Criança de Brasília José Alencar, Projeto Abrace in Brasília (a non-profit center offering treatment to children and adolescents with cancer).Brazilian Bodytalkers in the government seat in Brasilia are working hard to make Bodytalk an officially accepted therapy within the healthcare system.
As of 2018, we have trained approximately 2,000 BodyTalk practitioners around the country, including the capitals of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Bahia, Recife, Salvador, Curitiba, Mato Grosso, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Natal, and São Luís.
by Janet Galipo
Be Healthy Founder